Well, our Master Bath is finally finished. Ok, I still need a few rugs and maybe a window treatment, but I think it is ready enough to show as it is when we put the house up for sale.
I love the way it looks now.
Here is our Master Bath before:
Painting the master bath several months ago made a huge difference. We had lived in our house nine years the way it was. Looking back, when I start to think why we hadn't painted and decorated our bathroom sooner, I have to remind myself that I worked a flexible full time job most of those years, Mr. Fanatic went to school full time for 3 1/2 years getting his Bachelor's Degree, we finished part of the basement, landscaped our property, built a cobblestone patio, etc. Our bathroom was way down on the list.
Here is our Master Bath after it was painted. Looked pretty good. You can see more on a previous post.
Ahh, but you don't see the vinyl floor.
There it is. Plain, boring and VINYL. About that time we decided we might put our house on the market in May of 2010, but weren't 100 % sure. We knew that tiling our Master Bath floor was a must, so we put it on the list.
Since the vanity had to be taken out, I thought we might as well make it taller, so Mr. Fanatic built it up 1 1/4" higher. The top of the contertop is now 33 3/4" from the floor instead of 32 1/2. If we weren't moving we would have designed new cabinets that were kitchen height, but 33 3/4" is a very comfortable height. I will explain how we did all of this in a tutorial.
One of my previous clients had tile put on the front of her marble tub. I thought adding tile to the tub front looked more like a bathroom in a custom home, so we did this too. The grout is darker than the floor because it is still wet :/
So we're finished with the bathroom. I think Mr. Fanatic did a fantastic job, don't you? He took a week off of work - started last Saturday & we finished today. We spent $700 (about $300 on tile alone) including the metal artwork on the wall and included tile flooring in the Master Closet. The total amount included the following: Painted bathroom walls and trim, added Crown Molding, replaced the builder mirror with 2 separate decorative ones, replaced old baseboard with new, installed new base molding in Closet, installed tile in Master Bath and Closet, painted vanity lights and changed out the cabinet knobs.
Yay! One more project on my list. I tell you, this project made me realize we aren't getting any younger. LOL!
Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by,