Thursday, April 15, 2010

Master Bath Remodel

Nearly five years ago when we moved into our current home we had no intention of re-doing the master bathroom. LOOKED fine.   I know you are probably  looking at the Before pictures and thinking why would they ever rip all that out of there.   Well, here’s the story:  The jets in the Jacuzzi tub were not working and to repair them we were going to have to rip out those front tiles.  The builder left no access to the motor for some reason.   The previous owner left one box of extra tile, but we weren’t crazy about it to begin with.   So we lived with it a few months and also realized the shower wasn’t going to work for us either.    We were spoiled with a larger shower in our previous home.  Final decision:  MAJOR RENOVATION – We gutted it.

Before:  The small shower and enormous tub:

   mast bath before

Before:  The floors were pinkish marble (hard to see in this picture).  Not really our taste and they were slick to walk on if your feet were wet.

 mast bath before floor

Before:  The cabinets were white and the countertops were white.

 mast bath beforekeith


This is the tile we selected.  More natural-earthy color with a little texture so it is not as slick.

 mast bath after floor

We changed out the counter tops to granite and put in limestone sinks and new fixtures.  We did keep the  cabinets.  I had a painter come in and antique them down.

mast bath cabinet after

Also got new mirrors and light fixtures:

This is my side of the bathroom.  I had a plumber come in and move the sink from the left side of the vanity to the middle. Then a carpenter had to come in and re-work the cabinets and drawers.


Our new walk-in shower.  We love it.  The tub was completely removed from the room.  So bath people probably won’t like our house if we have to sell it in the future.  There are still bathtubs upstairs though.

mast bath after

Keith’s sink side:

The wall are painted in an older Sherwin Williams color Dhurrie Beige, but they mixed it up for me even though it isn’t on their current color chart.



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Over all it was quite an ordeal.  As I mentioned a few post ago we discovered the shower pan was improperly installed.  So all that tile you see in the shower from the waist down was re-done about 2 months ago.  Thankfully, the tile store still had our tile in stock.  Hopefully all is good now.

Buster and I are not DIY’ers, as much as I would love for us to be. We just aren’t.   We have to leave it to those that we hope are professionals and know what they are doing.   So here is my newly renovated – renovated master bath.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, Joy.... I love the new colors.... So warm looking!!!!! And that big walk-in shower is great!!!! I like a Jacuzzi bath --but wouldn't use it very often I'm sure.

We're not DIYer's either.. I think it's better to get it done professionally --and it will be RIGHT....


Julie said...

I think it looks great too! I love the tile , enjoy :)

Karin said...

Wooooohoooooo, that looks great! Very lovely! It pays to get professionals unless of course you do a great job yourself!

linda said...

This is something that we will be undertaking in the near future ourselves. All of our bathrooms need updating so we will be redoing 3 bathrooms...showers, sinks, countertops, bathtubs, etc.

We're not DIY's either. We have to hire EVERYTHING out!

Did you use the same tile for the floor and the shower? We put down tile in the bathrooms about 8 years ago and it would look good for one of the showers but we don't have enough of the tile left. I think it looks nice when it's used for both the floor and the shower.

Your bathroom looks beautiful by the way!

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Betty said...

I love it!! Especially the redo on the cabinet. Looks awesome!

Cicero Sings said...

Looks Great. I sure wish we would have had a good shower like that installed here! D's brother built the house and they think/thought we were yuppy enough as it was ... the wife bulked at our every change to their plans so I tried to be low key. But I'm sorry now. D wanted a shower like yours. I do like a bath though and didn't want one with jets (to problamatic and I don't know how one would keep them clean, especially as we have hard water!) ... so I just have a lovely soaker tub.

We only have one bathroom in our house but it is a large-ish bathroom given that the house is 1260 sq ft.

Melody said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job!

Tracy P. said...

Beautiful!! Good for you! We need some professionals of our own.

C said...

looks like from out of a magazine!
bravo! bravo! bravo!

Louise | Italy said...

Veeerrrreeee elegant, madam. Beautiful!

Diana said...

Great choices! I love what you did.

Dawn said...

It turned out just beautifully! I am not fond of bathtubs unless they are huge - the walkin shower looks wonderful!

Shelly Gregory said...

I love what you did! I know you have to be so happy to indulge in the pampering of a newly remodeled bathroom. You made a great choice with the large walk-in shower. The new trend in homes is the "WALK-IN SHOWER"!

Mrs.Oz said...

It's beautiful. I am a tub person though;). Colors are great.

Lisa said...

WOW. Your master bathroom must be huge! You did a spectacular job. It really was nice before, but you warmed it up and revamped it into something really wonderful. Great job. Thanks for stopping by today!

Pamela said...

Looks beautiful!!

Karena said...

Joy, nice new look!! A lot of work, worth it though!

Art by Karena

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

So happy to learn of your blog!!!! And, your home is beautiful. You feel HIM as you enter...

Joanna Jenkins said...

WOW, wow, wow! I could live in that shower. It's fabulous-- The whole bathroom is gorgeous.

Great job,

Floss said...

Wow! It's great! I'm a bath person, though... The French aren't - they wouldn't even notice that you'd taken the bath out so long as there's such a good shower!

Thanks for these great photos, because I love what you've done, and thanks for your kind comments on my blog too.

tricia said...

Beautiful bathroom. Love the tile.

Becca said...

That remodel looks awesome!!!


Pam said...

absolutely gorgeous! You may not be DIYers but you sure have good taste!