The photo of this bathroom doesn’t do it justice. At first glance, the old tile seems charming but it was in terrible condition and the configuration was awkward for the layout of the house. Additionally, this was the only full bathroom in the house, so when we decided to make this into a master bathroom, the shower/tub combination wasn’t working for it.
We changed the entry into the bathroom from the bedroom rather then the hallway. This meant changing the location of the vanity and I decided to have it placed under the window. I suspended the mirror over the window to create visual interest and increase functionality because it’s best to get ready in natural light vs articial light. I chose a vessel sink with a modern faucet for the vanity to help increase the height. We suspended a cool industrial chandelier in the center of the room and aligned it with the opening to a new walk-in shower and private toilet area which we created out of a hallway closet. We re-used one of the original wood doors for this opening but installed it on a barn door track so there was no conflict with the space. Both the shower and tub wall received a glass mesh tile from floor to ceiling. This was an amazing deal that I found at lowes for $0.40 a square foot. I bought every piece they had a year and a half ago… And saved it for the right house until now! Thankfully we had just enough with only one square foot extra – Phew! This tile makes a huge impact on the space and became the focal point of the room. We swapped out the old tub/shower unit and replaced it with a beautiful soaking tub complimented by a modern wall mounted faucet.
This space now functions like a master bathroom should and offers the elegance it deserves. I would totally have bath time in this bathroom… Wouldn’t you? To see more AFTER photos from this project and the rest of the sources, please check out the Almeria page!