The time has FINALLY come for us to start our HUGE master bathroom remodel. There is nothing in our former bathroom we are going to save & in the end we will completely gut this bathroom & start all over with new ceilings, walls, tile, soaking tub, shower, double vanity sink, faucets & paint!
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Farmhouse Master Bathroom Remodel – The Plan
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Our master bathroom was the the first room we wanted to remodel after moving in. It was completely outdated, not very functional & just plain ugly.
If you remember the boys bathroom remodel we did a few years ago, you will see that we have similar ideas for this master bathroom remodel.
So many of the DIY projects we did in there have held up & the bathroom still looks fabulous despite 3 very messy & growing boys using it!
The idea of completely gutting & starting over for this master bathroom remodel has seemed entirely OVERWHELMING to Jason & I.
But…. it needed to be done years ago & has quickly become the eyesore room in our farmhouse.
Now, that we have a plan for this master bathroom remodel, we have been busy gutting & making a making a mess in this bathroom.
Jason recently added a bathroom fan to the ceiling. Why there was no bathroom fan to begin with, I will never know.
Taking out our ugly red tile, brown cast iron tub & red laminate sink is going to be a BIG JOB!
Get ready for the UGLIEST master bathroom you have ever seen!
Master Bathroom Remodel Budget
To save money, we plan on doing this master bathroom remodel entirely on our own. Our hope is to do it as inexpensively as possible without compromising on quality of materials. I think realistically if we can keep the budget between $5,000-6,000 that would be AMAZING.
Master Bathroom Ceiling & New Lighting
Our master bathroom has beautiful vaulted & sloped angled ceiling. Our plan is to add the same vinyl bead board ceiling we added to the boys bathroom.
It has held up to all the steamy showers they have taken since we finished their bathroom & I know it will look beautiful in ours.
Our old brass chandelier was not the most practical lighting option for a master bathroom.
We will add small recessed lights & just added a bathroom fan to the ceiling to help brighten up & air out the bathroom.
We also plan on adding schoolhouse lights above the bathroom mirrors for more light as well.
Master Bathroom Remodel – Adding Shiplap to the Walls
Since there was never a bathroom fan over time the yellow gloss paint on the walls has started to peel. Rather than the messy job of re-dry-walling we will add shiplap to the walls instead.
Shiplap adds an extra layer of insulation to our walls which is always needed in a century old farmhouse like ours.
We love the character it adds to our farmhouse bathroom walls.
Adding a Double Vanity Sink
Despite having plenty of room for a double sink, the previous owners opted for 1 sink & a very long counter.
Jason & I definitely wanted our own sinks. We found this gorgeous double oak vanity sink on sale at the restoration hardware outlet for a fraction of the cost & brought it home. It is currently hanging out in our garage.
This vanity sink is solid & we love the contrast of the wood topped with marble. It is a similar look to our farmhouse kitchen cabinets with a marble counter top.
It was missing it’s Carrara sink top but we found one that is a perfect match at Signature Hardware.
Because the oak sink base comes with brushed nickel handles, we plan on adding brushed nickel fixtures to the sink, shower & tub.
Soaking Tub & Double Shower
I love the size of our brown cast iron soaking tub. However, it is extremely awkward to get in & out of. The red tile stairs are SO very slippery & I have fallen more than once getting out.
I am definitely ready for a shower I can just walk into!
So much space was taken up by the stairs for our previous tub, that we will be able to add a double walk in shower with a bench as well as a long soaking tub.
We will move the bathtub longways against the wall with the window & add a bookcase to the one end of it.
Tile in the Master Bathroom Remodel
We plan on adding the same tile & grey grout to our master bathroom that we added to the boys bathroom. I love that these two bathrooms will match & this tile is timeless so it will last long after we move out.
The white subway tile walls look beautiful & the white hexagon tile with dark grey grout still look great. And… the best part is that they are inexpensive, & match the character of our old farmhouse perfectly!
Built in Bookcase & New Molding
We plan on adding a built in bookcase over the tub to store towels, houseplants & candles. We will also add lots of new beefy white trim. We are still deciding whether or not we will add a wall or half wall to hide the toilet.
I have a feeling this master bathroom remodel will take us a while but I am confident we will be extremely happy when we are done. The goal is to finish up before Thanksgiving when family comes & stays.
Please wish us luck! I see some LONG days & nights in our future. 🙂