Sunday, November 16, 2008

Master Bath Reveal

I've been pretty mum lately about the bathroom renovation. This doesn't mean work hasn't been accomplished, rather I figured I'd hold off on showing pictures until it was done. As of 10:30 tonight, it's pretty well done.

Not too long ago, the bathroom looked like this.

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The bathroom stayed like this for months and months while other things got worked on. A lot has been accomplished. Just not in the bathroom. :-) Around Mid-October we decided we could use a bit of help on the bathroom, seeing as it is the only full bath in the house, and brought in a contractor to help things along. After all these months we kept things in the spirit of our design board, though there have been a few changes along the way.

Design Board

upstairs bathroom

Now it looks a wee bit better. Walking in from the hallway.

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Peeking at the double vanity to the left.

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Here is a look at the double vanity with the subway tile, restoration hardware lights, floating vanity and vessel sinks.

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Turning around 180 degrees, is the separate room with the toilet and tub. We ran slate tile up the front of the tub, and used slate inside the niches. We used a different shower curtain from the one in the design board as the pattern just didn't work in the space.

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Even the toilet looks good, and so far I'm pretty impressed with it's performance. :-)

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This weekend was full of 12 hour days caulking (thanks Momnipotent!), painting (the color is Behr Breaker), installing vanity lights, sealing grout, mounting fixtures and tons of other miscellaneous stuff. But it's all worth it. We stand in the bathroom now and are still surprised that this is our house. But it is, even if we have to pinch ourselves every so often to remind us we aren't dreaming.

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30 comments:

Valerie said...

WOW. Your bathroom is gorge. I'm so happy for you both!

Katie said...

It looks so beautiful! Great job! So nice to have a brand new, dust-free bathroom where you don't rinse out your paintbrushes!

BunnyMendelbaum said...

Looks GREAT! Nice work.

Heidi said...

Wow, you're bathroom is fantastic!!! I am drooling over your double vanity, those vessel sinks are to die for.

You did a fantastic job!

Dadolescent said...

Wow! It looks great. Now you have the most expensive and important rooms done...kitchen and two bathrooms.

Beancountingqueen said...

Thanks for working so hard to make our bathroom look awesome :) I don't miss showering at the gym, and I really don't miss the hole in the bathroom floor. Also, happy anniversary!

Wanderluster said...

Awesome job! Great choice on the vanity. And the tiles look great too. Nicely done!!

NV said...

Hey, that came out great! Nice work. Definitely something to be very proud of.

momnipotent said...

The before and after comparison...doesn't seem possible! Happy Anniversary to YOU!!!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful job you did!!
p.s. now I see something in your bathroom I want in mine...the double towel rack behind the door.

Ben said...

It looks so great! Is that a skylight above the tub?

Scenic Artisan said...

saw this on apartment therapy.
very cool. i'm doing my bath now in dc. thanks for the inspiration!

Tyler said...

Wow! Nice work, Where did you find your show curtain

Corey said...

Ben - it is a skylight above the tub.

Tyler - the shower curtain is from bed bath and beyond.

Jenny Kerr said...

WOW! That looks really nice!

Jenna said...

Your Bathroom is amazing!!

Jenny said...

Great job. The vanity is stunning. Great symetry. The sinks look awesome!

Newburgh Restoration said...

What a transformation...that's a lot more than a "wee bit better"!

Anu said...
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Anu said...

we are using your gorgeous bathroom as inspiration! What color grout did you use with the grey tiles? I am going back and forth about what to get but leaning towards some shade of grey.

Corey said...

Anu - We used "natural gray" grout, which was available at home depot. I wanted to use a darker grout than the tile to give it a more modern look. We are very pleased with the aethetic, and the darker grouter will be much easier to keep clean.

Send or post pictures when you are done. We'd love to see the end product. :-)

If you have any more questions let me know.

Anu said...

thanks, corey! one more q - what color grout did you use on the floor?

Corey said...

Anu - we used the same natural gray grout on the floor.

Anonymous said...

beautiful --- simply stunning!
could you tell me which ebay store you used for the vanities?

are they wood or mdf? veneered with wood or laminated black?

so gorgeous!
thanks.

fred@opc said...

Corey, looks great. Thanks for the comment... this is the same tile we used in our friend's kitchen... sounds like you got a better price though. I think he paid 3/sq.

Anonymous said...

Bathroom looks fantastic - can you tell me which tub that is? I am looking for one myself and i cant seem to find one that is suitable for showering but also for a bath. Also what grout color did you go with for the subway tile?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your lovely house! I am starting off on my rowhouse and have been looking at baseboard options in the kitchen and bathroom - did you just go for the traditional wood baseboard?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your lovely house! I am starting off on my rowhouse and have been looking at baseboard options in the kitchen and bathroom - did you just go for the traditional wood baseboard?

Corey said...

I used mdf baseboard that is around 5.5" high. Standard baseboard is much shorter, but I thought the upgraded trim helps make the house look more luxurious and matched the original tall trim.

Corey said...

The grout is natural gray, and the tub is a kohler archer.