Linda after

Five-Star Master Suite

Before After

I’m excited to share with you this fabulous master bath remodel! Keep reading… I think you guys will love this “Before and After” bathroom renovation. While transforming this master bath, we kept the same overall footprint without expanding into additional space. Yes, that’s right. We kept the exact same footprint. The emphasis was instead on replacing the dated features with new ones in the exact same location. And it dramatically changed the appearance of the bathroom. But first let me give you some background information on this beautiful home.

Dick and Linda purchased their 1,691 sq. ft. villa in 2016. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is located in Lake Suzy, 8 miles Northeast of Port Charlotte. A few years ago, Linda was anxious to exchange their tired, 90s-styled master bath for an elegant retreat. The builder-grade master bathroom itself lacked character. It was dull, drab, depressing, all the “D” words. But the homeowners decided to live with it … that was until the tiles in the shower started to separate. Loose tiles may indicate a red flag for moisture-related problems.

Before After

The homeowners wanted to remodel their master bathroom and hoped to achieve a “spa-like” atmosphere complementary to their sophisticated and elegant home. The objective of this project was to create a luxurious master bath space that maximized storage within the same footprint. I saw that the layout was fine, and even quite spacious. But the colors, materials, and fixtures had to go. You can see what it looked like when I first saw the space in the “before” pictures.

Linda wanted the space to feel brighter and more modern without veering too far from the traditional style of the home. Once it was decided early on that they would keep the existing corner garden tub because this was a place they could reasonably save money. While they really weren’t in love with the tub, they decided to just add a tub skirt and accent along the tub deck with mosaic tile. It was a simple way to update the overall look and it turned out absolutely gorgeous!

Next up was the decision to replace the wall-to-wall tub mirrors, vanity cabinets, faucets, countertop, vanity mirrors, lighting, bathroom floor tile, and shower tiles. With these updates, the bathroom would feel brand new, but keep the same layout and square footage it always had. Changing the layout to improve the functionality of the room was not a concern.  

Before After

Let’s talk about the vanity. The existing vanities offered very little storage. By replacing the vanity cabinets, it gave the homeowners the freedom to select the door style and stain that they favored. Aspect Cabinetry, made in America, is fantastic and well-made! The Shaker style doors are American Poplar wood specie with timber stain. The homeowners love how bright their new bathroom is. They also like the new custom vanities that were designed especially for them. We added plenty of drawers and a waste basket in the center section. The “jewelry” of the master bath is the brushed nickel pull hardware. The simplicity of the pull handles look beautiful against the finish of the warm wood.

Moen brushed nickel widespread faucets, dual white rectangular undermount porcelain sinks, and Cambria Dovedale countertops gives the bathroom a finished look of a 5-star hotel. Linda chose porcelain floor tile which contrasted nicely against the mosaic tiles.

I’d like to recognize everyone from Just Counters & other stuff that worked alongside me to help bring Dick’s and Linda’s dream bathroom to life: Aaron Shaffer, Paul Damon, Tommy McCaffrey, Pat Brun, Sam Zwack, Tylor Lefever, and Cindy Kohls-Brophy. Color Tile CarpetsPlus, The Local Lighting Shop, and Imex Stone also did a phenomenal job. 

Before After

So, there you have it! After three years of wishing, dreaming, and patiently waiting, Linda now has the spa-like retreat that she deserves. It reflects the client’s personality and shows off her great sense of style! Now these homeowners are delighted every time they set foot into their newly transformed five-star style master bathroom retreat. I love that it makes the room feel just as inviting and comfortable as the rest of the home.

Michele

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