Transformation Tuesday: From Cramped Closet to Open Master Bathroom

Finding a property that checks off 100% of your wish list items is pretty rare, especially in our current low-inventory real estate market. One of my favorite parts of touring properties with Buyer's is opening their eyes up to the possibility of reworking a space to make it suit their needs. Sure, everyone would love to design their dream home from the ground up but transforming an older space to fit your lifestyle is also a fantastic option.

HOUZZ highlights this perfectly in their Before and After’s stories on www.houzz.com. Here are some highlights from their most recent post about a Seattle couple who transform an attic closet into the en-suit master bathroom of their dreams.

BEFORE

There was a lot of work to be done to transform the old closet into an en suite bathroom, but the designers also saw a lot of potential.

This side of the house faces east, giving the homeowners a view of Lake Washington and an abundance of morning sunlight. The existing bedroom was large but not functional. Space under the eaves was wasted, and parts of the attic were still unfinished. 

“We find that when you are working with constraints, such as dormers, brick facades, tight spaces, it is an opportunity to create a unique space,” says project manager Alev Seymen.


 AFTER

 A bright and open bathroom replaces the once closed-in closet. The design team extended the existing gable along the front of the house to match the footprint of the first floor, recapturing vertical space that was lost under the eaves. The new peaked dormers fit in with the Tudor’s original character, looking as if it was built this way from the start. 

 


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