The week before last, we mentioned that our bedroom is on deck next. And then, the same day on Facebook, we announced we’d be tackling the master bath along with it. I never thought we’d see the day. Our master bathroom is anything but masterful in its current condition. And since we plan on selling our home in the next couple years, we know it needs attention. I admit, I’ve been intimidated. Bathrooms (and kitchens for that matter) aren’t as easy to change or upgrade when you get sick of it. Instead of just swapping out a paint color, you have to be mindful of tile choices. And although we are masters of swapping couches, a bathroom vanity is a lot more permanent. We just wanted to make sure we got it right before diving in. Because back in 1995, they didn’t.
Eighteen years later, I’m guessing our master bath is looking exactly the same. And, hold your breath, we’re going to officially show you the eyesore. This is our bathroom:
Sure, there are good things about it. First, it exists. Not everyone has a master bathroom–so we feel extremely fortunate to have one. Second would be the window in the shower. Albeit, a weird place for a window, but we’re grateful to have natural light in such a tiny room. That’s about it for the good stuff.
The room itself is awkward and small–in fact, the tub takes up half of it! The vinyl floor is stained in a bad way and, well, it’s vinyl with floral details. If I had designed this room, maybe this is where I would say, “And they really tie in with the floral stenciled border near the ceiling!”??? Bad. bad. bad.
The other really special detail in this bathroom is the faux red marbled sink and, wait for it, entire shower surround, too!
I don’t have a mood board made up just yet because we’re still finalizing details for the bathroom and the bedroom, but, we do know we are tearing out the tub entirely. We consulted our realtor and while a lot of people love a tub, she said as long as there is one on the same floor (there’s a tub in Greta’s bathroom in the hall) then it isn’t an issue for resale. Especially if it is a really nice shower.
This is our official inspiration picture (found here). The layout is very similar to our current bathroom–just move that window to the right–and the finishes are killin’ it. Rain shower? Gimme.
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