Case Study 3: Room Conversion – Creating an Ensuite Bathroom


The Project:

  • Two Storey Home
  • Year Built: 1980’s
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Approx 2200 sq. ft.
  • Situation:  No ensuite bathroom  They wanted to convert the room adjacent to the master bedroom, used as an office, into a 3-piece bathroom.A small office off the master  bedroom was to be converted into an ensuite bathroom.
  • Requirements:  The homeowners wanted new flooring, a steam shower with rain shower-patterned glass doors and a high arc faucet for the sink.
Construction Challenges:

  • One wall had a 12” high lip running the length of the wall, so all furniture and fixtures would have to be chosen and installed with this in mind, as the lip was a structural element.
  • The room was long and narrow, so choosing and installing the right three piece shower was a critical piece of the puzzle.
  • Exterior ventilation of the fan would have to be through the soffit and access through the attic hatch, with little room to manoevre to run the wiring.
The Solutions:

  • We ordered and installed a 3-piece Maax® Tempo shower unit that would get through the doorway. Rain shower-patterned doors, polished chrome shower controls with Steamax system and a shower light were installed to finish this area.
  • We created a shelving area to provide access to the shower controls, storage space and cover the lip.
  • We also created a bulkhead over the shower unit for a custom look and fit.
  • We installed an American Standard Cadet® 3 toilet as well as an IKEA® vanity and sink that would fit over the lip without having to cut the cabinet. A polished chrome high arc faucet, lighting, fan and accessories were also installed to complete the new ensuite.

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