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Before and After: Master Bathroom

May 16, 2013

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New vanity, counter, sinks, faucets, mirror, etc.

This before and after post has been a long time coming…our bathroom demo started all the way back in March! The majority of the work was done by professionals and we couldn’t be happier with them. Our goal for the bathroom was to upgrade it from “worn-out builder grade” to something classic, bright and clean. (This is not our forever house so we wanted a space that would attract future buyers and not scare them away.)

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This is the old vanity and linoleum flooring. Everything you see was replaced.

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our old shower

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New shower–we pushed the shower wall back to include the bench on the inside.

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old view looking into the bathroom

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New view: I made the faux-roman shade to replace the mini-blinds. The tub is the same. You can see we still have a little bit of plumbing to finish…

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lovely linoleum that was peeling

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New tile

March 26, 2013

Rebuilding the shower was the biggest part of the job:

before, the first cut, demo and switching from pvc to copper pipe, hot mop, mud,

tile goes up, grout, shower door install, all finished

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The vanity was the biggest headache for me. Wanting to keep everything as simple as possible, I was planning to get a vanity/counter combo right off the shelf at Lowes. However, I quickly learned that double vanities are typically 60 inches long, but our space is 65 inches. That leaves us with a 2-3 inch gap on both ends. There was a lot of back and forth–do we get a 60 inch combo and have gaps on the sides? Do we order a custom vanity and custom counter that’s 65 inches? Do we just get a single sink and put a cabinet on the side? We ended up getting a pre-fab silestone countertop that is custom cut so it fits wall-to-wall and a 60 inch vanity with custom wood fillers to fill in the sides.

I love that the vanity has tons of storage so I can keep the countertop clear of clutter. We also took down the wall-to-wall builder mirror and now have 2 mirrors.

Did you notice the top drawer is open? It is driving me crazy–it won’t stay closed!  (The bottom drawer works fine.) I’m hoping there is something at Lowes that can fix that. (UPDATE: problem solved!)

We also repainted the bathroom (an easy DIY) and had new baseboard moulding and window/door casings installed.

The last 2 things left to do: finish the tub plumbing and install 2 new lighting fixtures. We have new track lighting for over our vanity mirrors, and this was just delivered which will hang over the tub. I will post a lighting before and after!


Vanity: Palencia 60 inch, Lowes

Counter: pre-fab silestone in pure white, custom cut

Sinks: American Standard, Lowes

Shower and Sink Faucets: Delta, Lowes

Mirrors: Home Goods

Stripe tray and toothbrush holder: West Elm

Silver bowl: Target

Chevron rug: Pottery Barn Kids

Wall color: Behr Gentle Rain, Home Depot

Shower: custom glass

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 28, 2013 6:27 pm

    whoa, just catching up with the finished piece, ooh-la-la, love it much !
    classy, elegant, simple, just your style
    xo, mom

  2. kate permalink
    May 16, 2013 8:19 am


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