We turned our master closet into a bathroom a couple months ago, would you like to see pictures?
This is where we started! This was the closet in our master bedroom, but we didn’t have a master bathroom. I was getting pretty sick of sharing a bathroom with three kids, especially a tween boy. The closet is 8 x 12 feet. Which is small for a bathroom, but our contractor said it would still work.
The other side of the master bedroom bedroom had a sunroom that was attached to it. That space had become a dumping ground for junk and random boxes. The plan was to knock down the walls on half of the sunroom to create a reading nook, and the other half make into a new closet. You can see below how it looked before and after we completed this part (still waiting on new windows). That door below was always there, connecting the bedroom to the sunroom so we kept it and that’s where the new closet is.
This was before we started. On the other side of the large window + door is the sunroom which is also accessed from the kitchen. Below is after we knocked out that window and wall, creating a reading nook on the left side, and closet on the right side.
Next, they removed everything in the old closet down to the studs and started working on the piping for the new bathroom. We were strategic in that there was another bathroom that shared a wall with this new one, so the pipes were very accessible. This part here is where the shower will be. Here’s a before/after from the same angle:
CRAZY, right?? We’re going to skip ahead to the end, but I wanted to give you at least an idea of where we started! One thing I was really happy about was the simplicity of the shower. Because we didn’t have much room, we went with a half glass shower door. This was also a fraction of the cost of a full glass enclosure like we did in our downstairs bathroom, and I LOVE how it turned out! (see full list of sources at the end)
I wanted a small footprint for the vanity and I was kind of getting sick of modern styles, so we went with this one from Wayfair. Although in incredible luck, I ended up finding the exact one on Facebook Marketplace for half the price! I was eyeing this one too but the lack of storage would be a problem for our small bathroom. Jared made the wooden top custom (details below on that). Also, I want to note here that we made a conscious decision to mix metals so everything wasn’t too matchy-matchy. I’m glad we did!
This was the piece of wood we picked up from a local lubber company. It’s a thick slab of spalted maple. Jared has experience in cabinetry from when he was younger, so he was confident he could do it. To be honest, I was a bit nervous! At the local lubber company they cut it perfectly to the size we wanted. FYI I think this thick piece of wood cost about $200.
This is the piece of wood before Jared cut, sanded, and sealed it.
He used a jigsaw to cut the hole and a router to make the lip for the sink inside. It turned out SO GOOD. Our contractors came back to finish the plumbing for the sink after he finished the countertop and installed the sink inside.
For the mirror, I really loved the timeless look of a rounded metal mirror, and ended up choosing this one from Rejuvenation. Originally I had my eye set on this curved one which is gorgeous too, but it was too big for the space. The lights are a pair of sconces from a small company from LA called Cedar and Moss. They’re so pretty!
The wall mounted shelf is from World Market (sorry don’t have a great picture of these last ones). Another great find and on sale!
Here are a full list of sources:
Half glass shower door from Wayfair
Marble mosaic floor tile from The Home Depot
Marble Greccian white hexagon wall tile from The Home Depot
Bathroom vanity from Wayfair
Handmade wooden counter by Jared!
Bathroom mirror from Rejuvenation
Set of 2 scones lights from Cedar and Moss
Small green towel rack from Urban Outfitters (out of stock but here’s another I was also eyeing)
Woven rug from Urban Outfitters
Wall shelf from World Market