RETHINKING SOME ATTIC SPACE – Did you know that adding a half bathroom will increase your home’s value by at least 10.5 percent? (National Association of Home Builders) That’s exactly what we did on this job. Previously, the only bathroom in this home was on the first floor, leaving nighttime restroom trips rather hazardous while navigating three flights of stairs in the dark. Our solution was to re-purpose an upstairs attic storage space (approximately 5′ x 6′). New rough plumbing, new electrical (GFI protected), insulation, and drywall was required before we could start working on the finishing touches. An old kitchen cabinet was modified and built in to the wall while adding a little shelf space on top. The doorway was tight (just 22″ wide) and was hindered by the shape of the sloped ceiling, but at the homeowner’s request we used an antique slab door that we flipped upside down, cut the corner, and custom framed. An attractive glass mosaic tile accent wainscot was added to three walls, along with a custom pine trim (baseboard, casing, and chair rail). A 24″ vanity was installed on the back wall and the toilet was placed in an alcove to the right. Floor covering is a high quality glueless vinyl sheet – very attractive! Finally, an oval mirror was mounted (because the shape accommodates the slope of the ceiling) as well as new light fixtures on each side. What do you think of the results? Cozy, yet effective! If you’ve got some unused space in your home that you would like to transform into a bathroom, you can give me a call and we can discuss details. Estimates are always FREE – 419-212-3200.