Hi everyone! Excited to be back sharing another fully renovated space in our home. If you missed the kitchen and front entry before and after check it out here!
The master bathroom was at the top of the list in the renovation budget and timeline when my husband and I purchased our house. However, as our move in day came closer, it became unrealistic to try and get it finished. This was disheartening because the whole plan was to purchase the house and renovate before moving in.
So what do you do when your general contractor isn’t able to take on the project? Hire your husband’s best friend! He agreed to do it, was so helpful in designing the room, and worked tirelessly to get it done for us. I am grateful to have people in my life who are experts at this kind of thing since my husband and I are definitely not skilled DIYers.
The master bathroom is a great size and the large windows allow for a lot of natural light to come in. As you can see, just like the kitchen and living space, it was move-in ready before, just not our style.
We decided to turn it into the space we would have created ourselves if we had built a new home.
The entire room was gutted. Tile was removed from the walls and surrounding the tub.
I knew I wanted a mostly white space so I went with a modern white vanity from Home Depot, gray and white subway tile for the shower, and a slate gray rectangle tile for the floor, both from a local tile shop.
At one point we discussed combining the tub and shower, but decided it was way too much money and hassle. Instead, we tightly squeezed in a vanity with two sinks next to the stand-up shower. The glass shower door makes the shower look bigger than it is and really glams up the room.
Keeping with the theme, the shower fixtures are a sleek and modern chrome. The walls and trim were just painted white because I knew eventually I wanted to wallpaper the room.
The French door windows between the bedroom and bathroom were covered with self-adhesive window film, which we lived with for a bit. However, after a few months I decided to remove it. They peeled right off and it looked so much better. I figured with two little kids I basically have no privacy anyway so why not showcase the pretty doors!
Here’s what they looked before with the film.
There is not a linen closet in the bathroom and the only storage space are the small cabinets and drawers in the vanity.
For extra counter space, I took an old mirror and desk from my parent’s basement that used to be in my room growing up. I painted it and turned it into a vanity right outside the bathroom. The paint job is terrible, but it was a cheap and chic fix! I got the idea from my sister who had taken the dresser from the set last year and turned it into a changing table for my niece. Instead of using the chair that belonged with the desk I added the stool.
The final step in the bathroom renovation will be wallpaper. Here are my top picks (keeping it neutral since the bedroom is a pretty bold color):
Which wallpaper would you choose?
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