Our master bathroom is officially done! More than anything, we were thrilled to say goodbye to the dingy yellow tile and dated tile countertops. We preserved the original mid-century light fixtures (which I've loved since the first time we walked through the home); everything else was replaced. This bathroom was an enormous project (lots of demo!), but the final product was well worth it. We love the light and airy feel, fun patterns, and ample storage, which is something we've not always had.
We went with marble hexagon floors. Marble is classic and timeless, while the hexagon shape invites interest. I spray painted the original light fixtures (linked similar) with a metallic gold, which mimics the champagne brass shower faucet. We bought the same sink faucet that we had in our previous home for the vanity (you literally can't beat the price for matte black!). The Persian rug (similar here) brings warmth to the space, along with the Turkish towels (I ONLY use Turkish towels, ah-mazing). Lastly, to save some $, we bought our vanity at IKEA (base only, did not purchase their prefab sink), and found a quartz remnant locally.
We opted for one sink versus two, to maximize storage (as sinks require the interior of the top drawers to be cut) and counter space. The asymmetrical one sink vanity is something I will definitely repeat in any future master bath. I adore having so much space for hair tools and makeup! How often do you and your spouse really need to use a sink at the same time? We also saved another $335 as we did not need to purchase another undermount sink ($100), labor to drill for the sink ($150), and another faucet ($85). Last advantage? I only have to clean one sink.
I really wanted a large mirror with a narrow black frame; I searched the entire web for one that fit within our budget. Spoiler alert - black narrow frame mirrors are NOT budget friendly. So, I bought this one and spray painted it matte black. It feels so high end! The wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. The tub was a dingy yellow hue. Because it was cast iron, it would have been difficult to remove. Instead of putting in a new tub, we had the original tub reglazed. The professional reglaze cost $325 and it feels brand new! I will do a full review on the reglaze after we have lived with it for a few months.
Soon, we will share the entire cost break down of this bathroom (still waiting on final labor bills to have a finite number), our IKEA vanity review, what lead us to choose quartz over marble! Stay tuned, and thanks for stopping by!
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo sharing the renovation of our mid century tri-level, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!