Our home is a 1950s ranch. We currently have a space which is used for a full bathroom, a water heater closet, and a master bedroom with a closet and small 3/4 bathroom en suite. We want to expand the master bathroom and possibly master closet by re-configuring and better utilizing the space. The existing full bath can be shrunk but must still include full bath, toilet and double vanity. The new master bath should include a toilet, double vanity and large walk-in shower. It is preferred but not necessary to enclose the toilet in the master bath. We would like to move the water heater to another area in the house in order to better utilize this space. The current full bath is very long and narrow with a large linen closet. The layout is not efficient. The furnace located in the crawl space vents through the water heater closet behind the water heater location in the drawings. We wish to relocate this vent but due to budget it is likely to remain. The design should account for this 12" diameter vent in the back of the water heater closet with an option to reclaim the space beneficially if we are able to move the furnace vent. We envision preserving the master bedroom as much as possible and expect to take the bathrooms down to the studs and remodeling them with a modern design and super efficient use of space. The current bathrooms are 1950s vintage with a partial remodel in the full bath from 10+ years ago. Our budget is unknown at this time but we expect to install moderate to higher end fixtures that are budget friendly but provide a modern feel. As-builts are provided.
We would like to use the space more efficiently and gain usable space in the master bath and closet, as the bedroom is our master bedroom. Expand master bath to include double vanity, toilet, large walk-in shower with high horizontal window on exterior wall. Shrink the main full bath in terms of square footage but retain toilet, full bath, and double vanity. Expand master closet if possible. Better utilize the water heater closet by relocating it elsewhere.
We would like to utilize the space more efficiently and still have a full bathroom for our kids (this is across the hall from their bedrooms) and a larger master bath and closet. We do not need a tub in the master bathroom, but would like a large shower with a window.
The most important aspects of this project are to squeeze a lot of value out of limited square footage and to modernize the design. We need highly functional spaces in our small house and the challenge will be to create the most efficient floor plan possible.