Over the past week or so, I’ve shared the pre-construction decisions that were made before our master bath renovation, as well as the selections we made for the shower, tub and flooring. So as not to drag this out too long, today I’m sharing the reveal of our recently complete master bathroom. First to refresh our memories, some before pictures that include the old glass block windows, the large uneven floor tiles, the small triangle seat in the shower, no step into tub, and the strange, angled mosaic work. It wasn’t horrible, but at 24 years old, it was time for a refresh.
And now for the After shots. Because I believe pictures can often speak louder than words, this post will mostly be photos of the various areas in our bathroom. For those with a discerning eye, you may notice a couple of items still not installed, those being the tub filler spout which is out for replating, and the handles on the shower door which are the wrong size. But other than that, the room is pretty much done. Some of the pictures were taken at night, to give both perspectives.
As part of the renovation, we replaced the carpet in the adjacent master bedroom once they were done with the dust and mess in the bathroom, so I have included a couple of shots of that. The old carpet was rippling in a few spots, despite having it re-stretched a few years ago, so it was time to go. We went with a striated taupe color that blends nicely with the hardwoods in the hall and the tile in the bathroom and doesn’t show much foot traffic. They recommended a pad that was not only thicker than the previous pad, but waterproof as well. Walking in there now feels like you are walking on a cloud.
One last word about picking neutrals in a bathroom. Lately, I have been seeing the use of dark green or blue tiles in bathroom renovations. They are beautiful, but will they stand the test of time? By using a neutral palette, you can change the entire feel of the room with a simple change of towels or artwork, giving the room flexibility and longevity. Presently, we are using aqua towels, but if tomorrow we want to use cream, sage green or purple, they would still not clash with the neutrality of the renovated bathroom.
Thank you for coming along on this bathroom renovation journey. Because this had been a project we had wanted to do for many years, we are really appreciating the warmer, fresh new look. If you have any questions about this process, please ask and I will answer to the best of my ability. Until then, see you on the next project!