Before we get too far along in this whole master bathroom reveal, we should start with where it all began. Before our renovations, the bathroom had a classic shower/tub unit and had a cohesive wood all over look. Shawn and I wanted to bring new life to it and modernize it a bit which I think we successfully accomplished. Let’s take a look at the before….
We’ll start by sitting on the countertops acting like what I am doing is normal. Spoiler alert: it’s not.
Moving on…we’ll start with the vanity as that has the majority of the fun!
As you can see, we painted the wood walls and went with Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter at 50% to lighten and brighten. By painting the walls and doing a contrasting color on the cabinetry it makes everything pop so much. We kept with the double sink as a single sink results in Shawn and I wanting to get a divorce. Double Sinks – Double the odds of staying married. We worked with a local company for the cabinetry, The Design Studio, [they also did our kitchen and bathrooms at our home]. I should also mention that we worked a General Contractor, Kauffman Construction, for this project [we did 3 bathrooms at once, I will be sharing the other 2 in due time]! For the cabinets, we decided to do black wood with gold hardware. I love this classic yet modern look.
We also decided to do deep cabinets so that we could easily store all of our [errrrr, my] stuff, hair tools included.
BUILDING / REMODELING TIP: Have outlets placed inside of your cabinetry. In our tall cabinet at the end we have outlets that allow us to charge all of our things [electrical toothbrushes, Shawn’s electric razors, etc] out of sight. I can’t stand when cords are all over the counters and this keeps things nice and clean while our devices charged up and ready to go!
When it came to the countertops, we went to our tried and true local store, The Granite Shop, and landed on a concrete looking Corian Quartz. It has a light marbling in it which I love! The exact style is called Grigio Alpi!
As far as the mirrors and lighting goes, I shopped at a personal favorite online shop, Shades of Light, where I found this Refreshingly Rectangular Mirror and Young House Love Dapper Bath Lights. I love how simple and understated both are, yet make such a fun statement!
As far as the faucet fixtures go [and every fixture in the bathroom for that matter], we went with a black matte to keep it simple and stately. The faucets we purchased were these Delta two handled widespread faucet!
Target is to thank for all of the fun decor, accessories and smell good necessities scattered around the countertops. While it looks a little wintery right now, I absolutely love the vibe and cozy feel. I am sure I will switch some things up as the seasons change, but for now this is how it sits!
If we now direct our attention to the show stopper [or at least the most commonly used item] of the bathroom, the toilet..while I’d like to do something a little more in this area, this is as good as it’s going to get for now. I purchased this letter board at Target and took to Pinterest for witty bathroom quotes. Add in a few smell good maskers [this spray is a MIRACLE worker] and the throne is ready for royalty.
Now on to my favorite part of the bathroom, the walk-in shower! We opted to remove the tub/shower unit and do a tile walk-in shower. We landed on a simple white subway tile with black grout for clean lines and a glass door with black trim to complete it all. This shower truly feels like a spa to me and I look forward to showering every morning [this is a miracle]. We added lights in the shower with lights it up like the 4th of July [minus the color changing effects] and I love how light it is in there.
Hands down, my favorite feature of the shower is this overhead rain shower unit we decided last minute to put in. There is nothing more relaxing than using this sucker and when I get real crazy, I turn on both units and dance around like a child at a splash pad.
BUILDING / REMODELING TIP: If you have animals that need a bath every once in awhile, I highly recommend having a handheld unit installed in your shower. This makes it very easy to wash and rinse those little critters.
Last but certainly not least, our floor tile. We worked with a local company that we absolutely love, Troyer Carpets, for all of the tile [shower and flooring] and went with a slate resembling gray tile with black grout. This is the same floor that we used in our shower to keep it all cohesive and flow together.
And that concludes our master bathroom tour! Stay tuned for the guest bedrooms bath reveals happening soon! Until then…if you need me, I’ll be here.
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.