Expanded Upstairs Bathroom (and Master Closet)

The newly-expanded upstairs bathroom is now framed in with electrical wiring. The new walk-in closet for the master is also framed in and wired. The bathroom looks huge, but considering the ceiling is sloped, it is not oversized. Just much-needed additional space so you don’t have to crouch down to use the toilet or wash yourself!

View of the bathroom from the upstairs hallway

View of the bathroom from the upstairs hallway

Because we have waffled back and forth about the new bathroom layout, here is a crude visual of what we have [finally] decided. Ross has identified a new way to vent the bathroom toilet so we don’t have to plan the layout around the current stack. Formerly, the toilet was up against the sloped wall, so you literally could not stand up near the toilet (not very functional). The current stack runs against the outside wall and we need it to run in the wall behind the toilet on the other side of the room. Here is the planned layout:

The layout of the upstairs bathroom

The layout of the upstairs bathroom

Because you can’t have a vent at or below the discharge point of the toilet, this forum post details¬†the revised run of plumbing.

Remember we’ve found a longer, six-pane window to replace the previous tiny 12×12 bathroom window. That will help the space feel less claustrophobic, even with the heavily sloped ceiling.

To the immediate right of the newly expanded bathroom, Ross framed in a new walk-in closet for the master bedroom. Previously, there was not even a closet in that bedroom, although it was the largest room in the house. It will be a nice sized closet, about the same size as our master closet at home!

View of the walk-in closet from the master bedroom

View of the walk-in closet from the master bedroom

Here is the view of the bathroom from inside of the closet. Obviously there will be a wall separating the bathroom and the closet. From here, you would be looking at the tub, nearest to where this wall will be. There will be a sconce between the toilet and the tub on the wall on the left in the below picture:

View of the bathroom from the closet

View of the bathroom from the closet

Here is one more view, from the master bedroom looking at what will be the closet wall. Right now you can see into the framed bathroom. We are excited for this expanded bathroom to come together – it is truly adding a ton of value to this home.

View into bathroom from master bedroom (will be a wall there eventually)

View into bathroom from master bedroom (will be a wall there eventually)

 

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