Our master bathroom shares a space with our closet in an open concept design. Here are my favourite master bathroom and closet features that took the space to the next level along with my ONE regret!
When we renovated our home we ran into a bit of a space issue once we got to our master bedroom and bathroom. I loved how Jillian’s previous home had combined the closet and bathroom into one space. To make the most of what we had we chose to make our bedroom smaller and create a nicer, bigger master bathroom and closet. Zero regrets (ok, just one – keep reading).
Our 6 Best Master Bathroom Features
1. Clawfoot Tub
With enough begging, I convinced Charles to work the bathroom design around this clawfoot tub from Kohler. And am I ever happy I did – it gets so much use and looks so elegant! I love the traditional design of this particular one. Our sinks and faucets are all from Kohler too, in the Artifacts Collection (polished Nickel – much warmer than polished stainless). This picture was taken before we put the baseboards on … but I’ve always loved it.
2. Bathroom Island
I love the idea of a bathroom island; including one made sense with our open design. Our friends at Norelco worked their magic (highly recommend them). We made the island higher to accommodate more drawers and give it a grander look, topped it with Silestone Statuario counters (bevelled edge – they are awesome and this pattern is subtle and classic) and dressed up the drawers with Emtek polished nickel pulls. The little details really make a difference!
3. Marble Tile
Our bathroom is quite big – and I chose a rather small tile. I ended up falling in love with a hexagon marble penny tile by Olympia Tile, and decided to use it as a floor tile in the space. It’s the same tile I used in our Powder Room (a much smaller space). I was warned about the perils of small tiles and the grout cleaning that comes with it, and politely ignored ever single one of those warnings. My one regret in this space? WHITE GROUT. Seriously. I live with 3 guys, and it’s a huge pain in the derrière to clean. If you are going to choose a small tile for your floor, may I suggest any other grout colour than white? You can thank me later. All that being said I love the way the tile looks.
4. Bathroom Chandelier
Charles is very practical and I am not. So a chandelier in the bathroom it was (lol). But actually, I picked up this chandelier years ago on a total whim online shopping at Pottery Barn Kids on sale (I don’t think they have it any longer). It’s fun but still elegant, and adds a classy and fancy element to a bathroom if you have the space. Ours is conveniently placed over the bathroom island so Charles doesn’t hit his head on it, but I have seen them hung above bathtubs too.
5. Hidden Toilet
We really debated the whole toilet thing and how hidden it would be. Door? No Door? Wall? We ended up going with a wall, but no door, to divide the toilet (Kohler) from the rest of the space. It hides it from view (behind the tub) but isn’t too claustrophobic. It works for us.
6. Built-In Closets
We splurged on custom built-in closets that were designed by Norelco – Peter is amazing. Norelco divided the spaces in 2 (one up and one down) for each cupboard, with a shoe rack on one end, and a tall closet for long dresses (not divided) on the other end. The hardware is the Norwich knob from Emtek in polished nickel. Can you guess how many of these little spaces Charles got?
Our wall colour, like the rest of the house, is Simply White by Benjamin Moore (both trim, in satin – and walls, in eggshell finish). I’m contemplating painting the walls a slightly different colour but it’s low on the priority list at this point.
Thanks for taking the tour! Let me know what YOUR favourite Master Bathroom & Closet features are in the comments!