Monday, March 14, 2011

Quick Updates in the Master Bathroom

In the interest of selling our home, a few quick and inexpensive updates were in order for our Master Bathroom.


If you recall the before:



Mustard walls, 80's oak vanity and tub surround (complete with shiny gold trim), and molded faux marble vanity top.  Tres 1986 (when the house was built).


There were a few great things going for this room: The size, the beautiful window and arch details in the room, and new neutral tile flooring.

And here is our mini-reno, budget friendly after:

Bah-bye gold accent trim and oak wood.  Hello espresso loveliness.


Bah-bye mustard walls, and hello soft grey-green walls.  Buh-bye molded marble vanity top and hello granite top with underhung sink. 



Sorry for the glare off the window, but I really wanted to show you the lovely arches in this room, which mimic the arched window.
The vanity also got a coat of luscious espresso paint, and new hardware.


This granite top was a steal at Home Depot.  Sink with top was $249.00 and made such a huge difference in updating the look of this vanity.



Soooo much better, and all we spent was $249.00 for the vanity top.  The wall colour we already had from our Master Bedroom and the vanity paint was from our stair handrail project.
I know it's looking a little plain Jane with regards to the accessories, but in the real estate market, this is the name of the game.  I have removed much of my accessories in our home in order to make it more marketable to people who (shockingly) may not have the same style as me =)

The best news of all?  The company which my husband is going to be working for will buy our home from us if it hasn't sold by June 1.  Phew, that's a load of stress off us!  We'd still prefer to sell it on our own, however, to maximize the price we get for it. 

Linking this mini-reno to my favorite Parties!

9 comments:

Martina said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea beautiful transformation!! I just the arches and the paint color. Your going to make someone very happy. Martina

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful Andrea!
Oh how I hate the 80's ...home design and music!
This is such a huge improvement!!!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...[Reply to comment]

LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


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Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...[Reply to comment]

Looks beautiful! Great job!

Mathew said...[Reply to comment]

It’s looking great with that lightings given, mirror with that beautiful frame. Andrea has displayed the property very well, and has listed the description for each and every property which is really great.
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VICKYFF said...[Reply to comment]

this was so beautiful and peaceful and made me happy for you.
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Red Door Home said...[Reply to comment]

These are great updates! Love your new counter top and choice of wall color. The entire space looks fresh and new.

A Rosy Note said...[Reply to comment]

Wow Andrea, that looks really good. What a nice transformation and for such a good price :)

Linda said...[Reply to comment]

I have a one bath home and the bathrm needed major overhaul! So I am in a middle of a remodel and it is a long haul, mess, no bathrm., using someone elses home for showers. I am trying to see beyond this and see the new bathrm. I have been saving up for for 30 yrs. The whole bathrm was removed and everything new will be there. I wish a coat of paint and a vanity would of been the update but yrs. of wear and tear and previous owners this 1962 bathrm in a couple weeks should look 21 century pertty! Thanks for the pictures of your great bathrm. For those that just need a little tweek like yours, what an encouragement !