Initially, I had absolutely no vision for the master bath. I was dead weight. Total dead weight. But I have rallied, y’all. Yesterday, I said to Brad: “I am back. And you are going to freak out because I have ideas. And you will like them. Get ready.” I like to warn him.
So, here’s my rough sketch of the master bath. And I say rough for several reasons:
- I am not an artist.
- I used a fingernail file as a ruler when I drew the lines.
- I also used white out for the first time since my high school typing class. You cannot see it b/c I scanned this….
- Nothing about this is to scale. From the looks of this, you could ride a bike in circles in the bathroom. That simply is not the case. But at least you can see the layout of the room now.
Initially, I planned on using pedestal sinks throughout the house because I like the clean, classy way they stand there waiting to pour water on dirty hands. But in a room like this, a pedestal sink will get lost and feel a little where’s waldo-ish. I cannot have my sink standing there looking lonely. And I don’t want two of them in there.
Here’s the vision for the master bath.
- The exposed beams in the master bedroom are in this room, too.
- A very old steel encased factory window I snagged from Werthan Factory is going in the wall between the bedroom and bath.
- We are running a wide-plank hardwood through the upstairs. But we are going to paint the bathroom floor. Yes. We are going to paint the wood. I know some of you think we have lost our minds. We’re fine with that. Watch and see, friends. Watch and see.
- The tub is a drop-in soaker tub—clean, classic, and rectangular. We are hoping to find or make a wrap with old barn wood.
With the tub and shower on one wall, which is an interior wall, the room could easily become lop-sided. The windows on the exterior wall create a lot of visual breathing room, so we definitely cannot do a pedestal sink. We need something of real substance over there. We love substance. I really love substance.
This has led me on a hunt for a sink of utilitarian proportions. Here’s what I’ve found thus far:
And there’s always the sink-in-a-dresser approach, which I think can be terrific.
I will keep you posted on how this turns out. It’s a lot of fun—all this figuring out. I’m going for pretty and useful. My aim is to make Willaim Morris proud. He said: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” We can do both. Watch and see.