How I’m Planning for Our Master Bathroom Remodel

How I’m Planning for Our Master Bathroom Remodel

A few days ago the rather impulsive part of me decided that we need to do something about our shitty bathrooms, like, IMMEDIATELY.  I can’t stand to be in any of our bathrooms, however, today I’m just talking about the one I can’t fathom the most – our master bathroom.

We don’t think the previous owner took that great of care of it and the longer it’s in its current state the more aggravated I get when I have to look at it. It requires a full gut.

I can’t believe I’m posting this photo but… here it is in its current state:

I have to admit – as ugly as it is right now (like who tf uses mauve as a paint color), I see the potential and it just makes for a bomb ass before + (eventually) after.

Here’s my initial plan:

  • I’m most excited about the shower. I want to rip it out and add floor-to-ceiling marble and floating glass doors (I can feel my bathroom budget planner seething at me), but it will make the bathroom appear so much larger/open
  • New faux wood porcelain tiles
  • New toilet and vanity
  • New mirror and sconce
  • New lighting
  • A fresh coat of paint. This bathroom doesn’t get a ton of natural light so as much as I’d love to paint it a dark color, I think the lighter the better so it feels *fresh and airy.*

I obviously had to create a concept design board for design inspiration and to bring with me during my trips to Floor & Decor:


And of course, here are the photos that are inspiring our bathroom design:

I have zero words for Erin Kestenbaum’s bathroom. I could stare at this image all day.

OK so…I have the ideas. Now what? So glad you asked.

I mean… you typically should hire out for a bathroom remodel, especially with a full gut and reno. However, Angelo and I are resourceful millennial DIY’ers who live on YouTube and cringe at the thought of hiring out for something we can do ourselves.

A standard bathroom remodel can cost over $10k (half of that being labor), so we decided we’re going to DIY. It will take a lot longer and will be one of the most challenging things we’ve ever done, but we are always up for a good challenge. I have my sledgehammer and caffeine ready. Anyone know where I can find some patience?

Because we decided to take the majority of this project on ourselves, a shit ton of planning will be involved. Luckily, I’m obsessed with planning, so in addition to my Concept Design Board, I created a 7 page comprehensive printable PDF to track, budget and plan our entire bathroom remodel.

I would be a big POS if I said I created this amazing planner but didn’t offer it up in case you wanted to use it as well. So I made my Bathroom Remodel Planning PDF available HERE, along with other subscriber-exclusive design freebies. where you can download and use for YOUR bathroom renovation (whether you plan to hire out, DIY or both)!

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