Master Bathroom Remodel: Mood Board and Plan

Jan 22, 2021 | Bathroom, DIY, Master Bathroom | 16 comments

I’m so excited to finally share my most recent project – our master bathroom remodel. This project was actually completed over the Summer, but I’m mean and I’m going to make you wait for the reveal photos! Don’t hate me, because this one will be worth the wait.

Photo credit to our builder back in 2013

The Backstory on our Master Bathroom Remodel

When we built our home I was adamant about the master bedroom and bathroom not being too big. I know this goes against what most people seem to want these days. But our last house had a huge master bedroom and a fairly large bathroom, with corner soaker tub and all. And it was just too big. So much wasted space. Unless you like to sing and twirl in your bathroom, then I guess you would be good. HA!


During the selections process, I let the cabinet people convince me that the espresso cabinets, that were included in our builders package, were fine…also the fact that we had to do a huge upgrade to get the kitchen we wanted left us short on funds for other rooms…I digress. Long story short, the cabinets were not great and did not hold up well. Apparently I’m really hard on my bathroom cabinets…or they were just that bad.

Photo credit to our builder: walk-in shower and door to water closet

So now, here we are, doing a master bathroom remodel after only 7 years in our home. The cabinets were not the only problem with the space, but they were the main reason we finally jumped on the remodel. Also, the contractor was available, so that helps speed ones decision up!

This bathroom is tricky. It has 5 doors (including the opening for the walk-in shower). Which makes the space visually choppy. This has always bothered me. So a few years ago, I had the idea to paint the lower portion of the walls white to hopefully make the doors blend in better…and it worked…but there were still several other issues. So the painting was just a temporary solution. Let’s call this Phase One.

On to Phase Two – the remodel. Also known as the point when you realize there’s no more lipstick to be slapped on this bathroom and it needs some serious love.

The Plan

Here are some ideas I have for the master bathroom remodel. It ended up being gut job. Though we didn’t change the footprint at all:

  • New vanity (obviously)
  • New flooring
  • Fix the shower issues (more on this later)
  • Re-tile the shower

The Design

The design plan for the master bathroom remodel is not extravagant…looking…but trust me on this one. I have something up my sleeve.








  1. Leslie Carothers

    I look forward to watching the transformation, Amie. And, you’re right, having a contractor available makes a difference in when you decide to go ahead.

  2. Anne

    Great job Amie! I LOVE it when warm and cool tones are mixed together successfully.

  3. Sheri Bruneau

    We are in the same boat with our own primary bathroom. I too didn’t want a large primary bathroom and have wasted space.

    I’m looking forward to seeing how it all turns out!

    • Amie Druehl

      You will be so happy you went smaller!

  4. Janet R Lorusso

    Haha, yes it IS mean to withhold reveal pics when you have them LOL! Pretty mood board, can’t wait to see the finished space!

  5. Mary Ann Benoit

    Can’t wait to see what’s up your sleeve:). Pretty materials.

    • Amie Druehl

      It’s a good little surprise if I say so myself:)

  6. Charmain Bibby

    Very nice design, you got it all looking great together!

  7. Lindsey Putzier

    I completely agree about the giant bathrooms – what’s the point of being able to do cartwheels in there? Can’t wait to see the “after” photos!

  8. Amy Wax

    Hi Amie, I will be doing a master bathroom remodel in our new home some time in the future. We also left behind a HUGE master bathroom in our last home, this new smaller room will be a challenge. Love your ideas, I look forward to seeing your final reveal!

    • Amie Druehl

      Thank you Amy! It might be a bit of an adjustment, to me it was not because we still use the same amount of space, just nothing is wasted. I think you will love it!


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I’m an interior decorator, blogger and enthusiastic DIYer.  I help turn uncertainty into confident curation, breaking through preconceived rules of design to create a home you will love.


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