Welcome to our master bath reveal!
It took several months and there were so many decisions to be made along the way, I am reminded of just how many decisions as I take these photos. Do you know how hard it is to get a decent picture in a small space with mirrors everywhere?
When we bought this house and for the next fifteen years our bathroom did not have a door between the bedroom and the vanity area. Can you imagine? Talk about an incovenient truth! So as you would guess, this time we were definitely going to have a door.
A pocket door was the only option here but we went with a paned glass door. This works especially well for us because during the day it allows light to pass through even when the door is closed. The frosted glass keeps things private.
One of the first decisions we had to make was flooring. We chose a Cararra tile from Gallant.
As you can see, we are still waiting for window treatments. My robe is getting a lot of use these days.
This is another reason I wish the windows had gone in earlier. I have opted for shutters here and they couldn't be ordered until the actual windows were in place. Like my back ordered rug, they probably won't arrive until March. In the meantime I will try not to shock my neighbors.
We have radiator heat in this old house and the cover we had before was pretty minimalist.
Adding this cover and topping it with granite helped to dress up our space here.
The granite we went with is called Super White but it is really quite gray.
The sinks were under mounted and the faucet we selected is a Price Phister Carnegie in polished nickel.
The cabinetry came via Sattler Cabinet Gallery
I basically chose a cabinet door and finish and Kelly took it from there.
I think she did a spectuacular job of fitting a lot of function into a not so big area.
I like how she staggered the two vanity areas so we are not directly back to back. This gives us greater mobility when Mike and I are both trying to get ready at the same time.
The details like the jut out in front of the sinks,
and the cabinet crown molding that goes all the way to the ceiling were a nice touch.
Sattler also accommodated my desire for roll out shelves and hidden outlets inside the cabinetry so our toothbrushes, razors and such can be charging but out of sight.
The hardware selections are a combination of Chareau knobs and pulls in polished nickel via Top Knobs.
I knew that when it cam to lighting that I wanted sconces that came through the mirrors and I am really pleased with these Hudson Valley Rockland sconces that I found on line. I like the mix of traditional and contemporary elements and I have to say they are very well made.
When it came to the shower area we also were working in a rather tight space. Old homes are not known for having large bathrooms and we really didn't have anywhere to steal any space from. As a result we had to work with what we had.
There is a second pocket door between the vanity area and the water closet.
To add a bit of variety we used a glossy Gallant Carrara tile on the walls in a vertical pattern and a smaller tile on the floor of the shower.
To help create the illusion of space we went with a clear glass shower door from Glass Concepts.
The shower fixtures are from the same collection as the vanity faucets.
We selected a rain head plus a hand held option.
I wasn't sure if I would like the rain head but really it is pretty sweet.
We were able to find the room to add a seat but for us it seems to serve more as a shelf for my oversized shampoos and conditioners.
When we were nearly finished I realized that there really wasn't much wall space for towel bars. Yikes. So, we went with a couple of hooks, the towel bar on the shower door and I reused this hotel style towel shelf. I think we will be fine.
And yes, it took some negotiating and finessing but I even scored a TV in this room!
Thanks to a kid that works at Best Buy I even ended up with some pretty sick speakers in the ceiling. Love that.
So there you have it. All we are waiting for now are some minor tweaks and window treatments. Was it worth the wait? We would like to think so.
LInking up my post to this fun event: