Thursday, January 23, 2014


Another great master bathroom renovation has come and gone, and there are some pretty good before & afters here.  First we have the floorplan.  This was a very divided and cramped space, with a wall and door between the two vanities which just made everything feel far too small and broken up.  At first, we feared the wall between the 2 vanities could not be removed entirely, so we decided to take the wall back as far as we could and remove the door.  The old fashioned tub/shower combo also went, as it was rarely used for bathing, and large showers just seem so much more spa-like and luxurious, don't they?



Much better, right?  But it gets even better, because once the contractor started work, we found it was possible to bring the wall down entirely, so bam! we ended up with one large double vanity and a truly spacious bathroom with tons of storage and huge shower.  In addition to this change, all the tile was replaced, walls repainted, new vanities, mirrors, lighting flooring and backsplash all installed.  The transformation is pretty impressive.

Here are the before shots-

And the end result-

I love this backsplash, a Bedrosians product that is a combo of natural stone and glass.  Very classic and contemporary at the same time.  And there is still one detail not finished here, the backsplash tile will be applied to the back wall above the vanity to give the full wall a more unified look... just waiting for the back-ordered tile darn it!  The countertop is quartz and I just love the color, a very subtle taupe that blends so well with the walls and shower surround and floors.  So much better than white.

Large showers are such fun, I love the opportunity to do something unique with tile layout.  Here we added two subtle vertical stripes of glass tile on each short end of the shower (one wider than the other) which adds texture and shine without being too loud or trendy.  Spa feel?  Check.

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