We encounter this frequently in certain Northwest Washington DC neighborhoods: the mini master bathroom. It's just big enough to do what you need to do -one at a time- and no more. This is the lay out that comes with the typical 40's built colonial. Three bedrooms up with one half of the second floor allocated to a front to back master bedroom. Located at the rear of the master is one closet --not large enough to store clothing for two. Next to the miniature closet is the infamous mini master bathroom. Neither is big enough. Most people find this irritating.
Bathroom Remodeling: Making the Most of a Small Bathroom
How do we get a bigger bathroom without building an addition? Interior reconfiguration. In this bathroom remodeling project in progress we are combining the area once occupied by closet and bath to get a reasonably sized bathroom. We created new closets at the other end of the bedroom.
When we are done it still won't be a BIG bath--but it will most certainly be big enough to function very well. It will probably look a lot better, too.
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