The master bathroom at the lake has come a long way in four years! The original foot print was very small. The vanity was tiny with no counter space. The lighting was industrial/florescent and the shower was no bigger than a closet. Definitely in need of a make over!
We know that the carpet in the bathroom was original because the carpet was underneath the vanity. Once we pulled out the vanity, toilet and shower, we knew we needed to somehow make the space larger. There was a small closet in the hall along with a small stacked laundry unit in an adjoining closet. Both were very awkward spaces and both were located right behind the bathroom wall. We decided to borrow the space from the two hall closets and increase the foot print of the bathroom.
We relocated the stacked laundry unit to the basement and closed off the hall closet. Now we had room for a larger single vanity, a toilet and a big walk in shower. I think every floor needs an actual tub for resale value, but since the hall bath had a tub we felt fine having a designated shower in the master.
We found this pretty Pottery Barn knock off vanity on Amazon. The cabinets are wood and the top is marble. It came complete with the sink, hardware and basket. I replaced the small chrome knobs with mercury glass knobs from Anthropologie. I think they add a nice vintage touch.
We tiled the floor with large marble tiles and carried the same tile into the shower. Anyone that has lived in this area knows about the red mud but clearly I had forgotten. We probably should have gone with a darker tile as it would have been easier to keep clean. But, I do love the look of the marble and its done.
The bathroom is still small but much more funtional. I found a darling medicine cabinet at an antique store. It fits the spot perfectly and gives us much needed storage. We replaced all of the toilets in the house with “comfort height” which is ideal for taller folks.
I found the chandelier on Ebay and the fixture over the vanity is from Ballard Designs. The Norman Rockwell print was from my boy’s bathroom when they were young. I reframed it with a vintage frame and hung it in our bathroom. It reminds me of when they were little. (sniffle)
My husband and I grew up on this same lake so it has been fun to be back near our families and fill our home with sentimental touches. We still have a ways to go but at least now when we go it doesn’t feel like we are camping! Our own little slice of paradise!
Check out the Master Bedroom at the Lake that goes along with this!