Master bathroom Renovations
It was certainly a process of a few month’s work, but my brother-in-law, Bruce, finished up their master bath renovation and it looks fabulous! I can’t wait to share it with you all. Did you know that kitchens and master baths are right at the top of the list for spaces to renovate in a home that will add the most value? It’s true. I hear it all the time. Most folks when they are looking at a resale home really love it when it has an up to date kitchen and renovated master bath, so hopefully these master bath renovation ideas will give you some things to ponder.
So, not only will they get to enjoy the beauty and newness of their master bath, it will add value to their home too, when they sell it down the road. That’s a win-win for sure. And also the fact that Bruce did the work himself saved them a TON of money. Bruce shared with me that he spent about $8, 500 on the whole bathroom project, including the new Closet Maid closet system that he bought and installed too. That’s quite a lot of bang for your buck for a brand spanking new bathroom.
I shared the Before pics in this post, so go and have a look at what they started with. This house was built in 1998, so back then it was cutting edge, but fast forward a few years and it was in need of a refresher. They had never utilized that big tub and all it did was take up valuable space, so their idea to take out the tub and make that space a larger shower was a brilliant one. Why not renovate for your own needs? They still have a tub in the upstairs guestroom. No, not a huge tub, but everyone doesn’t use a large tub. I love a big shower myself, that would be the same thing I would do. And the old shower became part of the closet, so that’s another win in this remodel. They completely redid their master bedroom in 2011 that I helped her with and it turned out fabulous too. Check out the master bedroom here and here. Now the bathroom is completely up to date with the beautiful master bedroom suite.
Are you ready to see the final bathroom?
It is beautiful and I love all the details. It’s been so dreary around here with lots of cloudy days, so this day was not a great one for taking pics. So keep that in mind as you look at the colors. It’s really much brighter in here and the wall color is a soft blue/green/gray, Comfort Gray by Sherwin Williams (same color as in my downstairs den). Not nearly as gray as it looks in these pics.
After gutting the old bathroom and taking out the old tub and tile, Bruce worked hard on this space since the first of September to get it finished right before Christmas. I know he’s proud of his work and he should be, it’s beautiful.
The new seamless shower door is so open and airy now.
I love these large rectangular porcelain tiles in a look-alike marble. They got all the tile from Floor and Décor.
A border tile was used to accent the floor tiles and some darker tones in the room. Smaller tile was used on the floor of the shower with gray/brown tones to pick up the shower walls and the floor tiles. Notice that square drain in the shower. Bruce was pretty happy about the way it turned out, by using 4 squares of the tile inside the drain, it almost disappears.
It’s a beautiful shower with a nice bench seat too.
With shower heads on each side, it’s a great shower now.
Little niches built into the shower are great too for holding things. The accent tile border just adds to the charm.
The toilet room, with a yardsale chandelier my sister found while we were out last spring.
This is a vaulted ceiling space with a large window above the shower. Lots of light comes in here. She got a new rug from Wayfair to add to the cozy factor too.