A New Master Bathroom

For 13 years we have lived with a solid but ugly master bathroom. It is small and there’s no getting around that but it was solidly built so it went on the back burner. The layout was horrible. The Roman tub took up about 40 percent of the bathroom layout and the toilet was in the way of the single vanity. In January of 2011, our favorite flooring store had a sale on the flooring we were hoping to one day purchase. It was the lowest price we’d seen. Randy started measuring for the new flooring and he insisted on having the new pre-finished oak flooring throughout the whole upstairs, including the bathrooms. No way was I going to put beautiful oak hardwood floors in that ugly bathroom. A gut job was in order. YIPEEEE!!! J
These are the before pictures of our master bathroom. If you look closely, you’ll see the chips and cracks.

This is our gigantic Roman Tub. Does the tile in here make you dizzy?

Covering the ugly floor with rugs and a towel.

ugly floor

See how the toilet blocks the sink? We had to move it over 5 few inches to make room. Hey, 5 inches is a lot in a small bathroom.

Oh Gross!
New Bathroom!! We went to the Big Box home store and bought 3 new 12 inch tall kitchen cabinet uppers and stacked them to give the appearance of one tall cabinet. We have an electric outlet inside so my husband can keep his electric razor on the charger inside. I can’t believe how much storage we have now. The vanity had a factory defect so we got it at a steal of a price. We still don’t know where the defect is.

Pay no attention to the fancy toilet seat Bidet. It was impossible to clean (without going into detail) so we took it back. Moving the toilet over 5 inches really helped with space. 

We love our new vanity. Two sinks! It really is amazing how much glam we managed to fit into this small space, and the best part is, we now both fit in the bathroom at the same time. And check out those beautiful new floors.

We added 3 beautiful pendant lights over the vanity that match the quarts subway tile perfectly. They’re kitchen pendants but we like to break rules and decided that it needed to be in our bathroom.

Our shower is great. We bought a Kohler cast iron shower pan and put 18 inch travertine tile on the walls to match the vanity top. We used the quarts subway tile along the top to tie in with the vanity backsplash and added 2 shower heads. Even though we made the shower much smaller than the Roman tub, it’s still plenty big enough to hold 2 adults.

I had Randy frame the shower so that I could have shelf space for shampoo, plus a lady always need a place to put her foot when she shaves her legs.
I wanted crown molding but had a difficult time finding the right match to the cabinets. We bought MDF (white) crown molding and I layered different tones of browns, from tan to very dark with a dry brush to make the MDF look like real wood.

We couldn’t be happier and we honestly wouldn’t change a thing. I’m so grateful for Randy’s abilities. It pays to wait 13 years to get the bathroom we've always wanted. We've had a lot of time to ponder what exactly we wanted.
Thanks for taking the time to view our bath remodel.
Randy and Susie

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