Thursday, June 10, 2010

Finally A Functioning Bathroom!

My family and I moved from the Las Vegas area to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2003. We moved from a two-story 3500 sq. foot home to a 2700+ sq.foot very quirky ranch style home with a Mediterranean look. Our home needed serious redoing and we saw this as a total project house. By now we have changed most things about the home, but one of the last (and most needed) things to be done was the remodeling and redesigning of our master bedroom and bath.

Our bathroom was totally open to the master bedroom with an in ground jetted tub. I had no privacy what so ever when I bathed and I have always thought a hot bath is one of life's great pleasures. Our sink area was also open to our bedroom making it very noisy if one of us was trying to get ready to go somewhere and the other was trying to sleep. All in all, it was a total disaster. We knew we needed to remodel, but also knew it would be a major upheaval while the construction was taking place. Our house was built in 1984 and many of the floor plans in our subdivision are very unusual. Here are some before pictures of our crazy bathroom.











































I redesigned the space at least five or six times in the autocad program that designers use for space planning and laying out floor plans. I made elevations of all the interior walls to make sure I would be happy with how the space would look too. Only minor changes were made after getting input from our contractor and our remodel went very smoothly and efficiently. Everything was ripped down to the block walls. Plumbing lines were rerouted after the cement floor was jackhammered up. Here are some of the in process pictures.
  










I forgot to tell you that we added a door from the bathroom to our swimming pool and spa area in our backyard. Our new shower has a regular head and a rain head in the ceiling. It feels just heavenly!






I hope you have enjoyed seeing my bathroom transformation. I love my blue bathroom and it truly a wonderful place to relax and soak in the tub. We finally have the bathroom we wanted with only a few compromises and without adding additional square footage to our home. I would love your feedback and wish you could all experience my fabulous shower experience first hand!

Susie 

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20 comments:

  1. I LOVE this redo/remodel. You made great use of space. We seriously need to do something to our master bath...the house is from '54 but I think the last remodel there was '69...UGLY. You created a wonderful and tranquil space. Great job...enjoy it!

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  2. It's absolutely lovely. Not too feminine nor too masculine...it's perfect. It doesn't look like you had to compromise anything; bravo! (I'm envious - maybe someday...sigh...) :) Following you thru New Friend Friday. Pam @ Sallygoodin

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    Im an Arizonan too! Love your bathroom

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  4. What a job! Remodels are a ton of work (even if you don't do it yourself!), but look what you got from it! So beautiful!

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  5. Fabulous remodel! That shower is to die for. Love it!

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  6. Your bathroom turned out gorgeous! Love that tub.

    Hope you can visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

    I also joined your blog hop.

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  7. Gorgeous! I especially L♥ve the light fixtures! I now have some serious bathroom envy! ;0)

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  8. What a beautiful space and a great transformation!!

    Laura @ along for the ride

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  9. What a gorgeous bathroom! I'm jealous!

    (Here from NFF!)

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  10. Wow what a gorgeous bathroom!!! I love it!!! We are redoing our kitchen in a few weeks, this week we're tearing it down, and then professionals are coming in to do the rest, but I can't wait! We're hoping to redo the bathroom next year. stopping by from tickled pink!

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  11. Amazing transformation! I love the blue!!! Can you share what color you used?

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  12. Oh goodness... lookit this room! I'm totally in love with that shower tile. WOW. Just love the change out in pattern and direction. Very high end elegant room!

    Donna

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  13. What an amazing transformation - you guys did a fantastic job! Thank you so much for linking up to Fab Friday this week.

    Cheers!

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  14. Wow! You went all out! It is gorgeous! Thanks so much for dropping by my party this week! Hope to see you back! I am your newest follower! :)

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  15. Love it! It's a great remodel, and looks like such a nice place to relax now. ::Jill

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  16. wow! such a huge project. thanks so much for sharing :)

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  17. I'm featuring this at Life As Lori during my Get Your Craft on Thursday party... If you would like to stop by and grab my I was featured button please do so!

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  18. Thanks for all the sweet comments on my bathroom remodel. As a designer it was nice to design something that I would be using for a change. I had actually redesigned this bathroom as a project in one of my classes while I was in interior design school. It took two or three years to make it a reality. Judith @ Creating Balance had asked what paint color I had used. We used Dunn-Edwards 'Falling Tears' for the wall color and painted the ceiling one shade lighter, 'Sidewalk Chalk'. Dunn-Edwards is a West Coast chain of paint stores, but perhaps a color match could be made.

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  19. Oh how I want your bathroom! We moved into an older house where the non-functioning & tiny shower needs to be ripped out and a wall taken down to make the small bathroom & dressing room a decent bathroom. What you've done is my dream bathroom!

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  20. Wow! When you did a bathroom makeover, you weren't joking around. :) It looks beautiful and luxe.

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