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Before and After: Relaxing Master Suite Renovation

By SoPo Cottage on Apr 07, 2014

At long last, I have a few minutes to share some of the 'before and afters' upstairs. That's certainly the area with the most dramatic change in the house - thanks to the addition of the all new 2nd floor. And the master bedroom is the centerpiece of that change!

But it wasn't easy. We started with this awkward space. No headroom (yes, I am tall. But seriously, that's a low ceiling!!). Tiny windows. No bathroom on the 2nd floor. And it was really, really dark - thanks to lots of pine paneling and a couple of wimpy lights.


Plus, there was this awkward dormer area,over the staircase where you had to twist and turn to climb into it.


MBR+During.jpg Once we ripped off the existing 2nd floor, we were able to install a new rafter system and dormers that created the large new space with fabulous high ceilings. Wow, what a change!

And with the addition of 7 (really, all in one room!) windows, this is a bright open space. The main space currently has a queen sized bed, but there is plenty of room for a king size as well.


Since the ceiling is so high, we needed a really tall headboard, so I made the velvet tufted headboard - see here for instructions.

The sitting area has room for a cozy chair or a desk space.


master+closet+storage.jpg I'd love to show you the 'before' master closet - but of course there wasn't one. Now we have lots of room for hanging clothes as well as these custom built ins for shoes, sweaters, etc.


masterbath+floor.jpg And the piece de resistance? The master bathroom. Starting with the marble mosaic on the floor, the bath has beautiful finishes.

The shower sports a seating area, marble compass rose and glass doors. There's also a laundry closet, ready for stackable laundry units.



So now that it's done, what do you think? Is this a room you could relax in?


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