Master Bath Renovation Reveal

Master bath 1

Finally, the master bath is done! 

To recap where we started, the master bathroom used to be a single vanity, tub-with-vinyl-surround, exact replica of the hall bathroom.  It had adhesive tile on the floor, an orange-oak vanity, and a few updated elements like a curved shower rod and newish light fixture.  Generally, it was pretty small.

But….the master bedroom was big….and it conveniently had about 36 square feet of unneeded space.

Extra space
So what did we do? 

Bathroom Diagram
We moved the wall separating the closet and bath from the bedroom, further into the bedroom by 3 feet.  (The colored area above is the old layout.)

With the new bathroom space, we rotated the “tub” into the new area and made it a large shower.  Then we moved the toilet further into the corner, where the tub had been.  And finally, we expanded the vanity into the space where the toilet had been.

Old view from the closet door:

Master Bath Before 1
New view from the closet door:

Master bath after 1
Master bath after 2
Master bath after pic 3

Old view from the bedroom:

Master bath before  pic 2
New view from the bedroom:

New Master Bath

This project was a combination of DIY and help from contractors.  We started by doing the demolition ourselves. 

Contractors framed and drywalled the new wall, roughed in a couple of new electrical items, and modified the plumbing.  We also had to modify some heat registers, so the “heat man” was called to do that. 

We handled the priming and painting, and the vanity was installed by the cabinet maker. 

Then we tiled the floor and the shower. 

Tiling the floor
Tiling the shower

Soooo how about some more pictures already?!??
The shower:

Tiled shower 1
Shower illuminated

Quoin detail
Medallion tile
Shower finishes
Delta showerhead
The vanity:
Knotty alder vanity
Knotty alder vanity 2

Vanity close
Vanity hutch
Delta Victorian faucet

The floor:
Woodgrain tile
The big picture:
(pretend you don’t see me!)

Remodeled Master Bath
There’s our beautiful new master bathroom!  But…accessories are still on the way, and since I can’t cover all the details in one post, later this week I’ll show you

And, I’ll update the links here as we go, so you won’t have to go wandering  🙂


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    1. I am a new follower and I must say how glad I am that I \”found\” your blog! You have a wonderful writing style and you motivate me to keep working on our house. The bathroom is gorgeous! Awesome job!


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