The master bedroom of this 1920’s home in Ann Arbor's Ives Woods is spacious and
elegant, befitting the house’s style and age. However the existing master bath and closet are small, cramped, purely utilitarian spaces. Although our project will be a master suite at the end, on this work blog, we will only feature the end result for the master bath.

The current master bath and closet will be combined and enlarged into a luxurious bathroom.

Next to the master suite is an under utilized guest bedroom.
We will convert this space into the new master closet.

Here you can see the plan for the new spaces.  Entry to
the master suite will also be adjusted to improve the layout.

April 26, 2010

Demolition has started, with the bathroom mostly removed.

The closet is demoed, as is the wall separating the two spaces.

May 3, 2010

The wall between the bedroom and bath has been demoed.

New plumbing is being installed in the floor.

May 19, 2010

The plumbing has been installed for the new washer and dryer in the master closet.

Framing for the new wall of the master bathroom.

Inside the bathroom, framing is continuing for the new shower.

June 10, 2010

New plaster has been applied over old door openings and all the new walls.

Brian works to install the vanity cabinets.

Here our tile setter lays up the tile on the walls of the shower area.

June 21, 2010

Crown molding is going up in the master bathroom.

Over in the closet, storage units are assembled and installed.

July 8, 2010

The clawfoot tub is installed and ready for use.

Marble countertops and mahogany cabinetry form the elegant vanity and makeup areas.

Over in the master closet, the washer and dryer have been installed.
The final closet cabinet is about to be put into place.

July 19, 2010

The closet is finished, including ample storage for shoes and purses.

The new clawfoot tub, ready for a luxurious bath.

The finished shower with a swinging glass door completes the new master bathroom.