I didn’t mean to be gone from this space for so long but life got busy. We remodeled our master bathroom, my sister came to visit, my mother came to visit and I was asked to help with some Quilt Market sewing (will share soon!) Add mother’s day in there mixed with end of the year school functions for the kiddos and you can see why blogging took a back seat. I am SO glad that school is almost out-I’m ready for a break!
After ten years in our home we were finally able to do a major remodel. We had our Master Bathroom remodeled by Landon at Jacob & Co Remodeling- and could not have been happier with how everything turned out. Our bathroom was the original 1978 bathroom- although somewhere a long the way someone had upgraded the tile floor. A basic 12″ white with black grout that had been painted mauve. I almost forgot to take any before shots- I quickly grabbed my camera and took some pics while they were setting up. I had my wide angle lens and wasn’t able to get the best pics as the room is so small, but trust me when I tell you it was pretty ugly!
Don’t you just love the gold glitter swirl of the sink? YUCK! The sink was the hardest part of the whole remodel. The original vanity and top were 28″ wide…which is nearly impossible to find anymore. All we could find (without having a custom cabinet built) was a 24″ or 30″- due to the size of the bathroom and the proximity of the toilet we couldn’t do a 30″, it was just too big. After hem-ing and haw-ing and googling and driving all over the valley we went with a very basic 24″. In the end I am SO glad we did, our contractor built the shower out about 4″ more than the original- the smaller vanity was the best choice and it doesn’t feel too small at all!
We went with porcelain tile that looks like wood for the floors, I absolutely love it! The space is so small I knew it wouldn’t cost that much more to have the floor laid diagonally. I love old houses with bits of charm and knew that bead board with a molding shelf would add just the right amount of character to the space.
Due to the wiring and the medicine cabinet we chose we had to stick with the basic light fixture- I don’t love it but it works. The wall color is Sea Anemone by Martha Stewart- it looks much brighter on the walls than the sample card. I’m debating between these two Katie Daisy prints to hang above the toilet. The shower curtain is temporary until we find one we really like (any recommendations?)
The biggest change is of course the shower- it feels HUGE. I searched pinterest and home dec sites before we started looking for bathrooms I liked- the theme I kept finding was Carrara Marble, but I knew our budget could not support a marble tiled shower. We decided to go with a Carrara looking ceramic tile (however the bull-nose is marble as we couldn’t find a synthetic that matched). I love the look of subway tile and wanted the tiles laid in the same way. We are very happy with the choice- and it is very easy to clean! The niche with the glass tile is for hair products and soaps. The niche at the bottom is a foot rest for shaving my legs so I no longer have to perch like an exotic bird in the shower.
I’m still working on decorating the space…I’m kind of slow and like to take my time, but we are loving our new space. Big thanks to Jacob & Co!!