For the most part, each room in our upstairs remodel was just purely cosmetic. New floors, new paint, new molding, doors, windows, remove popcorn ceilings, etc. We didn’t touch the footprint or layout. I shared a few pics from our boys’ shared room last week.
The exception to that though was our master bath.
We started with an arched entry, into a carpeted hallway with one vanity (beautiful brass Hollywood lights too boot), which then had a second vanity walled off adjacent to the builder-basic shower pan shower. There seemed to be A TON of unused space (i.e a bookcase in the carpeted bathroom? No thanks).
The plan was basically to demo everything behind the doorway, starting over with a blank slate.
We rearranged the plumbing to add a 5′ x 5′ shower where the carpeted vanity used to live, complete with a heated bench seat, rain shower head and frameless glass.
FINISHED MASTER BATHROOM
I chose to finish this shower with oversized white subway tile (brick set), a bright white grout (although I sort of wish I would’ve done a light grey), and my fav of all, the carrera marble hex mosaic tile for the shower mud pan.
We continued the subway tile as the curb to transition the bathroom floor tile we chose, which was an oversized 12×24 carrera porcelain tile.
I was able to score a quartz remnant from a local granite & marble store that was carrara-esque and complimented the greys really well, without being too matchy-matchy.
Slight confession: I am not satisfied with the color of the light fixture in here. My brain was at max capacity decision making, and ultimately I chose these antique nickel farmhouse ones, but they really should match the antique bronze hardware. So someday, I’ll take it down, unscrew the light bulbs, and spray paint it to match the hardware, but for the sake of just finishing a remodel, sometimes you just have to leave it. #remodelrookie
CONSTRUCTION VOCABULARY WORD
Also, for anyone in the middle of the design, or construction process, one word you might want to learn is schluter. Consider it your vocabulary word of the day. We used an antique bronze schluter (10 points) to transition from the LVP floors in the bedroom to the (heated!) porcelain tile in the bathroom.
Then to warm up the space even more, we added some reclaimed wood hooks from HomeGoods and this wood mirror from Target.
I’m still working on artwork in here, and then a couple of floating wood shelves for above the toilet, but all in due time.
Around Christmas time, the previous owner came to tour all of our renovations once they were complete. These people were so gracious to us the entire buying process, and built this house to raise their 6 kids in. To say I was nervous for her to see the changes, was an understatement.
She was very complimentary throughout the tour, but was shocked the most by the bathroom transformation.