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Master Bath Privacy

3 months ago
last modified: 3 months ago

We are spending our first summer as snowbirds in our new home. Besides the master bathroom on the main floor, there is also a powder room and another full bathroom in the finished walkout basement where there are also 2 guest bedrooms. Here's the dilemma - our master bathroom is not en suite and therefore not as private as we'd like. If you look at the attached pictures, you can see a doorway that is off the living room. To the left is the master bedroom and to the right is the master bathroom. There are really two issues in this dilemma. One, we can't get up and go into the bathroom without being potentially seen by anyone in the living room and two, the bathroom is too accessible for guests who think they are free to use this bathroom unless we specifically ask them to use another bathroom. I've also attached a view of the doorway from the master bedroom. Since we can't add a hinged or track door to this opening, what else can we do to make this area more private? A pocket door wouldn't work on the left because of the vent and I don't think it would work on the right unless we removed the light over the landing and the smoke detector on the other side of the wall. An accordion door would work, but would it look cheap and tacky? What else could we do?

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