Winnetka Colonial Chronicles Part 7

In our last installment of WCC Part 6, we took advantage of an unfinished attic and created a bedroom and bonus room, each with a window seat in the dormers. 

My 8-year old instinctively picked a good spot for reading. It feels a little like discovering buried treasure when I think that this attic was creaky, dark, and poorly insulated for more than 90 years. Sometimes unusual spaces have a purpose waiting to be revealed, or they must be pre-planned in new construction before the architect erases them in the quest for efficient space utilization.     

My 8-year old instinctively picked a good spot for reading. It feels a little like discovering buried treasure when I think that this attic was creaky, dark, and poorly insulated for more than 90 years. Sometimes unusual spaces have a purpose waiting to be revealed, or they must be pre-planned in new construction before the architect erases them in the quest for efficient space utilization.     

While "the treehouse" on the third floor was taking shape, we completed the master bathroom on the 2nd floor. Demolition started like this:

That is one expertly crafted mess, no?

That is one expertly crafted mess, no?

And then it became this:

"The tub goes here, the sinks start there, and you're driving to swim practice in eleven minutes." Of course nobody said these words to me. This whole account is fictional. You know better than to trust what you read on the Internet.

"The tub goes here, the sinks start there, and you're driving to swim practice in eleven minutes." Of course nobody said these words to me. This whole account is fictional. You know better than to trust what you read on the Internet.

Finally, the former pile of debris cleaned up into this:

And just like that, a new master bathroom is born. The mirror-like finish of the polished stainless steel shower niche is fine for shaving or showing me the relief on my face now that this bathroom is finished. In the next installment of Winnetka Colonial Chronicles, we'll wrap up this project with a run though the first floor. Thanks for reading along! 

 

 

Remodeling and Home Design