You might recall that the master bathroom was a source of stress at various times throughout this renovation. :)
Originally, the bathroom was very pink and somewhat cramped.
It also functioned as a guest bathroom since it was accessible through a door in the hallway – probably not the private master bath that most people envision.
(The door to the “master bathroom” on the left in the foreground.)
So, when it came time to re-think the space, we jumped at the opportunity to make the bathroom more private by closing off the door while also expanding the bathroom by taking in a coat closet and part of a hallway off the entryway (see below).
I never would have thought of expanding into this space – it was my mom’s idea – and it made all the difference for this little bathroom! You can see these changes reflected on the floor plans below:
During the demolition and re-framing phases it all looked a little like this:
I was really concerned about the master bathroom feeling dark, since it doesn’t have any windows to let in natural light. Because of that, I made sure to include two recessed LED lights (one in the shower and one in the main part of the bathroom) and sconces with two bulbs each. All of that light bouncing off the white walls, mirrors and glossy subway tile make for one happy and bright bathroom.
And here’s a straight-on view of the double vanity. The drawers have tons of storage, and I think the rope on the captain’s mirrors plays nicely with the wood tones of the vanity.
Just through the doorway is the master bedroom!
You can really see in the master bedroom how we stuck with a palette of whites and rich browns and black throughout the house – all of the fixtures are black or oil-rubbed bronze, the window frames are bronze (almost black, really), and all of the hardware, door levers and hinges are black. Those little details make me happy.
Do you see the plethora of doors that used to lead into the master bedroom? It had direct access to two bathrooms – so strange!
The master bedroom itself is really a testament to what a little freshening up can do. We painted, swapped out the windows and light fixture, and restained the floor to take the room from this…
I hope you’ll agree that it’s changed for the better. :)
Pssst! Hi! If you’re just joining us from Centsational Girl, welcome! If you’d like to catch up on the rest of this renovation just click here. And for you regular readers, I contributed to a post for my blog buddy, Centsational Girl – you can check it out here.