Bold & elegant master bath renovation - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

It’s reveal day!!! We’re so excited to have made it through to the end of this One Room Challenge to share with you the first completed space in the Dreamhouse – our Main Bath Retreat!

Before we get to the pretty pics I wanted to take a minute to welcome those of you who are new here and joining us from Calling it Home. Thanks for stopping by! If you didn’t know, I’m Tash & this little slice of the Internet is where my husband Kes and I are blogging our journey to build our dream home from the ground up. Feel free to go get up to speed on us and our project to familiarize yourselves. 🙂

Now that the formalities are out of the way, let’s get to our Main Bath Retreat! If you remember Week 1, we started with a complete blank canvas space and despite a few setbacks along the way, in just 6 short weeks we transformed it from this:

Master Bath Retreat Before | The Dreamhouse Project

To this!

Master Bath Retreat After | The Dreamhouse Project

I’m still in awe of everything that we were able to accomplish in such a short time. I couldn’t be happier with how it all came together, but when I walk into our main bath now, I still don’t recognize it. It’s a little bit comical because since the rest of the house is still so unfinished, it feels like I’ve been transported into some swanky hotel bathroom amid all of the sawdust & tools.  I am so proud of what we have created. It really is amazing to finally have one completed space in the house though – gives us that extra bit of motivation to get the rest of the house done now that we have this as a reminder of what it’ll all be like.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the details…

Floating vanity with DIY custom quartz tile countertop - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

We created the floating vanity wall by taking 2 IKEA high-gloss grey sink cabinets & mounting them side by side. We topped them with a DIY quartz tile countertop and added his & hers Loft above counter sinks. Two mirrors were then centred between vertical sconces and finally these gorgeous wall mounted faucets from Delta were installed to finish things off for a modern, elegant look.

Delta Trinsic wall mounted faucets and Loft counter sinks from American Standard - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project
Delta Trinsic wall mounted faucets & American Standard toilet - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project
Bold & elegant master bath renovation - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

A simple upgrade from the standard IKEA pulls gives the vanity an extra touch of glam. I love how the facets in the hardware pick up the colours of the other elements in the room and the way high-gloss finish on the sink cabinets reflect the floor!

Updated hardware on the IKEA cabinets - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

In the shower, we created an ombré effect on the walls by adding dark and light grey subway tiles, topped with a white basket-weave tile, for a touch of added texture.

Dream shower Brizo & Delta fixtures - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

The shower fixtures are pure indulgence with a rain head, hand shower & 4 body jets. We chose the Brizo Sensori line for our shower and I absolutely LOVE the sleek styling of the Odin controls.

Brizo Odin thermostatic control - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project
Brizo Odin thermostatic & volume controls - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project
Delta body jets - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

We installed hex floor tiles in two tones of grey and white, which add to fun, yet the modern aesthetic by creating a ‘splash’ of white to surround the tub . The focal point around the tub worked out better than I had imagined. The Loft freestanding tub from American Standard is everything I hoped it would be and more. The lines are sleek & simple and it is the perfect compliment to our sinks.

Hex tiled floor in two tone grey & white - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project
Hex tiled focal point surrounds Loft freestanding tub - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project
Loft freestanding tub & tub filler by American Standard - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

We’ve been fortunate enough to work with The Water Closet to source all of our plumbing fixtures for the Dreamhouse. They have a fantastic selection of products and were a huge help in choosing and sourcing all of the coordinating pieces for everything we needed. If you’re renovating a bathroom, I would definitely recommend you check them out. I also have to say a special thank you to our showroom consultant Diana for doing everything in her power to get our tub here on time for this reveal. I can’t wait to get into it with a very tall glass of wine!

One of my favourite things in the space actually wasn’t even really part of our original plan. Our DIY barn doors which we painted in PARA Pixie Pop (PF-3) really kind of steal the show in the room. We decided to tie the hex shape into door detailing as well. It’s subtle, but it’s there if you look for it…

DIY sliding barn doors - painted in PARA Pixie Pop (PF-3) - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

We also matched the handles on the barn doors with the ones on the vanity for consistency. How cool are they??

DIY barn door - painted in PARA Pixie Pop (PF-3) - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project
DIY barn door & hardware - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

We decided to use the same pop of colour in our towels and accessories, which helps tie everything together.

Accessories from Homesense - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project
Accessorizing with colour - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project
Coloured towel adds a pop of colour - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

So that’s it! We made it to the finish line, albeit a little worse for wear and more sleep deprived than I care to admit. But looking at what we accomplished, I can say now it was all worth it! If you want to see the previous five weeks of work that went into our Main Bath Retreat, you can find them here.

Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse Project

I want to give a GIANT thank you to Linda from Calling it Home for hosting the One Room Challenge and providing an avenue that gives so much inspiration and motivation to so many.

If you haven’t yet seen what the 20 participants revealed, go check them out. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget to also check in on the 150+ of us linking participants to see all that we’ve done. There are SO many incredible spaces being transformed, you’ll definitely need to set aside some time to look through them all!

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Disclosure: Through our partnership with The Water Closet, we were provided with preferential rates on all plumbing fixtures for the space. All paint was provided to us by PARA Paints. All opinions are our own.

  • May 7, 2015

    I LOVE it!

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  • May 7, 2015

    The floors and the door are AMAZING!! So fresh and chic!! Well done!!

  • May 7, 2015

    Beautiful bathroom. Love that door and the pops of color.

  • May 7, 2015

    Your bathroom is incredible! I love everything…the tiles, your counter, that TUB and the doors! The doors are so great! Beautiful job!

  • May 7, 2015

    I am in awe of your spirit, commitment and stamina ! It looks just like was intended !
    bravo !!!

  • May 7, 2015

    Incredible job! Those tiles, that door, the fixtures, just about everything in this space is amazing! This was a huge job but you guys did it! It must feel good to check this bathroom off the list 🙂

  • May 7, 2015

    Those barn doors! Wow! The whole room turned out great, but those doors definitely steal the show like you said.

  • May 7, 2015

    Absolutely wonderful! Excellent job on all the areas… love the ombre wall, the hex tile floor and the fuchsia doors… a huge grin came over my face the instant I saw them. Yes! Perfect!

  • May 7, 2015

    Wow, just wow!! It looks like a hotel, so sleek. That pop of color is amazing!

  • May 7, 2015

    I love the tile! Everything about this makeover is incredible.

  • Kendra @
    May 8, 2015

    Wow! Beautiful! That door is amazing and so is that tub! Great job 🙂

  • Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    May 8, 2015

    Oh my word, amazing. I love it. That tub and those barn doors. Wow.

  • May 8, 2015

    OH wow!!! Looks fabulous… I love the bold pops of colour. Personality in that bathroom 🙂 Great job – was a lot of work, blood, sweat and tears I am sure. Now – go take a long bath with candles and a glass of wine!

  • May 8, 2015

    WOW! I turned out beautifully! The floors, the tub and THAT DOOR! It’s all stunning!!!

  • Anna
    May 8, 2015

    Very nice, love that pink doors!

  • May 8, 2015

    Wow! So dramatic — and that tub, is everything!

  • May 8, 2015

    Wow, such an amazing result! The bathroom looks so amazing and I love the contemporary style!

  • May 9, 2015

    Wow! This is stunning! I looove the barn doors, and the pop of color added. Those sinks…ama-zing! I also did my children’s bathroom but now you’ve challenged me to focus on mine:-). Good job.

  • May 11, 2015

    What an amazing transformation! A true job well done. I adore the color palette you selected. It feels fresh and fun. The six weeks went by so fast. I completed our entry, living and dining areas in a new to us 30 year old house. So, cheers to us! Have a wonderful week.

  • May 12, 2015

    This is so cool. I think it is the most unique use of modern mixed with barn doors. I love the colors you used. It is completely fun and unexpected throughout. Great job.

  • Vel
    May 12, 2015

    WOW! So slick,chic and just plain pretty!!! Love the slick lines and the color punch you added!

  • May 13, 2015

    Oh holy goodness that is gorgeous!! Love that amazing pop of color on those sliding doors!! Nice job!!

  • May 13, 2015

    How cool is this! That door and it’s color is to die for.

  • May 16, 2015

    Kapow! This space is awesome and I am not even a purple person! But the way you used color is perfect! So much thought and planning to create a gorgeous space like this!

  • May 20, 2015

    I love your bathroom. And I absolutely love your barn door.

  • May 20, 2015

    Absolutely beautiful! Hugs, Beverly

  • Christine
    March 17, 2016

    Where did you buy your hex tiles?

  • September 23, 2016

    This room completely blows my mind! I LOVE it is an understatement!

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