Monday, April 9, 2018

Next Project- Master Bathroom

Now that we have completed planking the foyer, full reveal coming soon, it's time for me to start on my next project. This one I have been dying to start on ever since we moved in but it was taking a bit more thought and some time to hunt items down.  
Master bathroom-Makeover-From My Front Porch To Yours
The last I left y'all with our master bath was our selections and some of the install during the build process. You can see more here. The main reason I have not shared our master bath is because it did not turn out the way we had hoped. It was one of our largest headaches during the build process and almost caused us to not close on time. 
Master bathroom-Before-Vanity Area-Driftwood Cabinets-From My Front Porch To Yours
I didn't bother putting away everything. I figured hey Before pics are suppose to look bad to make the After look even better!LOL. The coloring I could not get right. Our cabinets are a driftwood color in reality with a lot of gray in them. 
Master bathroom-Slate-Look-Flooring-From My Front Porch To Yours
Our floor as well actually looks like it has more gray to it than these pics show.
Master bathroom-Slate Floor Tile-From My Front Porch To Yours
I love our floor! It looks slate but is actually tile.
Master Bathroom-Chandelier-Wood Tile-Shower-From My Front Porch To Yours
After we moved in one of the first things we did was install a chandelier in the space. It was must on my want list when building and actually caused a HUGE headache thru the build process. Insert eye rolling here. How a chandelier in the bathroom can cause such an uproar I will never understand.
Master Bathroom-Chandelier-Linen Closet-Wood Tile-Shower-From My Front Porch To Yours
These doors are to our linen closet. The linen closet though nice bumps out into the space. I had originally wanted to delete the closet hence delete the bump out which would have made the bathroom look larger. I have a vintage french armoire I wanted to bring in to use as a linen closet instead but everybody talked me out of that idea for resale. I REALLY wish I had just listened to my gut and insisted. I do have a plan to jazz the linen closet up though. 
Master Bathroom-Chandelier-Wood Tile-Shower-Tub-From My Front Porch To Yours
Our master tub area is not at all what we had hoped for. We had wanted a freestanding tub and plumbing that came out from the wall under the window. It was all a no go with our builder so we got what we got. We did get them to put a custom front on the tub though. The window is not centered to the tub which drives me insane. Still trying to work on a design plan around that. If we stay in our house long term, which is the plan we are going to eventually redo the tub and shower.
Master Bathroom-Vanity-Double-From My Front Porch To Yours
We were so overwhelmed at the design center and frustrated after being told no on so many ideas that we completely did not realize that the vanity did not go all the way to tub area so we have this small space between the two. I am on the hunt for a pretty laundry hamper that will fit there. That is the only use I can come up with for that small space. 
Master Bathroom-Vanity-Double-From My Front Porch To Yours
We love the set up of our vanity though as far as drawers and doors go. I have some beautiful hardware to add WOW factor to them.
Master Bathroom-Vanity-Double-Chandelier-From My Front Porch To Yours
Can you spot something that drives me insane!?
Master Bathroom-Before-Pictures-Vanity-Double-From My Front Porch To Yours
If you guessed the mirror you would be correct! The vanity light actually touches the wall and the mirror is the wrong size. 
Master Bathroom-Before-Pictures-Vanity-Double-From My Front Porch To Yours
It doesn't end on the one sink area. The other is just as bad. Though the mirror is the correct proportion they installed the plug to where the mirror covers it up so I have to slide the mirror over to be able to use the plug which trust me was NOT a design feature.
Yes, most would have had this all corrected before closing but we had such a tough time with detail that by the time the punch list came up we had to pick our battles or not close on time which was NOT an option. I knew that I was not keeping the lighting nor the mirrors so we just let it go. They did though come back in after closing and replace our countertop. By that time I was over having workers in and out of our home that I told them to not even worry about coming and repainting where they messed the wall up because I was going to be repainting anyways. 
Master Bathroom-Before Pcitures-Vanity-Double-From My Front Porch To Yours
A design element I wish I would have thought of during the build process was to have an upper cabinet installed in the middle of the vanity. It was one of those smack your head moments. See once you make your selections and sign off on them you can not change anything. If I had thought about it while at the design center we could have had one.
It has been agreed that our next house will be a custom home so we can design it exactly the way we want it to be and make changes along the way if need be. 

Anyways, I think  I have come up with a plan for this space which I am crossing my fingers will work out.

Even with the detail issues we truly love our home! I think it is important to note that. We have never once regretted our decision to build our home.

Next up I will be sharing some of the items I have been collecting over the past year to pull our master bath together.
Thanks for visiting!



  1. You must have had the same builders we had several years ago (oh wait, they are out of business). I can't believe they installed the lights like that and hope you don't go crazy looking at that until you can get it fixed. Builders sometimes are so unthinking. They just want to get it done. Seriously, once you get a chance to finish the painting, dress it like you want, it will look great!

  2. I feel your frustration. We were lucky though, that things that were wrong before closing got redone after closing. We actually a month ago, had our entire shower retiled by the builder at their cost. Looking forward to seeing your changes.

  3. I am looking forward to what you will do in the bathroom....we built our home from the ground up and there are still those moments that we say, "we should have done this" ... Have a great day Pamela!

  4. What a tough time it seems you had. Something as building your house whether custom or not is that some enjoyment should take place. We built two houses. The one we are in now was a stressful build for a number of reasons. We wanted to never say if we could do it again, I would. That is not how it is because of numerous things, however, we love our home

    Can't wait to see your process


  5. Pamela, I know what you mean about picking your battles before closing. I remember when I was still young enough to be living at home and she had a house built. We were at the builders office all the time because of things that needed to be changed. It was very exhausting especially for a 13 year old. Many years ago I realized you need to go with your own decisions and not let anyone change your mind. If you made the wrong decision you only have yourself to blame.
    One more thing, how about something to hold towels for the bath in that small space between the vanity and tub? Do you think some sort of rack or shelf would fit there?

  6. I’m so glad you have such a great attitude, Pamela! I’m puzzling over the location of the bathtub faucets....where you wanted them located makes much more sense. I really like the color of your vanity and you’re tile floor. Look forward to seeing what further plans you have for the master bath.

    Warm hugs,

  7. I feel your frustration, your idea of an armoire instead of that closet is much better than what’s there. Some builders are so stuck in their old ways that they just cannot do things differently. And so many can’t center things or plan ahead so that plugs aren’t in the wrong places! In the past I had renovations done where I said I wanted something and the person looked at me like I had two heads. I started doing everything myself.


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