Master Bathroom Remodeling Project | Demo Day And Plans

Master bathroom remodeling project beginnings of a luxe hotel look on a budget.

We have been planning our master bathroom remodel for about a year now and it’s finally in full swing! As the wife of a general contractor with 3 decades of experience, I have to tell you that it’s not HGTV folks! These remodeling projects take time, money and patience and lots of all three.

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I’m working with some wonderful partners that I’ll share later on, and I wanted to share a bit of what inspired me, the progress and plans. Warning…it’s not going to be a glamor post, since this is the before and a work in progress. It’s real life at it’s craziest with my new tub currently sitting in the master bedroom next to a Christmas tree that is already up (insert – laughing emoji!).

master bathroom remodeling project shower before

A few images of the before, and while it certainly isn’t the worst looking bathroom in the world…it’s very early 90’s. In fact it IS from the early 90’s, when after Hurricane Andrew we added a new master suite. We hope to put this home on the market within the next couple of years and are doing updates as we can.

master bathroom remodeling project

What we had in the bathroom wasn’t terrible (see a post from 4 years ago HERE) as I mentioned, but has had many years of good everyday use and was outdated. The wall and shower tile was a glossy tile from Florida Tile called Potters Touch and my husband’s company put that tile in dozens of bathrooms in Miami back in the day. It had almost a peachy tint to it and in the shower was somewhat slippery. The floor tile was replaced at some point in-between the 90’s and now, as there were some settlement cracks in the foundation.

master bathroom remodeling project cabinets before

We were able to keep the bathroom cabinets, as I had designed them (back in the day) to be white with solid wood doors. The countertops and the faucets on both sinks were recently replaced, so those are keepers as well. If you want some information on the Quartz Countertops, I have that in THIS POST. For the faucets that have held up beautifully over the years, we have them in our beach home and the Miami home and you can see more HERE. I highly recommend products from both partners Hanstone Quartz and Delta Faucet!

master bathroom remodeling project glass shower enclosure before

The bathroom measures about 12′ x 12′ or around 140 sq ft. It’s not huge, but big enough to both be comfortable in here at the same time. The tub was a nice large soaking tub with jets, and although I LOVE to take baths I rarely used the Jacuzzi feature. Wall to wall mirrors were definitely a thing back in the 80’s and 90’s. They provided great light reflection in this north facing room, but we decided to remove them. The shower enclosure had outdated etched glass doors and I was always FREEZING in the a/c with the shower all open. There is a half wall hiding the toilet, and that is staying. Behind the door is a storage area that we designed with much needed open shelving and that’s staying as well.

master bathroom remodeling project before

So while it may not look so bad (as previously mentioned) it is worn and outdated and I cannot wait to see how things come together! Below is where we are right now, as demo day has come and gone and work has begun.

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We travel often and been fortunate over the years to have stayed in some hotels that have luxe bathrooms. I knew that if the day came that we would be able to remodel, that would be my inspiration. Here is my moodboard and I’m so excited to share the plans that we have and all of the actual products used later on!

I’ll have lots to talk about that might be helpful to you if you’re considering a bathroom project and advice from the local GC!

P.S. We are going to DIY some of the work and I’ll be sharing that with you as well.

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  1. Been there, done that~ It is looking good and a LOT of work goes into it, I know. I do remember that tile and the blush/peachy hue of it back in the 90s…into the early 2000s. Happy remodeling- I can’t wait to see the whole project done. xo Diana

    1. It is a lot of hard work, but all good things are…so I’m good with that. Thanks Diana and have a great week! xo

  2. Just about to start this SAME thing here at our place. A little bit scary and a little bit fun!

    1. I agree…but worth doing for sure!

  3. Sharon Millsap says:

    Very elegant! You won’t want to sell your home.

    1. That’s what I said to my husband, but we want to leave Miami and can’t take it with us.

  4. I hear you about the colors in the 90’s. We had some of it in the old house. I often wonder why and what was the thought process with it used in large doses.

    I know bathrooms and kitchens are a lot of work, been there.

    You know it pays off in the end


    1. I guess kind of like our hairstyles in the 80’s, LOL! Yes, it will pay off for sure in the end and definitely not as bad as rebuilding our entire home after a hurricane years back.

  5. Marge Lobbes says:

    As with all your decorating, I am positive your bath will be glamourous!

    1. Thank you for the vote of confidence Marge! Have a great week

  6. I love your mood board and can’t wait to see how it all turns out! Looking forward to see how you make it yours ,so t speak. ?.