Something out of nothing ... part deux

Following on from my last post about remodeling spaces to provide improved function and modern amenities, here's another great example.  In our recent Worth Street project, we carved out an abundant master suite from existing square footage by relocating a small wall and overtaking a large living area, nearby utility closet and small hallway.  This transformation supplied the newly defined master with a luxurious en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet, fireplace, sitting area, office niche, and private outdoor porch.

By upgrading to a tankless water heater and installing new HVAC units in other areas of the house, we opened up critical space in a closet adjacent to the new bedroom. 


BEFORE:  Small hallway connecting the utility closet to one of several living areas.


AFTER: Newly converted 5 piece marble bathroom, with walk-in shower, cast iron soaking tub, and double vanity.


Who wouldn't trade in a dingy utility closet for this luxurious and oversized master retreat ...especially in a modest 1913 home, which was built without a lot of original amenities?  The large modern master suite and home systems upgrades propel this vintage home into the current century, and the addition of a full bathroom adds significant resale value to the residence.