11 Before and After: Master Bath Reveal

>> Monday, October 3, 2011

No messing around. Let’s jump right into the good stuff. Of course we have to begin by revisiting the before photos of my master bath the day I took ownership of this little diamond in the rough I call my construction site…


Other than the simple truth that this master bath was just plain ugly, it wasn’t even functional. With the plumbing leaking underneath the toilet, a shower head so low I couldn’t have even fit underneath in 6th grade and every homeowner’s worst bathroom nightmare, a leaky shower pan complete with rotted subfloor, I had no choice but to gut this sucker to the studs and start from scratch. But no worries, my friends. I had a highly sophisticated plan in mind for what I wanted this space to ultimately look like.


Accurate measurements and well thought out renderings are clearly for the birds. Sharpie pens and copy paper are really where true genius takes shape…one raised shower head, white tile, open linen nook, double floating vanity, neutral dream of a bathroom coming up!

Time to gut…


Re-plumb and re-tile…(Note: at this point in the process, DIY was virtually nonexistent and my role consisted of carrying around a checkbook and breathing down the necks of several hired professionals)…


Then came the linen nook…


…and a DIY (with much fatherly assistance) floating vanity for double vessel sinks…


Finally, topped off with a little paint, trim and accessories. This master bath is a wrap! 

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Pretty dang delicious and exactly what I had in mind. Sharpie sketch wins.



Anna,  October 3, 2011 at 1:47 PM  

Gorgeous, Cara!

Brittany S,  October 3, 2011 at 1:51 PM  

Holy cow! I can't even believe it is the same room!!! Nice work!

Nina,  October 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM  

Wow! Looks good as always!

Beren October 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM  

Beautiful!!!!!! Can I buy your house?!? :)

Sandra,  October 3, 2011 at 3:12 PM  

What paint color did you use? I think I am looking for a color like that. It is hard to tell from the pictures. Is it more green or tan?

Cara @ Live the Home Life October 3, 2011 at 4:13 PM  

Thank you! Thank you!

Sandra, I used Sherwin Williams' Rice Grain. It's a neutral tan with just a smidge of green. In person it doesn't look green though, if that is what you are wanting. Hope this helps!


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