We’ve been dreaming of this day since we moved into our home 5 years ago. Our bathroom was the very last project we completed and it feels amazing to be done! While we have been anxiously waiting and saving to tackle this space for years, we’ve been putting plans in motion since last October and demo started April 1st!
To watch the whole bathroom unfold, check out:
• Where we debated nixing our tub (and hundreds weighed in)
• The new tentative bathroom layout
• More layout options (since that one didn’t work)
• The 8 vanities that helped us design ours
• The 6 floating vanities we designed + our favorite mirror options
• Shopping for stone countertops
• The master bathroom mood board
• Before photos and demo begins!
• Plumbing fixtures, heights, valves and drains
• 10 tips for living through a home renovation
• Adding 2 windows to the bathroom
• Adding marble floors
• 7 Different kinds of shower niches and designing ours
• Undermount bathroom sink & wall-mount faucets
• Soft Close (and open!) Pocket Doors
• Our small, water closet
It’s hard to believe (I actually can barely remember!) a few months ago our bathroom looked like this:
Now, it looks like this!
Here’s another angle:
And one more, looking into the closet so you can see how it was laid out before (I’ll never miss that water closet in the middle of the whole room), although we’ll save the closet reveal for a different day. We have a few more things to finish up there first.
The biggest change to the vanity area has been the floating vanity we designed and had made through Fashion Cabinets in West Jordan, UT. We mounted the vanity 9″ from the ground so the counter sits at 36″ high and it’s an actual joy getting ready with the double sinks and mirrors and all the storage in the drawers! Not to mention the ample lighting, both natural and the sconces we added.
The undermount sinks paired with the wall-mounted faucets make cleaning the area a breeze.
The dark green-ish tile from Fireclay Tile (Loch Ness is the color) really brought the drama to the shower area. We used 3×9 tile on the walls, niche, and ceiling and the Chain Homme pattern for the floor in the same color.
Three shower heads feel like an absolute luxury. For day to day, Chris and I have our own sides that we use (and the thermostatic valve is always set to our temperature–so nice!), but when I have a little more time, I turn them all on and it’s so completely relaxing, like a warm hug.
You can read more about our water closet here, but the splash of floral wallpaper feels unexpected and is a great juxtaposition with the more masculine shower.
There was even room for a built-in linen cabinet! We designed it and had it custom made with the same company that did our vanity and water closet cabinet. It’t perfect for holding jewelry, medicine, cotton balls (etc), and we have towels and socks in the drawers!
We’re so excited to share our closet transformation soon–it really is the icing on the cake!
We haven’t missed the tub for a second (we do have one for the kids in their bathroom, but of course they want to use our shower now–haha!), and definitely don’t miss this view.
We’ll share a budget breakdown, as well as a FAQs soon, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask away in the comments! Thanks so much for following along in this fun renovation!
Wall Color– Sherwin Williams Cloud White in Satin
Trim color– Valspar Pure White in Semi-Gloss
Vanity, Linen cabinet, and Water closet cabinet–custom made through Fashion Cabinets in West Jordan, UT
Marble Floor Tile
Shower Tile, 3×9 and Chaine Homme in Loch Ness–Fireclay Tile
Countertop –Venato Quartz
Purist Wall-Mounted faucets by Kohler in Polished Nickel
Soap and Lotion set
White Pocket door
Wood pocket door
Flush Pull and Edge Pull Pocket door hardware
Smokey Floral Wallpaper
Unlacquered brass knobs
Toilet paper holder
Kohler Purist Shower head
Kohler 12″ Rain Shower Head in polished nickel
Kohler Purist Cross Handle for Thermostatic Valve
Kohler Purist Lever Handle for Volume Control
Triple Towel hook
Simple Human Mirror
First Aid box
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