Monday, March 18, 2013

Renovation Update: Bathroom Progress

I know how you crazy kids love photos so get ready for some photo overload in this post!  Mama got a little trigger happy with the camera yesterday.  Perhaps it has a little something to do with the excitement of the completed master bathroom renovation!!  Woot, woot!!  Come on in and take a looksie.  


The new L-shaped bathroom is located on the second floor off the master bedroom within a dormer of our craftsman-colonial house.  It is FULL of weird unique and charming angles.  It made for quite an interesting design challenge when trying to figure out the layout of the room.   


We knew we wanted two sinks, a big shower and of course you need to add the porcelain throne into the mix.  We also wanted a very crisp, clean and spa-like look and feel.   All the finishes for the fixtures are polished chrome.  They look like little pieces of jewelry when the natural light bounces off of them.  Love!  I considered mounting two mirrored medicine cabinets but changed my mind at the 11th hour.  I felt like it would have been too much on this wall.  The seamless bevelled mirror really opens up the space giving the illusion that the dormer is bigger than it really is.



Our contractor originally sent me to a show room in Pasadena to pick out our sink and shower fixtures.  The hubs was on a biz trip so the "decision-ball" was in MY court.  It was like being a kid in a candy shop!  Everything was so sparkly and shiny.  I worked with a nice sales person to make selections on styles and finishes and then.... he priced it out.  WHAT?!*$@#%%?!  IT'S GOING TO BE HOW MUCH?!  I thanked him for his time, fishtailed it out of the parking lot and headed straight to Home Depot.  Both the wall sconces and sink fixtures were finds at Home Depot... and about half the price!  And honestly, the quality is quite impressive.


The frameless shower is my most favorite part of this bathroom remodel.  We also added two skylights to really pull in the natural light.  It's a great way to start your day gazing at the California blue skies while washing paint out of your hair from 2 days ago cuz that was the last time you showered.  For finishes, we chose a basic white subway tile and a carrera marble hexagonal and pencil piece detail treatment.



To save on space we had a pocket door installed with etched glass to allow the natural light to pass through into the master bedroom and to allow for privacy.  


These wall hooks were purchased at HomeGoods for $9.99 each!


In an effort to utilize every square inch of space, we had a custom cabinet built into the eave of the roof.    It's the perfect amount of space for clean towels, facecloths and 3 curling irons, 2 hairdryers, 2 flats irons, 72 round brushes... the list goes on.  And pull out hamper drawers - one side for lights, one side for darks!


And here we go.  Before and AFTER!!!  


Crazy before and after shots, right?!  I still need to add some personal touches like maybe a water color over the toilet and some bath mats under the sinks to keep our toes cozy while brushing our teeth.  I'm also thinking of picking up some natural weave baskets under the vanity for hidden storage.  All in good time - I'll be sure to keep you posted.

Hope you enjoyed the tour - have a great week!


Sharing with these fab blogs....
The Dedicated House * i should be mopping the floor * Lines Across * The Girl Creative * The Shabby Chic Cottage * Somewhat Simple * House of Hepworths * The Shabby Nest * Craftberry Bush * Carolyns Homework * Two Yellow Birds Decor * Serenity Now * Give Me the Goods Monday


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44 comments

  1. Stunningly beautiful! I always love looking at great before and after shots.

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  2. So beautiful, I love all the white. Great vision to turn the before into the after!

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  3. Wow! Amazing!! So glad I found your blog ;) I'm your newest follower!
    Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  4. Looks awesome! What a difference!

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  5. WOW! Absolutely jaw-dropping! I just pinned the heck out of this as inspiration for my own bathroom redo. Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

    Kelly @ view along the way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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    1. Thanks Kelly and thanks for pinning!

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    1. Thanks Jen! I could spend all day in there!

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  7. I love it!!!!!Thanks for your post.

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  8. Newest follower here! I found you though the blog hop, you have a wonderful blog. I look forward to reading more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks Melanie and thanks for becoming a new follower!

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  9. I am in love with your bathroom re-do. Its so chic! Home Depot does have great projects for a lot cheaper than showrooms. I am a new follower from the blog hop.

    Justina @ http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

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  10. Your bathroom is looking so nice! I too have some marble hex tiles waiting to be installed in our basement Sauna bathroom. Love how you added the border to your shower.

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  11. Your bathroom turned out gorgeous! It looks like a lovely resort spa. I imagine many relaxing hours will be spent in there.
    Thanks for the beautiful inspiration,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks

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  12. Beautiful! I pinned this to my bathroom remodel board--it is so inspirational. I love how you thought of many ways to increase the natural light. I am now your newest follower! :D

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  13. That is an amazing transformation -- absolutely beautiful! I popped in from Serenity Now, because I'm a total sucker for kitchen or bathroom makeovers!

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  14. Beautiful! I love all the finishes! Is your counter marble?

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    1. Hi Chessa, yes it is honed carrera marble :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Your bathroom is gorgeous! I adore all the special touches you gave it, especially the tile!

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  16. So gorgeous! Love the combination of tile and all the white. I bet you enjoy the new shower so much more than the old one with all its space and brightness.

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  17. So pretty and peaceful looking! I love the paint color. What was the name of it?

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    1. Hi Jennifer. Thanks for stopping by. It's Soothing Aloe by Benjamin Moore. :)

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  18. Great site!I am loving it!!Will be back later to read some more.looking for more updates.

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  19. Ooooo purty!! The hamper storage is genius! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods Link Party!!
    www.dimplesandpigtales.blogspot.com

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  20. Love your remodel, very spa like, clean and bright. Nice work! ~d

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  21. What a amazing transformation! I love everything about it! We actually remodeled our bathroom last fall and ours is white too. (we have the same floor tile ) :)

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  22. It's beautiful! Are you willing to share the source for your tile and grout?

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  23. This is absolutely stunning! So glad you shared at Give Me The Goods Monday! Pinning! And new follower!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  24. Your bathroom has been featured for Give Me The Goods!
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-features.html
    Jamie @somuchbetterwithage.com

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  25. Even your previous bathroom looks stunning, so I wouldn't mind not remodeling it. But, the idea of putting a seat inside the shower is very enticing! I spend so much time in the shower that a seat was put into consideration. Now, I'm planning to remodel my master bathroom and I would definitely use your bathroom as an inspiration. :)

    Gabrielle Jeromy

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  26. If you maintain distributing effectively prepared articles or blog posts just like this then I will often keep returning back again to your weblog. Really excellent content.

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  27. It was a great idea to check Home Depot for the fixtures you need. As long as they have good quality and are properly installed, there's not much of a difference with showroom fixtures when it comes to functionality. That aside, the bathroom looks amazing, Lo! The vanity is very interesting with the electrical outlets going through the mirror. Having the skylights over the shower was a great use of the unique angles you were talking about. Total Plumbing Inc.

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  28. I'm still understanding from you, but I'm making an attempt to achieve my ambitions. I undoubtedly enjoy studying every thing that is posted on your internet site.Keep the stories coming. I preferred it!.

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  29. Just linked over from Pinterest! LOVE the bathroom! I also signed up to follow your blog. Can you please give a little information on the vanity base and sink choice. Looking to do something like this for my master bath room. Thanks so much!

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  30. Just linked over from Pinterest! LOVE the bathroom! I also signed up to follow your blog. Can you please give a little information on the vanity base and sink choice. Looking to do something like this for my master bath room. Thanks so much!

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  31. Can You tell me what bullnose you used in the shower area? I saw the white beveled subways tiles for sale at Home Depot, but they don't seem to sell bullnose for it. Also, was your shower door custom made? It looks like your contractor notched it to carry the marble piping through it. You did a fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks Brian! All the tile except for the marble was purchased at HD. The rounded tile at the shower edge near the door is actually quarter round tile. The door was custom made. They didn't notch the subway but they did notch the detail marble piece and the lip of the marble seat. I'm not positve was they used to attach the frame - some sort of clear epoxy. Hope that helps!!! :)

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    2. Thank you for your reply. I am trying to copy the feel of your bathroom, while staying on a HD budget. I am excited to also mix the hexagon marble trim with the subway tiles. Can you tell me how much effort it is to have a marble bath countertop? I heard they show water stains easily. I am considering marble or onyx for the counter. Thanks again. Is there anything you would change now that you have gone through the renovation and have lived with the results?

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