When we moved into this house, the master bathroom was dated with yellow tile on the floors, counters, and shower. The brown grout always looked dirty. And those red walls. Oh, I couldn’t stand those red, patchy walls.
Though the bathroom was large and filled with light from the big window.
A shower leak bumped this remodel up the priority list, and we couldn’t be happier to bid the old room adieu. Last fall I quickly painted the walls a light green, just to cover up the red (but didn’t bother taking the light fixture down to paint behind). So, here’s what the room looked like before demo work began:
Which is a stark contrast to the finished room we’re using today:
Accessories and the long teal linen window curtains pop against the neutral walls.
The new slate floor and marble shower tile feels ultra luxurious.
Our low profile curtain hanging system also helps keep the bathroom open and airy in a way even a glass wall couldn’t. And with far less cleaning and maintenance.
But we can’t forget the tub, because that’s a key piece in this remodel. By shortening the vanity to a single sink, we were able to make room for the claw foot tub.
I’d love to make a small shelf to rest on the tub, because the rattan stool is in the way of the door swing.
One last item on the bathroom to do list is replace the window and surrounding trim this spring or summer.
Finishing a room always feels great, but this one is especially satisfying. So many elements we love, some we weren’t comfortable putting in a main bathroom. Like the claw foot tub. The boys have used it a few times already, and we’re happy not to have to worry about four sides of splashes on a daily basis.