As a Winnipeg interior decorator, it is always a pleasure to work with long term clients, so when I was asked to work on this renovation project I was thrilled.
In this instance, long term clients of mine, who own a beautiful two story home in Westwood, requested assistance in helping them create a spa like master suite. Their plan was to use a bedroom located at the end of the hall adjacent to the master bedroom to create a walk-in-closet, and a luxurious ensuite. They had talked to various contractors for ideas and building costs, but were still at a loss of how to plan for such a renovation.
With no blue prints available for the home, I quickly set to work taking measurements of the areas in question. After speaking with my clients about what they would like to see in their new master suite, and collecting measurements I set to work drafting plans for them.
My biggest concern was to ensure that plumbing in the new master ensuite remained in close proximity to the plumbing wall of the main bathroom that was located on the south wall of the new suite. I ensured that the new toilet was located directly behind the existing toilet in the main bathroom, and that the shower was situated closely beside it. Both had drains that needed adequate gravity flow, and it was important to keep costs down.
Pictured to the left, are the beginnings of the stud walls that will define the spaces of the new closet and ensuite. The studs where the original wall that separated the two bedrooms were kept the same, with the exception of a doorway being placed with in. This became the new entrance between the closet and the master bedroom. We decided to use the entire space of the old spare bedroom for the walk in closet and ensuite. This was primarily done, because we did not want to deal with any structural issues that may occur if the wall separating the two spaces was removed. The weight load of the roof needed tobe adequately supported with out damaging the structural integrity of the home.
Pictured below from left to right, is the completed shower and toilet area of the new ensuite. Middle, is a partial view of the walk in closet. To the right, is the partially completed vanity. Photographing the spaces was difficult due to the fact that these were small rooms.
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