If you’re new here…Hi! I’m Cass!
I am a mom, wife, and fearless DIY’er. I live in Eastern Virginia with my little family. I have been passionate about the idea of homemaking since I was a young girl. I started trying to make our house a home when my husband, David, and I bought our first house. This started with painting and small home decor crafts. My visions started becoming bigger but our budget was still small. Once my husband began leaving home on long deployments, I realized that if I wanted to make those bigger projects happen, I would have to just do it myself. I then began, little by little, trying out new things and teaching myself to use new tools. Now, in our third home together, I have learned how to tackle MUCH larger projects. Making my home with my own two hands has become my PASSION! I love taking my big ideas and making them come to life and I hope to inspire others to do the same!
It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge….Let’s talk PLANS!
The layout of this bathroom will not be changed much, but I do have big plans to accentuate it’s existing layout. I don’t like that there is not much natural light in the shower enclosure, which makes it feel a little tight. Before coming up with my current plans, I considered removing the wall separating the shower and tub. This would give me the option to make the shower all glass, or even remove the tub completely and convert that entire wall into one large shower.
BUT… both ideas were leaving me feeling uninspired. So, I went digging through my Bathroom Pinterest Board to find inspiration and struck out completely. I was struggling with what to do with this shower/tub layout. Then, I came across this image that I had saved years ago. THIS is my solution. Instead of knocking out walls (the most obvious idea)…why don’t I find a way to make the existing walls BETTER!
This bathroom also reminded me that I already have a similar existing design in my home downstairs that I could carry through in my bathroom…
*I felt like this announcement was too special for just all caps* 😆
Are you as excited as I am about that?!?! BECAUSE WOW. My sister @copelandstudio drew up a rough sketch of my vision.
RIGHT?!? Creating an alcove tub space with an arch entry, and mimicking that with the shower entry as well! It is just TOO GOOD!
I also had an idea to add a little arched shower window so that the shower can get more light! VOILA! This takes care of that major pain point (no natural light in the shower) while also giving me an opportunity to do something unique, which I LOOOVE! It may be hard to tell from the sketch, but the shower will also be extended by about 6 inches (depth wise) to allow for the arches to connect. It’s a win-win all around!
Structurally, this is all that will change. But it is going to make such an impact in the space!
For the bathroom design, I plan to keep it pretty neutral. You guys know that I love color, but my soul has been craving fresh and light spaces. A master bathroom retreat is the perfect opportunity for that! Here is my mood board for the space:
I plan to paint the bathroom a creamy white and also use a light and distressed tile in the shower enclosure (this Zellige tile from Riad Tile). I will also be using Pacific Oak engineered hardwood flooring by Cali Bamboo on the floors! Remember when I chose this for my closet and I mentioned that it was important for me to find a durable and waterproof option? This is why! This flooring will continue in our bedroom and hallway as well.
I will be using Moen brass fixtures (from the Colinet Collection) throughout. I plan to convert a vintage dresser for the double sink vanity (with lots of drawers for optimal storage, of course!). I love to incorporate antique/vintage items in each room and I think that this will add so much character! I will also be using a natural stone for the vanity top and for the tub surround. It is gonna be SO GOOD!!
Last week I showed you the current bathroom situation and quickly got to work on some demo. I removed some drywall, disconnected some plumbing, and started installing the pocket door.
This week, I plan to start prepping some of the framework for the tub/shower wall and hopefully install the tub!
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