A Bonus Bonus Room https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/ A Bonus Bonus Room FLOOR PLAN The other similarity to a basement, Is that it can be often and even more difficult to supply services to the bonus room due to it`s location over the garage. In many cases the room is a long way from the existing services in the house. Owners Sara & John loved the amount of space available and the potential of the room to provide a private space with a bathroom, kitchenette and a bedroom for family and guest visiting from abroad for what could be extended stays. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76815904 76815904 ELEVATION PLAN The first step in our plan was to investigate the possibilities of providing the services from the existing house to the Bonus Room, while using the large space wisely. We determined that the plumbing was our main concern and set out to locate the water & sewer mains into the house and where they ran outside the house. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76815903 76815903 KITCHEN PLAN We figured the water line and found an easy path from the main shut off in the house through the crawl space up into the garage wall, into the attic space of the bonus room and through the floor to where the bathroom and kitchen would be. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76680279 76680279 BEFORE, OPEN BIG ROOM To determine where the sewer line ran outside the house I went to City Hall Building Department. I found on file a drawing with the location of the sewer line from the house to the septic tank which seemed to pass about 15 feet from the rear of the garage. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76680277 76680277 We made our plumbing plan from our ideal floor plan layout to see if we could pass through the floor in the joists spaces down through the ceiling of the garage into the concrete slab. We than planned to go out the foundation wall and trenched the 15 feet to the existing sewer line. We excavated the line following it from the clean- out toward the tank to a point where it was closes to the garage and picked it up there with tee. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76680270 76680270 Our plumbing plan was executed perfectly to provide drainage from the areas where the room layout would make sense for the space. Even though we had quite a bit of floor space we had little wiggle room for the waste plumbing and needed to be just right to allow for the water closet. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76680287 76680287 The key to our success is the location of the bathroom and the key to the bathroom Is the location of the water closet. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76680288 76680288 Layout for the bedroom seemed easy at the far end with plenty windows and was our starting point the kitchenette became our mid room focal point adjoined as part of the sitting room. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76680289 76680289 BATHROOM FRAMING This left us with the dead end space next to the stair well unless we could get the bathroom into it. We considered developing into a second smaller sitting /bedroom but the space would be better utilized as the bathroom. We all agreed that if we could get the bathroom into the space it would be the key. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76802558 76802558 CUTTING THE SLAB The other challange for the bathroom was headroom for tub /shower unit and mirror height over the vanity. The ceiling gable was a bit lower here than the rest of the room so we used this gable to our advantage. We ran our plumbing fixtures the length of the gable with the tub and vanity inline tiling the shower walls and sloped ceiling.As part of our shower we placed a half wall tiled with glass on top cut to match the ceiling slope. This allowed the light natural into the room and showed off the beautiful natural warm tiles making this just a beautiful room, truly A Bonus, Bonus Room with very positive results. https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76802559 76802559 https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76802560 76802560 CUTTING THE FLOOR INTO THE JOISTS SPACES https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76802562 76802562 BEDROOM FRAMING https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76802563 76802563 https://www.davidgaleconstruction.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76802564 76802564 FINISHED PROJECT PICS. 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