Built in: 1950
The mission: to turn the enclosed porch into a bathroom-closet combo
Neighborhood identical twins Kyle and Zach Baugh make the perfect work team; Kyle is a Realtor and Zach is a contractor.
They’ve done several projects in East Dallas, and they’re particularly proud of a home remodel on Sudbury. The house was built in 1950, so the one bathroom in the two-bedroom house was cramped, to say the least. Zach already knew he wanted to turn the enclosed porch into a bathroom-closet remodel.
“Both bedrooms had access to this enclosed porch,” Kyle explains. “They closed off the second bedroom and gave it access to the master and made part of it into a closet space as well.”
Turning a porch or bedroom into a spacious bathroom-closet combo is a common fix in older neighborhoods, Kyle points out, because the rooms are already a part of the roofline, and most homeowners today have more clothes than ever before and also want more bathroom space.
At the very beginning of the remodel process, the Baughs found buyers for the home, Joey and Jordan Hainsfurther, who were also able to put significant input into the finish out.
Although the kitchen also underwent a major remodel, the finished bathroom is one of the most striking rooms in the home. The Hainsfurthers chose a roomy shower that features a half wall and rainfall showerhead, which is built into the ceiling instead of the wall.
In some remodel projects it can be complicated to install a rainfall showerhead when the plumbing is set up for a traditional showerhead, Kyle says, but because the bathroom was practically built from scratch, it wasn’t hard to reroute the showerhead to the ceiling instead.
“[Rainfall showerheads] are something people like right now because it’s not as common,” Kyle says. “It’s definitely something that you only see in more modern homes. It’s more popular recently because it seems to capture that spa-like feel.”
Jordan gave her input on the quartz countertops, and she wanted “X” patterns on the cabinet doors, which Kyle says is unusual to see in bathrooms today. In the end she got what she wanted, and the cabinet doors add a nice contrast to the otherwise strictly horizontal and vertical lines in the bathroom.
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