Master Bath Before + After

PrintIt’s been a long time coming.  Twenty years in fact.  Why?  Hmmm.  Maybe we just got used to walking downstairs every morning to take our showers. Using the shower upstairs meant craning our heads diagonally against the sloping ceiling because the shower head was mounted so low.  It also meant showering just right so the water didn’t leak out beneath the shower curtain.  Maybe we were used to having a hot tub time machine hanging out in the middle of our bedroom.  Apparently we had just adjusted to our circumstances.  But after a long, long wait to have a master bath we could actually use, we finally bit the bullet and said, ” It’s time”.  And we are so happy with the results!

BEFORE

bathroom remodel issues

That’s a concerned Gracie wondering what we are up to.

FINISHES

bathroom remodel finishes

DEMOLITION

attic bath remodel demo

NEW WALLS GOING UP!

bathroom remodel walls

TOUCHING UP THE TILE WORK

bathroom remodel tile

TA DA!

bathroom remodel sink

REN (OUR CAT) EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS

attic bath remodel tub finished

AHHH.  A BATH FOR A HUMAN, NOT A PONY

tub

A SHOWER THAT WORKS 

custom attic shower

This was the part of  the design that held us up mentally the longest.  We struggled with how to achieve the maximum head height for the shower without putting it directly in the middle of the room.   After considerable debate (uhh… increasing the budget) we decided a custom shower would probably accomplish this best.   And we’re SO happy with the results! This shower is bright, roomy and easier to clean than the tub ever was.

bathroom remodel sink area

REPURPOSED RECYCLED REUSED

old store

If any readers out there are customers of my store Urban Arts + Crafts, you might recognize these cabinets from our previous store location in Briarcliff Village.  We reused the cash register cabinets!  These IKEA Akurum cabinets were only 3 years old and still in good shape.  My husband just had to switch some drawer fronts and hardware.  We added new Corian countertops and they were good as new!

I’m going to go take a bath now. :)

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closet organization - boots ikea malm make up vanity

Comments

  1. Absolutely, positively fantastic!! Beautiful makeover! So worth the wait! Enjoy!! You both deserve it!! ~xo~

  2. Julie Foster says:

    Great work! Soon, you won’t know how you lived without the new master bath.

  3. Aw shoot, that’s not the same bathroom! You trying to pull a fast one on us?!?! Karen, that’s absolutely gorgeous! I love how much of the tile you used… that color is beautiful in there!

  4. Amy Pennington says:

    Karen, this is gorgeous!! The tile is to die for!

  5. A-MA-ZING! It is fabulous! We put that glass around our shower too. Someone told me to always keep a squeegee in our shower and squeegee the glass after every shower. Never knew it would make such a difference, but it does! I’m probably the only one who didn’t know this!

    • Thanks for the great cleaning tip Jacque! That’s way easier than scrubbing off scum once a week. And you aren’t the only one who didn’t know that squeegee tip..so thanks again! k

  6. Love the colors, it turned out fabulous!

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