Monday, July 29, 2013

Master Bath Reveal...

Boy, this post is a long time coming right?!?!  I know I teased you all awhile back with pictures of this project in progress and then I promised to come back with finished pictures.  Well, then life got in the way, and Ryan got REALLY busy with work and we were still missing the door for the built-in medicine cabinet.  I didn't want to post a "look what we finished" post until it really was finished so I'm sorry for the wait.  

With that said, let's take a little walk down memory lane to see what this room looked like on moving day.

See that horrible ugly fan?  Yep...that's been relocated to the gazebo.  A post on that remodel coming up later this week.

See how the sink was awkwardly in the bedroom and then the wall closed off the shower and toilet?  That was first on our list of things to change!

Then, there was that stupid 1/2 wall in the shower area with a gross shower curtain to stop it from spraying out.  Oh, and lets not even mention the state of the tile in the shower.  With a quick swipe of his shoe, Ryan pulled up a whole sheet of floor tile.  It was all moldy and gross behind the walls and floor so we ended up having to pull all the tile out and re-do the whole shower.  At first we were hoping to save the wall tiles and just remove the half wall, but about 20 minutes into the demo we knew we had a bigger project on our hand.

But!  That meant that we had a blank slate and we could do anything we wanted.  So we went with a few bold choices of tile and added some luxury features we weren't intending to add originally and we are both so happy with the result!

Here's the view now from my side of the bed looking at the bathroom.  Notice the beautiful wall that now closes off the entire bathroom (and the sink).  We took out the pocket door (I hate those) and added a real door that's wide enough for a normal human.  The old doors were super skinny, and Ryan and I aren't even big people.
There's a closer picture of the full bathroom.  You can see that we basically gutted the whole bathroom and started from scratch.  We kept the vanity and toilet, and the fixtures in the shower but we even moved those around.  Notice how the shower head is now coming from the ceiling instead of one of those awkward hand held ones for old people.

We added 6 canned lights, a huge pane of glass (you can see it's attached using that black bar at the top and bottom of the shower), new floor tiles, and of course the beautiful accent tiles on the walls.  We added the two nooks for our shower bottles, and a heated floor (roughly under the shower rug), and crown molding.

The lighting in this picture is a little wonky and blown out but the bathroom is this very light blue color.  You can see it a little better in some of the pictures below.

Looking back out towards the bedroom (please ignore the non-staged area of the house ie. the unmade bed with dirty clothes on it), you can see we added a normal mirror and the custom built in Ryan made.  I wish I'd taken a picture of the inside for you, but you can use your imagination.  It's got 4 shelves and an outlet inside so that Ryan can plug his toothbrush in without having a cord hanging out.  He's a genius for coming up with that little modification!

Behind the hand towel you can see we added another outlet.  I liked it's placement because you can't see it most of the time, it just there for you when you need to plug in your hair dryer or flat iron.  In this picture you can also see the great window we've got in the bathroom.  We LOVE having some natural light in there.  It's a great little bonus that we didn't know we had.

I just love the artwork that I picked out for the room.

This one is actually my favorite print.  It's a bit hard to read.  It says "Gratitude turns what you have into enough".  I love that statement and it's a reminder for both of us just how far we've come to get to this point in our lives.

Just one more close up of the shower tile so you can see some of the details.  Each of the nooks is lined with Corian, as is the shower transition.  We chose to use grey grout for the subway tile to really draw attention to the contrast.  We waffled on this decision when we were working on it.  We could have gone with white like the original shower was done with, but we are so happy with the choice.  We think it goes perfectly with our statement accent tiles.

So...what do you think?  This was a long overdue post.  I'll be back later this week with our renovation of the gazebo.  It's a project filled week for us.  We're trying to get the last few projects done before Abby's first birthday.  Can you believe I've got a one year old on my hands?!?!

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