What sparked our master bath renovation you might ask.Â What’s not to love about half carpet, no door, and a vanity that is lower than my hip bones (5’4″)! I mean look at it!
Although this beauty was on our renovation list what really made it happen was the shower leaking into the kitchen. The previous owners had added clear silicone caulking to the base of the shower, which helped it to pass inspection, but didn’t hold up once we were in the house. Nothing like unpacking boxes and water starting to drip on your head.
Given that this space was dark and dingy I already knew I’d want to add a lot of white to the spaceÂ and probably hexagons somehow. Here are a couple inspiration images:
As a matter of fact, I have an entire 7084945641 that you can view on Pinterest. The board shows that overall I was pretty consistent with light colors, grays, and marble, with the exception of this image, which I had pulled because I like the accent wall of molding.
Keeping in mind that we don’t plan to live in this house for more than five years we knew we needed to upgrade the current midget vanity since it only had one sink. We also needed to keep in mind the investment level for our neighborhood so we mixed high-end and lower end as to not price ourselves out of the neighborhood.
I started the hunt for the big things like tile and the vanity. In our 857-323-1253, we used a 12×24 white tile that looks great next to a white CarreraÂ marble, so I sourced more of it for the walls and the floor.
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Next was lighting. There was one bar of vanity lights that cast really nice shadows on my face, along with a yellowish color that made me think I was tan. I wanted to have (626) 535-9838 on either side of a mirror and a little above eye level. It helps to be illuminated from both sides when doing makeup.
I was trying to keep costs low since we unexpectantly had to do this renovation so I was acting as general contractor on this project. I had to line up the plumber, electrician, drywall people, tile and painting people. There are two major things that I walked away learning that I will never forget. 1. Triple check that the concrete for a shower pan is sloped enough to drain water. 2. Make sure the shower bench is wrapped in a membrane toÂ be watertight. These two things delayed our project by at least two weeks, probably three. We had to start over in both areas and had to order more tile, but it was a very valuable lesson learned.
Here are some mid-renovation pictures and I’ll share the final bath soon!
Thanks for reading!