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Master Bath Transformation

February 6, 2013

After a quick and easy kitchen remodel, it was time to start on the bathroom. Redoing the bathroom turned out to be a much bigger undertaking. For starters we had to replace all the brass/gold.


We ripped out the shower, the old jetted tub, the sinks and the counter tops.


But most importantly we removed the old smelly carpets. (Carpeted bathroom floor?! What was the builder thinking?!)



The toilet room was going to remain mostly unchanged except for the new tile on the floor and a new toilet paper rack.


To save money and flex my project-management muscle, we decided to forgo the fancy bathroom remodeling companies and instead deal with individual contractors directly. There were a number of folks to manage: demolition crew, painter, plumber, granite and tile installers, mirror and glass door specialists. The overall project took over two weeks to complete and another week of small touchups that Eric and I did ourselves I supervised while my sweaty and swearing husband installed the towel bars, screwed on knobs on the cabinet doors, patched up the wall paint and replaced the lights. Eric insisted on upgrading to LED lights to save energy. (Read more about our high tech upgrades on Eric’s blog.)

We are big fans of natural stone so we used a lot of marble and granite with mosaic glass tile to accent. The proportions of our new house are huge! We had to get almost 250 sqft of marble and 50sqft of glass tile. That’s a lot of tile that Eric had to load and offload from his car!


We painted the cabinets an espresso brown and added some brushed nickel door knobs.


We chose the frameless shower with brushed nickel hardware from Texas Mirrors and Doors. It was totally worth the splurge as it gives the room a high-end hotel look. On a more practical note, Eric can now get in and out without needing to duck his head.


We went with Krauss vessel sinks to add some height without raising the entire counter. Our original counters were a bit low, especially for my tall husband.


Instead of a jetted tub (which is a pain to clean and maintain), we purchased a Koehler 5ft soaking tub. The Roman faucet has a retractable hose which makes cleaning the tub a breeze.


We are thrilled about the final result and I can’t wait to take my first bubble bath in our new spa-like accommodations.

One Comment leave one →
  1. IT Dame permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:34 am

    “Instead of a jetted tub (which is a pain to clean and maintain), we purchased a Koehler 5ft soaking tub.”

    Completely agree with this statement.

    Everything looks awesome and modern. Just love the window. ‘This is what I have dreamt of my entire life’

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