Our little cottage is more than sixty years old. It’s quaint and has a ton of character and little touches that builders today just tend to overlook. For instance, we have this set of tiny, floating shelves in one corner of our kitchen that I just could not bear to tear out during our remodel because you simply can’t find sweet details like that anymore!
However, one of the things that caught our eye the most about this property was an added-on full bathroom that the former owners had made. When the husband had gotten ill, he needed a handicap-accessible bathroom nearby, so they partitioned off half of the formal living room to make space for it. The result? As soon as anyone entered the side porch door (which is next to the driveway and the primary point of entry into our home), they were greeted immediately by a toilet with a shower and vanity beside of it.
This wasn’t an issue when it was just my husband and I living in the home, but when we started having kids, privacy became more of an issue. Moreover, no one wants to have someone peeping in the front door while they’re trying to use the bathroom or take a shower. So, we set out to transform it, and here is how we did it.