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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

WordFUL Wednesday-Remodeling…Before and After

We are FINALLY done with our master bathroom remodel!!!!!  It took WAY LONGER and cost WAY MORE than we ever realized that it would but looking back…it is so worth it!  Not only do we now have a fabulous spa-like master bath retreat, we also will soon have a laundry area on the second floor where most of the laundry comes from!! No more running up and down the stairs with baskets full of clean and dirty clothing all week.  With seven people in this family, I do lots of laundry!!

Without further ado, here are the before and after shots:

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It wasn’t bad before but it was in need of a facelift!  We opened up the wall between the shower and the toilet to add another 2 feet to the new shower.  The old tile was only in this small area…the rest of the bathroom was carpeted!!  Gross!

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I sure don’t miss this lovely decorative band of burgundy tile in the shower!!!

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We added a bench to the shower and around the corner where you can’t see it, we put in shelves to hold all the shower items.

Gone are the “popcorn” textured ceilings!

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The existing tub was in great shape so we just updated the tile around it.

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The finished product!!

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The tiles are a rich, warm tan color…not the yellow color that they appear with this lighting.  Our contractor did an amazing meticulous job with all this tile.  Do you see how many types of tile we chose for the shower alone?  I’m sure it was a nightmare for him but it turned out so beautifully!

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We took the tile all the way to the ceiling and added a light to this area.

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The carpet is gone and in it’s place, this beautiful travertine flooring.    He also used it around the tub.

The door to the closet wasn’t in yet.  The new laundry area is on the other side of this wall that the tub is on.(in the photo above)

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For now, we kept the same lighting but replaced the big ugly 3 foot by 6 foot mirror with these two framed mirrors.   They were such a bargain at a discount store for only $29 each!  I think they make some of the biggest impact in the room!!  Notice the smooth white ceilings too.

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The mustard-colored walls were replaced with a warm neutral tan color.  What was I thinking when I chose that yellow color for the walls??!!

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Looking back, all the inconvenience for the past two months was all worth it.  If we could do it over again, we would have gone alot cheaper on the tile.  That was the largest expense and I know we could have found less expensive yet equally beautiful tile at another store.  Live and learn…so much for our winter vacation!!!

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14 comments:

Hannah said...

That looks GREAT! you guys did an awesome job!

I really love the tile you picked. I think my favorite is the floor of the shower. Love it!

Melinda said...

Wow, that is beautiful!! I agree with Hannah...I love the tile!! I'm sure all the hassle was well worth it!

blueviolet said...

Oh my heavens...is that ever lovely!!! Wow!!!

Leah said...

I love it! It really does look great, (and I'm extremely jealous. You should see our "master" bath! UGH!) And, as for the yellow, you were probably thinking the same thing I was when I woolied emerald green in our master bathroom. >wink< Coffee Friday? 9:30?

Leah and Maya said...

wow that is a retreat! just gorgeous, and I thought it looked good before, but after its amazing.

Gardenia said...

amazing. I'd say the inconvenience was definitely worth it. what a nice job you did. love the tiles you picked out, and those mirrors really add pop to the bathroom. so, what's your next project??

Cecily R said...

It's beautiful!! The tub by that big window is my favorite (I know that wasn't much of a change, but I love it). I'd say well worth the inconvenience!

Spudsnsalsa said...

I'm so copying the picture of the shower to show my hubby!!!! We have one more bathroom to update in our circa 1955 ranch and I totally picture pulling the squat tub and BLACK porcelain subway style tile surround to replace with a shower WITH a bench...we're only getting older you know! He's resisting since a tub is "good for resale value"...but we aren't reselling so I want your shower!!!
Suzanne

Midday Escapades said...

Amazing!!!! I am so jealous. Can you come over and do mine next?

Terri said...

What a beautiful bathroom! I need to show this post to my hubby (he saw the one a few weeks back) because our bathroom needs a face lift like no ones business!
Tell your hubby "great work"!

Vanessa said...

Looks great!! We updated our guest bathroom last year and I love it and would agree so worth the inconvience!!

Marsha said...

Looks wonderful!!! Love the new tile.
Marsha

Sarah said...

I LOVE your bathroom!!!

You got an award on my blog.

http://onthesearchforhiddentreasure.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-got-award.html

Kim said...

Gorgeous!!!