I’m so excited to finally share pictures with you of our brand new master bathroom! After almost seven weeks of remodeling, it’s done and we are absolutely loving it! A huge thank you to D. Lawless Hardware for providing us with the beautiful knobs and pulls for our cabinets!
I’ve been sitting on the edge of my seat, so anxious to share this exciting reveal with you! But before I get into the details, let’s first go back in time a little bit and see what this room looked like before so we can truly appreciate how far it’s come!
Our home was built in the 1950’s. The master bathroom was an add-on and we think it probably happened in the 70’s or 80’s. Everything was dated, grungy, and in need of a major refresh! My least favorite part was the pink tile, haha, and I couldn’t wait to get rid of it! We did, however, really appreciate that it’s a large space and had a double shower and double sink area. And, we already had radiant heating in the floor, which is so amazing, especially in the winter time!
Going into the remodel, there were a few things that both my husband and I definitely wanted in the final product. He’d been dreaming of having a steam shower for pretty much his whole life and I wanted a clawfoot tub, hexagon tile, and a privacy door for the toilet area.
We hired a contractor for the job, the same one who beautifully remodeled our kitchen a few years back. Our kitchen took about four weeks, so I was mentally prepared for five or six for this, knowing that there was a lot more tile going into it and quite a few wild cards, since it’s an old home. From start to finish, including the demo, it took about seven weeks! As with all remodels, there were a great deal of hang ups and set backs. Enough to make me wonder if it would ever get done!
Just to name a few, the demo took double the amount of time they originally thought it would take because that yucky pink tile was refusing to budge! Then later, the new sinks we purchased didn’t fit, so we had to reorder those. Then the cabinet doors didn’t fit when the installer came to put them in. And then on the final step of the entire remodel, when the plumber was removing a cap to put on the shower sprayer, he broke the pipe, so they had to re-open the wall, fix the pipe, replace the wall and tile and re-grout that section. All in all, it was definitely a lesson in patience for me! But the results are so worth all the headaches and stress! It turned out even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined!
When we went to the tile store (A World of Tile), I immediately fell in love with the carrara marble subway tiles and knew they’d pair perfectly with the grey hexagon tiles I’d just selected for the floor. We decided to take the marble tiles all the way up the outside wall of the shower and continue them down in a chair rail fashion behind the tub and all the way into the toilet area. I think it really gives it a finished, classy look!
To save on cost, I hand-sealed each one of those 1600 marble tiles, twice, before they went on the wall. It took a whole month, on and off, of labor! Would you believe that our bathroom required over 4,000 pounds of tile? Crazy!
My husband and I built the barn door and I stained it dark walnut to match the cabinets and closet doors. We had to ceiling mount it because the faux stone wall behind it couldn’t support it. This proved to be tricky! It was a full day’s work, but we are so pleased with how it turned out! It adds so much warmth and interest to the space!
I was so happy to get my cast-iron clawfoot tub. 🙂 We found it at The Tub Connection. I’m in love with the vintage vibe it gives this room! It’s so comfortable too!
Adding a free-standing tub really opened things up and made it feel more spacious! Buying a little stool that will go next to it is on my to-do list, as I used to sit on the edge of the old big tub to do my girls’ hair. It was a convenient built-in chair that I’m missing, but not too much. 🙂
The navy rugs are from Society6.
The room already had gorgeous wood beams and a wood planked ceiling, so that was a major bonus! We found the perfect vanity lights at a local light store. We had our cabinet guy put in a medicine cabinet for extra storage and so we can keep the countertops clutter free.
I stained the closet doors dark walnut to match the cabinets. All of the amazing pulls, knobs and towel hooks are from D. Lawless Hardware! They have a great selection and fantastic prices! I used them for our kitchen too and they are my go-to for cabinet hardware!
I painted all the exposed walls Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore (I had it color matched at Home Depot).
We went with carrara marble countertops for a cohesive look with the wall tile. We purchased the sinks on Amazon and the brushed nickel faucets at Home Depot. Our counter space is pretty narrow, so our sink options were limited, since I wanted them to be rectangular shaped and under mount. But we found some that fit great and look nice!
I had our cabinet guy make a mirror frame to match the cabinets.
We kept the original cabinet frame/base (because wood right now is so expensive!) and just had it re-finished. It was quality wood and in great condition. Our cabinet guy made new cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
Those square pewter knobs just might be my favorite! So unique and a definite statement piece! Since everything in our bathroom design is angular instead of round, I wanted to go with square knobs to keep with that trend.
My husband got his steam shower. 🙂 That little box near the bottom of the shower is what puts out the steam. I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it nearly as much as I do. It’s so nice to get into a relaxing, steamy shower when I feel a cold coming on, after exercising, when it’s freezing outside, or when I just want to clear my lungs. It’s so refreshing!
The tile on the walls is carrara marble and we opted for pebbles on the floor. We purchased the shower fixture kits on Amazon. We had a frameless glass door installed. No more curtain, hurray!
We had one corner seat put in and inserts in the walls for soap and shampoo.
I’m still pinching myself that this is really my bathroom! We are enjoying it to the fullest! I think I could sit on the floor all day and just stare at it! Cleaning it is an absolute joy! It’s definitely my new happy place! What’s your favorite part about it? What questions do you have for me?