Sunday, January 06, 2013

Master Bath

A Master Bathroom remodel has been on our wish list for a while now, although I would have preferred to have managed it on our own terms, and not the terms of that nasty pipe in attic over top of the bathroom.  But, the bright side prevails and we are well into getting the bath of our dreams.  The focus has been space and marble tile.

In a post a couple of years ago I did a rough design of what I was thinking when it was originally on our wish list.  It looked like this:

While the general style has not changed, the main change from above is the tile. We've selected carrara marble throughout vs. the subway tile (but you'll see more about subway tile later in the other baths).  Four different marbles cover the bathroom floor, the shower floor, the shower wall accent, and the shower/bathroom walls:

Bathroom floor

 Shower floor and walls

Shower wall and accent trim

Shower and tub surround (note the pipe from the ceiling which will be a rain shower).  

 Alcove for the toilet.  We did proceed with taking out a small linen closet and subsequently the enclosure around the toilet.  There seems to be varying opinions on having a water closet, but in this space it just took up too much room; plus, the toilet is in a small alcove so we just removed the walls and door that previously surrounded it.  Removing both the linen closet and the water closet completely opened up the floor plan giving us the space we wanted.

 This space will hold either a double vanity or two pedestal sinks, with recessed medicine cabinets above each sink.

Obviously we are still in construction phase, so more pictures when there is further progress.  And I will also update on the other two bathrooms soon!


  1. First of all, let me congratulate you and Paul! 20 years is awesome!

    I am so sorry to hear about your water pipes. I can only imagine the hassle you have been through in the last 3 months. But I must tell you, I am looking forward to watching your house take shape on the blog. And I can tell it's all going to be gorgeous if the bathroom tiles are an indicator!

  2. Thanks, Beth!!! I'm now full time focusing on our house. Hopeful to move back in sometime in early March. Fingers crossed.