Remember in my last post how I said we signed Matt up for home health services, and how I hope Matt gets a quality professional medical and physical therapy to help while releasing some time for me? Well, that didn’t happen last week. After four different drinking meetings on four different days with four different people in four different positions (drinking nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and regular nurse by Matt), Matt and I were both very tired.
I asked that things start to slow down quickly as we adjusted to a more regular schedule with them, and as Matt continued to improve and I no longer had to help him communicate with people. (Her speech has been severely affected by her illness, but it’s getting better every day.) But all these past weeks, I’ve kept thinking about how I’m going to finish any work. We are very grateful for the extra attention he got, though. And he and I are so excited about the occupation therapy and physical therapy that he will bet on getting regularly.
So we had a constant flow of people through our house last week, and as soon as we had a very different stream of people in our house, because Let’s start with the master bathroom !! WOOHOOOOO !!
Let me bring back the beginning for those of you who may be new here, or who may have forgotten the plan.
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When we bought our house, it was originally a medium sized master bedroom with the funniest little master bathroom. Actually, I think the original walk-in closet attached to the master bedroom (just to the left of the bathroom in the hall on the floor plan below) is a bit larger than the original master bathroom. You can see that whole area on the left side of this original floor plan I made many years ago.
By the end of 2019, we have completely rebuilt the home gym (marked “Kristi’s office” on the upstairs floor plan) and guest room (marked Matt’s game room upstairs), as well also removed the floor and subfloor of the hallway and replaced the subfloor (because of this terrible event).
While they were doing things, we also removed the walls separating the master bedroom closet from the master bedroom, and then rebuilt that room by moving the left wall in the hallway to make the hallway and the master bedroom smaller. (i.e., future master bathroom) square with remaining master wall in walk-in closet.
Those are the whole words to describe the change you can see in the original and current placement here…
So the whole current floor plan looks like this…
This is what the original master bedroom looks like from the hallway.
But now there are no doorways that go from this room to the hallway. For a while, the only way to get into this outfit was through the home gym. But if we built the addition at the back of the house, there would obviously be a door from the new master bedroom to this bedroom, which would almost certainly be a master bathroom. Here’s what it looks like…
I don’t know how long it will take until we can make that addition, but for now, we will focus on the master bathroom (formerly the master bedroom). In January of last year, before we knew how crazy that year really was, my family came and helped me tear down the room with studs, floor joists, and wall joists. If you want to see many many more before and after photos from that day, you can click here to see the.
But here’s a good idea of how the room we’re about to finish will look like.
To help you get your bearings, the left side of the wall behind us is the partition wall between this room and the bathroom in the hallway. The right side of the wall where the gates from this room to the hallway used to be. The door that remains (and that’s barely visible in the left photo of that) is the door to the original master bathroom.
That’s where the room stands now – stripped of studs, floorboards and ceilings to join. The plan was to finish this season last year, but… well… we all know how 2020 is going to go for everyone. So we were about to get to where we left off, and I wasn’t particularly excited !!
Here’s the basic idea of how to arrange the new master bathroom. (W / C waterproof, not walk -in closet.)
Before all the craziness of the last three weeks had happened (I had the flu, F flu, Matt going to the hospital, etc.), I talked to our contractor and we were almost a month apart. . In my calculations, that meant we were almost a week away, but since I didn’t have a commission in three weeks and didn’t have time to focus on the bathroom details, I thought it would be back a little bit. so I can breathe, make decisions, and order certain products.
All I know so far is what I want this bathtub from Home Depot…
I also prefer a faucet mounted on the wall for the tub rather than one placed on the floor. And I think I like white oak cabinets, which can be this color…
I’m not 100% sure of that, because you know how much I love painted cabinets. Whether natural wood or painted, I will build the vanities and cabinets myself.
So needless to say, I have a lot of decisions to make next week or so, because I have to order things and it’s on our way! It should be fun! And I’m glad in the end that this project is (almost) going on for Matt. It was a major change with a bathroom with plenty of space and a large, unobstructed, accessible shower that she could easily use. This will make her life a lot easier!