Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Smile - The NEW master bathroom

We are finally finished with the master bathroom remodel!  Yeah!

Here's a run down of what we did:
1) The doorway to the bathroom was two smaller doors, something we didn't like.  When it was hot out the doors stuck and one of the doors had a hole and it looked like somebody punched it. So we made the opening smaller and put in one door.

2) The shower.  No really..the entire thing.  It was kinda small, felt cramped.  The doors need to be replaced, it was trimmed in gold, the faucets were gold.  I don't like gold.  The shower walls were made out of tile and the grout needed to be replaced in parts and I couldn't get it clean in most places (I don't think the previous owners cleaned very much).  The shower base was just nasty.  We took down the wall between the shower and the toilet, we had the plumbing moved to another wall and then had to move the shower drain as well so it would be in the middle of the new base.   We bough onyx for the sinks and the shower base and walls.   The two wall panels are solid panels, so much easier for cleaning. The two other walls are glass.  Of course, in the picture you see blue tape in the corner, that's not going to remain there.  The glass was installed today (Thursday) and we'll be able to remove the tape tomorrow (Friday).

3) The toilet.   The toilet was 20 years old, there really wasn't anything wrong with it but we wanted one that used less water.  

4) The Vanity.   I wanted a drawer stack in the middle to give us more storage, Husband didn't really care but I convinced him this was the way to go.   We found out that the builders didn't measure right when they built the half-wall between the vanity and the toilet and they had to shave down parts of the original vanity to get it to fit.  Since we went with three full cabinets (not the opening like we had before) this wasn't an option.  So the half-wall had to go.    The counter tops/sinks are onyx.  The bowls are rectangle in shape, something we think is fun and different.   We also went with new faucets, mirrors, and lights.  The mirrors we had before were oval and had roses on them, not something I really liked.  We wanted something more modern.  Also, we ordered handles for the vanity, they just haven't arrived yet.  

5) The Tub and floor.  I'm combining this one because the tile we used around the tub is the same for the floor.  The tub itself is the only thing original to the bathroom.  There was nothing wrong with it and since it's a whirlpool tub it would have been expensive to replace.  We did change out the faucet and the jet thingies. I don't know what they are called, but the pieces that go around the jets in the tub.  They were gold and since we were replacing everything to be brushed nickel we had to replace those too.  We decided on a white to blend in with the tub.

And..of course..the walls.  The walls are red.  I know, this is totally different from what you normally see in a bathroom but you know what, we like it.  It works for us.   

The after pictures aren't that great, but I am so excited to have this project mostly finished, I just had to share!

Please see below for the slideshow, if you would rather go directly to picasa to view the photos, please click here

Oh, and just in case you were wondering..barely anything went in the actual trash.  We sold the toilet, shower doors, shower base, and the complete vanity.   The flooring and tile did have to be thrown away though.


bermudaonion said...

It looks fabulous - I love the red walls. Our vanity has an opening for a chair like that and I wish it had drawers instead, so I think you did the right thing.

Lynne said...

This looks fantastic! I'm sure it was a LOT of work, but so well worth it. Congratulations on a job well done.

Lover of Books said...

That is so cool that you were able to sell a few things. I'm sure it helped offset the cost of other things. Gorgeous bathroom!

Kris said...

Bermudaonion -Thanks! I love the drawers - now I have a place for my hair dryer and straightener, and all sorts of things. haha!

Lynn - It was a lot of work, but at the same time this is the first project where we paid people to do most of it. haha! We totally lost the will to do any more work.

Krista - We didn't get a lot for the stuff, it was priced low so it would sell, we mainly did it so it wouldn't go in the dump. But you are right, every bit helps.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! Looks great. What a difference!

Anna said...

I think it looks gorgeous. I'm jealous! ;)

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Kris said...

Julie and Anna - Thanks! I have ideas on how to decorate the walls..just have to convince the husband he likes the ideas too. haha!