Last time I blogged about the Bungalow Barn, it didn’t have a roof or sides…
…but BOY a lot can change in a couple of weeks!
The bathroom is going to be down at this end, and that’s our house on the left side of that photo. Jim and Katie’s vanities, commode and shower will all sit against the barn’s back wall, and since it backs up to an alley (and is on the first floor) we opted not to do windows back there. (PS- That crepe myrtle tree will grow back. They just trimmed it up so they could work back there.) There is one bathroom window on the car pad side of the barn though…
Here’s a reeeeally rough sketch of how everything will be laid out inside the bathroom:
You’ll notice there’s going to be a barn sliding door that covers the washer and dryer. It will also act as a bathroom door when they need privacy in there. I saw this cute barn door hook on Pinterest last night and I’m thinking that it might work well as a “lock” on the sliding door:
And speaking of sliding doors…I’m wondering if instead of a swinging shower door, we might be able to do a sliding shower door, like this:
And speaking of the shower…here’s sort of what the (half) walls on each side of the door will look like:
Can you envision that? One half wall will sit next to the commode, and the opposite half wall will sit next to the laundry cabinets/counter. There won’t be a step up and into the shower though. We’re doing a zero clearance entry, so Mr. Palmer doesn’t have to step over anything. Kind of like this…
…but not nearly as fancy. 😉 We will have the same fixture set up though. Controls and a shower head & a sprayer head at both the front and back of the shower, as well as a rain shower fixture up above. The builders are adding a (high) window to the side wall of the shower for extra natural light too. Like this:
And back to the washer and dryer. Katie doesn’t want two front loaders (she wants a laundry center), but she does want a some cabinetry and a place to hang things that need to air dry to the right of the appliances. Kind of like this:
Obviously hers will look much different (sliding door in front of the washer & dryer, no window, no cubbies, etc.), but you get the idea. I’m looking forward to blogging more about the barn next week…who knows what they’ll have done by then! 🙂
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