Master bathroom refresh!


We recently finished up a refresh on our master bath.  We would love to do some remodeling in our master bathroom someday, but it’s not high on the priority list.  And when I say remodeling, I mean ripping out the old shower and tub and replacing them with a stand-alone modern tub and walk-in rain shower.  This is ours today (don’t get me wrong, it’s a great space – and BIG):


But I’d love to have something like this:

If and when we decide to replace tub and shower I’d also like to tear out the existing floor, get new vanities and all new fixtures – you know, spending 30K or so…  So yeah, that ain’t happenin’ anytime soon.  So we did a few updates that should hold us over for a while.  Let’s take a walk down memory lane.  This is what the room looked like when we looked at our house and also the day we moved in…



In the last year (since moving in) we took down those curtains (geez…), took down that towel rod over the bath and added shelves, and added a whimsical treatment to the tub.  Here’s what it looked like a couple of weeks ago.


Haha.  I know, not much different than a year ago.  But like I said, it’s a nice space and huge so we haven’t taken time to do much.  The main thing I wanted to change is the out-dated builder’s grade honey oak cabinets.  So now it looks like this.


We added some modern hardware to the doors/drawers and shelves to that middle section.  I love it!  The other thing we did that you can’t really see (and it took me hours of back breaking tedious work with a razor blade) is recaulking the shower.  If you’ve never done that, I wouldn’t wish it on my enemy.  Someone had half-ass caulked the shower and done a horrible job.  I had to rip all the old out that was nasty with mold and clean it and recaulk.  It’s so nice in there now.  We also did away with the hand-held shower head.  The new one is much simpler and clean.  You can probably see it in the pics above.  Our master bathroom + master bedroom is bigger than my first apartment – not kidding.  The master bathroom is long with our newly renovated “dressing room” on one end and the shower on the other.  For reference… this is from the closet looking toward the shower:


And this is standing next to the shower looking toward the closet:


The double doors to the left lead to the master bedroom.  The door on the right is the toilet room, which is also spacious with built in cabinets and a phone jack if you need to call someone. ha!  I’m definitely enjoying the space more since doing these updates.  And if you ever doubt the power of restaining, adding new hardware and a nice rug – don’t, it will do wonders!



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