Aaaaaaaand we’re back.
I have a decent excuse for my extended absence: We were moving into the new house! We’ve officially been living here for eight days now, and we love it. I actually love the house even more than I thought I would. I don’t know if it’s because it’s ours or what, but I’m just in heaven. Having our bedroom on the second floor is doing wonders for my sleep schedule (and the stairs are doing wonders for my glutes – hey-oh!).
Having said that, of course, there are a few adjustments. It’s taking us some time to get used to the master bathroom. It’s nice and big, and it has GREAT bones and potential, but it has a few … issues.
When you walk in, there’s a nice big window on the left, over the jacuzzi tub. So far, so good, right?
The wooden shutters aren’t real cute, but that’s an easy fix. To the right of the tub is a separate little room for the toilet, with another window. Still good!
To the right of that is our vanity, which has double sinks, and the stall shower. The double sinks are good. The rest … well, take a look.
The vanity has NO DRAWERS. I don’t mean to sound like a brat here, but … what?! I have a million tiny things – contacts cases, tweezers, eye creams, etc – that belong in DRAWERS. We found some built-in bins on a sliding track inside the cabinet, which I do appreciate, but … it’s just not the same. And let’s talk about the shower.
It’s teeny-tiny. Again, please don’t think I’m a brat – but have you ever tried shaving your legs when you can’t actually bend over? It’s damn near impossible, people, and it ain’t gonna work. Our last shower was a very spacious walk-in, and let me tell you – once you go walk-in, you never go back. That’s the damn truth.
Soon – as soon as possible – we’re going to do a major renovation in there. Our master plan includes replacing the tile floors; replacing the toilet (it’s not low-flow, which is bad, apparently); replacing the vanity, mirror and light fixtures; turning the jacuzzi tub into a walk-in shower; and turning the stall shower into a linen closet. Call us crazy, but we just won’t use the jacuzzi tub enough to justify it taking up that much space. I know this from experience, because we’ve actually had them in two rentals (spoiled!). It’s a nice thing to have, but if I have to choose between that and a nice shower … the tub has to go. We asked our realtors if not having a tub in the master bath would hurt the resale value, and they both assured us that it would not. Especially since there’s a tub in the guest bathroom, for bathing our nonexistent children and all.
In the meantime, we’ve made a few small updates.
We had the walls painted Iced Cube Silver by Benjamin Moore. It’s a very pale icy-blue.
It’s not a huge change from the light blue that was in there previously, but we like it much better.
We also replaced the dated wood bathroom hardware with new oil-rubbed bronze pieces from Lowe’s, adding a double hook right outside the shower for a bathrobe and towel.
Thrilling stuff, huh? The bathroom overall is pretty lackluster right now, but it’s going to be beautiful when we redo the whole thing. I’m envisioning white marble in the shower and on the vanity counter, and maybe dark gray tile on the floors … It’ll probably be a while before we can afford it, but it’s going to be worth the wait! Like these:
OK, so maybe it won’t be quite as fancy/elegant/humongous as most of those, but a girl can dream, right?
Got any suggestions for our master bathroom?