Master Bathroom Remodel

Friends, this bathroom remodel has been a total game-changer for us. After a lot of hard work, our bathroom remodel is finally done and I could hardly wait to share it with y’all! If you’re considering a huge renovation project, these Master Bathroom ideas may give you some inspiration!


Bathroom Remodel

It’s FINISHED! After weeks and weeks of construction, the bathrooms in our Mid-Century Modern Home are done. Finally! If you remember a while back, Andy and I went all in on a total fixer-upper when we bought our house, but we knew it would turn out to be the perfect home to create special memories with our kids! After doing the kitchen renovations, replacing the floor with VCT Tile, redoing the living room, Charlie’s coastal beach bedroom, Claire’s pink bedroom, my pink gingham office and even painting the whole house, this has been a wild DIY journey! Since the day we first toured this home, I knew the bathrooms would need to be redone, and I’ve been dreaming of a white bathroom ever since! I am so excited to share the finished bathroom remodel with you!


Master Bathroom Remodel

When we started this process, Andy and I decided to wait on the bathrooms until we totally finished remodeling some of the other rooms. But this has been SO worth the wait! I was so excited to do a totally personalized overhaul on both bathrooms in the house. Andy did a huge portion of the remodeling for both bathrooms to keep the costs down, and he even did the demolition himself! Seriously, he took out the old vanities, sinks, mirrors, lighting, the shower door and pan, the old tile work, and he even removed the bathtub from the guest bathroom! When we needed to pull in an expert, like a plumber or contractors, we trusted the professionals, but a great deal of this work was done by Andy. I can’t believe it!

Before Photos Of Our Home


Renovating a Bathroom

Before we started this major overhaul, our master bathroom was in pretty dire shape. The home was built in 1965, and it definitely had some dated features in the bathroom we needed to take care of. The original Formica countertops were stained beyond repair, so we knew we had to replace those completely. Parts of the mirror cabinets were missing, parts of the medicine cabinet was yellowing and brittle, the tile and shower doors were super dated, and the shower pan was even leaking. With all of the changes and fixes we needed to make, we decided to do a full overhaul, and I am so glad we did! We wanted the look of our bathrooms to match the look of the rest of our mid-century modern home. When we first bought the house, we replaced the toilets in both the master bathroom and the guest bathroom with Kohler Santa Rosa toilets, and we redid the flooring with white VCT flooring, so we luckily didn’t have to worry about that during the remodel process! As we were prepping for the remodel and doing our homework, we had several people recommend removing all the drywall and totally gutting the bathrooms to the studs, but we decided it was unnecessary. However, it was essential to remove the drywall for the new shower in the master bathroom, and we absolutely wanted to update it with something more water resistant.


How to Remodel a Bathroom

We did a ton of research when it came to hiring a plumber and contractor, and it definitely took some time to find the perfect fit. It is so important to take the time to find someone you really like! We got multiple bids before making a decision to hire anyone, and our plan definitely worked! We found a great local plumber to take care of all the plumbing. He set and connected the shower pan for the master bathroom, and also updated all the plumbing and valves in the master bathroom. We already had everything opened up and accessible, so it was smart to make updates then before closing the wall back up.


The Perfect Vanity

Our plumber also installed the new Jute Vanity we chose in white, with the accent of the Jute Bar Pulls in chrome, and I am so over-the-moon about it! The old vanities were so low that it became a pain to even use the sinks, so we raised the new vanity up quite a bit for better access. No more having to do my make-up crouching – thank goodness! ;) Plus, this vanity offers such a sleek play on the mid-century modern design, which was exactly what Andy and I wanted. We also added the super sleek Verdera Medicine Cabinet, complete with adjustable glass shelving, finishing it with the Verdera Mirror Side Kit. Then we had the plumber install the new Ceramic/Impressions Vanity Top bathroom sink and the polished chrome Composed Lavatory Faucet to match other finishes!


Bathroom Remodel Ideas

Another huge piece of this master bathroom remodel was the shower! We did a full overhaul of the shower, and the plumber installed a new super durable acrylic white Rely Shower Pan for the base. Once the plumbing was done, the contractor installed new water resistant drywall and then installed the Choreograph Shower Wall Kit which made the process even simpler. This was seriously one of the coolest parts of this remodel, because it provided such an immediate finished look! To finish the shower, the plumber came back and installed a July Rite-Temp Shower Valve and then completed the shower with the Awaken Multi-Function Shower Head. Then Andy installed the Revel Bath Sliding Shower Door to finish the look, which made the design feel so open and airy because of its frameless design. I am so in love! To finish off the room, we installed a Composed Toilet Paper Holder and set of Composed Bath Robe Hooks, both in polished chrome.


How to Redo a Bathroom

Now that this process is finally done, it almost doesn’t seem real! Pinch me! I am so thankful for all of the hard work Andy did to complete this project, and I am SO excited about it!  I am also so grateful for our power team of plumbers and contractors.  I can’t believe we can officially say now that our master bathroom is completely brand new! Everything from the ground up has been replaced. If you’re looking for some major inspiration for a modern bathroom remodel, this might be just what you’re looking for! It definitely was a lot of work, but having fantastic pieces to make the process easier makes all the difference. Do you have ideas for a bathroom remodel in mind?! I would love to hear if you have a home renovation in the works! Comment below with any inspiration or ideas you have working!

This post was sponsored by Kohler Co., but all opinions are my own.

Special Shout Out

Special thank you & shout out to our contractors Fog Bank Industrial Arts!

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    1. JO Ann Blanchard

      We were privileged to see the before bathrooms in person; and now we are thrilled to see the after bathrooms in the photos above. We absolutely love the Beautiful white bathrooms. Melissa And Andy, you are the perfect couple to remodel a home. When are you going to have your own TV show to remodel other peoples homes ?

    2. Darshania

      Beautiful! I’m doing my bathroom now and installing a tub and just remodel the sink and toilet