The time to finally renovate the children’s bathroom has arrived! We started the process 1 and half months ago. You may wonder why the heck its taking so long – well, my wonderful contractor, has a full time job, so he can only come a few days a week and he is extremely perfectionist which is something greatly appreciated in a renovation.
This bathroom was a challenge to design. It resides in between my children’s bedrooms and 2 tiny closets. It is tiny and when I say tiny, 2 regular size people cannot enter the space simultaneously. Initially, I considered designing it to be a Jack n Jill bathroom. I always love the concept, but we would need to add space for 2 doors to swing, or space for two doors to slide in case of a barn door in each kid’s bedroom. Space is something really valuable in my house so I could not miss use that. In addition to that, I did a little survey among friends and no one was really excited about Jack n Jill bathrooms. They all thought it was inconvenient. Popular research is important if you consider doing renovations that will help your house sell. With that out of the equation, I decided to remove the tiny closets and incorporate them to the bathroom floor plan. What do I lose? A linen closet and a minuscules closet in my daughter’s room.
To over compensate for the linen closet we are building a small towel furniture inside the bathroom with a space for the hamper. My daughter doesn’t need that small closet, so I will reconfigure her regular closet to maximize the existing space. Yesterday my contractor, suggested that the closet space inside the bathroom be partitioned into a bookshelf for my son’s room and one for the linen. I loved the idea, as we were trying to figure it out, how to deal with its depth that was a little deeper than normal.
See below the before and after floor plans.
What makes this bathroom special….lly small… 🙂 it the ceiling. Low ceiling but also vaulted. Perfect for kids and small people, not so much for anyone above 5’7″ tall… Unfortunately raising the roof, its out of the question, so we got rid of the tub and shift the shower to the front so now, we have at least a normal size ceiling for the shower and the double vanity. Here is how the bathroom looked before we bought the house. We basically removed the wallpaper, painted the room and gave it a good clean. Any room can look a million times better with fresh paint.
Hopefully in 2 weeks, I will have amazing pictures of the kids new bathroom and bedrooms decor to share with you…busy summer!