My master bathroom walk-in shower reno for the One Room Challenge is complete!
The last six weeks have been chaos. In this limited time span, I’ve turned the master bedroom walk-in closet into a master bathroom walk-in shower and transformed the entire ensuite. In the end, the whole master suite was actually renovated to fit the tastes of my husband and myself. I don’t think I have ever done a room transformation this big and this quickly. I’m still trying to catch my breath!
And here it is! The Master Bathroom Reveal for the ORC Week 6. Here’s a reminder of what I started with:
PREP– WEEK 1– WEEK 2– WEEK 3–WEEK 4– WEEK 5– WEEK 6
What started out as 30″ square (if that) shower stall has now transformed into the master bathroom walk-in shower. It’s complete with rectangular porcelain tile in a wrap-around pattern. The open doorway features a 3’x3′ drying area, Broan bluetooth vent fan, and matte black towel hooks. Inside the shower are his and her niches, an EcoDecor teak bench, and plenty of elbow room. The mixing valve is located by the doorway so the shower can be turned on without you getting sprayed. I think this was a genius move on my part.
Since the mirror and original light fixture were being saved, a custom vanity was made to fit the length of the mirror. It was a scary feat taking the old vanity out without damaging the mirror. The new vanity and sink required a base and new plumbing before we could piece it together. The crisp glossy white is easy to clean and compliments the new custom closet units in the bedroom area. The black handles are what inspired the matte black metallic finish used in many areas of the bathroom. It was like a rabbit hole once we got started swapping to the matte black finish.
Water Closet Details
The old toilet and cabinet are gone, opting instead for open shelving above the new white toilet. The light fixture was changed from ceiling mount to wall mount in brass to match the original fixtures left in. It’s a simple space, but we love that it is closed off for privacy from the rest of the master suite.
Since the walk-in closet was removed, another closet solution was needed. In the end, we used the Ikea Pax system to create a wardrobe unit in two areas. This also got rid of our dressers. We weren’t sure if the units would feel too intimidating in the space or we’d miss the counter space. But once the units were up they actually made our handmade bedframe feel proportional.
The white was a good choice too so the bedroom still feels spacious. These suckers are a lot bigger in person than we visualized. There’s plenty of closet space, and actually more now than we had before with the walk-in and the dressers. Not only do we have an amazing master bathroom walk-in shower, but we have also gained closet space. I guess the closet declutter was not necessary after all. At least the holey socks are gone.
Fortunately, my husband and I have grown to have to same taste in decor and design style. It’s a combination of Rustic Glam aka Modern Farmhouse aka Shabby Chic. He tends to lean more rustic and I like an even blend of glossy and rough textures, new and old. That juxtaposition and contrast make me squeal in delight.
This master suite is a balance of the two. Natural elements, like the stone shower floor, wood planks, and plants balance out the glossy white cabinets and gold chandeliers. Some of the original features were kept like the gorgeous light fixtures and the wood trim, for a mix of old and new. The bedroom paint color is Stratton Blue HC-142, and the bathroom color is Pale Oak OC-20 by Benjamin Moore.
Did we achieve the look? Leave a comment with your thoughts on this blend of styles.
There are some special people who helped make this renovation happen. First, thank you to my amazing husband who worked tirelessly to get this reno done on time. I’m afraid he has burnout now from this last push. I could not have accomplished half this job without him, and I hope he enjoys his dream shower.
Thanks to our parents who babysat when we needed late nights and full days to get tasks done. It means a lot to us, and we are incredibly blessed to have them living so close by.
This project wouldn’t be done already if the One Room Challenge hadn’t lit a fire under our butts. There is a tendency for projects to drag on in our house, but not this one. Thank you, Linda, at Calling It Home for creating the One Room Challenge and making it what it is today. Thank you to the many companies and people who help support this challenge, and to the media sponsor, Better Homes and Gardens.
Thanks to the staff at Nu-Fab Cabinetry for working quickly on our vanity to get it done in time. I didn’t ask you to rush anything, you did so on your own accord to help out. Thank you for your support in meeting the deadline.
The contractor and tradesmen that were working on our project are great guys. Thanks for being efficient and completing the project on time, despite delays.
And thank YOU for following along on this renovation journey. I hope it was inspiring and insightful to how much work goes into a bathroom renovation. Please subscribe to my weekly newsletter to stay informed of upcoming projects and design inspiration. Then make sure to go see the other designer reveals. They are nothing short of amazing.
Sara (& Braden)….loved seeing your progress each week and enjoyed the stories of unforseen issues along the way and how you dealt with them. Life always has a way of throwing us curve balls, just need a big enough mitt to handle them & you certainly did. Beautiful results.
Sara-Lynn Houk says
Aw, thank you so much for your kind words Carrolynn! We learned a lot during this process, both about renovating and ourselves as we had to face setbacks. Thanks for following along, xoxo
Angela | MidModernMama says
So soothing! What a lovely retreat you have created! Well done!
Sara-Lynn Houk says
Thank you so much Angela! I appreciate your comment. It turned how we hoped and better!
It looks AMAZING!! You did an incredible job. I was honoured to be a small part of it. Fingers crossed on the competition!!
Sara-Lynn Houk says
Thank you! I’m relieved it all came together so well. And THANK YOU for designing the vanity! You are amazing
Dwayne bater says
Looks VERY good .great job
Sara-Lynn Houk says
Thank you so much! That means a lot 🙂