Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Master Bathroom Renovation

Welcome to what used to be the worst room in our home!  From Day 1 of seeing our home, we knew we were going to redo the master bathroom.  It just took us 2.5 years to finally decide on exactly what we wanted.  Plus we had been doing lots of other projects that were more necessary.  This was a big project!

Here are some before pictures:

The pink tile - ahh!!!  Brass and silver faucets.  Handicap bars everywhere.  Brass and silver lighting.  





This is my little area right outside the bathroom.  We went back and forth about what to do with this space but ultimately decided to make the counter, mirror and lighting match the bath and then we will change the flooring of this to be what we use in the bedroom because there isn't a door between this area and the bedroom.  


A few progress pictures...





AND the grand finale, which may I add looks a lot better in person!

Kevin's area in the bathroom (they've since put the covers on the electrical outlets and speakers back in.  We replaced the lighting, mirror and faucet and installed a new carrara marble countertop.  Left the same cabinets.  Still need to get chrome knobs. 

We painted the it Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.  We love that color so much in the baby's room.  The trim is SW Creamy High Gloss.  Ceiling is ceiling white.  

Knobs have been put back on.

My area we decided on the two light fixtures.  Replaced the countertop, new sink and faucet.  We went with the Delta Linden collection for the faucet for my area and the Delta Foundation collection for Kevin's.  Just our individual preference but since they don't sit right next to each other, it was no big deal.  New mirror as well.  

As you can see, we knocked that half wall down between the tub and shower and it really opened it up!  We also moved plumbing from that half wall to the back wall.  


The tile guy was super fancy and he studied in Italy.  Let's just say, he knew exactly what he was doing.  He was excellent.  

The herringbone shower floor is my favorite part and I'm glad we splurged on that.  I like the little corner notch which you can prop your foot on to shave.  When we knocked down the wall,  we had them install the shower wall over a bit so it created a shelf for shampoo etc.  Details!  There is not a window in the shower...it's a reflection.

You can see that we removed the tile on the face of the tub and added wood paneling to update it.  We do like the Jacuzzi tub even though only our nieces have taken a bubble bath in there.  The flooring are 18x18 tiles.  Large tiles for a decently large space.  They are so pretty and work perfectly with the 9x14 tiles used in the shower.  The floor tiles are honed so they aren't slippery.

We decided for now to keep the window though we do have plans to remove it and put a regular window with plantation shutters to match the rest of the house.  That'll probably be a project for the fall.  It's a custom size window so it was a long lead item.  We just decided to bag it for now and deal with it later.  The tub faucet was also replaced and all the grab bars were removed.

Ohhhh it's so nice to have a real bathroom again!

It took almost 4 weeks for this project to be done but it was so worth it!  We are thrilled with the final product!  Our next big house projects....redoing hardwoods, adding hardwoods in our room and the hallway, maybe a new stove, maybe a pool, maybe a patio, maybe a two car garage.....!!!  It's fun making this place our own!

26 comments:

PostgradPrep said...

WOW! It looks great! What a relaxing retreat now.

megan said...

Looks awesome!! I know you are happy that it's complete! :)

Steel Magnolia said...

Looks great!!!

Kelsey | Southern in Love said...

Everything looks so great! My parents are about to start a renovation on their master bath and I sent mom this post for inspiration. She's already talked to one of the guys about making sure there's a ledge for your foot to shave so I love that you have one too!

Portuguese Prepster said...

Looks great!

Ally Harding said...

What a transformation! The bathroom looks so calm and serene now! You'll be getting a lot of use out of that jacuzzi tub once the baby comes!
Ally - Life as I know it

Pamela said...

Looks SO GOOD!

MCW said...

Looks great! That little leg prop in the shower is now on my list for "wants."

Miss Lindsay said...

Wow, it looks awesome!! The ledge was a great idea.

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

SO EXCITING! LOVE all the finishes you chose. That shower floor tile...amazing! xx

Tess said...

Ummmm MAJOR upgrade!!!! That tub is stunning and I love the entire, serene vibe. What a great oasis for you!

Katie said...

What a beautiful end result! It must be so nice to have that project checked off with your little one on the way-- such a gorgeous, relaxing space!

Leslie said...

It looks great! I live in an apartment, but I'm all about home improvement and splurging on your own space. I love the tile work and the counters!

Mindy said...

This looks AMAZING!!! Come help me with my house ;)

Shauna said...

It looks great! Clean and classic. I love the herringbone too : ) I think plantation shutters will look perfect in there!

Rachel said...

Playing catch up today! It looks SO good!! I love the shower floors the most. I know y'all are loving it!!

Roxanne Vaughn said...

It looks like you gave the renovation a lot of thought. All that planning certainly paid off, judging from those after pics! I particularly like what you did with the shower area, as it provided more room for the shower itself, and at the same time made the bathroom look more spacious than before. Anyway, thanks for sharing your renovation project with us. Good luck with your other projects!

Roxanne Vaughn @ Total PLBG

Johnny Hernandez said...

You guys really outdid yourself with this one! And kudos to your tile guy for doing an exceptional work with the shower floor and walls. I think that going for a frameless shower enclosure helped immensely in achieving that look, and you got to add some cool functions to it in the process. Anyway, keep us updated with your new projects. I would love to see what you end up doing with the windows and such. Cheers!

Johnny Hernandez @ Ripple Systems

Kristen [Playground Prepster] said...

It looks great! We are planning a similar change with out shower - would you mind sharing your contractor and or tile guy?

Lynn Williamson said...
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Lynn Williamson said...

Wow! Your bathroom looks more pleasant and elegant after the renovation. Remodelling it into a more spacious area is really a great move. Well, the flooring, the walls and the shower room all look awesome. Your great thoughts really ended up flawlessly. Thanks for sharing that, Annie! Kudos and all the best!

Lynn Williamson @ DAL Builders

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Wilfred Andrews said...

I think that whenever you move into a new home, the bathroom is never what you want. This happened to us when we moved into our current home. We hated the bathroom and decided to rip it out and start again. We hired a plumbing firm to install the new suite for us, and now it finally feels like ours.

Wilfred Andrews @ LB Plumbing and Heating

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rubenklayne said...

WOW Annie! It looks great..What a relaxing retreat now.

You did a great job!! Amazing transformation.. I also like the herringbone shower floor. Your bathroom looks actually spacious. 4 weeks is a long time, how can you manage for so long to stay away from your own bathroom. We (My husband and I) are planning a similar change along with shower. But we decided to hire a professional bathroom remodeling expert for our own project.

Thanks for sharing!!
Ruben

kentcampbell said...

It's just a big bathroom you're having. Actually, it really feels good to spend time in a giant bathroom peacefully. The previous style of your bathroom was also nice but after renovation, it is looking just awesome. The flooring and the walls are with a good contrast. Even your doggie too love it. Thanks for sharing. A professional contractor can guide in a good way to have a best ever look of your bathroom. For bathroom and kitchen renovation purpose in San Marcos you may prefer bathroom renovation San Marcos, CA. It won't make you feel regret.