Bathroom update without demo or breaking the bank.

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Master Bathroom Update

So as we all know when you buy a house you have to weigh the pros and cons and make concessions in what you are looking for and what is available.  Unless you are able to build but that was not our situation as we were temporarily homeless and living with my husband’s parents time was of the essence!  The house met our basic needs, was in good shape, and had been well taken care of. Plus almost every area had been updated.

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painting a bathroom
master bathroom update
master bathroom

The problem with already updated homes is sometimes the updates are not the next buyers tastes, which is the case with our master bathroom.  Now I know that some people would probably think the bathroom is beautiful bu it is just not me.  It is obvious that a lot of money and time was put into it so we are not about to rip it out just because it doesn’t meet what we find aesthetically pleasing.

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Master bathroom before
master bathroom
master bathroom update

To be honest though it is not just the design but the function that is all wrong.  The shower is tiny, the double vanity is tiny and there is a GINORMOUS bathtub in the corner of the room that literally takes up half the space in the room. What were they thinking?!  To this day neither of us have used the bathtub other than to climb on it to paint and hang new window treatments.  Also, the way you have to get in the tub is a little dangerous, I am afraid with wet feet I may slip and fall and knock myself out trying to get in and out.  I can’t imagine when we get older ever attempting to get in there- it is a death trap!  Plus it is so big I feel like by the time it is full the water would be cold!! Anyway back changing the aesthetics.  Paint color can make a huge difference.  Changing the wall color to a lighter color, Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, makes it feel so much larger.  The ceiling was this weird pink color??  Pink really??  So painting that a basic white makes the undertones of the beige tile less beige.  Ha ha-hopefully that makes sense.  I am not in love with the light fixtures but they will do for now.  We framed out the basic builder grade mirror and painted the trim Sherwin Williams Pure White.  New window treatments were hung and I made some no sew cornice boxes to give some dimension to the otherwise bare walls above the windows.

bathroom before
bathroom before
bathroom painting
bathroom update

Still not a huge fan of the color of the vanity.  What do you think I should do?  Should I leave it as is, paint it, or stain it a different color?

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