Fall Back Friday Means Renovation Rewind: Master Bath, Property 2

September 1, 2017

Renovation Rewind: Master Bath Renovation Property 2:



What Did We Do:

Planned and designed  the bathroom // Updated the unusual soffit above the cabinets// Deconstructed bath cabinets and donated to ReStore // Knocked out the large singular master mirror // Removed the stained glass window // Pushed out the shower walls to gain another 5 or so inches of shower width // Added new mirrors // New countertops // New sinks // New faucets // Installed shiplap tub surround // Installed Ikea Cabinets // Installed new cabinet hardware // Installed new flooring // Painted  // Replaced the swinging door from the bedroom to the bath with a sliding barn door to conserve walking space // Demoed old shower and updated with modern tile and shower cubby // Created a doorless shower entry


Making the shower a bit larger:

 Taking care of the mirror (and we don't recommend you try this at home):

Where Did We Shop:

Ikea (cabinets)// Southeastern Salvage (mirrors, all tile and globe light) // Home Depot (faucets) //  Lowes (sinks, cabinet hardware, and tile grout)  // Sherwin Williams (paint)// The Granite Shop- Franklin, TN (countertop)



Ikea Vanity Cabinets: Bodbyn finish// Wall color is Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray, eggshell finish // Shiplap is Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray, satin finish // 3x8 shower American Olean stone subway tile: Arctic Topaz // 12x12 shower tile: Appalachian Smoke // Floor tile: 12x24 Bronze Cloud // Ceiling Paint Benjamin Moore Décor White, Color Matched Sherwin Williams, Flat Finish // Trim Paint Benjamin Moore Décor White, Color Matched Sherwin Williams, Satin Finish // Faucets and cabinet hardware: brushed bronze // A few things that I can't remember or didn't document well: the Countertop color, glass mosaic shower tile color and grout color



Thankfully there were no major problems with this master bath renovation, my only compliant is that I really wanted to recycle or sell the stained glass window that we removed; however it cracked during the removal process


We Completed The Following Ourselves:

Designed bathroom vanity layout using the Ikea Kitchen Planner // Demoed the enormous mirror //Built and installed IKEA cabinets // Designed the shower // Installed and painted the shiplap tub surround // Built and hung barn door // Installed the 12x24 tile flooring // Removed and installed new window above the tub // Hung updated pendant light // Painted walls and ceiling 


We Called in The Professionals For The Following:

Removing the floor and tub surround tile // Reinstalling the crown molding // Demoing the shower and installing new shower pan and tile // Updating electrical GFCI outlet and replaced the fluorescent lighting with canned lights // Completing sheetrock work


 Our electrician replaced this florescent light with 3 canned lights


 We loved:

  • The  larger feel of the space once we replaced the swinging door with the sliding barn door

  • The doorless shower, no more door to clean (No, Mom, I never got cold in the shower!)

  • The rectangular sinks and mirrors: Loved them cosmetically 

  • The extra 5 inches we were able to gain in the shower made a big difference

  • Our Ikea Cabinets: The soft close drawers and doors continue to be a favorite feature along with the drawer inside of drawers (or as we sometimes call them, the hidden IKEA drawers)

  • The Ikea Bodbyn grey against the champagne bronze hardware looked amazing together

  • Getting rid of the stained glass window, old wallpaper, and fluorescent lighting in the space


The Things We Would Reconsider:

  • Never ever will we renovate a bath without ordering a dumpster!

  • I have to admit I was a little anxious about the shiplap around the tub.  Love the look, but worry a bit about how it may or may not wear against water.

  • If the budget would have allowed it, I would have loved to either resurface or replace the old bathtub.

  • If the budget would have allowed it, I would have also loved to have planned a larger shower footprint. 


Hauling this mess off was a nightmare!

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