We've designed a total of 6 bathrooms (only counting our primary residences), and our current master bathroom is our favorite, bar none (pictured below). We LOVE our current master bathroom. Honestly, I wouldn't change a thing. The problem is that a part of me wants to copy and paste that bathroom into our new home, while another part of me doesn't want to do the same thing twice! Ah! I know what your thinking...."The drama! The suspense!"
After several sleepless nights (you know the type...under the covers with Pinterest 6 inches from your face, knowingly accepting that the blue light is stealing several hours of previous sleep), I've decided to repeat some of my favorite elements of our current bathroom, while introducing new elements as well.
Here are some images of the bathroom as is. Actually, this is by far the nicest bathroom we will have ever renovated! It's really not that bad; it's just dated (who remembers the leopard wallpaper, that had pink stripes painted ON TOP of it, in our EGR guest bath?).
We are keeping the tub, as it's in excellent shape. It doesn't even need to be re-glazed (like we did in this bath)! The tile floors, tile shower surround, vanity, faucets, toilet, and lighting will be changed. The toilet is in excellent condition as well, but we always like to install a new toilet. There's something mental about it. Ha!
We are likely going to install the same marble hexagon by Shaw on the floor. We did a 3" version in our condo, and a 2" in the Ada house. I've adored it in both bathrooms. This shower faucet looks great in our master bath, so I'll likely order it again. We will be installing this sink faucet, which is actually the same one we have installed in our guest bath!
We've had great experiences with IKEA's floating vanities. We will be going with the 39" GODMORGON vanity with a quartz remnant top (see this blog post) instead of IKEA's prefab sink. I'm considering ordering walnut fronts from Semihandmade. If you haven't heard of them, you need to check them out! They made designer fronts that are created to fit IKEA cabinets and vanities!
As far as the countertop, I will either go with a light, marble visual or Vicostone Cemento (which is what is shown in the design board above). I know all the cool kids are going with real marble, but it's too much maintenance for me. We installed real marble in our master bath at the EGR condo, thinking I would love it, but it stained and scratched. We're all about no maintenance, so we're sticking with quartz!
We're on the hunt for a gray/white 2x8 tile for the shower surround. I'm tempted to repeat the parquet pattern we used in our current shower! Otherwise, we would go with a traditional 50% brick joint pattern. I'm digging this light fixture and am on the hunt for a black or brass mirror. Stay tuned!
Thanks for following along!
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!