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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Master Bath Renovation Sneak Peek

Bonjour Mes Amis!
Hope you are having a great week!
It's been many months in the making, but our master bathroom renovation is finally about to wrap up!
There are a few more little details to complete, but I just couldn't wait to give you a bit of a sneak peek in the mean time:)
I am so thankful that I have a talented Handy Hubby!
From the gutting of the bathroom to the installation, he did 99% of the work himself.
It is a small room, so we really wanted to make every square inch count.  I'll be showing you some "before" shots, to give you a better idea of just how far this space has come!
Ok, picture 1980's blue tub, glass slider door, blue toilet and sink, and finishes that don't match.
Well, you get the picture!
I must say that the only thing I liked about our bathroom prior to renovation was the light fixture!
Yep, that was it!  And only because it was newer, in a pretty oil rubbed bronze finish.
One of the biggest changes (well, they are all big, really!) was the addition of two sinks!
Yeah! That means no more fighting for first dibs to brush our teeth or wash our hands!
And another is no more stubbed toes or shins when climbing out of the tub after showering.
I might have said a few choice words over the years after bumping into those 
ugly lovely sliding doors!
So, without further ado, here are a few teasers, along with some before pics!
On our list of wants was this frameless shower door, which we just love!
We had it installed, it was the only thing in the room that hubby didn't do.
It can swing both in and out.  No more bumped shins!
 Are you ready for the old???
Yep, mirrored and striped and shiny gold gold, ala 1980's!
You can also get a glimpse of our lovely old blue toilet in the mirror!

Another want was a rain shower head and hand held wand.  I'll tell you more about it in my next post!
 Before we even started the reno project (I say we, even though it was hubby that did all of the hard labor!!)
I knew that I wanted to incorporate iridescent glass mosaic tiles into the room.
It was love at first sight when I spotted these!  My photos just don't do them justice!
I am amazed at how they shimmer and change colors, depending on the lighting.
Hubby put them in the niche, as well as an accent band around the shower.  
We are also using them as our backsplash.
That part is almost complete, then I will show you the full reveal!!
 I was more than a little shocked when I learned how $$ they were!  I nearly changed my design plan, looking to find some cheaper accent tiles. Well, I am so glad that I stuck with my original vision, as I think this helps make the entire room!
Thanks to hubby's' builders license, we were able to get discounts on many of the materials.
Not to mention how much money he saved us in labor!!
 Ok, remember the blue toilet?
Well buh-bye!!
Hubby also added white beadboard to the walls, something I have always dreamed of!
The drywall which he hung above is painted a nice soft cream color, but it looks more yellow in my picture for some reason.
You can get a glimpse of our new white cabinetry.  I'll show it all to you in a few days, along with our quartz counter.  A huge change from our white formica!

And here she was, before makeover!
No more 1980's diagonal wood wall, either!
This shot made the room look larger than it actually felt.  It was taken with a wide angle lens by hubby's son, for our real estate listing when we had our home on the market last year.
Another "before".

Ok, now that I have given you a little tease, I promise to be back in a few days for the complete reveal!
In the mean time, we have to hang mirrors and finish the back splash.
Thanks for joining me on my little tour!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, wow what a wonderful reno. I love what you shared already and I know the final reveal will be stunning. Love the shimmer tile in the shower and the niche. It adds so much. Love the peek of the white cabinet too. I know you love the two way shower door. My son added that to his remodel and loves it too. Congrats to your hubby for such a great job he did with everything. Now you get the fun of decorating. Have fun and looking forward to the reveal.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Donna out with the old and dated bathroom and in with the gorgeous and chic. Looking forward to the reveal.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How fun, Donna! Looking forward to the reveal!

Susie said...

Your husband saved you a fortune, doing lots of work himself. I am thinking of re-doing my bathroom...oh it's so small I just hate the thought. Can't wait to see the finished room. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Hi Donna, I am just popping in here and there as I have a few minutes. I really need to catch up with you!! Love what you have done so far with the bathroom. Hubby did a really good job and you are right-that iridescent tile MAKES the room! Good choice.
Headed to bed really early here. I have not had much sleep in the last few nights--it is all catching up with us both.
Love to you- Diana

ps- Can't WAIT to see it all done. Shoot me an email when it's done, will you? I am not visiting blogs much at all right now but I would like to see your finished project.

Rose L said...

Love the tile work and the bead board.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Donna! So pretty! Lucky you to have a handy hubby for sure.

Debbie said...

Wow!! I'm lovin' the bathroom, Donna!! John did an amazing job in there! The tiles look gorgeous! I can see why you are glad you stayed with them.
So pretty.
Love you.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I like how the accent tiles look like the inside of shells. It's a a lot of work, but it is going to be wonderful. It's a big change to the pretty neutrals. xoxo Su

Lovella Cushman said...

I love what you and your husband have done with your bathroom! The white beadboard on your wall adds a wonderful element of elegance to it. My hubby and I were considering a makeover for our home, and this article has shown me what can be achieved with a bit of hard work. We will certainly take inspiration from your design. Thank you.

Lovella Cushman @ Perfection Plumbing