2009 Idea Home: Chicago Remodel
A getaway plan
Idea Home: We revised the layout of the master bedroom to create a space that is comfortable, relaxing and pampering. By removing an awkwardly placed single window and replacing it with two symmetrically separated taller versions, we could center a king-size bed between the windows. A sitting area emerged from the square footage of a former enclosed but unheated porch. And the former fire escape, no longer needed for a single-family home, could be transformed into an outdoor balcony.
Your home: Rearrange the space you have. Do you really need or use three, four (or more) bedrooms? Could one become extra master bedroom or bath space? Do you have an attic that can become a master suite? Are there closets or hallways that can be turned into bed or bath square footage? Is window placement awkward for furniture arranging? Would your daily routine benefit from a walk-in closet or a larger bath? If so, maybe a master suite remodel is right for you.