Thursday, April 6, 2017

Master Bathroom Remodel

Our master bathroom used to be one of the biggest eye sores in our house. It was old and outdated with a 1970's step-down shower (tan tiles with permanently stained grout...yuck!) and an oversized double vanity that I had tried to make tolerable with some pretty blue paint and new knobs.

The fire had caused some pretty bad water and smoke damage in the room and almost everything had to be taken out and replaced. Joe and I agreed that this would be a good time to redesign the room and really make it the way we wanted it.

My dream bathroom has always included a claw foot bathtub, and in order to add a tub to the space we had to give up some square footage in the master bedroom. But in the end, we thought it would be worth it....and it WAS!

We filled in the step-down shower and relocated it to the south wall in order to put the claw foot tub under the stained glass window.

The tub is an 5.6 FT Aqua Eden Cast Iron, Claw Foot Tub with Oil Rubbed Bronze Feet.

The tub faucet is Kingston Brass Adjustable Spread Deck Mount Faucet, and I love the feel that it adds to the room.

The double vanity is a custom piece that I designed and a wonderful local woodworker named Mark Balda crafted for us. If you live in the Phoenix area and are looking for someone to build custom cabinets or a vanity - he's your guy! He uses solid wood and his pieces are built to last forever. I cannot say enough great things about his work! (

I went to his workshop and we mixed together this custom stain color and glaze and it's perfect! 

I loved our custom vanity so much that I almost had Mark build us a matching custom linen closet but then I found this cute hutch on OfferUp. The guy selling it had already painted it and it was the perfect piece to add a pop of color to the room. 

I love the detail of the moulding and original knobs and pulls. It was his grandmothers and was part of a dining set.

It works perfectly as our linen cabinet! 

The shower is simple and classic. We choose white subway tiles with light grey grout for the walls...

And a white and grey marble basket weave tile for the shower floor.

I added a small corner seat and topped it with marble to match the floors and countertops.

The built-in shelf is one of my favorite parts of the shower. It's a herringbone patterned marble tile with the same light grey grout.

All of the facets are Kingston Brass except for this shower nob. It's Delta, but matches perfectly. We used Phend Plumbing, and Pete and his staff were great to work with and did a wonderful job! 

This great Tommy Hilfiger chair fits into the small space between the vanity and the claw foot tub perfectly! 

The lights above the mirror are Baycheer Industrial Wall Sconces. I love the contrast between the black and bronze finish and the other brighter finishes throughout the room. The chandelier above the tub was found at one of my favorite vintage shops called Everything Goes.

I'd still love to add some wallpaper in this room, to really add some depth and interest to the walls, but that will have to wait until another time. 

We are loving our new master bedroom and bathroom. Even though this remodel was kick started by a house fire, we are feeling very blessed with the end result. Sometimes in order to more fully appreciate things, you have to have some perspective of what's truly important. 


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