So we updated our guest bath (here). Now it is time for our master bath. While the previous owners did remodel this area completely, the cabinets were still a gross medium-oak color (found nowhere else in the house), the light fixtures were too mod, it has a fugly louvered bi-fold door, the walls were a barely-there beige, the trim had yellowed, and I despise the black sink, Kohler or not. Also, they used the same black granite from the kitchen in here which doesn’t jive with me, I hate it when people do that, everyone knows what you did, don’t pretend you got all fancy with granite in here too, cheapskates. We discussed adding a second sink but that would require a vanity re-build, twice the fixture purchase, and a contractor to do it all and I just wasn’t ready for that. I can tackle some plumbing, but adding a whole other supply ain’t happenin yet. While I am requiring two sinks in our next house, we make this one work just fine for us since we usually aren’t in there at the same time, so whatevs. For this bathroom, I wanted to do something more masculine and refined, with dark cabinets, sleek fixtures, chrome, etc. Inspiration here and here.
This is the only decent “Before” pic I could dig up, sorry, but the vanity was the same medium oak as the cabinet and there was a full size builder’s mirror.
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To start, I painted the walls SW Perfect Greige (love) and the trim and entry door SW Westhighland White. The mirror wall got painted when we changed the vanity light (nightmare to be told soon) and mirror.
This is where we are now. Sink and faucet have been bought and we are just saving up to do the countertop and update the ugly louvered bi-fold closet doors to something like this. We are going with a quartz countertop again from the Depot but this time in a white, which is much more expensive than the guest bath’s was :/
There is such a huge difference already with the darker cabinets and framed mirror so it is much more tolerable, it blows me away every time what replacing those builder-grade mirrors with a framed mirror can do. We aren’t going to tile a backsplash in here because both the awful glass blocks are busy and the floor tile is busy so I want to keep everything else sleek and smooth. The hardest part is done in my opinion though as I’d rather install plumbing than stain.
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Very informative. Thanks for the writing. I too have been trying to decide between the rectangular mirror and a circular one for the past few days now, but never know, how the circular design could be used to break up some harsh edges.
The tips shared in the article helps. And definitely gonna help in my bathroom design ideas, which I’m continuing with Remer Bathroom Mirrors.