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Master Bathroom: Before

I have done it! I've jumped in to the biggest project I have ever undertaken.  Previously the biggest project I ever tackled was the kitchen in the MoneyPit 1.0.  Sure, that was a big job, but it was mostly demo and drywall repair and I had help from both a professional cabinet installer as well as from my dad.  The master bathroom is going to be 100% ME!  

Let me give you a little tour of the 80s' brass and mirror monstrosity that I have to shower in everyday.

As you walk in from the master bedroom, this is what you see.  Mirrored closet doors to the right, the lavatory is to your right and straight ahead is a mirror crusted corner vanity:
The ceiling is vaulted and there is a strange interior skylight, but there is also a soffet above the vanity and tub that contains can lights (which are randomly spaced and not over the sinks for some reason.  *scratches head about that one.)

To the left of the vanity is a spa tub and shower.   Note there is NO place to hang towels is this bathroom.  A single towel bar above the tub and someone tacked on to the side of the vanity, but it is so low you towel hangs on the floor.  Not good space planning.

Most of the walls are covered in plate glass mirrors.  You can see yourself from at least 5 different angles when standing in the shower.  And in my case, that ain't pretty.  Plus this room features the same overuse of brass and "crystal" fixtures and the dreaded honey oak just like in the guest bathroom.

Even the medicine cabinet is mirrored.  I plan on getting rid of most of them.  The huge floor to ceiling mirrored closet doors are plenty

Lastly, the most labor intensive area of the remodel is going to be dealing with the shower and tub.  The shower itself is currently white ceramic tile and while the tub is lined with "engineered" marble which has yellowed over time.  

The thing I dislike the most is the brass shower surround as well as the small size of the shower itself. I am hoping to make it at least a little bit larger by removing the half wall between the shower and the tub. 
My budget is under $5000.  I am going to tear out as much as I possibly can. EVERYTHING. Down to the studs if possible. The only things I won't change are the floor since that tile is less than a year old (installed right before we moved in by the previous owner) and the garden tub (since it is a plumbing and wiring nightmare). I also won't mess with the layout much, since if I have to leave the tub where it is, there isn't much else I can do with the vanity.   For $5000 I am hoping to do all new tile, fixtures, countertops, sinks, frameless shower door, medicine cabinet, and upgrade the cabinets, lighting, and mirrors.
 My next post will be my inspiration photos of the look I am going for, and the shortcuts I hope to use to get the looks for thousands less. 
Fingers crossed!  
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