This may seem a strange detour in our home tour series. I started with the entry (logically), moved on to the living room, shifted over to our powder room… but now we’re running upstairs to the master bath. Why? Mostly because I’m excited to share it with you. It’s the only room of the house that I fully designed (meaning it’s the only room of the house that we’ve gutted and remodeled since we moved in). And I love it.
It’s really a
sad funny story why we remodeled the master bath… Though it was hideous and totally dysfunctional (I’ll share before pictures some other time), we were planning to remodel it after some of the more public areas of the home. Last Christmas, though, the pipes overflowed and I came downstairs to find it raining on our Christmas tree in the living room. Literally. Gallons of water were pouring through the ceiling. Since new plumbing was needed, we decided to go ahead with the cosmetic work, as well. And I’m so glad we did.
I love the cool marble floors.
And the antique white vanity.
We went with simple but curvaceous chrome hardware.
And, considering the rather small space, we added both a medicine cabinet…
And some open shelves for additional storage.
My favorite part of the design, though, is the tub wall. Since we didn’t have space for a separate shower (hello 1940 colonial), we used a glass wall to avoid a shower curtain or doors that would encroach upon our limited space.
We also finished out a ledge behind the tub to allow for a place to sit and to set candles, books, or anything else that helps you enjoy a good soak in the tub.
In the end, I couldn’t be happier with the choices we made. I love a marble bathroom, the classic chrome accents, the gray and white simplicity, and the slightly softer tones of the antique white vanity and mirror.
It may be on the smaller side for master baths these days, but I still love it. What do you think?
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