|Standing in master bedroom,|
toilet and shower to the right
|See the teeny tiny vanity?|
Shower is opposite the sink
|Standing in the office, |
looking into the master bath
Where to begin with what was wrong with this master bath!
1. Layout - it was definitely giving off the hotel vibe but not the kind of hotel we were going for. The drop ceiling made it feel like a cave.
2. Vanities - particle board covered in fake wood laminate. 'Nuff said.
3. Doorway into the office - we think it was for a nursery but we never used that door so it was eating valuable space.
I could go on and on...peach flooring, sliding shower door...but I'll spare you the yucky details.
We had a wonderful contractor since this was WAY beyond our weekend warrior capabilities. He helped us make our dreams a reality!
Inspiration came from many places - magazines etc but the most exciting place was from the bathroom we had at our honeymoon hotel. Of course I can't find the picture of it right now but it was bee-you-tee-ful!
Here is the finished product (sort of, not sure where the photos are with everything complete)...after 3 months of work it all came together.
We framed in the bathroom entrance and put double doors with frosted glass - totally LOVE how it turned out! You can see how close the bathroom is to our bed. The doors have stationary handles and there is a rollerball system at the top of each door that keeps them closed.
Closing in the door to the office gave us enough room to shift the shower footprint and make a double vanity. It was SO worth it! We removed the second teeny, tiny vanity and put a cabinet for storage in it's place. Also not shown is the towel holder train rack that sits above the toilet for extra towel hanging space. I'll get a pic of that later too. Oh, and we changed out the tile flooring for something a little more neutral.
We are so happy with the results and three years later we are still enjoying everything so much! We sure had some snags along the way (somehow our window got broken, the plumber did the painting and it had to be redone ... ) but it was worth it!
I'll share the other bathroom update later but I'll leave you with two words - soaker tub!
...one more thing... I learned through our reno that if you really want something you need to speak up and stick to your guns because it will be worth it in the end.