Remember when I told you we were renovating our master bath? No? Oh, that’s because it was only 3 1/2 months ago! Ha, yes it has been a little while since I showed you guys our before version of our master bath.
The project took a little longer and cost a little bit more than we anticipated, but doesn’t it always?
Still, it’s now FINISHED and we are loving it! Our main goal was to update it. The light switches in the mirrors, the outdated lighting and the corroding faucets all needed to go (click here to see the before pictures). And now, without further delay, come take a peek!
We kept the footprint of the bathroom, which is a pretty odd shape, because we weren’t looking to tear down and move any walls. We knew we wanted a bigger shower and debated what to do with the tub. The tub took up a big awkward space before and since we both aren’t bath people, we wanted to minimize it somewhat. Our contractor suggested a pedestal tub, so we went that route.
I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it sticking out into the room, but it actually fit really nicely into the funny window corner and didn’t stick out as far as I thought it would. It turned out perfectly for the space!
We also needed new cabinets and to get rid of my vanity-style cabinet, so new cabinets were purchased, as well as new granite counter tops, new mirrors from MirrorMate (because we couldn’t find any that fit our dimensions) and new lighting fixtures.
Since we tore the bathroom down to the studs, everything was new, including the tile and fixtures. I fell in love with our faucets.
We chose Moen’s Wynford line in brushed nickel and immediately loved our decision. The faucets are gorgeous and sleek, but I really love the solid, sturdy feel. They are easy to wipe down too, which is a definite bonus.
And now my favorite part of the new bathroom…
I love everything about this shower. From the tile that doesn’t show grime to the two Moen shower heads that have great water pressure and size of spray. I am also a big fan of the handheld shower option. We use it all. the. time.
After the lake or the pool, I hop in there with the girls and they splash around while I use the handheld to shower them off. I use it to bath Koda and to clean the shower.
I also love that the handles pull directly out from the wall to turn on, making it easy to leave your shower set on your perfect water temperature. Talk about a luxury.
I can’t tell you how good it feels to have our new bath up and running after about 2 months of being out of our bathroom, bedroom and closet. Though it still may need a decorative touch or two, I want to take our time and find things we really love, like our freestanding towel rack. And on that note, I’m actually off to shower now!
What is most important to you in a master bath?
Any suggestions for a pop of color, decorative accents or bath mats for our new space?
Moen provided our new faucets and shower accessories free of charge, but all opinions are my own. We love how it turned out and in fact, my in-laws loved the Moen faucets and shower heads so much they chose to use them exclusively in their new house they are building! They are incredibly high quality.