Last week you got a little glimpse of the office / 4th bedroom that we added to the flip – are you ready to see the full enchilada?
Pardon me, I have TexMex on the brain.
But back to the office – remember how the flip had 3 living areas when we bought it? That just seemed crazy, so we switched things up and converted the formal dining room into an office, and turned the formal living room into the new dining room. Here’s how it looked originally:
And the entrance to the office is through the 5-lite glass door – I love that door and saved it during demo, it was originally an exterior door located to the right of the fireplace:
Inside, the office is light and bright, and would be an excellent guest room with the addition of a roman shade or frosted film on the glass door.
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Isn’t it crazy that all it took to create a new office is a few 2x4s?
While we were switching up the floor plan, we took the opportunity to scootch down the kitchen a bit and steal some space for a full bath and closet – you can see the changes in the floor plans below.
It was a pretty big change that I’m really excited about, and now that office really can operate as an additional bedroom!
In the photo below you can see the portion of the kitchen that we stole for the bathroom – it’s basically everything in the background, up to the peninsula.
Here’s how that looked during framing:
Can you see how the window that used to be over the kitchen sink is now inside the bathroom?
Figuring out how to fit a closet, shower and vanity inside this bathroom was quite a trick – our framer was very patient with me when we walked through all the options a zillion times. :) I finally settled on a 4 foot wide, reach-in closet (perfectly sufficient for a spare bedroom), and a corner shower that turned out to be surprisingly spacious!
Now that all the finishes are in, you would never guess that this bathroom wasn’t here a few months ago. I wasn’t sure how the black hardware would look with the gray vanity, but it turned out better than I’d hoped. And you can bet we’ll be using these Ikea vanities again! We were able to customize them by using our own marble counters, modern faucets and vessel sinks, and I think those little touches really made a big difference.
How do you think the office and bathroom turned out?