Monday, August 13, 2012

Masterbath renovation update: Getting there

It has been three weeks since they started swinging hammers over here and what a crazy few weeks it has been. You can view the before and original design ideas here. At least we were away for one of them! Having contractors in your home is never an easy thing, but we're over the worst of the dust and aggravation and our bathroom is just almost complete. Adding the matching larger window was the best money spent on the renovation in my opinion. I am now ordering mirrors and getting final quotes on the shower enclosure etc. We might just stick with a shower curtain for a while. Frameless showers come with a hefty price tag even if you get great designer pricing. The master bedroom new closet looks awesome and yours truly painted the entire bedroom in less than a day this past weekend and I feel like it is finally all coming together. There is no budget to get any new bedroom furniture except for a larger rug I think, but it looks so much bigger and brighter with my favorite light warm grey color on the walls, Light Pewter from Benjamin Moore. I did a friends home (who is also a client) house with it last year and loved it so much, and even more so when she had a few gallons left over. We're being fashionably sustainable.

One last thing, we did splurge a little and put in a radiant floor. Thanks Steve for convincing us! He put it in his own bathroom at home. For $750 installed, it's probably going to be priceless in the Winter.

Shower copper pan going in. Our house is old so
we have the slat and horsehair plaster as you can see

The window wall all stripped down and new 
windows in

I like to take lots of photo's before the walls
get closed in so we know where all of the
plumbing etc really is

New recessed down lights going in
4" size is in now and looks great

Reversing this door and trim really made a
huge difference to the feel of the room by
opening it up

Closet framing going in. Note old wall color
on walls in bedroom

Drywall and plaster making all the difference

Board going in to shower, niche built and
everything roughed in ready for tiler

Ta-da! We still have wall patching and a few
punch list items, so I have left the plastic on
the light for now. Can't wait to get in here!
There are also mirrors etc still to come.

The 12x24 porcelain on the floors and walls
really makes the space feel bigger than what 
it is. A great tip. So glad that I went the porcelain
route instead of marble this time. The warm grey 
color is also perfect for warming things up.

Ta-da again! The lighter walls look so great if i say so myself and they 
make all of our old furniture look a lot better!

We have West Elm pillows (yes, I am an addict) and the 
bedside lamp shades are on old cheap bases (to be changed someday)
but the shades are from Target when they had the Liberty of London 
for sale. What a find, I still *love* them

 Now for the finishing touches:
I love these stripe trays from West Elm-Greys and Whites for the vanity 

Crate and Barrel Glass jars for these things

This will be our temporary curtain from
West Elm A little more fun than white and 
may be a year before we bite the bullet and do 
the glass enclosure

West Elm mirror at vanity. This will relate
nicely to the glam pendant light. I love mixing 
the contemporary sleek lines with a few glamorous 
items to take the sterility away
when you're using a lot of hard lines

Similar frameless floating
mirror on wall between windows

Wooden bath mat at shower, love this!
It's from Target.

We'll be doing plantation shutters on the windows
Again these are simple, but not overly contemporary

And finally, the debate of the century! I have finally settled
on doing this Knoll Studio Bertoia ottoman and just need
to find a suitable fabric that can withstand the moisture.
This is where I could add a little punch of color if I'm 
feeling brave! I'm thinking something in the blue family...
Stay posted