Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Master Bath Renovation: Before and After

I just finished up a bathroom renovation. Renovations can be expensive (but there are short cuts you can take) stressful for the homeowner, if they are living in the space and always take longer (and are messier) than expected. These clients wanted a fresh look for their large, dated master bathroom. The house is 17 years old. We focused on updating all surfaces. We kept the existing cabinets to save costs and the tile floor. We used the tile floor as the jumping off point because there was so much square footage, hence the hefty expense to replace. 
 Sticking with the neutral floor, we were able to select granite that played off of it an introduce a pale green from the wall. 
 We tore out the backsplash that was dating the large tub and put in a mother of pearl mosaic to add texture and color. The soft grays, greens, blues and pale peach shine through and tie in the flooring. 
Changing out the fixtures and replacing all knobs, faucets and hardware with Kohler polished nickel was a major upgrade and gives the bath a luxurious hotel vibe. 


You won't believe the before. Yes, the green faux finish wallpaper and ivy border came down and was replaced with Sherwin Williams "Sea Salt". 



Quite an improvement and the clients are thrilled! 
-H


photos via BJB Photography

30 comments:

Dave Thompson said...

Your after photo looks so much better than the before. Love the marble counter tops you used in your bathroom. My wife would love marble counter tops like those. I might have to get a bathroom remodel like this for our 10th anniversary. http://www.nypatriot.com/index.php/services/remodeling

bryan flake said...

I love the idea of a sitting area between the vanities. My wife would definitely be able to sit and take her time getting ready in the morning. We definitely have the space to knock out a few cupboards and open up that same space a bit. Hopefully, my wife will be surprised and happy when I share this bathroom remodeling project with her.
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Dave Thompson said...

The before and after pictures of this bathroom don't even look like the same place to me. Before it was kind of a normal whatever everyday looking bathroom. But after the renovations the fixtures look high class and the counter tops look very nice as well. You did a great job transforming this. http://www.abbeyplumbingpa.com/Bathroom_Repairs_Services_Lansdale_PA_.html

Jess said...

Thanks for sharing the before and after photos. It's always so inspirational! I love how this turned out. It's amazing what even some updated knobs and hardware or a new rain shower head can do to the look of a bathroom! Well done!!

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Monty thiessen said...

I love this type shower head very much. Rain style is one of my favourite bathroom equipment.Now I have Speakman. These are the absolute ultimate showerheads.

First of all, the water pressure they provide is phenomenal, even in low-pressure locations. Even with the flow restrict thing still in there.

Second, the "Volume" knob allows you to lower the water volume without messing with the main taps, so you don't lose that perfect water temperature.

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Albert Smith said...

Thanks for the article.

I take some showers with something like that on the photo. And always i pray for a fast and painless death if there was something wrong with the mounting. :)

Betty Johnson said...

The mother of pearl mosaic is really pretty with this tub. Maybe we will have to do something like that in our bathroom. It would definitely add some interest to the room. Adding a retractable shower head to the tub is a fun idea, too. http://www.wunderlinbuilders.com/team

Wilfred Weihe said...

Wow, great remodel. I love what you did. I bookmarked this post for future reference.

John said...

I have been looking for the best shower head for ages and I would love to find a high pressure shower head that is made out of great quality and that is something I would start out with when making big changes to my bathroom.

Jesica Smith said...

very nice

Jennifer Smith said...

Wow, I love the way you have given the bathroom a makeover. Looks exceptional.
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Ever Unfolding said...

I'm afraid we will have to steal some of your ideas for our future remodels ;) thanks

Hussy said...

I want to remodel my bathtubs like this. what about plumber budget?

Melvy said...

Excellent job with the bathroom renovation! I really like the shower accessories has been added on that renovation work. It looks so nice considering those images. Just wanna know what's the overall budget spent to make such renovation complete?

Sarah said...

This is SO beautiful! Thanks for the inspritation. Do you use a certain program to create your mood boards? They are fabulous:)

Jonathan Maguire said...

Wow, I love the way you have given the bathroom a makeover. Looks exceptional.
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Victoria said...

The best decision I made was getting the Moen valve for the shower, very inexpensive and the plumber hated it, but we love it, adore it.

The think I would not do again is put black granite on my countertop, not that I do not love the granite but my Persian likes to lie on it and he sheds very bad and occasionally has spit-ups and it is a mess to keep clean. I never considered that he would fall in love with the black granite as I had done when I saw it, but he did, and he sure keeps it in a mess.

Kim Clark said...

I have been looking for the best shower head for ages and I would love to find a high pressure shower head that is made out of great quality and that is something I would start out with when making big changes to my bathroom. I found a guide to choose high pressure shower head at: http://handheldshowerheadguide.com/best-high-pressure-shower-head-for-low-water-pressure/

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Timm said...

Great post and thanks for giving me a lot new ideas for my new set up im working on.

Jessica B. Quinn said...

Great post. I jut find here a lot of new idea for my new setup.

Clayton T. said...

Oh wow. What a difference when it was complete. Modernized and updated well.
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The DIY Hubby said...

Great post.Love the bathroom make-over.

DIY Guys said...

I like the photos of your bathroom remodel. The before and after pictures really show the impact of changes that took place in the upgrade.

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James Leber said...

Thank you for spoiling your bathroom repair experience. For several months now I've been working on a new design for my bathroom. You gave me new ideas.

 
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