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The After: Master Bathroom Remodel

I promised I would post the bathroom last week, had I not done that it would have been months before I posted this. So I am good to my word. If you need a refresher here are the before pictures.

I love a good reveal. I particularly love how theatrical the term has become in terms of home decorating; you know the lead up, the letters, the tears. The tears are my favorite. I have clearly watched far too much HGTV in my life. One thing I always wanted to know was how could you not peek in while someone was redoing a room in your house? I couldn’t. But then I would feel like a giant phoney for having to put on an act pretending I didn’t totally go look every chance I could.

The point of all this is it is time for a reveal! I am really excited to share with you the transformation of our master bathroom.  Our poor little bathroom has been painted and repainted so many times in a vain attempt to hide the wear and tear of several decades. Which was akin to throwing some Avon on a face that needs reconstructive surgery.  So we gutted it; we retiled the shower and floors, put in all new fixtures and of course repainted the walls

The floors are my favorite, I was skeptical about putting “wood-looking tile” down as opposed to hardwood floors but I am so happy with how they came out.  I know that Carrera marble is insanely popular right now and will likely look dated, but dang it I love it.  Oh and it is porcelain, not real marble, I cut corners like that.

We took out the old medicine cabinet and replaced the mirrors with two oval cabinets for more storage.

I was insistent on having a hand held and my husband was insistent on not putting a normal roman tub faucet that would allow for it, so we ended up with a compromise of sorts. Unfortunately with the plumbing valve that we have it is more like a pressure washer…oh well.

I did get my chandy over the tub. On a dimmer. It is love, people.


I love our sinks, I wanted a vessel look with out having actual vessel sinks. These sinks take up a lot of counter space, but thankfully I will be doing very little food prep in there, so I don’t think it will be an issue. I shamelessly copied Ms. Martha and put in three towel bars to save wall space and am happy with how that came out. Speaking of wall space I am now terrified to put any wall art up due to a fear of ruining the rest of the bathroom. Any suggestions?

That’s it. Nearly five years after we moved in, we have finished one room in our house. Looks for new projects as we continue at this break neck speed!

June 21st, 2011

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  1. Can I come live on the floor of your bathroom? Please…

    jina

    21 Jun 11 at 10:01 am

  2. so jammin – chandi is the key xo

    Shauna

    21 Jun 11 at 10:32 am

  3. Katie, were you standing on the cabinet to take some of those pictures??????????? It is indeed a beautiful room. You did good.

    Rita

    21 Jun 11 at 11:13 am

  4. i love it all. i would never leave that bathroom. just install a little flat screen tv and i would lock myself in there for hours!

    nicky

    21 Jun 11 at 12:34 pm

  5. Jina- Sure! I told my mom I was going to just start sleeping in the tub I love it so much, so as long as you don’t mind sharing!

    Shauna- Thanks! I agree the chandelier makes the room. I want them in all rooms of my house now. That’s practical, right?

    Mom- No, I had one of the kids get up there and take it. Just kidding, I wouldn’t let them play with my camera. It wasn’t a pretty process getting up there. Or getting down.

    Katrina

    21 Jun 11 at 12:35 pm

  6. Nicky- Thanks! I think that would be awesome! I always wanted a fire place in front of my tub, but I am thinking that I could just have a tv and put the yule log on every now and then. Ha.

    Katrina

    21 Jun 11 at 12:37 pm

  7. The flooring is AWESOME. I love it!!!

    Julie

    21 Jun 11 at 2:25 pm

  8. Just beautiful!

    Heather

    21 Jun 11 at 5:42 pm

  9. Julie- Thanks! I love the floors the most I do believe. Heather- Thank you! You need to come over and see it!

    Katrina

    21 Jun 11 at 8:18 pm

  10. It is beautiful!! :)

    Josie

    22 Jun 11 at 11:10 am

  11. Thanks, Josie!

    Katrina

    22 Jun 11 at 2:12 pm

  12. Love love love your bathroom and your glam pics! way to go! Me and my mom are obsessed !!!!!!! It is so sassy and so you!

    Courtney

    23 Jun 11 at 9:28 pm

  13. Ahh,thanks Courtney! Thanks for letting me show you the SLOW progress everytime you came over! How awkward it must have got! Ha!

    Katrina

    24 Jun 11 at 7:20 am

  14. Can you tell me what Countertop you chose and where you got your cabinets and sinks from?

    Dana

    10 Jan 14 at 1:06 pm

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