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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Master Bathroom Before & After

Hey Ya'll - Hope you having a great day!!! We are in our rainy season here in Florida so indoor activities it is! We are getting back in the grove from vacation, Costa Rica was amazing! 2017 is all about "Moving Forward". Sometimes it's good to reflect on the past to see how much you have accomplished! Our Master bathroom is no exception. 

I have looked everywhere for our before pictures and am sad to say I could not locate them. Here are a few images I found on google (sources unknown) that were just like what we had. Let me paint a visual picture for you. The master bathroom in our 1967 ranch had lime green avacadoish (i'm making that a word) colored title. I'm sure that is nice for some people, but not for me.  There was a wall in the middle of the bathroom housing a tiny shower I will describe as a closet. It has white and dark green title with flowered title accent and a stone like floor. Don't you want one too? LOL! This is what we were working with before the renovation; an blonde oak vanity, medicine cabinet and light box with brass hardware. Above the green tile there was silver shiny wallpaper, Yikes! And then there was a watercolor flowered boarder near the ceiling.

We like traditional choices for our 5x8 Master Bath. Yes you read that correctly...our bathroom is 5x8!  By keeping things classic we can easily modify it as our style changes. Our contractor is a close family friend and bless him a million times over for being so patient with me.  Basically the entire bathroom was gutted down to the studs and we removed the weird shower wall. Now let me add that when we removed the old shower tile and pan (which was leaking btw) we found that was only the first layer, it was really tile over tile. So we had another layer of tile to take off. Additionally, a new shower pan had been installed over an old leaky shower pan. So we came across hidden issues and unexpected expenses once it was opened up

Here are our finished results....
Come on In

We added a pocket door and widened the entrance from our Master just a tad. What a different a few inches can make not to mention a big improvement from the bifold closet door that used to be there. We can now shut off and lock the bathroom if needed.

The glass shower makes the space feel much larger. Our custom glass surround is just what this space needed to be functional yet not feel crowded.

A Single Vanity, Fancy Medicine Cabinet (lots of storage) and Lighting to fit the space. My husband even found me a makeup mirror! 

Up close of the glass mosaic and niche in the shower. Can you imagine.. just about where the shower handle is now... there used to be a wall! The angled shower door allows for flow but does not hinder space.

For extra storage we use a simple adjustable shelf bookcase from Target that can be easily moved or changed when needed. Find it here. Baskets from Homegoods keep everything neat and tidy. The painting was done by my Husband's Grandmother, I love the bright pops of color in this space.

The total project plumbing and all took about 6 weeks. Well worth it considering we no longer have to state at green tile. I would love to hear your feedback. Please leave a comment on your thoughts and please follow me on Instagram and Facebook


Shop The Room

Wall Color:     Warm Buff in Semi-Gloss Valspar Lowes

Trim:             Anthem White in Semi-Gloss Valspar Lowes
Shower:        Frameless Neoangle Glass Surround Custom Order from Lowes
Wall Tile:        6x6 Del Conca Roman Stone here 
Glass Mosaic: Discontinued, here is a similar tile
Vanity:          Discontinued, Here is similar one different finish
Vanity Top:    Desert Gold Granite Top
Floor Tile:      12x12 Del Conca Roman Stone here



  1. I like the shower and pictures that make the blog interesting but if your an early blogger try learning how to take hd photos with proper lighting and spell check your blogs twice

    1. Thank you @charlize ! Yes I am a new blogger and just learning how to navigate. I will be buying a Real Camera soon and not shooting from my phone! I hope you will join me on my journey.

  2. The updates are great. Looks great! I wish my shower was exactly like that in my master. I also see a pocket door there, that is a great touch often doors eat up space and this one doesn't.

    1. Thank you so much! �� It is a big space saver. I would also suggest sliding barn doors if that's your style. I hope you will follow the blog and join me on FB and IG. We have lots more to share.