master bath room before + after

Master Bath (Before + After)

18 October

After months of showering in our powder bath downstairs–the master bathroom is finished and it’s everything we hoped it would be and more!  It has easily upped my hygiene game as I now want to take multiple showers and baths a day… or just hang out in here because it’s just so pretty.  The bathroom is long and narrow but, in working with the space that we had, (we took over the previous master bath plus cut into the room taking over two closets to gain extra space) it feels like a luxury to now have a separate bath tub, dual vanities, and a much larger shower than before to enjoy.

master bath before

The master bath wasn’t horrible before but we definitely wanted to update the tile, extend the counter space and gain as much storage as possible.  One area we didn’t realize would be such a game changer was the ability to raise the ceiling which makes the narrow bathroom feel much bigger now.  Also simply removing the cabinetry that stuck out of the wall on the left gave more room to walk through the room.

master bath before and after

The tub debate was a huge one.  At first my guy and I thought nah, we don’t need a bathtub–just make the shower as big as possible.  But after some convincing from our friend and interior designer, Deborah at Design Alchemy, along with our mothers about the need for a bathtub (somewhere in the house) once baby is here we caved in.  As you can see it was a tight squeeze to fit it in and sits awfully close to our toilet… but I’m so happy we did it!  And now at 8 1/2 months pregnant I’m looking forward to my evening bath routine every. single. day.  We even ended up making the tub the focal point of the room and jazzed it up with moroccan inspired tile backsplash and lighting.  In the evenings I dim the light and set the mood with candles–which has been oh so relaxing!

master bath remodel before + after

Another major bonus: dual vanities.  We’ve never lived in a place where we could both brush our teeth at the same time, so this in itself feels like quite the luxury.  How grown up is that?  I’m obsessed with the mirrors above our sinks which are both medicine cabinets (recessed into the wall) for additional storage.

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One tip my girlfriend gave me a few years back is: try to make your bathroom as spa-like as possible, that way you’ll love spending time in there.  So since this is the fanciest bathroom I’ve ever had, my goal is to keep it as clean and organized as possible.  To make this organization easy I picked up a bunch of baskets to stash things like my blow dryer, curling iron, extra toilet paper–future baby bath toys, etc.  Also, we’re constantly playing music throughout our house and the bathroom is no exception.  Now that our Sonos has it’s own lil shelf, this makes my evening baths even more enjoyable.

master bath room before + after

One area we saved a pretty penny on was going with a pre-built vanity as opposed to a custom vanity.  We simply swapped out the hardware.

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Photography | Stephanie Russo

  • Beautiful space!

    Liz @

  • Wow, this is really a stunning bathroom. Would you mind sharing where you sourced those incredible medicine cabinet/mirrors?? Thanks!

    • Alicia Lund

      @disqus_GP1PgC22xY:disqus thank you! They’re from Restoration Hardware 😉

  • Kiley Stenberg

    ah this is beautiful, alicia! what a gorgeous, relaxing, oasis right inside your home! our new house has double sinks in the master bath as well and it feels 100x bigger now that we can each have our own little spot!

    • Alicia Lund

      @kileystenberg:disqus aw that’s SO so exciting!! happy moving in! and yes having our own sinks has been so nice.

  • Gorgeous space! Loving the medicine cabinets!

  • lindsey simon

    Oh wow! What an incredible room makeover. I’m in love with that tub and the little chandelier hanging above it. Gorgeous!

    Love, Lindsey

  • Alicia this is STUNNING!! So obsessed.


  • Kristyn Belote

    Looks AMAZING! Can you share your sources for hardware and mirrors? Obsessed!

  • Kelly Lynn Armstrong

    Loooooove this bathroom, it must be such a treat to chill out and get prepped in! Well done. xx

  • Susan

    What a beautiful bathroom! Can you share the source for the chandelier?

    • Alicia Lund

      @disqus_BFvncKlddt:disqus thanks! it’s from Design Alchemy

      • Susan


  • Heather Mudrick

    Beautiful! I’d love more details on the faucets and shower fixtures.

    • Alicia Lund

      @heathermudrick:disqus thanks! I worked with Design Alchemy who helped source the faucets and shower fixtures with / for me (all locally).

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  • WOW <3 an amazing make over, I love it!
    Especially this bath tub – looks stunning, well done ^^
    I love the details, to colours and materials together – so nice!
    xx Verena

  • rebecca

    do you get enough light from the fixtures over the sink? i’ve been eyeing those for a long time, but they max out at 40 watts per socket. what has been your experience? thanks!

    • Alicia Lund

      @disqus_sOIFG7DpGO:disqus well we have additional recessed lighting, a light over the tub and a skylight as well… do you have additional lighting / a window in that room? They’re definitely bright enough on their own but this space gets lots of great natural light too.

      • rebecca

        thanks for the info! i couldn’t tell from the pics that you had recessed lighting. we have a ceiling light and a light over the shower. there is a window, but this is seattle and you can’t depend on outside light for very many hours of the day! beautiful home! rebecca – another northern california girl

        • Alicia Lund

          of course! ah, i know those gray Seattle days! I think you would be fine but I guess it depends on how bright bright you want to see those pores ;)) … xx

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  • Mirah Curzer

    Beautiful! Where is your vanity from?

  • Eirik Johnson

    really lovely remodel. We’re attempting something similar in a compact space and am wondering what the name/brand is of the soaking tub.

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