Master Bath Dilemma

I just obtained this e-mail from a reader, Tamar:

Hi Rita,

I was asking yourself if you may be in a position to offer some advice on a tiny style quandary I am having.


My husband and I are installing a master bath in our new property and we are acting as our own standard contractors for the undertaking due to us getting on an very tight price range. We acquired so many estimates for this task (6-8) but they had been totally exorbitant quantities. We knew almost each and every vendor we would need to have to get the task completed and decided to see if we could manage it on our very own. It has been really a journey but I believe we are moving along at a fairly great pace (it aids that my uncle is a plumber!). Anyway, I have attached some images of the bathroom and the “pieces” we have presently purchased/found. We have had to be quite resourceful to remain on spending budget. The tile we located on auction as nicely as the sinks. The vanity is a media stand with an electrical fireplace heater that my husband identified on sale at property depot that we prepare to convert into a vanity. We found our shower door on overstock.com (picture also attached) and I am even now browsing for the excellent faucets and shower heads.


Here is my quandary: I am concerned that the tile is a tiny disconnected from the vanity and sinks (tone and fashion-sensible). I think it can operate if I perform my cards appropriate but was hoping for your input. I love incorporating nature into my layout alternatives while nevertheless maintaining a certain polish – which is how we decided to utilize the river rock accent tile as the shower floor. We will still have a handful of 12X12 squares of it left above for some accent uses but not significantly. Maybe just ample to create some type of border in the shower. I was hoping possibly the perfect paint colour may possibly be the ticket to cohesiveness. I enjoy these sinks and the vanity and am hoping you may possibly have some modern suggestions on how to turn this mish-mosh of auction-bought and price range products into a cohesive but unique search.

Thank You!!!
Here are the images she sent:
Very first of all, fantastic occupation Tamar!
It truly is not simple undertaking a master bath when you are picking up bargains from all above the place.

It seems to be like you ended up with a cool gray tile for the shower walls and warm earthy tiles and stone for the rest of the bath which need to blend collectively to make the room work. I love your concept about incorporating some of the earthy tile tones in the shower and including a border. The 12 x 12 tiles would be too massive but if they are lower down to 4 inches hopefully you’;ll have enough to perform with and 4 inches is a very good size for a border.


As far as painting the walls, go with taupe or greige. It is the best combo of gray and tan and will mesh your 2 tile tones together.
Here are just a handful of Benjamin Moore taupes–some are much more gray and other folks are more tan.

Purchase some sample jars and brush paint on the walls looking at the colours in distinct light prior to choosing the winner.

I would also paint the vanity to make it look customized–preferably with an oil based mostly higher gloss paint for durability. Perhaps in a charcoal gray to bring a lot more of the gray tones from the shower like this…

or go crazy and paint it substantial gloss chartreuse, eggplant or orange like I did right here! All 3 colours go beautifully with taupe. It may be nice to hold some open shelving beneath the sinks like this…

and 2 mirrors as an alternative of a single large one particular more than the sinks will maintain it a lot more modern day.

It seems to be like you have space to add a comfy bench underneath the window…you can upholster the seat with terrycloth like this one from Much better Properties.

Of program that storage drawer is wonderful, as well.

For faucets and shower head check out out efaucets. I purchased my kitchen faucets from them…fantastic high quality and prices.

Can’;t wait to see the finished bath!

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