Well, just go ahead and throw away whatever I said yesterday about leaving the master as it is. I had the plumber come in today and take a look at the pipe in my kitchen wall (which, btw, is great news as he says it will take him all of one hour to get it done), and since he was there, I had him meander upstairs and take a look at the master bath. The first thing he said was "Wow," which was followed by "This would make a great closet." Sold. This man knows exactly what I was originally thinking.
Let me just get this off my chest. By updating the master bath, I am going to spend a lot more money than I would like. There. I said it. And if you know anything about me, you know I hate spending money. But at the end of the day, I want to be able to sell this place, and I'm afraid with the layout of the master bedroom (which has a closet protruding out where the bed should face the fireplace), and with the giant tub, buyers would be scared away. By demoing the bath, yes - I will be making the master bath much smaller (roughly half its current size), however I will be giving the master bedroom a more functional layout while giving the bathroom a much needed update.
Which all leads me to today. So, like I said previously, the plumber pointed out exactly what I had originally thought all along. He also said exactly what I already knew - making changes to the master bath now will be cheaper than eventually making those changes later. With no ceiling in the kitchen, he can manipulate the pipes as much as he wants without anything in his way (i.e. money saved). This was pretty much all I needed to hear in order for me to reverse the decision I made yesterday and go to town on the tile in the master bath today. And boy did I (and maybe the tile went to town on me too).
Our lovely and beautiful valedictorian Marianne came over today and helped me tear down the tile as well. She and I beasted through the tile in no time, and then ventured on to that master closet I hate so much. Not only is it small, it is in the way of my beautiful vision of a master bedroom. First, we took down the molding, and then Marianne busted through the drywall (and maybe threw in a Karate chop/kick) until the closet was down to the studs. Whew! I can see a better version already!
Hi! I'm Lauren! I'm a twenty-something teacher and homeowner in North Carolina. I love math, decorating, and getting down and dirty learning new things about home renovation and repair.