[home]: Master Bath Reveal

4.04.2015

I've been waiting for a really long time to style and reveal our master bathroom. One issue was that I wanted to find a perfect art to put over the towel bar that would be in keeping with style I was going for and that would not break the bank. The other reason was that I wanted to add window covering for which I also was not going to splurge even though I prefer that is functional and not just decorative. I felt I could not wait any longer so I just added a picture I already owned and will be on the look out for the right one (doesn't it always happen that you find the right thing just as you settle for something else). On the window front - it will be a project on its own knowing me so these pictures are sans window coverings.


 This bathroom like our other two bathroom renovations (kids and basement bath) are labours of hard work creating best value for least amount of spending by figuring out when to splurge and when to spend countless hours searching for best bang for the buck.


Originally we planned to increase the footprint of this bathroom and to add a soaking tub. I even purchased this tub - it was a great deal from Costco. But our house was going through identity crises of sorts and we returned it somehow managing to put it in our old hatchback barely able to drive to Costco while crying a little. 


Deciding to forgo the space increase meant that we needed to re-purpose 18x18 carrara marble floor tiles which went to kids bath. I scrambled to find something to replace these tiles that would work with vanity we already selected and that would not be overly expensive. I lucked out with these tiles from Home Depot - while really really inexpensive they don't look cheap and they let the vanity shine but they also ground it.


Mirror were are last minute purchase from Ikea as I could not find what I envisioned for the space from the moment we started the reno until it had to be finished. Nevertheless I like these mirrors and I like how they work with rest of the fixtures. 


Living with vanity with open shelving is easier than I imagined. I was worried how it will all really work, but I am not complaining. These baskets were godsend when I found them at HomeSense (HomeGoods). I could not believe it that I found something I needed as there were not that many black baskets around. 


Orienting our vanity 90 degrees from original position not only allowed us to insert double vanity in the existing floor space, but also created a great focal point.


We maximized the size of our shower by placing the glass on 2/3rds off the step allowing for a bit more room than we originally had. It makes a lot of difference as overall this is not a large bathroom. 


We opted for frosted doors which give more light to bedroom (can be seen in the mirror).


During the renovation I decided against backsplash on the vanity wall thinking that this is something we could do ourselves if we needed it. While we don't really need it, and I am actually enjoying this pared down look, I am also mulling over possibly adding wallpaper to that wall just give it some additional drama. It will probably depend on finding a right one for the right price (I think this should probably be my motto on my blog header considering how many times I say it).


 View from shower and of shower. Our shower system is working out really well. These glass doors open in and out which is great.


View of our hexagon marble shower floor with not so great looking but ultra comfy socks.


 A few more detailed shots - these faucets were purchased back when we had different plans and were going for chrome fixtures. Shower system ended up being stainless steel but I don't mind having different fixture here - they are that much more in focus.


Window is of different colour which sometimes bothers me and sometimes I like it. I can't really make up my mind. Even though we don't have neighbours right behind us and can shower without any window coverings, I would like to add some to feel even more comfortable.



I just love these glass doors.


Here are a few more detail shots:





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