Home design advice: Fitting a second bathroom into a Winthrop home

An 8-by-8-foot 1st-floor place of work in this Winthrop residence was converted into a major bathtub that also capabilities very well for daily dwelling.Samara Vise

While this 1749 Federal Colonial in Winthrop was renovated prior to the entrepreneurs purchased it, there was just a single toilet (and it was chock-entire of baby equipment). So, with the support of DelMuto and Sons Construction Co., designer Mattye Dewhirst converted the 8-by-8-foot 1st-flooring business into a principal tub that also functions well for each day living. “The 2nd-floor bath is tough to accessibility and there was truly no other area to in good shape a lavatory, so this made the most sense,” Dewhirst claims. “Since the basement was unfinished, working plumbing and electrical have been effortless.”

1 “We needed the total aesthetic to get the job done with the age of the property, and hex tile was popular in households that didn’t earlier have indoor plumbing,” Dewhirst suggests of the white porcelain floor tiles with Ming inexperienced marble rosettes.

2 A leggy washstand by Kingston Brass keeps the place ethereal, while a vainness would have created the space truly feel limited. “We designed an 18-inch-wide ground-to-ceiling cabinet to the suitable of the entry for towels and toiletries,” she states.

3 A peony print by Maine artist Amy Brnger satisfies the owners’ drive for affordable artwork that resembles an oil painting.

4 The partitions are painted Sherwin-Williams Billiard Eco-friendly. “It was a nice opportunity to go dark and dramatic when remaining basic and historic,” she suggests.

5 Ceramic subway tiles by Daltile are mottled in shade and texture. “They’re device built and price successful, but truly feel legit, like some person in the 1800s made them by hand,” Dewhirst says. “The shade variation provides adaptability in matching the paint and adds depth.”

6 Entire glass panels enable mild into the area and make the space appear much larger. “The doorway slides so it can be still left open up with out blocking the sink or rest room,” Dewhirst says.


Marni Elyse Katz is a frequent contributor to the Globe Magazine. Send out opinions to [email protected]

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