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newly marrieds (mid 30’s) / $30,000 / transitional / spa-like feel


This bathroom needed to be completely gutted, so about half of the budget is allotted to labor. There are a lot of things behind the walls and not-so-exciting things (i.e. toilets and valves!) that had to be purchased. The classic clean lines (and budget-friendliness) of subway tile and light grey grout were the jumping off point. I went with the Britta Double Vanity from Crate & Barrel to stay on the more modern side of transitional, but provided some other options as well – some more rustic or traditional.  transitionalmasterbath_vanityoptions

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If I had gone with a stained vanity (instead of painted), I probably would have chosen a metal or painted metal/wood cart. With the grey vanity, I love how this wooden cart brings in some much needed warmth to the room. The plan is to paint the upper half of walls a serene color (like blue or green) and tile the lower half.


A gorgeous free-standing soaker tub, steam friendly plants and a statement light fixture round out this transitional bathroom design.