Way back when we started the renovation, we had two simple goals: An updated pilothouse and a really nice master stateroom. The stateroom when we got it had a double bed made of 1/2 plywood screwed together with drywall screws, and while it held the mattress up off the floor it was not exactly elegant. Plus, it was not even fastened down, and it would be pretty frightening in a blow. Also, in order to remove the old washer/dryer from the shop, we'd had to cut a big hole in the bulkhead between the shop and master stateroom. Finally, at some point the walls had be "improved" with a layer of remarkable ugly wallpaper. All in all the master SR was looking pretty grotty:
What to do? First we installed a patch in the bulkhead (and this time we made it removable, instead of sealing it up with Bondo!!!). We also put sound insulation in the bulkhead at the same time. The painter did a yeoman job removing the wallpaper, and then refinished the walls and floor. This was followed by a brand-new custom fitted bed with the head toward the new bulkhead and storage for 16 milk crates underneath. Finally, the previously useless space under the side deck was opened up as a bookshelf.