It’s been about 4, almost 5, months since we moved into the Ravine House. If you remember from my previous posts, we wanted to get started on the renovations right away. In fact, the weekend we moved in, we started gutting the upstairs floor. The biggest part of the job was the master bathroom. It needed a complete overhaul! But it had great bones, a layout that worked really well and no major issues that we could see.
We encountered a few design snags along the way (see the post here) but all in all, this renovation was pretty straightforward. And now!?! I am IN LOVE with our new space!!! And I’m so excited to share this new bathroom design with all of you!
First, let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what it used to look like.
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| After |
The overall bathroom design included large square tiles in a soft grey, a ton of white subway tile and all new everything! We designed our black vanity with DIY cabinets here in Edmonton, then opted for chrome shells and knobs to tie in the other fixtures in the space.Early on I picked up this gorgeous area rug from Urban Outfitters. I thought it had the perfect blend of colours and pulled the space together really well. Ryan worked really hard on the concrete countertop and we finally found shallow enough semi-recessed sinks that fit the vanity perfectly. They were hard to find but I’m so glad we took the time to do it right! And double vanities are the best invention of life, let me add! The wall mounted fixtures were a must for me. I love the way they look and I find them a lot easier to clean! I fell in love with Cedar & Moss lighting awhile ago and thought the glass Alto sconces were the way to go. They are one of my favourite things in the room.The shower is a dream to use…I’ve never had something this nice before. We decided to continue the subway tile into the shower surround and then did small white honeycomb tile on the base.The shower niche Ryan created is so handy!On the far side of the bathroom, we have our lovely toilet. But, that’s a tad boring! I more so wanted to show off our new doors and black door handles. Definitely the way to go.A little artwork by moi.
The bathtub area is now a spa like retreat for me.We decided that to break up the black and white, we needed a little warmth in this bathroom design. So we added a floating, walnut wood shelf and a small wood stool. The shelf itself is beautiful but it also provides me with an opportunity for pretty storage and artwork. I also love my bamboo caddy where I can store some bath essentials (and a wine glass after the baby is born!).
And there’s the full tour! What do you think of our new and improved bathroom design? I would love to hear your thoughts and if you have any questions about the products or finishes we used, please ask away!
Also, you can shop some of the items in the bathroom with direct links here: