A few days late to the game but since we were starting our new Bathroom/Closet addition this week I thought why not participate in this years Fall One Room Challenge! This is the first time I have been a guest participant in the ORC series but I am so excited to be a part of it! I have got so much inspiration from the past ORC and can’t wait to see what everyone has in store this year!
A couple weeks ago I shared a post about our plans for our new bathroom and closet but already since getting started this weekend, we have made a couple updates to those plans.
We own a 1932 English Tudor home in Portland, OR. It is full of tons of original character that my husband and I love but our style tends to lean a bit more modern. Our second story is occupied solely by our master bedroom. And off of our bedroom there is a door that leads into a completely unfinished large attic space that we have just been using for storage for the past two years. However, our home only has one bathroom, on the main floor, and with baby #2 arriving in March we are in desperate need of a second bathroom! So we decided to finally take the steps to turn this space into our master bathroom and closet!
We got our building permit approved a few weeks ago so we are ready to move forward with the project! The permit process was somewhat stressful. Making sure the space would be up to code took a lot of planning and A LOT of measuring. Since the space we are working with has almost all angled walls it made it a lot more difficult to figure out spacing and how to made things work to be code compliant without having to dormer the roof. But I’m proud to say we figured it out and didn’t have to make any edits to our plans to get the permit approved! You can read more about the whole process here.
Overall, we are keeping our design clean and simple. Incorporating both modern and traditional elements to help tie it in with the original character of the home while also giving it a more updated feel. We will be doing a lot of the work ourselves, with the exception of plumbing, drywall and the skylight install. We also enlisted my very talented brother-in-law to make us our dream, custom floating vanity! I can’t wait to see the finished product.
We are literally starting with absolutely nothing in this space so there is a lot to do! The order of operations will most likely go: framing (started this weekend!!), plumbing, electrical, skylight install, insulation, (pause for building inspection), drywall, tile, vanity install, paint, finishing touches! I’m keeping my fingers crossed we can get it done by the end of the 6 weeks, so far its looking promising.
Check back next week for our week 2 progress!