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Master Bathroom Remodel Design Plans

Master Bathroom Remodel Design Plans

The time has finally come, my friends.

After five years of cringing at my master bathroom every time I step foot in it (which is quite taxing on my Botox), I  finally get to do something about it.

My first major project of 2020 is a full-blown master bath remodel, and today I am sharing the design plans.

My 1980’s Bathroom Before:

master bathroom before

When we first stumbled upon the listing of our 1980’s fixer upper half of a decade ago, one thing was quite apparent..

While all of the main living areas were spacious and open-concept (filled with natural light), the bathrooms were quite the opposite.

Wanting this house to be more about family and entertaining, however, I was willing to overlook our lackluster bathing accommodations. In fact, I overlooked them to such an extent that I didn’t even bother painting the walls.

For five years, I focused on updating the rest of the home, while also doing my best to ignore the fact that my master bathroom didn’t even have a damn window (and you guys know just how much I love me some natural light).

All of that changed when, this summer, we had to replace all of the windows on the front elevation of our home.

While the window company was at work replacing all of the existing windows, I went ahead and had them install a window opening over the Jacuzzi tub. Then , the inevitable domino effect transpired…

Master Bath Progress:

master bathroom progress

The once simple window install evolved into a full-blown bathroom remodel including the demolition of a wall, shower and all new plumbing (this process has been going on since November).

And now that all of the demo has been accomplished, it’s time to get to the fun part…selecting all of the design elements of my “modern/organic/farmhouse/boho”  retreat.

The Inspiration…

When I first saw this design by Studio McGee, I was captivated by the simplicity of it all. Not only did I love the timelessness of the subway tiles and the spa vibes of the turkish towels, I knew I had to have  matte black hardware in my own bathroom.

Not quite sure that our 1980’s fixer upper will be our forever home, I want to select finishes that will stand the test of time and appeal to a wider demographic of potential buyers. I am not trying to be a ground-breaking trendsetter here.

All of that being said, I do want to have a smidge of fun.

In the photo above, Becki Owens proves that a space can be super serene and classic while not falling completely flat. Through the use of a more intricate flooring motif, the all-white space is given a bit more character.

With all of this taken into consideration, I devised a design board for the space directly below. All of the source links are included in the caption of the design board .

*For your shopping convenience, I have included affiliate links to the products in this post.*

boho farmhouse bathroom ideas

Shower Inspiration- Studio McGee / Vanity Light / Mirror / Faucet / Vanity / Rug / Flooring / Art / Stool / Towels / Soap Bottles / Pendant Light/ Concrete Planters

While I have not finalized the chandelier or the art yet, everything else has been ordered. I will also be sharing the DIY tutorials associated with this remodel in separate posts (we have already devised some pretty cool hacks for this space).

I can’t wait to share the finished product with you!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope your new year is off to a great start.

Now get out there and design some good vibes and a fabulous life.



My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...

Julie Sikora

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Woohoo! I'm all ears. We're remodeling 1 of 2 dated full baths in our house this summer - saving our pennies and gathering design elements at the moment. I wish our master was as straightforward a remodel as the main/hall bathroom we're doing, but it may not ever get done since it's so oddly laid out it would need a lot of major reworking if we put in the effort of changing it.

Designing Vibes

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

I totally get the struggle, my friend. Our master bath has an inefficient lay-out too, but we eventually just decided to maintain its existing footprint and just do our best , through design choices, to make it look larger and brighter. Good luck with your remodel. :)

Tammy Burkhalter

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Can’t wait to see when it’s complete !! It’s going to be beautiful.

Designing Vibes

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Thank you so much, Tammy. Wishing you a fabulous rest of your week.


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

You can't go wrong sing inspiration from Studio Mcgee, and after seeing this design board people will be using inspiration from Designing Vibes! Also thanks for sharing the sources. I need vanity lights that don't hang down and there they are

Maria Ward

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

You can't go wrong with inspiration from Studio Mcgee. After seeing the design plan and the elements that you will use people will be taking inspiration from Designing Vibes!! Also thanks for sharing the product sources. I need vanity lights that do not hang down and there you have it!!!

Designing Vibes

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Thank you so much, Maria! Your sweet words put a smile on my face.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Oh, I can't wait to see this. It is going to be gorgeous.

Designing Vibes

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Thank you so much, Marty! Have an awesome weekend.