Creating Two Beautiful Bathrooms Out of One
A builder cleverly borrows space from adjoining rooms to fit an efficient and stylish master bath into a tight floor plan.
Synopsis: This article details the creation of two baths from one. By taking a little space from the bedroom and closet, and by eliminating a traditional bathtub in the master bathroom, the builder left room for a walk-in shower and a new soaking tub in the secondary bath. Existing utilities were relocated and built-in closets make up for lost storage. With the entries to the bathrooms converging in a tight space, the solution was to modify and join two individual pocket-door frames to create a bypass pocket door, which is featured in the article in a detailed illustration and before-and-after floor plans.
When my wife, Doris, and I decided to upgrade the master bedroom of our 28-year-old home, we turned to our most trusted source of building information for help—family. Dale Berns of Metro Homes, a builder and remodeler in the Minneapolis area for over 30 years, is Doris’s brother.…