The Master Bathroom Renovation {Part 2–Reveal!}

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A builder master bathroom gets updated with marble tile, a custom vanity and new updates


Today I have the full master bathroom reveal for you! If you saw the first post {catch up here} you read that I wanted to make sure that my parents saw this space first in person and not here on my blog 🙂 They have returned from their snowbird travels and are settled back into their space so I can show it off. A new bathroom makes coming back to the cold much more appealing, doesn’t it?



For a quick reminder of how far the bathroom came (it was pretty much taken down to the studs), below is what they started with. It was your standard, 90’s builder bathroom. It had an oversized corner tub (that was pretty much worthless), tiles that were beginning to crack in the shower and plain 4×4 white tile on the floor. The bathroom was functional, but that was about it.



Here is where they are now, just about a month later. A new custom vanity, new mirrors, lighting, a whole new shower, and new tile just about everywhere. If you are curious about anything, I have linked all the sources at the bottom of the post.




I picked up some new bath accessories at HomeGoods to make the space feel a little more complete, and the gray velvet tufted chair came from there as well, isn’t it gorgeous? Now my mom has a place to sit down to put on her makeup and do her hair. I love the contrast of the dark gray in the otherwise lighter room and the silver nailhead trim ties in with all the brushed nickel finishes.



One thing my mom really wanted was a chandelier, though the 8′ ceiling height made that a bit of a challenge. My mom selected this chandelier due to the low drop, and it works perfectly, and it adds SO much sparkle!



I showed you the shower tile mock-up in the first post, and now you can see how it all looks completed. They found, much to my dad’s disappointment, that the pipes in their home were too narrow to allow enough water pressure to do more nozzles or wall jets in the shower. They compromised on this tower rather than getting new pipes installed, though I haven’t heard any complaints so far.



The custom frameless shower door really makes the space. Just a tip: they were told to put rain-ex on it to reduce the water marks and soap scum, which sounds like a useful trick to know! Since they plan to never move, the built-in bench in the shower makes sense. If you know my Dad {remember when he built my fabulous shelves?}, then you know he still plays senior league baseball regularly. Activities like that occasionally require things like new knees (etc. ????) so being able to sit down in the shower in case of future injuries (or surgery) makes quite a bit of sense.



I showed you this corner where they removed the tub, this area isn’t complete but you can see where the armoire is now moved in.  They have since taken the armoire doors off and filled it with towels and other bath accessories. They plan to put some plants etc. in this corner and add new custom roman shades on the windows.



My mom says it feels like she is playing dress up enjoying this room. I think the entire bathroom they had when I was growing up would probably fit in the shower in this space, so it’s nice that they have such a wonderful new space to enjoy at this point in their lives. If you have any renovation questions for them, feel free to leave them in the comments.


Room Sources

Paint color: Valspar (from Lowe’s) Sea Shell Gray 4003-1a

Vanity custom–Tolson’s Appliances, Warrenton VA

Chair, glass accessories–HomeGoods

Tile–Arabescato Honed Marble


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  1. Absolutely Beautiful! I love how this turned out.

  2. What a gorgeous room. The tile is beautiful. When we had our new shower enclosure installed our installer provided us with a spray, similar to rain ex I suppose. Every few months we clean the glass well and reapply. After showering we squeegee to remove excess water and it works like a charm. The other thing I learned is that Cascade liquid dish detergent with a scrubby sponge takes soap scum right off without a lot of effort.

  3. Marty Oravetz says

    Stunning, what a fabulous makeover. love it all.

  4. Beautiful. I’m renovating my master bath in similar colors. My wall color didn’t turn out quite like I wanted. Do you mind sharing the cabinet and wall paint colors? Thanks.

    • HI Tara, I don’t have the vanity color because it was ordered that way through Tolson’s appliances in Warrenton, VA. The paint color (and I will edit the post to include this) is Valspar (Lowe’s) Sea Shell Gray 4003-1a. I hope that helps! XO, Amy

  5. Really pretty! And I agree that corner tubs are completely worthless! #The90’s

  6. IT looks beautiful!! I need someone to just come do mine. 🙂 I am also considering getting rid of the tub. Thanks for sharing.

  7. It’s gorgeous, but I keep wondering how your mom does her hair or makeup with no mirror infant of the vanity seat area?

  8. What a fabulous re do!!! Curious….is that a mirror in the shower, or a reflection???

    • It is just the reflection of the wall mirror over the sink in the photo, it really looks like there is another wall mirror in there doesn’t it? Have a great day! XO, Amy

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