Master Bath Renovation, Part Two

To see the before of our master bath, click here

Heading into our master bath remodel we knew had a good idea of the finishes we wanted.  We were looking for a classic look, but with newer materials that were easier to maintain.  We chose dark woods and light hard surfaces for a nice contrast in finishes.  I knew I wanted to have Carrara marble, so the shower was was where we chose to add this and opted for low maintenance quartz on the counters.  The marble will have to be sealed periodically but it isn’t a huge job.   The hubs wanted the wood look tile on the floor.  The idea of having real hard woods in a bathroom is beautiful, but definitely not practical (unless they already exist in a historic home), so the wood look tile is a great alternative.  Using a dark grout that blends in with thin grout lines makes a big impact.

The view from the door from our bedroom.  The hub’s vanity is mostly hidden behind the shower which is great because he is not the tidiest of guys.

My vanity.  This is a six foot vanity which allows for a ton of storage.  So much storage that a few drawers are basically empty.  While the vanities appear almost black they are an espresso finish.    The not great light means not great color representation.

The hubs vanity is much smaller at only 42″.  It was the space we had to work with and he does not mind at all. He doesn’t really use more than the top two drawers so it works just fine for him.

This bathroom is on the west side of the house and the two windows (one pictured and one above my husbands vanity) are the only windows on this side of the house.  The only way to get decent light in here for pictures is to shoot in the afternoon when there are also stray sun casts.  The shower handle is an upgrade to match the drawer pulls.

This tub is really pretty, and just for show.  I’m not a bath taker so I predict this will rarely, if ever, get used.  The good news that it is super easy to keep clean with the vacuum this way!  We placed it just far enough away from the wall to allow a floor duster to fit.

Closer view of the tub filler.  I wanted a simple, classic look.  This one fits the bill.

We don’t use the additional spray much while showering, but it is incredibly handy for cleaning the shower.  We did an extension for the rainfall shower head to bring it out to the middle of the shower more.

The hubs chose these waterfall faucets.  They are pretty, but I will say that keeping the water spots off of them is not my favorite thing!


Wall Paint: Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray in eggshell

Trim Paint: Benjamin Moore White Dove

Floor Tile

Shower Wall Tile

Shower Floor Tile

Quartz Counters


Vanity Lights


Drawer Pulls


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