Let’s re-cap from where it was:
Remember? Gross carpet on floor, really icky cabinets and tile counter, folding shutters for the door, and a tub misplaced under the window, no shower, and a terrible floor plan that didn’t allow easy access to sink.
Then to this:
We took everything out, (except the cute vintage light on the ceiling), but including the wall between bathroom and kitchen, and all the really old, dated plumbing pipes, that yellow cast iron ‘stack’ pipe on the left came out just after I took this picture too..
Our plan of hoping to move the fixtures in a layout that is more ‘user-friendly’ and allow space for a stackable washer and dryer brings us to this, where we are now:
So now you’re looking at new sub-floor, a new wall with doorway between the kitchen and bathroom.
Beyond that, the closet to the right of the window is the closet for the stacking washer and dryer, (that’s part of the back bedroom closet space we were able to steal from.)
Between that laundry closet and the doorway from the kitchen is a space for a 42” vanity, albeit a somewhat shallow vanity, it has to be an 18” deep one because that’s all the space we could steal out of that back closet due to a chimney that’s on the other side.
Then to the left of the doorway from the kitchen you see a stub wall, that’s for the new bathtub/shower on the side towards the window. It’s a one piece bathtub/shower unit. And the little cubby space in front of it, will be just that, cubbies for storage.
Which leaves room for the toilet, basically back where it was originally, but moved 4” over away from tub, just like new doorway is 4” over too.
The swing of the bathroom door is still to be determined. I was hoping it could swing in toward the toilet but the washer/dryer closet had to be a little deeper than I thought it would be, which won’t leave easy access to the bathtub or laundry closet unless you come into bathroom, and immediately close the door. So now I’m thinking the door will probably have to swing in to the vanity, not great though because then you will have to close the door to use the sink. Or I could have the door swing out into the kitchen, that’s not great either though, as it would be in between the range and fridge…hmmm…I have to think about this. I would have done a pocket door, but due to mechanics still to go in wall, including support needed for the microwave on kitchen side, we couldn’t do that. I’ll let you know what I come up with.
The radiator is gone and we are going to replace it with an electric floor register. The reason is again for the washer and dryer. The radiator took up too much space and would be a hassle to disconnect when moving washer in or out of closet. The electric baseboard heater would be much smaller and easier to disconnect to move washer out.
So there you have it.
Plumber is coming to rough in new plumbing and install tub/shower. Also electrician is coming to start updating old electric.
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