Casa Cortes Modern Boho Master Bathroom Remodel Before and After
This is my very first blog post and I thought what better way to kick it off by sharing about our recent master bath remodel at Casa Cortés. We started out having a portion of the project done in mid 2021 with replacing our kitchen countertops, sink and faucet along with the master bath and kid's bath countertops, sinks and faucets as well. We worked with a local company, KG Stevens who were wonderful. They came out to measure everything and go through the options with us. In the end we selected Minuet LG Viatera Quartz for the counters, Kohler Purist widespread bathroom sink faucets with lever handles in Vibrant Polished Nickel and Kohler Caxton rectangular undermount sinks. We were excited! That part of the bathroom was completed and we knew at some point we would finish the rest.
Fast forward to fall of 2022 and we were finally ready to take on having the rest of our bathroom done. We debated doing it ourselves, but my husband works a very demanding job, usually 50+ hours per week with some travel so his free time is pretty limited. Extra time he does have is always spent with our five children. For myself, I run a small business making and selling agate home décor, raising these five gorgeous children, homeschooling them all and making as much of our food/meals from scratch as I can. I would love to share all that I do for that subject, but will save it for another blog post!
As you can see it was a very "builder beige" plain standard bathroom built in 2005.
Like most people, we made it work for a while
Like most people, we made it work for a while. When a floor is a less then desirable color/material, simply cover it with a rug. I chose to go with a black and white scheme as to stay neutral and try not to clash with the existing finishes. It did help to brighten things a bit! Also a bit of greenery with faux OR real plants is always a win in my book.
the timing was finally right
By October of 2022, we decided it was time to start getting quotes to hire a general contractor to do the work for us. We were fortunate to find Stephenson Contracting, LLC out of Wales, WI to take on the project. The owner, Carter Stephenson, is a true professional and communicated every detail necessary to our remodel and is very knowledgeable about construction. Finding a decent and good contractor can be daunting. We lucked out and were given his name to us from a local handyman that we knew from one of our Facebook groups.
The job began this past mid January and is now just about complete as we get into March. The longest lead time item being the frameless glass shower enclosure from a local company, Bob's Glass. I am hoping by the beginning of April, it will be fully done and ready to take a shower in!
My design goal was create an oasis for my husband and I with a modern boho style design. We wanted a fun vibe as well, since our five young kiddos will want to be using the shower & tub since it's all brand new.
Overall the project took about 5 months with 3 months of that being design work. I am my hardest client! I have my Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and worked almost 14 years in the commercial field. I had done smaller projects on the side for family when design assistance was needed. We even designed our brand new construction home in Orange Park, FL when we lived there from December 2016 to April 2018 for my husband's job relocation. But tackling this proved to be a bit more of a challenge as we have the existing aesthetic of our home to keep in mind. We have doors, trim, mouldings, casework that we will not be redoing any time soon, or if ever so this was something I had to work with. I wanted a timeless design that reflects us as a family and nothing too crazy or expensive. We had a budget of $25k and we ended up going over by $1k, so really, not too bad.
With this project wrapping up, we'll be moving onto some other things, like replacing our old generation one Trexx deck that is literally peeling apart with concrete. The concrete will be a nice change as it will allow our yard to feel larger and last longer.
Then after that, we will do some minor changes to the kid's bath!
Kohler Purist in Vibrant Polished Nickel
Kohler Caxton (Rectangle) in White
Tub and Faucet Package
Vintage Tub & Bath Luna 59' Acrylic Freestanding Tub with Contemporary Faucet Package in Chrome
Kohler Purist Shower System, Pressure Balanced in Polished Chrome
Chandelier Light Fixture
Wayfair - Merritt 3-Light Statement Globe Pendant
Wall Mounted Light Fixture
Wayfair - Arapahoe 4-Light Dimmable Vanity Light in Black/Brass (Clear Shades)
Mirror Frame (Going to be installed soon by hubs as we just received it this week)
Mirrormate Highline Midnight Black Slim Frame
Liberty Soft Modern 1-3/8" Matte Black Round Cabinet Knob
Towel Hooks (near vanity)
Ruiling Round Bathroom Towel Hook in Stainless Steel Matte Black (set of 2)
Toilet Paper Holder
Franklin Brass Maxted Single Arm Toilet Paper Holder in Matte Black
Kohler Santa Rosa Comfort Height in White
Ruggable Kaden Amber Red Rug in 3x5 with Standard Rug Pad (washable)
Cali Vinyl Pro with Mute Step Cantina Oak, 7" x 48"
Shower Floor Tile
Floor and Decor Calacatta Vecchia Ceramic Penny Mosaic, 12x13
Shower Wall Tile
Floor and Décor Artisan Mist Ceramic Tile, 3" x 12"
Tub Area Wall Tile
Floor and Décor Bohemian Black Porcelain Tile, 8x8
Base Trim (wanted taller, but had to match existing trim throughout the house)
Mastercraft 1/2" x 4-1/4" Prefinished Golden Oak Colonial Base Moulding