One of my all time favorite accomplishments for the Logan house was adding a half bath. When we bought the house, it had only one bathroom and four bedrooms. Which is just not acceptable, and the other problem was that the inhabitants of the upstairs rooms would have to come all the way downstairs to use the restroom. not practical, especially at night.
And lets not forget cause I am sure we have all been there a second bathroom is necessary for that moment when you get home, burst through the door, run full force to the bathroom and tackle your sweetheart for the right to use the potty first. Like, I said, one bathroom is just not enough!
Two bathrooms is a blessing and from now on in our house, a necessity.
At first we wanted another bathroom but weren't sure how it could be done. Then, it was like the stars aligned. We found that hidden closet which made plumbing a breeze, got a free door from our friends that was incredibly narrow and fit perfectly for the space, and let the plan sort of take shape in our subconscious before jumping into it. That made it one of our fastest projects in the end, because we had a solid plan ready to go and the know how to accomplish it.
You have seen the space that became the half bath twice now. In the Yellow Room, retro remodel and the Hall part 1 retro remodel. We literally carved the room for a bath from both of these spaces. This is another one of those spaces where you need a quick floor plan sketch:
So, lets get started with the REALLY ugly pictures. Here is a view of the closet from the yellow bedroom. It is the space behind the terrycloth curtain.
Once the wall was installed we put the door in place asap. That way little miss furry curiosity couldn't get into the attic. Also, this was where the half bath project stopped for quite some time. We finished the hall in the mean time and later we figured out how we could fit the bath in there. Next step, we carefully began removing the wall in the yellow bedroom. Then we framed in the wall, and reused the old bead board to frame it back in.
We decided that a plumber was mandatory for installation, and let me tell you, that 600.00 to install all the plumbing in less than 5 hours was more worth it than anything else we spent. We had him tie in the waste line, and bring up the water lines, all we had to do was up the sink toilet and faucet in place, which Justin has no problems with. Then we finished up the closet in the craft room.