One of the first things we did when moving into our new house, was tear out the carpet that was laid in the master bathroom. Tearing out carpet within 10 minutes of opening the door for the first time seems to be our thing so far, so we couldn’t stop that tradition. Plus, carpet in bathrooms is not my cup of tea per say 🙂
The carpet was throughout the two closets, the vanity and the tub area. One day we plan to completely renovate the entire space, but for now we’re going to add a few “Phase 1” materials to make it look and function nicer, without breaking the bank! All of the renovations in this room are meant to last us 3-5 years until we take on the whole space. For starters, here was the room pre-carpet removal.
Carpet removal is actually one of the easier demo projects to take on, and Matt had it all out in about 30 minutes. Luckily, there was no water damage, so there wasn’t any major repairs needed! Tearing back the pad near the tub had us a little worried, but we were pleasantly surprised. You just never know!
We didn’t want to add tile to the rest of the space since tile = $ and more demo later on, so we opted for a vinyl plank that would be easy to both install, and remove when we’re ready for the full remodel. We picked out this in-stock option from Lowes and are almost finished with laying it. Since we chose full adhesive vinyl plank, in order to make the demo even easier later on we laid down extra underlayment we had from our old house. Only time will tell if this makes it easier in a few years, but we’ve got both fingers crossed 🙂
The areas within the closets and near the vanity are done, and all that’s left is installing the final few boards and threshold to transition into the carpeted bedroom!
It’s amazing how much of a difference it has made, and we’re so happy we decided to tackle this project right away. It’s not perfect since we’re not moving baseboards and the subfloor could use a little leveling in spots, but it’s a step in the right direction for this space! Next up, is painting the ceiling a bright white, the walls (I’ve already got a head start with Agreeable Gray to keep it lighter in here!), painting the vanity, adding hardware, and figuring out what our options are with that massive mirror (I have a few ideas I’m rolling around) and the beauty bar lighting.
Here’s a little glance at what we’re picturing for our quick and inexpensive master bathroom makeover! I plan on adding a little pop with some artwork, but haven’t found quite the right inspiration piece yet. A little zen spa feel, with a lot of wood accents.
Apparently we like bathrooms right now, because this project is going on at the same time as our ORC powder bathroom downstairs! More to come soon – baby steps!