Home design advice: Fitting a second bathroom into a Winthrop home

An 8-by-8-foot 1st-floor office in this Winthrop household was transformed into a principal tub that also functions very well for each day living.Samara Vise

Whilst this 1749 Federal Colonial in Winthrop was renovated just before the homeowners purchased it, there was just a single bathroom (and it was chock-total of toddler gear). So, with the support of DelMuto and Sons Building Co., designer Mattye Dewhirst converted the 8-by-8-foot 1st-floor business into a primary tub that also capabilities effectively for day-to-day dwelling. “The 2nd-floor bathtub is difficult to accessibility and there was really no other place to in shape a lavatory, so this produced the most perception,” Dewhirst states. “Since the basement was unfinished, operating plumbing and electrical were simple.”

1 “We needed the all round aesthetic to function with the age of the dwelling, and hex tile was well known in houses that didn’t earlier have indoor plumbing,” Dewhirst suggests of the white porcelain flooring tiles with Ming environmentally friendly marble rosettes.

2 A leggy washstand by Kingston Brass retains the home ethereal, whereas a self-importance would have designed the room feel restricted. “We crafted an 18-inch-huge floor-to-ceiling cabinet to the appropriate of the entry for towels and toiletries,” she claims.

3 A peony print by Maine artist Amy Brnger satisfies the owners’ desire for reasonably priced artwork that resembles an oil portray.

4 The walls are painted Sherwin-Williams Billiard Inexperienced. “It was a nice opportunity to go dark and dramatic while remaining vintage and historic,” she claims.

5 Ceramic subway tiles by Daltile are mottled in colour and texture. “They’re machine manufactured and cost efficient, but come to feel legit, like some guy in the 1800s designed them by hand,” Dewhirst states. “The color variation presents overall flexibility in matching the paint and provides depth.”

6 Total glass panels allow mild into the home and make the house appear to be more substantial. “The doorway slides so it can be still left open up with no blocking the sink or toilet,” Dewhirst claims.


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