22108   Non-Addition 2nd Floor

CREATING SPACES tm           by Marcia Lyon

A good master bedroom is an important element in any home. The people paying the mortgage deserve to have a better bedroom/bath set up than the children.  Master bedrooms should be the largest bedroom, followed by smaller ones.

Master bedrooms should have ample closets, volume of space, and a private bathroom connected to the bedroom.


The three bedrooms (A, B, C) in this home were various sizes, with the master bedroom (B) occupying the smallest one. I had two closets (D) and an ordinary sized bathroom (E).  Bedrooms (A & C) had small closets (I & J).  The hall bath (F) was minimal in space and had a lack of storage.

These homeowners wanted and up-to-date master bathroom and a slightly larger bedroom for themselves.


Bedroom (A) was the same size as bedroom (C), but bedroom (A) had plumbing adjacent to it, so we decided to develop this as the Master bedroom (G).  To create a walk-in closet (H), we combined the two closets (I & J).

The new master bathroom (K) consumes the back part of bathrooms (F & E), extending slightly into bedroom (B). The closet (L) for bedroom (B) is tucked beneath the shower extension.  Bedroom (C) gets two new closets (M).

The hall (N) at the top of the stair has changed in configuration and is brightened with a skylight (O).
An additional window (Q) makes the path to bedroom (B) more pleasant.

A new hall bath (R) has a nice layout and a skylight (P).

Two new linen closets (S & T) add storage to both the hallway (N) and the master bathroom (K).

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is


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