When you launch into a major renovation, it always takes longer than you think it should. I planned on having these pictures of our master bathroom remodel up long ago…but life happens. So, despite the wires still hanging from the ceiling over the tub, I hope these pictures give you some fun master bathroom remodel ideas. One day, it will be 100% complete, and even decorated. And then I’ll have to share some more pictures. Until then, please enjoy this master bathroom before and after. We’ve come a long way baby!
Master Bathroom Before:
The master bathroom in the 1987 Fixer Upper was very choppy and dark. You walked directly into the sink area off of the master bedroom. You can see below, there were two sinks and a vanity, separated by a doorway that led into the next room with the tub, shower and toilet. The master closet was off of the sink area, divided into two closets with tow separate doors…one that blocked the second sink when the door swung out as you can also see in the picture.
The area was carpeted, very dark with only had one small window in that entire back corner of the house, and was very basic with low sinks, builder grade faucets and lighting, etc. I knew when I first walked through the house that it was a good amount of space, it just needed to be reconfigured and modernized. Like the rest of the house I wanted to open it up, make it lighter and brighter and more user friendly. Construction was a mess!
You might say we changed things just a little. 😉 This was the portion of construction where we could literally see through the entire house. From the basement up three floors through the floors, through every single wall all the way down to the other end of the house…it was a disaster! But exciting at the same time. I just don’t recommend living through all of this. We survived…but barely. 😉
There had been a strange, small, shallow closet at the top of the stairs that ate up some of the space I wanted to use for the bathroom, so we knocked that out.
I wanted the sinks to go along that wall, so that closet had to go.
As you can see, we added LOTS of windows and the light pouring in is fantastic! We also made a separate are for the toilet.
Remember the privacy wall I talked about in the master bedroom? That enabled us to make the closet a few feet bigger. We also opened up the walls to make one big closet instead of two smaller closets and eliminated one of the doorways into the closet. So much better!! I’ll share more about the closet later. But you can see the new, wider single doorway here, the second doorway getting framed in, and the new window I added in the closet to brighten things up.
Master Bathroom After:
Ta-da! What a difference, right? I went with gray cabinets in here and the same Bella Statuario quartz countertops as in the kitchen. I just love them. I wanted a big shower and this 4×4 foot shower is perfect. The gray cabinets are painted Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams, and the floors are the same wood that we used throughout the main floor and master bedroom. It is engineered hardwood and totally fine to use in the bathroom. We have it in the bathrooms in our Orange County house too, and love it. It’s hard to tell in these images, but the tile is not a flat subway. It has some texture to it, which helps it reflect the light in interesting ways and makes it look a bit more rustic. I’ll list and link everything used in this master bathroom remodel at the bottom of the post.
The chandelier for over the tub has arrived…now it’s just a matter of installing it! Give us a few months. 😉 . You can see what is looks like here.
This master bathroom remodel made SUCH a difference! I can’t even believe it is the same amount of space. Adding the windows and opening it all up made such a difference. I love the calming colors and rustic elements like the pebble shower pan and wood floors. We are very happy with how it all turned out.
Products We Used for This Master Bathroom Remodel
Walls: Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams at 25%
Doors and Cabinets: Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams at 100%
Countertops: Bella Statuario Quartz from Arizona Tile
Tile: White Subway Tile Villa Tile from Floor and Decor
Shower Pan: Pebble Tile Mosaic from Floor and Decor
Flooring : Oasis Hardwood Carmel Collection Marina
If you are thinking about starting any home remodel job, just know that it is a total paint to live through, but the rewards for your time and effort are so worth it in the end! The value we added to this house far exceeds the cost and headache of living through the remodel process! I hope this post helped give you some master bathroom remodel ideas. Be sure to check out the rest of our 1987 Fixer Upper posts to see the transformation of this whole 80’s house into something new and modern.
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