Master Bathroom Remodel

You know how you start a project, get 90% done, then put off the finishing touches for like a year? This is the story of our master bathroom remodel. Our hang up? What to do with the mirror and windows. But here’s what my husband finally came up with. It’s a curtain rod with a sliding mirror. I have to admit I am pretty impressed with his creativity. So, now we are 98% done. The last 2%? Well, notice there is no toilet paper holder. Which really was no big deal because for the entire year we successfully set the roll on the back of the toilet. I’m not sure why now, but in the past week our boys have knocked a complete roll of toilet paper off the back of the toilet into the water…three different times. Which also wasn't a big deal, until the last time. It was the last roll of toilet paper in the house, it was late, and I was so tired there was no way I was making a Target run. I came in the bathroom and saw the last roll sitting sopping wet on the back of the toilet. “Noooo!” Why, boys? Why? They shrugged it off like, “this is not really a big deal, mom, you’re over-reacting” (which I sometimes tend to do). Oh, my little boys. They can have a serious conversation about whether a tyrannosaurus rex skeleton could actually fit in our living room or not, but not understand why a sopping roll of the last of the toilet paper is a big deal to me. As a peace offering, my five-year-old did go get a roll of paper towels for me. (You are sweet, little boy, but – ugh.) Girl problems in a house full of boys. So, that toilet paper holder will be hung up real soon. It’s a must. :)


We completely gutted the bathroom:

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  1. Hi Cheryl! I just emailed you about being featured on Remodelaholic, and sometimes my emails get caught in spam filters, so I wanted to leave you a comment, too, just in case. Drop me a line at, please! Thanks!

    1. Hi, Lorene! Yes, I emailed you back! Did you get it? And THANK YOU!

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    Love the bathroom remodel! I remodeled my mom's bathroom with pretty much the same shower tile and floor. Looks awesome. I see you swapped the toilet and shower. Could you give a little more detail on what needed to be done with the plumbing in order to make that work properly?
    P.S. and if you're really bored... :)

  3. It looks like you worked really hard to get the bathroom of you dreams. As I am in poor health, when it came to renovating my bathroom, I was unable to do the job myself. Therefore I hired a local company who specialise in installing bathrooms, and I have to say that they did a fantastic job for me.

    Wilfred Andrews @ LB Plumbing and Heating

  4. Great bathroom remodel! It seems to have some real flair. As for the toilet paper holder choice, why not go with something off the wall? The room appears to be built for several personalities, so choose something that excites everyone. I'm thinking a sterling dragon dispenser, or something crazy, but with some class and character.