Master Bath Renovation


The "pan" in our master bath’s step-in shower developed a slow leak into an exterior wall, so we decided to gut the tiny bathroom and remedy the problem before it caused any real structural damage.   We’d been working towards this for several months and were excited to update one of the most heavily-used rooms in our home with a fresh new look.

Here’s a glimpse of the old master bath before the work began:

Old master bathroom shower   Old master bathroom fixtures

We decided to have the short wall replaced with glass block to allow lots of light in.   And we chose earthy 16"slate tile for the other 3 walls of the shower.   Notice that we also had the false ceiling removed, which makes the shower stall feel quite a bit larger.   Also note the Ikea Grundtal Stainless steel shelving we chose to replace the old cabinet.

New shower glass block wall   Slate tiles in shower

Here’s a detail pic of the new niche in the back wall of the shower...

Slate tile shower niche

...and a shot of the fun ocean pebble tiles used for the shower stall floor.

Ocean pebble shower floor

Outside the shower, here are the new brushed stainless steel shelves & pendant lights, new mirrored medicine cabinet, and vanity/sink combo.   And here you can also get a good glimpse of the Ralph Lauren "Sage Sweater" green paint that Dede picked out.   We chose an "espresso" version of the mirror & vanity to pull in a hint of the Asian-inspired design from our living room.

New bath mirror & lights   New bath vanity & sink

Here you see a better look at the stainless steel shelving and the espresso-colored wicker baskets that also help add a touch of Asian flair.   We ordered a custom-sized glass shower door from Odessa Glass & Mirror Co. with a glass texture called "Flemish."   The camera flash makes it a bit deceiving, but the glass pattern nearly perfectly matches the wavy look of the glass block.   Paul did an excellent job on the install and even though it was a custom-size & glass style, it was really no more expensive than what Home Depot or Lowes had to offer..

Stainless steel shelves with wicker basketShower door

Check back for more photos as we continue to wrap up this long-overdue project...



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