Patience Pays Off

We completely finished the bathroom remodel earlier this month. It was a really a tough process to be living like a hoarder waiting for the master bedroom and bathroom to be complete. But it was worth it! I waited years, because of the inconvenience and wished had done it sooner.

Final ColorsFrom my earlier post, only a few things changed with the design. The Ice Stone material for the countertops was just too far out of our budget and the fabricator just wouldn’t recommend it (they said it may bow over time). When the most exclusive and expensive granite was less costly than the Ice Stone, it was a no brainer. We didn’t go with an exclusive granite either, we selected a beautiful green granite with teal undertones and “sparkle” that looked opalescent.

Hardwood FlooringWe selected light off white cabinets with matte nickel fixtures versus the bronzed color we had originally planned. We still went with the engineered hardwood flooring and ran it in two directions — vertical for the bathroom and horizontal in the bedroom. We opened up the two rooms by adding a french door instead of the single door. The hardwood flooring is so easy to care for. It’s easily swiffered and cleaned using Bruce Hardwood Flooring Cleaner.

Gray_Green_GroutThe shower and toilet area was originally a separate room with a pocket door. We removed the walls and opened it up to make one large room. This allowed us to expand the shower, creating a custom shower complete with a seat and built in storage areas for shampoo and other toiletries. We ran the shower tile over the entire back wall so the shower was not blocked off, and created a built-in vanity with the sinks with more storage.

Final RugFor colors, in keeping with blue theme, we selected earth tone teal colors and carried them into the bedroom. It took me hours to find the right rug online — we found it at We finished off the bedroom with a new comforter.

It’s finally complete and I can finally say that I’m used to it now. It took weeks just to get back to a normal routine. We finally have the rest of the house in order as well.

Before and After

Be sure to click on the before/after thumbnail. The difference is amazing.




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