Tag Archives: bathroom renovation

The Master Bathroom Remodel Project Is Officially Completed

Change.  Change is good, but it also has the ability to drive me bonkers.  Paint color that is one shade in the can and a totally different shade on the wall also has the ability to drive me completely bats%*! crazy.  It is this kind of particular color bump in the road that brings about the decision to change a paint color.  If it doesn’t look right you do it over.  It makes the client is happy and that’s what matters.

design board

The master bathroom remodel project is officially completed.  Before images and info post is here.  What Dave the Builder lacks in the professional photographer department he more than makes up for in the professional builder/remodeling department.

master bathroom remodel project

The new color on the freshly repainted and completed walls is not translating well in the photos.  See what appears to be three completely different paint colors in the image below?  The wall between the tub and shower is the closest to the true color, Sherwin-Williams Renwick Beige SW 2805.

master bathroom tub

From demo to prep

shower remodel

to master bathroom remodel project completed success.

tile shower floor

Making things pretty and new creates a mess, but it is so worth it!  This was about the time in the master bathroom remodel project where a bit of design and decorating persuasion came into play.

remodel before pictures

Two vanities, two sinks, two faucets, two lights- you’ve got to go with two mirrors.

And two mirrors it is!  I purposely removed the color field out of the image below to emphasize a point to the client.  We both loved the result and selected it to print and frame.

Great space for a master bathroom walk in closet and extra linens storage.

tile floor install

The client requested the stained louvered doors leading into the master bedroom remain.

louvered doors

I requested the louvered doors leading into the walk in closet be painted to match the trim.  A win-win situation.

walk in closet

Another project completed.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Bathroom Remodel, home improvement, Interior Decorating, Interior Design, Paint, Remodeling, Renovation

Attention To Detail: Bathroom Window Treatment Ideas

Finishing touches are the best friend of a big reveal.  Fashion, interiors, meals- it’s all about the presentation and the attention to detail.  The master bathroom remodel project is now in the detail phase, namely, bathroom window treatment ideas.  My better half is not happy with the results of the final paint application, the hardware install is not quite there, and my fixation with the cloudy mirrors who could benefit greatly from a meeting with vinegar and newspaper is driving me nuts.  The “it’s perfect!” point is coming into view and that’s what matters.

master bathroom remodel

This master bathroom remodel project for hire is more construction remodel than interior design and decorating based.  We went with 60% of the client’s choices and the client went with 40% of ours.  That is 100, isn’t it?  Cost and in-stock availability remain the biggest considerations behind construction and design.  Some projects present the need for custom fixtures and special materials orders, and then there are the projects where the materials are just a convenient trip to the local lumber yard, building supply, paint and home improvement store away.  This one falls into the latter.

window treatment ideas

While I’m waiting for paint to dry and fixtures to fix, I’m working on the  finishing details.  I’ve been consulted to design the window treatment for the single window in the master bathroom.  The window itself is fixed and the glass is textured for privacy.  The client wants a working treatment, and what the client wants…

roman shades

I want to stay as true to the aesthetic and period of the house as possible, but I also want the ease of operation and look a modern treatment offers.  We both agreed and narrowed it down to a roman in either jute or textured fabric.  A custom tier curtain is also in the running.

corbels

 

I fell in love with this new but made to look old distressed piece and immediately had it or something very similar to it in mind to use as a cornice treatment.

window cornice ideas

 

Do you prefer curtains, blinds, shades, shutters or no window treatment at all for a bathroom window?

love your style

 

Leave a Comment

Filed under Bathroom Remodel, Bathrooms, home improvement, Interior Decorating, Interior Design, Remodeling, Renovation, Uncategorized, window treatments

Project Master Bathroom Remodel

When our team completes a project success is measured by the satisfaction seal of approval from the client.   If the client immediately hires you for another project it’s a pretty good indicator of job well done.

safety dancevia

We celebrated this master bathroom remodel and the upcoming project hire with a Places In The Home remodel dance. Part safety dance, part remodel celebration boogie.

bathroom remodel presentation board

The presentation board for the master bathroom remodel captures the design and decor element the client requested.

ceramic tile in shower

Good bones and an even better layout, structurally speaking, removed the need to move walls and reroute plumbing. The focus was all about aesthetic updates complete with new fixtures and materials.  We can certainly do that!

rebuilding a shower

The first to go was the fiberglass shower and bath inserts.  Mosaic tiles were used for the shower floor.  The intent here is twofold- texture and palette variation of blended neutrals.

bathroom vanity area

We constructed the layers of the shower pan using a vinyl membrane and concrete (technical jargon for we built a custom shower pan).

Here’s a preview of the shower progress.

master bathroom remodel

We selected 12″ x 12″  ceramic tile for the flooring, bath and shower walls and shower floor.

Mosaic tile

Moving onward and upward!

 

love your style

Leave a Comment

Filed under Bathroom Remodel, Bathrooms, home improvement, Interior Decorating, Interior Design, Remodeling, Texture, tile patterns

Making Fabulous Out Of Flawed With An Existing Space: Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Dave the Builder and I had big, big plans for the renovation of our new house, which also happens to be my childhood home.  My parents moved in with us last year and we agreed to give them the master suite. That decision meant it was time for the guest bathroom remodeling ideas to begin.  The before pictures have been lost in the shuffle, but you don’t need a great imagination to envision what we were working with.  A vast knowledge of outdated ugly will do.

The first question Dave the Builder posed was “Are you going to leave the existing tile walls?” I  don’t  care for what is involved with the removal of ceramic tile. The bathroom walls had the original gray and green decorative 4″ square tiles, randomly placed on a background of predominately white 4″ square tiles. Not exactly atrocious, but leaning more to the tune of forty plus year old taste. I did not want to remove the timeless white tiles. Why? Because you see the exact same tiles used today. We cut around and extracted the gray and green tiles, replacing them with 4″ glass tiles.  The original ceramic floor was left in place, and we overlaid it with 12″ square slate purchased from Lowe’s.

Step three involved the removal of a double flush mount sink vanity. We replaced it with a piece of custom built furniture for the wow factor effect.  We removed the wood top, replacing it with a solid marble top and decorative single sink and faucet from the Artist Editions collection by Kohler.

The gorgeous framed mirror was a gift from my equally gorgeous mother-in-law.

Now came the time to select colors and make the decision to paint or paper. I selected a classic brown Toile pattern with blue background wallpaper by York to enhance the colors of the slate floor and vanity.

Dave wanted to go with a dark brown glass tile, and I wanted to go with Café au lait glass tile.  We compromised with the old half and half trick.

I wish Lamps Plus partnered with the United Mileage Plus program. It would be Viva Las Vegas time!  The four light bronze bathroom fixture perfectly matched the mirror frame.

One successful shopping trip to our local Marshall’s for guest towels, and one easy order placed at JCPenney for the shower curtain set put us in home decor business.

An afterthought born out of the need for further storage brought me to Overstock.com. I thought it was smarter to order the cabinet vs. hiring a cabinet maker to do a custom order.  The cabinet was less than $100, and I really like the look it offers.

I could not be happier with the finished product.  It was the logical, practical and most cost efficient choice for us to make.  Our renovation and remodel repertoire grows.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Bathroom Remodel, Interior Decorating, Interior Design, Remodeling