Hello and happy FriYAY! Yesterday I took a poll on my Instagram stories to see what YOU wanted to see on the blog first: my DIY 1/2 bath renovation or my master bathroom reveal. And as you can tell, the majority vote went to sharing my master bath reveal! Honestly, I can’t believe that this is my bathroom. Guys, it’s like a spa!! Apart from having a soaking tub (maybe one day), this bathroom turned out even better than I could have ever dreamed. Keep reading to find out all the details about my luxurious white & gold master bath reveal!
Without a doubt the most difficult part of the entire home renovation process was choosing all the bathroom fixtures. Yes, really! (Huge shoutout to Virginia for helping me through the process, I really would have been lost without her!). The only thing I was certain of when it came to the bathroom fixtures was that I knew I wanted gold. Apart from that I had no idea what brand to go with, what my price point should even be, and what style to choose. Who would have known there were so many kinds of gold finishes out there!? I don’t usually get stressed, but this was stressful!
Luckily everything turned out perfectly. I have absolutely NO regrets with any of our fixtures. In fact, the longer we have them the more I love them. The gold looks so nice with the white tile and the faux marble countertop and flooring. This bathroom transformed from a dark, outdated dungeon to a luxurious spa-like escape!
I really ran with the whole white, gold, and marble theme in this bathroom. My towel rods, towel hooks, and toilet paper holder are also the same gold finish as the faucets. They have the cutest unique gold & marble flower design. These details along with the scalloped tile really infused the space with my personality.
If you’re not familiar with what this bathroom looked like BEFORE the renovation, then you have to click here! We had the weirdest shaped tub ever. Because of the lighting it’s a little hard to tell, but the tub was kind of like a triangular shape set inside a square base. Regardless of it’s weird shape, I knew I wanted the tub out and a huge shower in it’s place. Originally the shower was supposed to be 4x5ft, but we ended up bumping it out another foot to make space for a bench.
I didn’t want a bench at first, but we ended up having no choice because the wall needed some additional support, which the bench provided. Now I can’t imagine this shower without a bench, so yay! Everything works out in the end.
Another thing I knew I NEEDED to have in my dream bathroom was a rainforest shower head. I can’t imagine not showering with one now. It’s so luxurious! In addition to the rainforest shower head I also wanted a handheld option. Virginia helped me pick out this wand option and it’s really cool! I’d never seen or heard of one before, but apparently they’re pretty popular in Europe.
As for the tile, YES I went with the scalloped tile we have in the kitchen. Originally the plan was to just tile the shower with this scallop tile, but they sent us too much and we couldn’t return the extra so that’s how the kitchen backsplash ended up with it as well. If you read my post about my kitchen renovation then you already know I’m obsessed with this tile. It’s so pretty!
I went into the renovation with the goal of only using/buying from local businesses. And I did a pretty good job keep with that. About 90% of the project was done using only local businesses, and the majority of that 10% can be found here in the bathroom. The mirrors are from Bed Bath & Beyond, the drawer handles are from Home Depot, and the light fixtures (such a steal, under $100 each!) are from Amazon. Oh yeah, and my towel rods and such are from Anthropologie.
Sure I fell a little short, but I’m proud of how much of this project was able to be completed utilizing locally owned, small businesses. I could have done the entire project locally, but when it came down to it, some of the options I went with were more affordable and just easier.
All photo credit belongs to the amazing Mindy Briar.
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