When Valerie moved into her new two bedroom and one and a half bathroom home, there was only one problem: it needed a bigger master bathroom. Fortunately, the home featured an empty attic space that was the perfect place to create a new master bath!
The unused attic space prior to renovation
Valerie says the design process took about three months, and the construction took an additional 3 months.
The attic with new drywall installed
Valerie chose to incorporate the exposed brick from the chimney into the design. We think it’s a very nice touch!
The newly installed barn door
For the entrance to the bathroom, Valerie used old pine floor boards from the original attic to create this awesome sliding barn door! The sliding rail was salvaged from an old barn the builder had previously torn down. Valerie says the door was washed, but not stained.
The finished attic area outside of the bathroom
The finished attic outside of the bathroom! The new space is clean and very open! Valerie color matched Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray for the walls, and used Shaw Pin Dot Wicker carpet. The renovation also left room for a multipurpose loft area outside of the bathroom.
Valerie added these built-in drawers
For additional storage space, Valerie added these custom pine built in drawers. For the trim, Valerie used Sherwin Williams Bright White semi-gloss.
Inside the new master bathroom featuring Cisa Ceramiche Vintage flooring
The new master bathroom! For the vanity, Valerie used an antique wash basin refitted for the vessel sink. The vanity top is Gran Perla white remnant. Valerie says that while they were searching for a new home she made sure to take photos to remember what she liked. She then googled those images to find the right products for her project.
The new wood look tile flooring!
For the floors, Valerie used Cisa Ceramiche Vintage 6.5″ X 40″ in color Melange. This wood look tile works wonderfully in the space with the vintage vanities and exposed brick wall. Valerie says it took about a week for the flooring installation.
The new white subway tile shower
Valerie used white subway tile in the shower with a hexagonal mosaic for the shower floor. The shower really establishes the vintage country style in the bathroom.
For anyone considering a similar project, Valerie recommends doing thorough research and sticking with your ideas. She found that working with a builder who was willing to work with her creativity and had creative ideas of their own was very beneficial. Valerie says that having a contractor on site every day was beneficial, since they kept the site clean and made sure the subcontractors did the same. In the end, Valerie says the project may cost more/ take longer than expected, but the best advice is to go with the flow and have fun with it!
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