Repurposing and Converting Our Sleeping Porch into the Ensuite Bathroom: Before and After Photos
Did you hear?? Our plumbing inspection passed! I was going to publish this post regardless but it definitely gives me peace of mind to finally post before and after photos of our sleeping porch conversion to a bathroom.
Nothing about repurposing a sleeping porch into an en-suite bathroom was easy. The permits, demo, diy’s, acting as general contractors and designers, throw in some no shows, a pandemic, supply chain issues, distance learning and you’ve got a recipe for a two year long project 😅. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
Take a walk down memory lane in this post – a timeline detailing the progress
Read all about the design direction in this post
Now onto the fun stuff!
Can you believe this is the same view?
The original room had a ceiling of about 7’ high. We obtained a permit that allowed us to raise it by max of 1’ 1/2” which really opened up the space! We are still waiting on the cafe curtains and that will add some charm and privacy.
Read this post for Comparing Quartzite Porcelain as a Marble Alternative if you’re in the market for countertops.
We mixed aged brass and oil rubbed bronze (ORB) within our metal finishes. I’m a huge fan of mixing metals because it gives a nice contrast when done right. Many of our original hardware and fixtures have aged over time to a bronze look. I’m quite picky about ORB and our partners over at Signature Hardware does a fantastic job creating this finish.
The products we use should have great design elements that integrate nicely with older homes and Signature Hardware has been our source for many years and recommend for your bath, kitchen and hardware. I’ll highlight their products in this blog post and all product sources will be listed at the end.
It’s been a dream to have a clawfoot tub in here and this one is perfect! It’s the 59” Lena Cast Iron Clawfoot Tub from Signature Hardware and we ended up painting the feet white. In order to not push the tub forward closer to the door, we used a Deck-Mount telephone faucet vs. a floor mount.
*Tip. Make sure to use the 6” deck coupler height with this style tub in order to meet code.
Thinking about installing shower enclosures? Read this post here to be more informed.
What You Should Consider Before Deciding on Glass Shower Enclosures
Even the view into the toilet is pleasant…
Every morning, I wake up and can’t believe this is my view into the bathroom. I love every detail. The wait was long to get here but worth it. Now we don’t all have to squish into our other little green bathroom in the morning 😂.
This room is actually 95% done. Building inspection is up next, our vanity toe kick is being replaced today, the side splash will be added in a few weeks and cafe curtains should be up in a couple of months. But today, we celebrate!
Wall and Floor Tiles are Mercury Mosaics
Wall and Ceiling Color is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace (Paint is Made for Bathrooms)
Shannon Widespread Sink Faucet (comes in multiple finishes)
59” Lena Cast Iron Clawfoot tub (feet painted white)
Deck-Mount Telephone Faucet with Cross Handles and Deck Couplers
Vanity Mirrors (note we had it fabricated to hang from the ceiling)
Sconces – no longer available but this is a similar one
Vanity is custom from Jkath Design
Countertop is Polished Marble in Absolute White
Glass Shower Enclosure is U-Channel style in antique brass (read more on shower enclosures here)
Exira Thermostatic Shower with Hand Sprayer
Square Shower Drain (Recommended if You Have Tile in Your Shower)
Framed Vintage Replica Painting (set of two)
Skirted Toilet with handle changed to ORB finish