10 Mar 2017
Happy Friday! What better way to go into the weekend than share my finally finished master bath remodel?! I’ve been talking about this day since we moved into the #hickoryhouse and I’m so excited to finally share it with you all.
The master suite in the #hickoryhouse is in the upstairs which is what I believe to be used to be a completely unfinished “attic”. I shared some more before photos of the whole house and master bedroom here. As you can see the ceiling height follows the roofline making it angle on both sides of the long room. It does this same thing in the bathroom and the owners prior to us chose to put the shower underneath the angled ceiling. This normally wouldn’t be a problem except when the ceiling is only an inch higher than my head and my husband is about 8 inches taller than me! Also, a single pedestal vanity wasn’t going to work for us. We knew when we bought it this was going to be one of the main focus areas that needed to be remodeled immediately.
Little did we know “immediately” would be about 6 months time. Where are Chip and Jojo when you need ’em??
My husband and I (read mostly the hubs) did the demo portion of our remodel. The plans for the new space were as follows:
-move the wall that divides the bed from bath to line up with the closet wall
-move the shower to the center of bath in front of the window
-two, separate vanities on the new dividing wall
-all new fixtures and finishes
Sounds simple right?? It probably would be except we live in a house built in the 1930’s. We actually didn’t run into too many major issues that kept us from carrying out the plan we had. However it just took longer and cost more money than we expected. That being said, it was all worth it now that we have a beautifully finished bathroom that suits our needs! Take a peek:
Because of some plumbing obstacles we changed the shape of the shower a little bit which actually in turn made it longer and we have a little “drying off” area that is still in the shower. I love this because it keeps the water in the shower versus out of it 🙂
After peeling back the glass blocks that were covering the window on the exterior wall we figured out that that window had to be replaced which was an unexpected cost. However the new window is sealed much better and has obscure glass so we’re not putting on a show for the neighbors-neighbors you can thank me later!
Another issue/obstacle/cool feature is the linear drain I wanted to be installed. Can hardly see where said drain is?? That’s the point!
While I wanted this updated bathroom to be modern and fit our style I also wanted it to not feel out of place in our 1930’s tudor style home. Though the tile guys didn’t love me for the amount of subway tiles that are in that shower, I think it keeps a little authenticity to the age of the home.
I did, however, have to jazz it up a little with my style with these floating vanities. I love the gray wood grain finish on them and they suprisingly have a good amount of storage in them as well.
And that’s all for the bathroom! I’m doing a few finishing touches on the bedroom this weekend while we will be snowed in. I can’t wait to share that with you next week as well!
Floor Tile: Daltile LP 121 Grigio
Shower Floor Tile: Black Matte Hex from Home Depot
Shower Walls: Lowes
Vanity Sconces: Lowes in store
Teak Corner Bench: Homegoods