After hours and hours of work, we can finally cross the master bathroom off the to-do list. It feels amazing. Partly because I was starting to think this day might never come. The past 3 months we were waiting on the linen closet door – so really the bathroom has been about 95% done since December.
We gutted the entire room – drywall, ceiling, vanity, tub, tile, shower, CARPET, window, lighting, etc. were all torn down and replaced. The only thing we kept was the toilet, because the previous owners had just replaced it. We did move it over about a foot or so to allow more room for the shower which we brought out about 6 inches. We moved all of outlets and switches in the room.
We also decided to not put a tub in the master bathroom. To each their own – but neither of us are bath people so we decided to make one giant shower instead (plus we have two other tubs in the house if we ever need one).
Let me remind you what this space used to look like (excuse the bad iPhone photos…I least I took before photos).
During the process of gutting everything. If you look closely we took out the soffits above the tub as there was really no point for them. We got about a foot more of ceiling that way. Hello rain head shower!
The soffit to the right had a sloped angle from the roof line though, but we opted to remove it still and keep a sloped ceiling. I really think it helped the room feel larger even if there are a fed odd angles in the room.
We completely gutted the old stand-up shower so that we could convert it into a linen closet.
We removed the swing door and installed a pocket door to save on space (and so that it wouldn’t knock into the linen closet door like the old shower door used to).
Adding the big skylight was such a great idea – glad the hubby convinced me on that one! It brings so much extra light into the room.
And now for the pretty after photos! I’m obsessed. It’s basically my dream bathroom.
My favorite part of the shower is that rain shower head. It’s gloriously huge and perfect.
And now some side-by-side comparisons just for kicks!
Wall Color – Woodlawn Blue (at 75%), Benjamin Moore
Vanity – Wayfair
Tile – The Tile Shop
Shower Fixtures – Hudson Reed
Bench / Threshold – Quartz remnants cut to size from a local company
Shower Door – Northside Glass (highly recommend them if you’re in the Indy area)
Pendant Lights – on clearance at Pottery Barn (no longer available, similar)
Vanity Mirrors – on clearance at World Market (no longer available, similar)
Towel Rack – DIY
Towels – Pottery Barn (highly recommend these!)
Linen Closet Door – Lowe’s
I also need to give major credit to my husband – he did A LOT of the work himself on this bathroom, and it looks amazing! Minus one tile we set at 2:00 am that will bug us for eternity. 😉
Overall we are extremely proud of our work and can’t wait to see what we can do next. More makeovers coming soon!