We've been talking about it since before we moved in four years ago, and it's finally time to begin. Before Thanksgiving? After Thanksgiving? Actually, we're not sure exactly when to officially begin, but we're gearing up for a really big project.
We have two full bathrooms in the house- one up, one down. The downstairs bath is in good shape. It had a little makeover earlier this year. The one upstairs supports four bedrooms, but is less than four feet wide. There are a whole host of other things wrong with it that I will explain in great detail in a later post. Today, I'm just going to share our plans on how we're going to take three feet out of the closetless bedroom next door to make a more spacious bathroom, meanwhile adding a linen closet on the bath side, and a closet to the closetless bedroom.
I used this free tool on floorplanner.com to map it out. Once I played around with it for a while, I figured out how to create a basic floor plan. I am sure there are much greater capabilities available than I've utilized in the free version. There's also an upgraded service you can pay for, but this will do for now. Here's the before and after:
So, as you can see, there's a wall that needs to come down between the bedroom and bathroom, and then two will be built back up, with closets in between. My hero, Matt, has knocked down one wall to date, but this will be the first time he has built a new one. He has expert guidance and is ready to accept the challenge. I am available to assist, but I've also got the unfortunate task of removing wallpaper from the bedroom next door. We will need a plumber and electrician along the way, but our plan is to do most of the work ourselves.
This is going to be a long project. I'll try to share one update each week, so it's not all bathroom, all the time. Next week I'll show you some pictures of the sad, sad rooms and what we can't wait to change about them. Go team!
Have you ever remodeled a bathroom on your own? Words of wisdom are welcome.