Traditional Master Bathroom Remodel | Otsego, MN

We purchased this outdated 1970’s home in Otsego as an investment property. The home was outdated and in need of a lot of work.

the challenge

We knew this master bathroom was going to take some time. Since it was our main bathroom we were going to use everyday, we wanted it to be awesome!!

First, let’s look back at what this bathroom once was. This home was built in 1976 and this bathroom was definitely right out of the 70’s.

We weren’t sure on how we wanted this room laid out, so we decided to start by gutting the entire room. Jamie started by removing the toilet, then the tiles, and then finally the walls.

Behind these frames was the former shower and closet. As we mentioned, we had no idea how we wanted the layout of the bathroom to be, so Jamie thought is would be easiest to just tear the entire bathroom apart and take everything down so we could visualize a new layout and start fresh.

our solution

However, besides making the shower a lot bigger, we quickly realized there wasn’t a way to have a different layout with the shower, closet, toilet, and vanity in such a small space.

We were able to salvage some wood pieces from around the house and incorporate them into our new vanity. We ended up using a drawer piece that was originally used in the kitchen as desk drawers and built a new vanity around the drawers. With a little white paint, a new countertop, hardware, and faucets we were able to upcycle pieces from around the house and save a lot of money on buying a brand new vanity.

We purchased the new hardware from Menards and the new sinks and faucets from build.com.

As you know, we mastered our 1st DIY concrete countertop project. We were very happy on the look of how the countertop turned out. Here is a picture of the mold Jamie created for the concrete countertops.

Cordless blinds make raising and lowering your blinds a snap and make for a clean and uncluttered look. At first I was a little hesitant on spending the extra money on them, but now that I have them, they were worth every penny. There is no constant adjusting and they are kid friendly. We picked these blinds up from Home Depot. 

 

We made the shower a lot larger than it once was. We picked our white subway tiles for the shower walls from Lowe’s. For the shower floor, we went with white octagonal tiles also from Lowe’s.

 

We had the white subway tile go all the way to the ceiling to create the feel of a taller, bigger shower. The one thing I knew I wanted to have in our master shower was a waterfall shower head.

 

As we mentioned in our previous post on our herringbone flooring, we originally were going to lay white tile. However, when the white flooring tiles that we purchased from The Tile Shop didn’t match the already placed white subway tiles in our shower, we opted to go with a dark wood looking tile. You can read all the details of laying our herringbone flooring here.

We are thrilled with our master bathroom remodel, there isn’t a thing we would change! The only thing we still want to do is get a glass door for the shower. However, we are taking our time on that and keeping her eyes peeled for a good bargain. Those things aren’t cheap!