Master bath remodel

The master bath in this house was in good shape, but like the other bathroom it just needed updating.  But before I get to the master bath area, I want to talk about the master closet that sits behind the vanity. The closet had tall-mirrored sliding doors on the vanity side
mirrored closet vanity side

but you could also access the same closet when you walked into the master bedroom

second entrance to the closet

What a weird concept.  To me, it was wasted space and just odd.  So we enclosed the hallway entrance to the closet, {I of course don’t have a decent picture, or from the same angle, but you get the idea}

Master bedroom

We took out the mirrored doors on the vanity side, to give more wall space inside the closet, and we also made the entrance on this side smaller.  Rearranging the closet like this gave a lot more usable space, and also made it a walk in closet. Something I know buyers would love, versus the weird pass thru closet that was there.  But it was also an excuse for me to finally be able to use a barn door for the new entrance 🙂

Closet barn door

Oh how I love how these barn doors turned out.  We actually re-purposed the closet doors from the hallway entrance for the barn doors.  We added, get this, baseboard molding to mimic the rest of the doors.  HA!  Pretty genius right?

Closet barn door

Barn doors as closet doors

Another item we added to the master bath was a sliding door from the bedroom area.  It was just an opening with no door. Again, to me that is odd.  You need to be able to close off the bathroom area while another person may be sleeping

master sliding door

There wasn’t enough room to do a swinging door, and I didn’t want a pocket door, so we did the next best thing and put in a sliding door.  We brought out the crown molding around the perimeter of the door to hide the track.

master sliding door

This door is also re-purposed like the barn doors using the baseboard molding to mimic the barn door

master sliding door

Ok, so now on to the actual master bath area.  There was only one sink in the original vanity area

before master bath vanity

So we added a double sink vanity, and two Restoration Hardware medicine cabinets. And of course removed the popcorn ceiling, 70’s light soffit, and endless wallpaper

restoration hardware double shutter vanity and medicine cabinets

Oh how I love Restoration Hardware medicine cabinets!  I always get them on sale, because the shipping is pricey.  They are so well made and look so stylish.  Unlike an off-the-shelf medicine cabinet.  Here is a glimpse inside during the remodeling construction.  The inside of the swinging door has a mirror as well.  They are the bomb. One tip for you though, you might need to re-route your vent pipe for your sinks if you decide to put in medicine cabinets in front of your sinks.  This is why they are usually on the side wall of a vanity, there are no obstacles to deal with.  But it isn’t that hard to re-route the vent, any plumber can do it, it is just an additional cost that you need to consider if you want to go this route.

restoration hardware double shutter vanity and medicine cabinets

I also purchased the wall scones from Restoration Hardware.  They are ok.  The light they put out is pretty minimal, but luckily I have natural light coming in from the bedroom and shower area, plus the recessed can lights.  So it wasn’t that big of a deal.  And they look pretty in the space, which is what matters lol

Master Bath remodel-3

The floor tile is the same 12′ x 24″ linen look tile that we used in the other bathroom

12 x 24 linen look bathroom tile

The shower/toilet room right off the vanity area again just needed updating

shower area before

shower area before

We installed a pocket door, new wall and floor tile and added a glass enclosure

large chevron wall tile in the shower

That wall tile is so cool.  It comes already cut in the chevron pattern, and has a slight texture to it

large chevron shower tile

large chevron shower tile

The shower head was raised higher on the wall and new plumbing fixtures installed.  They are by Mirabelle, my first time using this brand

large chevron shower tile

We used the matching floor tile in the 1″ x 1″ size for the shower pan

large chevron shower tile

I don’t know if you noticed, but there is a large space in between the shower and toilet.  The previous owners had moved the toilet over I think to accommodate a wheelchair or walker {remember this is a 55 and over community}. So I left the toilet where it was.  It makes for a nice storage area, and if the new owners ever find they are in need of space for a wheelchair access they have it.

12 x 24 linen look bathroom tile

I think the rearranging I did to make the closet bigger, and adding another sink, really made this master bath area feel more open and functional for two people. Plus it gave me the excuse to use a barn door 😉  The outside transformation will be my next post.  You will see how I took this dated enclosed area, and brought it to life taking full advantage of that golf course view.

Before exterior patio


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  1. What a great transformation. You always do such a great job and i love seeing your before/afters. 🙂

  2. wow! I love the sliding doors, and the way you hid the track on the smaller door si beautiful.

    Your styling is always so beautiful Stephanie! I love looking at your flips. Keep ’em coming!



  3. What paint color is on the walls in this bath. The entire transformation is gorgeous.

  4. Lovely remodel! Where did you get the ladder shelf?

  5. Beautiful Reno! Do you remember the brand of chevron tile you used? Thanks