Project Update: Master Bath Redo

Our remodel is underway and I am so excited to see how everything turns out.  We have dubbed the project "Byebye 1986" since the priority is to update all of the super 80s details starting with the master bathroom.  Luckily, brass is back but there was just a little too much of the polished stuff in this room.  Plus, that red tile floor has got to go.

The layout of the bathroom works well.  I just need to change pretty much ALL of the finishes...

One of the first big challenges is remodeling the tub and shower.  When we bought the house, the whole bathroom was filled with cultured (faux) marble.  Our plan is to replace the tub and shower surrounds with porcelain or stone tile.  The huge built-in whirlpool tub probably could have fit four people.  To give the bathroom a fresh and updated look, I decided to add a much smaller freestanding tub.  Once we install a frameless enclosure around the shower in place of this brassy one, the whole bathroom will have a new feel.

Cultured marble and lots of polished brass

Let the demo begin!

Let the demo begin!

Since the freestanding tub will be the focal point of the bathroom, I decided to go try out a few in the showroom.  There are so many beautifully sculptural tubs to choose from and they can be found in acrylic, resin, cast iron, or stone.  I'm so glad I climbed into several of them because there is a huge range in comfort.  Some of the tubs that I liked the most when searching online were actually much too long for my frame when I tried them in person.  I decided to go with acrylic as opposed to the much heftier (and heavier) cast iron and stone options.

I fell in love with this resin and acrylic Toulouse tub when I saw it online since I'm definitely drawn toward the slipper style.  In person, it was way too long for me and therefore not too comfy.

The Amiata tub has a graceful curved shape but it is still too long.

Of course, the tub I loved the most was also the most expensive.  It is definitely modern but the oval shape and slight slipper style would work well in our traditional house.  

This beauty is simple, modern, comfortable and of course outside the budget.

After doing a little research, I found this great alternative.  It is very similar in size to my favorite but it is slightly smaller.  We only have about 5'-6" of clear floor space for the tub so this one is perfect!  

Next up...choosing tile!  Details to come...

Checking out our original 1986 floor plans while looking at tile options.