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New Home Tour: Hall Bathroom

03/21/2013

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This is the only room in the house without any windows (aside from closets) making it an excellent safe room for tornado warnings. It also makes it harder to photograph. I was using a wide angle lens that I think it not very good quality…or else I just don’t know how to use it very well. Anyhow, sorry about the poor quality photos. This room needs some art. And a shower curtain. And new towels. It’s not very done. I’m not sure why I’m giving a tour of it at all…

FYI, our architect is Ryan Thewes.

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New Home Tour: Living Room

New Home Tour: Dining Room

New Home Tour: Den/Playroom

New Home Tour: Nursery (Alianna’s Room)

Room to Grow: Making a Bedroom for Foster Kids

New Home Tour: Master Bathroom

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New Home Tour: Master Bathroom

03/14/2013

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At our last house Jason and I built and tiled a custom 4’x5′ shower with two shower heads for our master bathroom, inspired by the house in Costa Rica we stayed at for my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding. It was huge! Our architect was determined to make sure our new master bathroom was not a downgrade so this one is even bigger. And the best part about it is that we have enough water pressure in this house to use two shower heads at the same time…although the hot water does run out a lot faster. It’s awesome in a private locker room kind of way. I like to joke with Jason that when we’re old we’ll be able to hobble our walkers right in here.

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The pretty orchid was a housewarming gift from the couple across the street.

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I love the natural light that pours into this room and especially the shower. I have bad vision without my glasses on and natural light in the shower helps me see. Notice that no electric lights are turned on in any of these pictures. It’s that bright, even on a cloudy day.

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Sources can be found on this post I did about our master bathroom plan. The only change is the towels and bathmat, which we ended up getting from Target.

FYI, our architect is Ryan Thewes.

Related Posts:

New Home Tour: Kitchen

New Home Tour: Living Room

New Home Tour: Dining Room

New Home Tour: Den/Playroom

New Home Tour: Nursery (Alianna’s Room)

Room to Grow: Making a Bedroom for Foster Kids


New Home: Master Bathroom Plan

10/29/2012

Master Bathroom Inspiration Board and Design Plan from myMCMlife.com

Sources

1. Sherwin Williams Window Pane – (I lovelovelove this color)

2. IKEA MINUT pendant 13″ globe light $40

3. Kendal Lighting VF3400-1L-SN Satin Nickel 1 Light White Shade Madison Bathroom Vanity Light (Item #: 411819 |  Model #: VF3400-1L-SN) from Lowes – 2 of these on either side of mirror

4. IKEA LILLAGEN mirror medicine cabinet $70

5. Delta Vero single-hole, high arch faucet

6. IKEA GODMORGON/ODENSVIK bathroom vanity, white stained oak $489

7. Daltile 1×1 mosaic in “marble” tile for the shower surround and the floor

8. KOHLER toilet with soft-close lid

9. IKEA RAMSKÄR bath mat $17

10. IKEA AFJARDEN bath sheets $15 each

11. IKEA GRUNDTAL toilet paper holder $6, hand towel bar $10 and bath towel rack $15

12. Custom carved wood “Relax” sign from William Dohman

13. Eat More Fiber poster designed by me (this may or may not make it back into the master bathroom!)

14. Delta Vero T14243 rain shower head and diverter – 2 of these for our big shower

Those without prices are items that our contractor already has or will purchase and he can get better than retail prices.


New Home: Guest Bathroom Plan

10/23/2012

I worked on this inspiration board guest bathroom (AKA hall bathroom, kids bathroom, etc.) and I’m glad I did because I kept remembering more details to add to the plan. Beyond the already decided upon tile, vanity, mirror, lighting and paint color, I realized I also need to plan rugs, towels, shower curtain, towel and toilet paper hanging hardware. I didn’t even get to the point of art or sink top accessories. Here’s what I have come up with so far:

Guest Bathroom Inspiration Board and Design Plan from myMCMlife.com

Sources

1. Sherwin Williams Window Pane – (I lovelovelove this color)

2. IKEA MINUT pendant 13″ globe light $40

3. Kendal Lighting VF3400-1L-SN Satin Nickel 1 Light White Shade Madison Bathroom Vanity Light (Item #: 411819 |  Model #: VF3400-1L-SN) from Lowes – 2 of these on either side of mirror

4. IKEA LILLAGEN mirror medicine cabinet $70

5. Delta Vero single-hole, high arch faucet

6. IKEA GODMORGON/ODENSVIK bathroom vanity $489

7. Light gray slate-like 12×24 tile

8. KOHLER toilet with soft-close lid

9. IKEA GRUNDTAL toilet paper holder $6, hand towel bar $10 and bath towel rack $15

10. IKEA FRÄJEN bath sheets $10 each

11. Curved Shower Curtain Rod (maybe this one, pictured, for $40)

12. Daltile 1×1 matte “aegean” porcelain tiles for tub surround

13. IKEA TALLHOLM shower curtain $15

14. White bathtub (it’s already installed and honestly, I don’t remember which one it is)

15. IKEA TOFTBO bath mat in turquoise $13

16. Delta Vero 14453 shower head, diverter and tub faucet

Those without prices are items that our contractor already has or will purchase and he can get better than retail prices.


Things I Love About This House – Master Shower

12/20/2011

When Jason and I went to Costa Rica for my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding a couple years ago, we stayed at a beauty house in Manuel Antonio. Somehow Jason and I ended up with the bedroom with the biggest bathroom. It had a huge walk in shower with two shower heads. We were sold. We decided when we renovated our master bathroom, it absolutely had to have duel shower heads. We made this shower 4’x5′, probably less than half of the size of the one in Costa Rice, but still plenty big. We did all the tile work by hand and it took a ridiculously long time. A true labor of love for us and our house.


Things I Love About This House – Sloped Vanity

12/14/2011

Once we start building our new MCM house, I’ll have lots of home things to blog about. In the meantime, to keep me from only talking about Precious and baby related stuff, I’m challenging myself to post a photo of one thing I love about our current house every week. I’m going to miss this old house a lot so it’s also a fun way to document my favorite elements of it. Here’s the first one:

There were a couple features that made a big impression on us the first time we walked through this house. One of them was the downward angled vanity in the original bathroom. This room has been updated a lot but the sturdy, original vanity has never been replaced. Before we moved in the concrete countertop was installed. We added the paint, new drawer pulls and the white vessel sink. A quirky 1950s design that you just don’t see in new houses.