Master Bedroom Remodel Ideas : Our Master Bedroom Remodel Before and After

It’s been a long while since I shared a before and after from the 1987 Fixer Upper, mainly because things have still been kind of in disarray as we get settled.  We don’t have furniture, and the decor will come after that, but today I thought it was about time I shared our Master Bedroom Remodel Before and After.   It’s funny, because when I bought this house I looked at the bedroom and thought that not much would need to be done.  If there is one lesson I’ve learned through this process…there will ALWAYS be things that need to be done. 😉 So let’s jump right into these master bedroom remodel ideas and I’ll show you what we did.

Master Bedroom Remodel Before and After Pictures

master bedroom remodel before and after

master bedroom remodel before and after

1980s master bedroom remodel before and after

1980s master bedroom remodel before and after

during construction….

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Master bedroom remodel with text



after… (before decorating ;))

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master bedroom remodel ideas

master bedroom remodeling ideas

master bedroom ideas

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I always thought this room was a great size.  Much like several of the other rooms in the house, they aren’t much bigger than our OC house.  This master bedroom is no exception.  It’s about a foot narrower than our CA house and about 5 feet longer because of the bay window.  You can see in the before pictures that they had a queen bed…something I didn’t really give much thought to when we purchased the house.  Well, what I discovered after I started construction is that part of the reason they had a queen bed I’m sure, is that the windows on either side of the bed were only far enough apart to accommodate a queen.  Oops.  Since we were re-doing all of the windows in the house, it gave me the opportunity to move those windows out about a foot on either side so that our bed would fit.  We also raised them a little higher…they had been pretty low to the floor and would have been covered by our large nightstands.  I didn’t love that the entrance to the master bedroom was straight at the top of the stairs.  Anyone going into the laundry room or coming upstairs would be able to see straight into the bedroom.  So, I solved that problem by creating the privacy wall that you see on the right hand side of the dresser.  I made the closet a bit bigger and added that wall so that I would gain privacy, and not lose the wall to put my dresser on.  Now, when you come to the top of the stairs and look into the bedroom you see that wall…not into the entire room.  We added can lights in the bedroom, a spot for a fan or chandelier above the bed, and, like all the other rooms in the house changed all the drywall, electrical, insulation, paint, flooring, windows, doors, baseboards, added window casings, smoothed the once textured ceilings. We also added new CAT5 wiring, internet, phone and cable access.

Master bedroom remodel before and after collage


Wall Color: Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams at 25%

Trim Color: High Reflective White by Sherwin Williams

Doors: Repose Gray at 100%

Windows: Advanced Window Products (SLC)

Insulation : Spray Insulation in floors, walls and ceiling

Flooring: Oasis Hardwoods Carmel Collection: Marina

Lamps: Restoration Hardware


Armoire: Macy’s Furniture Outlet in LA

Nightstands and Dresser: Thomasville (several years ago)

Rug: HomeGoods (too small for the new space)

If you are thinking about a master bedroom remodel, I say go for it!  I think we always tend to think about other areas of the house first, but really, this is our retreat right?  You want a calming, enjoyable place to relax every night after a hard day.  I hope seeing our remodel gives you some good master bedroom remodel ideas.  If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.

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Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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1 thought on “Master Bedroom Remodel Ideas : Our Master Bedroom Remodel Before and After”

  1. HI Tammy! So happy to have found you and your beautiful blog! Great bedroom remodel! Love all of your ideas and am enjoying the blog hop on the bedroom makeover! Thanks for sharing!


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