We are remodeling our master bathroom. Follow along for our master bathroom makeover. Here are before photos and our design plans.
I’ve talked about this some over on Instagram but right now, we’re beginning the renovations/makeovers of two of our bathrooms, the master bathroom and our upstairs hallway bathroom (which is primarily used for guests).
As a quick background, and I’ve mentioned this briefly some, but when we moved into our house, it was a fixer upper. The house was completely trashed when we bought it (it was a foreclosure and the previous tenants trashed it before leaving). There were holes in the walls from TV’s and light fixtures being ripped out, gas poured on the carpet and in the toilets and there was a lot of damage to the floors as well.
So we were dealing with quite a bit.
Before we moved in, we replaced flooring throughout the house (except for these two bathrooms), remodeled the kitchen, patched lots and lots of holes and painted the entire house. We also cleared out the forest in the backyard complete with broken piano and toilet and got a new fence.
So after doing some basic updates to the bathrooms and making them functional, buying new toilets, etc., we put the bathrooms on the back burner. To tell the truth, I think we were just a little burnt out after having to do so much remodeling elsewhere in the house.
In any case, after a couple years of living with these sub par bathrooms, we’ve finally decided to remodel them! Aside from us getting to enjoy better looking and functioning bathrooms, a large part of this renovation is because we plan on moving relatively soon, probably within the next year.
So at least whoever buys this house will hopefully benefit from this remodel and it should be good for resale as well. It will also be nice to enjoy the bathrooms while we’re still living here.
Master Bathroom Design Plans
- We’re definitely going with white cabinetry, as with the rest of the house.
- If it were up to me, we would do black hardware for the cabinets, sinks and shower but we may go with a more neutral brushed nickel for these remodels. (you’ll see black on the mood board below though)
- These bathrooms aren’t very big so we will keep everything light and bright and then bring in darker accents
Contractor or DIY?
We have gone back and forth with how we’re going to do this remodel, whether we will hire it out or do some or all of it ourselves. Some questions we’ve asked ourselves:
- Should we DIY or hire this out?
- Replace the vanity or repurpose the existing one?
- Re-tile the shower or just re-finish it and replace the door?
We had quite a few questions and even got a few bids from contractors but ultimately we decided to hire out the floor and then do the rest of the work ourselves. The bids were around $10-13k for just our master bathroom and we knew we wouldn’t recoup that cost plus we knew that we could tackle a lot of the stuff ourselves easily.
Master Bathroom Makeover To Do List:
- New tile floor
- Paint vanity
- Replace vanity countertop
- Get new vanity faucet
- New light fixture
- New mirrors
- Swap out medicine cabinet
- Refinish shower
- New shower door
- New shower fixtures
- Closet doors
Here’s our master bathroom renovation inspiration board:
We’ve already started demo on the bathroom and will hopefully have the project wrapped up soon! Can’t wait to show you the outcome.