Erik @ Designer's Condition's Profile
|Display Name:||Erik @ Designer's Condition|
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. And I have really enjoyed the discussion around the bathroom. Little did I know that it would surface such strong opinions. My wife and I were in our mid 20's when we did this remodel with only a one year old. Perhaps we were a little less concerned with privacy at that point in our lives and more intent on flooding the whole space with daylight. Honestly, the open bathroom never bothered us. Despite peoples perception of the toilet, it is quite tucked back in its own nook with a generous exhaust fan on the ceiling above and no views from the bedroom. And there was a second bathroom on the main level. The whole space was rather unfurnished when we took these pictures. The built in bench eventually acted as an office for us up there, we had a portable cart with a laptop and a printer on it that we rolled in front of the bench. I have to agree though, it was a bit hard on the back side, could have used a nice cushion. We also ended up with a thick shag rug in the library, the kids loved it. As for privacy, there was a door at the bottom of the steps that separated this area from the rest of the house. As soon as we were into this space we didn't feel much need for any more doors. I did find myself wanting to draw up a special bathroom for many of those who left comments above. It would be a mix between a bank vault and a panic room, sound proofed of course, with only a toilet in the middle of the room and a giant exhaust fan above. I am only kidding of course, to each their own, that is the beauty of design. And thanks again for the comments.
Before & After: Erik's Empty Attic to Marvelous Master Bedroom Suite
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