Every house I live in has a room called Krissie’s room, and the cottage is no exception. It’s the small bedroom at the front of the house with a big bay window:
It has lots of light but it’s still very quiet. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Except the bedroom is 9′ x 9′ and the bath is 7′ x 45″. At the moment, the bath is really a powder room, but it has to have a great shower with a rainfall showerhead if it’s going be Krissie’s bathroom, so I am currently cogitating on the problem.
Here’s the bedroom floorplan now:
The door to the hall is on a slant because it was the only way the original builders could get the stairs and the bathroom in. There’s a tiny closet under the stairs, a big window seat with three windows, and that’s it. I can fit a daybed in there if Krissie uses the window seat as a bedside table. And as this plan stands, she’d have to go out in the hall to get to the bathroom, and that door is easily visible from the living room, which I also don’t like.
So the first plan is to move that bathroom door into Krissie’s room, which is going to narrow our options even more. Then we add the shower to the tiny bathroom which is not big enough for that with current sink in there.
Which brings us to options one and two.
Option One: We turn the entire bathroom into a shower that has a toilet in it since 7′ x 45″ is a decent size shower. Then we put a good wide vanity and sink in the bedroom. A little unconventional but actually more accurate to the times when bedrooms had washstands in them. Forget floor space; with the vanity there, Krissie has about forty inches between her bed and the vanity. On the other hand, it’s a good size white furniture type vanity and a huge mirror with lots of natural light from the two windows.
Or there’s Option 2
Option 2 puts a really tiny sink in the corner of the shower. Like 18″ on a side. Tiny. It would be lousy for putting on make-up but just fine for brushing your teeth. Hell, she could brush her teeth while she showered. And it opens up space in the bedroom for a very small desk or bureau.
I’m still cogitating and Krissie has yet to weigh in, but what do you think?