Still Dreaming…Bathroom Remodel

It has been known that we need to remodel our master bath since we moved in almost three years ago. There is a leak under our shower, and more issues have come up since then.  It is time to make this bathroom dream come true!

I am in love with this bathroom:

Still Dreaming...Bathroom Remodel

Image courtesy of Pinterest on Gallerie B (I found the image linked to a roundup of bathroom ideas, but unfortunately I can’t find the original owner).  

Besides being gorgeous, this bathroom’s layout is almost identical to our bathroom.  I would love to recreate a similar look.  Here is what our bathroom looks like now:


A little less exciting than my inspiration bathroom, isn’t it?

I created two design boards going slightly different directions.  I need your help deciding which way to go.

Option A – Polished Nickel Accents 

Master Bath Design Board

I would use Moen Weymouth Polished Nickel Shower Head in the shower along with the white subway tile on the lower left and maybe a decorative tile on the shower floor like on the lower right.  The floors would be a white-washed faux wood tile.  I am a bath girl, so I would need the Home Depot Universal bathtub along with the Moen Weymouth Tub Faucet.  We have a single sink on two separate walls, so I would love to use two of Home Decorators Hampton Bay Vanity and hang a Pottery Barn Astor mirror (which is also a medicine cabinet) above each vanity.  I would love extra lighting on either side of the mirror with Home Decorators Progress wall lights and finish with the Moen Weymouth bathroom faucet.

I am a huge gold fan, but I’m not sure I can convince my husband to go gold he allowed me to paint all of our brass faucets in an oil-rubbed bronze paint.  So, my second options includes that oil-rubbed bronze details (only this time I don’t have to do the work)!

Option B – Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Master Bath Design Board - oil rubbed bronze

I would use the Moen Weymouth oil-rubbed bronze shower head in the shower along with the shower tile and flooring I mentioned above.  Again, I need my tub, and I like the one from Home Depot Universal 6 foot oval bathtub with Home Depot’s Delta Cassidy Floor-Mount Tub Faucet.  I would use a neutral colored vanity (Home Depot Newport Bath Vanity) along with Pottery Barn classic glass globe sconces on either side of the Pottery Barn Astor mirror medicine cabinet.  Moen’s Weymouth high arc bathroom faucet would complete the look.

I would love your input!  Leave me a comment and vote for Option A (polished nickel) or Option B (oil-rubbed bronze).


p.s. Almost two years ago, I created a dream design board for our bathroom (hopefully this bathroom will be done before I have time to dream up another board)!  Anyway, I had similar ideas.  You can view that post HERE.

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  1. Christine says

    Polished but both are beautiful! Ever consider brushed brass?! I’m kind of obsessing over it right now and I saw someone actually roughed up their brass to get the look.

  2. Gil says

    Don’t think you could go wrong either way because you are doing it….. but I prefer the oil- rubbed bronze. That is what they used in our house and it adds the cottage/country look we like. Love the subway hike and your other design ideas. The glass around shower really opens up the space and a claw tub, how sweet. It will be nice which ever way you go. Big fan of your work.

    • sincerely, sara d. says

      Thanks for your input, Gil! I do think the oil-rubbed bronze seems less stuffy and more laid-back (and we need to come see your house in person)! However, I do also like the nickel for its sophistication. It will be a tough decision, but I’ll probably let the price determine which one I choose! 🙂

  3. Pam says

    Can you show the rest of the bathroom? Sink area? And did you change toilet area or leave that untouched? I really love what you did!

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