BEFORE & AFTER: A Master Bathroom Finally Becomes The Masterpiece It’s Meant To Be!

Master bathroom remodel; bathtub; shower | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

Remember my project the Houston Chronicle recently featured?

If no, you can check out the Chronicle’s coverage HERE. And a few months ago I published all of the before and afters here on my blog.

Well guess what… Today I have a few more images to share of that remodel. More specifically: images featuring details of the master bath. 😉

We took this master bath and totally demolished it.

We even redid the closet. It was just too ordinary and typical and brown. (No, not that “rich chocolate” brown you’re probably thinking of — this was more like a “muddy and dull” brown.)

This bathroom felt cramped and heavy. The doors were banging into each other; the tall dark cabinetry made the room feel smaller; and, really, the tile job wasn’t very well done.

My client loved the lighter, brighter, more contemporary feel we were taking the rest of the house. So, while we were at this remodel thing, we decided to finish out this space by repeating the look and feel we were capturing throughout the rest of the home.

 

The Before Shots:

Before Shower.jpg

Before Tub.jpg

Before Vanity.jpg

My Master Plan For This Master Bathroom:

While I love tall, narrow mirrors in a bathroom, in this particular instance I felt the big, horizontal mirror was the way to go. In comparison to other homes in this area, this master bath felt a bit tight. That’s why I decided to apply all my tricks I use to make a bathroom feel lighter and more spacious. My solution: I went with some horizontal lines to widen the space, with a tile band; a floating vanity; a long, wide vanity/mirror; and even sconces that repeat that horizontal line. I wanted the space to feel expansive and luxurious, not claustrophobic and heavy.

We went with a white, gorgeous textured weave tile, some white pebbles to evoke a spa-like feel, and added the dark rift cut oak cabinetry to add some contrast and drama. A little sparkle was provided at the polished nickel fixtures; and the sculptural tub was added to inject a soft, organic quality.

One of the must-haves in this space was the Toto toilet. Not only does it feature a space-saving, minimalist, beautiful look, but it’s a workhorse of a plumbing fixture. This toilet combines both qualities to be the perfect compliment to this more open space.

The linear drain and a beautifully designed shampoo niche provide clean-lined details that add to the sleek look and open feel of the space. Stained wood trim was added at the window to repeat the wood on the opposite side of the room, with a textured shade for privacy and softness.

Basically, we removed all the racks and rods in the closet. The homeowners purchased and installed an Ikea closet system that allows the room to remain open and visible, thereby helping the space feel larger, neat, tidy, and luxurious.

 

I’m so happy with how this space turned out.

Doesn’t it look so much better than before? (I think so. 😉

 

◆ All ‘after’ photographs shot by photographer Tori Aston

The Closet:

Master bathroom & closet remodel; | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

Master bathroom & closet remodel; | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

The Sink & Countertop:

Master bathroom remodel; sink; countertop; faucet; decor | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

The Linear Drain:

Master bathroom remodel; linear drain; bathtub | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

The Shampoo Niche:

Master bathroom remodel; shower; shampoo niche | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

The Shower:

Master bathroom remodel; shower | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

The ‘Toto’ Toilet:

Master bathroom remodel; Toto toilet / comode | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

The Tub & Shower:

Master bathroom remodel; bathtub; shower; closet | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

The Tub Filler:

Master bathroom remodel; bathtub filler | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

The Bathtub :

Master bathroom remodel; bathtub | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

The Vanity:

Master bathroom remodel; countertop; mirror; sink; cabinetry | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston

Master bathroom remodel; vanity; sink; countertop; mirror | Interior Designer: Carla Aston / Photographer: Tori Aston


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