Master Bathroom remodel

Project by reedwood posted 11-21-2012 06:23 PM 6149 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Antique, old growth wood just drives me crazy. To me, it’s like looking at gold.

I remodeled a large 120 yr. old home and saved a bunch of the 1/4 sawn oak flooring that was installed with square nails. I used it to build this double vanity.

The case is made of prefinished clear 3/4 maple plywood wrapped in solid oak frame and panels. Even though it’s one open cabinet inside, I made it look like it’s 2 cabinets butt together with 8 legs.

I made 2 small 4.5” wide dovetailed, maple drawers on either side of the sink that pull out together with the drawer front. Much better than a flip down drawer front. There is an outlet inside for a charger for tooth brush.

The 2”x2” legs are 4 pcs. with glued 45* corners. No visible joints and looks solid.

The mirror frame is also from the same recycled oak flooring.

The 4.5×5.5 two person shower is perfect for washing our 2 big Golden retrievers. There is a teak seat inside behind the half wall. Half of the shower area was originally a 5 ft. x 2ft. deep closet.

I installed a glass transom above the shower door. It gets pretty steamy with it closed so I think I’ll save my money and skip the expensive steam unit.

This is our 1957 Cape Cod style house with a master bedroom addition.

You had to walk through the old 12×12 bedroom to get to the master bedroom addition. We used it as a sitting rm, a workout rm. and an office for a while but it never felt like a good floor plan, also we only had 1 1/2 baths for 3 bedrooms.

So I divided the space with a partition wall into a 6×12 master bath and a 4’ hallway with built in cabinets.

It has a pocket door, with full view art glass in the shape of a tree, installed in the center of the wall to create the feeling of more shared space.

There is an antique stained glass window in the transom above. I was going to have it made but we found this one while on vacation at an antique store in Hendersen SC.

I recycled the mirrors from several bathroom remodeling jobs we did and installed them above the 5’ tall oak panel wainscoting to give the illusion of bigger space. There’s a 5×7 full size mirror at the end of the new hallway and a 2×7 full mirror on the corner.


in progress

... that’s crack butt Dan, the plumber. Stinky, but good! Ha!

Tess kitty didn’t seem to mind the remodeling…. more ladders to climb and drops to lay on.

There is also a 7’ long x 7’ tall oak cabinet for shoes and sweaters in the new hallway.

The center section has glass shelves for my wife’s personal collectibles like perfume bottles and wedding pictures.

We really love our new bathroom/ bedroom.
It was a lot of work and it took a long time to get it to this point but that’s what makes it special. We did it.

-- mark - Grayslake IL.

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posted 11-27-2012 03:40 AM

Really like the redo on the restroom. We have a long narrow rest room and your photos give me a good idea of what we can do to improve our situation.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 11-28-2012 03:02 AM

Nice job on the refurb! I plan to refurb my master bath so i’ll be posting soon.

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posted 12-23-2015 08:48 AM

Here, you can check his http://caldwells.com/sliding-closet-door-hardware for some stuff including master bedroom door.

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posted 03-16-2017 05:22 AM

Adorable sharing of the master bathroom. All paper mama things are antique and the color combination is just perfect. Hope the people who wanted to improve and looking for renovation ideas of their entire room there is useful suggestions for them.

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