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Vintage Life:  Master Bedroom Suite

Vintage Life: Master Bedroom Suite

Posted by Aimee Talbot on 18th Aug 2012


Next up on the bungalow renovation project schedule:  change the flow throughout the house.

Originally the front room did not have access to the front bedroom.  The previous owner had added a door to the left of the fireplace, but we thought traffic would flow better with the door to the right of the fireplace.  We plan to use the front room as our living room and the TV will hang above the fireplace.

The front bedroom will be our master bedroom and I requested a floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelf, which will run along the right wall as you walk through the door from the front room to the bedroom.  The space for the bookshelf was stolen from the room that used to be the only bathroom in the house.

The former bathroom and part of the former hallway will now be a master walk-in closet.  On the far side of the closet, which used to be hallway, will now be a half bathroom accessible from the front room.

You’ll walk from the front bedroom, through the master walk-in closet to the…

…new master bathroom suite, which used to be the second bedroom with green painted floors.  To the left, you see the beginning of a separate private room for the toilet.  We’ll move the firebox up two feet, which will then be eye level when you’re soaking in the vintage cast iron clawfoot tub that will be to the right of the toilet room, right in front of the fireplace.

Keep an eye on that work bench so that you stay oriented in the next photo.  This is the rest of the master bathroom suite.  Where there used to be a doorway to the left that went to the family room, there is now a linen closet.  In the right far corner will be a large walk-in shower and directly to your right will be a double sink vanity.  Straight ahead was the former second bedroom’s closet.  That area under the stairs will now be the utility room with washer and dryer, accessible from both the master bathroom and the kitchen.

I love my master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and huge bathroom with shower and bathtub!  I haven’t lived in a house with a bathtub for eight years – I am so excited to finally be able to take bubble baths again!  Calgon, take me away!


Come back for the next blog to find out how we’re changing the flow in the rest of out little 1920s bungalow!

 Aimee owns with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!