Master Bathroom Redesign

Tony's House Projects

View to Door
Shower and Toilet
View from Door
Story
The master bathroom in our house was in need of some moderization. I'd been thinking about remodeling it for more than a year and had worked on it in spurts over that time. The first attempts considered moving walls and mostly gutting the place. This was abandoned because I could not quite settle on a design that retained all the existing features. In the end, it would have been a lot of work for not a lot of gain. This is a testament to how well it was layed out in the first place.
This still left us with a fairly dated look to the bathroom, so the second attempt was to just redo the floor, walls and ceiling and possibly refinishing the cabinets. I was not going to redo the counters or bathtub, because these were custom made pieces that would be a shame to throw away.
First Design
The trickest part was where to start. There are many material choices for the surface and many possible color combinations. A lot of searching through ideas and I finally found a combination of thing that I liked. This first design requires some refinements before I begin the actual work and this is where the project currently stands.
View from Sinks toward Entry Door.
View from Tub toward Sinks and Shelving.
View from Sinks toward Entry Door.
View toward Shower and Toilet Area.
View of New Stone Accent Wall.
View of Sink and Doors to Outside.
Second Design
After thinking about what I did not like about the first design, I made some refinements:
  • The oak wood ceilings were just not the right color, so change to birch.
  • Added wood slats all around sink are (not just ceiling).
  • Got better texturing for dark blue slate tile floors.
  • Changed cabinet wood color to match birch ceiling slats.
  • Changed floor and door trim to match birch wood.
  • Remove the lights surrounding the mirror.
The resulting changing looks much better and is at the point at which I will begin. I will start with the stone tile wall, then do the ceiling and lights, then the floor tile. Changing the cabinets in trim to match the birch wood will be last.
View from Sinks toward Entry Door.
View from Tub toward Sinks and Shelving.
View from Sinks toward Entry Door.
View toward Shower and Toilet Area.
View of New Stone Accent Wall.
View of Sink and Doors to Outside.