A Historic Townhome Bath and Laundry Room Remodel
- Removal of walls to create a larger living area and better flow
- Owner’s walk-in closet addition
- Owner’s bath remodel
- Relocation of laundry
- Powder room and pantry expansions
Extra space created in this small, historic townhome
Includes features such as:
This client wanted to add a modern primary bathroom and walk-in closet that could be accessed from the loft in their small, historic townhouse in City of Alexandria. Schroeder Design/Build designed the bathroom with a free-standing tub, two vanities and a walk-in shower that included a skylight, to bring the owner’s suite the luxury features the homeowners were seeking.
The client wanted to open up the main level and relocate the laundry from its present location in the basement to the main floor. In addition, they desired to expand the first-floor powder room and expand the pantry closet, open up walls, and install more modern stair railings.
When Schroeder Design/Build began the remodel, we discovered that all of the hardwood floors had no subflooring beneath them. The existing hardwood floors had to be removed, new subfloor was installed, and a new floor was put into place.
In the upstairs bathroom/kitchen ceiling, shallow floor joists were found. The traps in the floor joist would have required the installation of additional framing in the kitchen ceiling. Instead of adding the traps above the kitchen, Schroeder Design/Build ran the plumbing out of the kitchen to locate the trap above the first-floor closet. It required a slightly-lowered ceiling. Because that installation was hidden inside the closet, the result did not affect the appearance of the kitchen ceiling.
Schroeder Design/Build was able to identify the challenges and creatively design solutions. The remodel resulted in additional living areas, more efficient use of space, and upgrades that delighted the client.