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The big reveal: Our Master Bath Retreat

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 Master 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 Master 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 master 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.  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 centered 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 ProjectDelta Trinsic wall mounted faucets & American Standard toilet - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse ProjectBold & 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 obmre 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 ProjectBrizo Odin thermostatic & volume controls - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse ProjectDelta 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 ProjectHex tiled focal point surrounds Loft freestanding tub - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse ProjectLoft 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 ProjectDIY 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 ProjectAccessorizing with colour - Master Bath Retreat | The Dreamhouse ProjectColoured 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 Master 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.

61 thoughts on “The big reveal: Our Master Bath Retreat

    1. Thanks Erin! When we first told people we were putting in bright fuschia doors in the room, I think most thought we were crazy…and I have to admit when we put the first coat of paint on them, even I wondered if it was too bold. But once we got them hung, I knew we’d made the right call. I love absolutely love it.

    1. It does feel good!!! It feels amazing actually, although I think we’re still in too much of a sleep deprived haze to actually take in all that we accomplished in such a short time. It still doesn’t feel real to have something “complete”

    1. Thanks Sam! I love the floors. When everything was in progress, we actually thought the floors with the bold hex pattern and the focal “splash” around the tub would be the show stopper, but now that it’s all done, the doors really are the focal point that brings the whole colour scheme together.

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

    1. Thanks so much Linda! Your praise means a lot. We’re really loving the colour scheme as well. I guess not too many people mix modern and rustic styles but somehow it just works for us! Thanks again for hosting such a fantastic challenge. 🙂

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