The excitement and relief I have right now are through the roof because our master bathroom renovation is complete!
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As I shared earlier, our master bathroom has been mostly torn apart since Fall 2018 because of a host of issues with the installation of our shower that molded the subfloor and started raining into our dining room below. It was extremely frustrating, to say the least. We had just purchased the house a year prior, and part of the appeal was a nice master bathroom.
We’d just paid for a wedding and honeymoon, and have other bathrooms in the house so it wasn’t a priority. A year later, I was finally ready to tackle this project. I’m an anxious, detail-oriented person, and I know how stressed I get when there’s an expensive home project going on. I work from home, have a high strung (but very awesome) dog, and will quadruple-guess every decision I make. Steve could care less what it looks like as long as it functioned, so it was all me!
You know what? I did a fantastic job if I do say so myself! It turned out better than I could have imagined.
Layout: We didn’t feel the need to replace certain elements like the vanity cabinets or the bathtub, so we kept the same basic layout. I know standalone tubs are all the rage right now, but we’re not bath people and don’t have an issue with the drop-in tub. We considered removing it, but the room is large and there’s no reason to have a shower that large! We did end up doubling the size of the shower we had (it’s now about 6ft x 7ft!) because the layout before was wasted space. Expanding it also gave us the opportunity to move the shower plumbing from an exterior wall to an interior wall. For those wondering, the toilet is behind the door on the right. Next to that, out of frame, is the entrance to Steve’s closet. On the left side is a linen closet.
Design: While I love color, prints, and gold (see my moody formal living room for proof) I wanted the bathroom to be neutral and clean with whites, grays, and chrome or brushed nickel. My thought was that if I decided I wanted bold color in there in the future, we could paint the walls or add wallpaper. I also thought about resale and what buyers might want. We don’t plan on selling or moving, but I wanted to improve the investment with finishes that won’t be out of style in a few years. We also had wider baseboard and crown molding added as a nice finishing detail. The wall color is Light French Gray from Sherwin Williams, which feels like a true grey in this room, without the blue, purple, or even beige undertones that greys can have.
Lighting: This room has a lot of natural light because of the large window, but I don’t think you can ever have enough light in a bathroom. The chrome and glass vanity lights feel traditional, but with a twist with the ring details. The crystal chandelier reminded me of drops of water, which I loved. Both the vanity lights and chandelier were gifted from Lamps Plus. The selection is incredible, and the filters make it really easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. They also have furniture and decor, including the vanity mirrors that I purchased from them. Everything shipped very quickly and securely.
Tile: I am thrilled with how the tile from Floor & Decor turned out – so much so that I have another post explaining the process of purchasing the tile. There are more photos of the bathroom on that post, so hop over there when you’re done here!
Read more about the tile and see more photos in this post.
- Read all about the tile from Floor & Decor, and see more detail photos of the tile here
- Floor tile, Floor & Decor
- Shower wall tile, Floor & Decor
- Shower floor mosaic, Floor & Decor
- Bianco Carrara hexagon marble mosaic, Floor & Decor
- Arabesque marble mosaic, Floor & Decor
- Marble pencil, Floor & Decor
- Vanity lights c/o Lamps Plus
- Chandelier c/o Lamps Plus
- Mirrors, Lamps Plus
- Cabinet knobs, Amazon
- Train rack, Pottery Barn
- Robe hook, Pottery Barn
- Faucets, Delta
- Shower System, Delta
- Sinks, Kohler
- Granite, fabricated by Eleet Stone, slab from Global Granite & Marble
- Wall color: Light French Grey, Sherwin Williams
Photos by Hedges Photography