This is what our master bathroom looked like when we toured this house with our realtor.
|that’s a faux stained glass window – i replaced it with frosted glass|
This bathroom had been updated about 7 years ago when the homeowners painted the cabinets white and had the counter top, bathtub surround, and shower stall tiled. This isn’t what we would have chosen if we were renovating, but at this point it seems silly to tear out perfectly good tile. It’s not at all bad looking; it just isn’t what we would have chosen. That being said, as many of you know, back in May
we I started giving our bathroom a little makeover. I was gifted a fresh paint job (Martha Stewart Sandpiper – same color on the ceiling of the master bedroom) for Mother’s Day which led me to give the cabinets a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware.
|knobs from Hobby Lobby|
I’ve also had the light fixtures replaced with new ones I found at Lowe’s, and I picked up some new mirrors at HomeGoods. Here’s how things are looking now, but keep in mind it’s not done or styled yet. I just snapped these pics the other day so I could have you all weigh in on a little debate we’re having here at our fifth house.
So I was moving right along, getting ready to diy some fabric shades for the windows, thinking about changing the recessed light over the tub to a chandy, looking for a replacement faucet for the bathtub, when I stopped one day and thought – do we really need a tub?
You see this door to the left of the tub?
That door leads to our very small shared master closet.
We’ve made the most of our small closet maximizing all the possible storage space, and we’ve even talked about replacing the wire shelving with some nice wood shelves. However, even with nicer shelving this will still be a fairly small closet. I’ve been thinking about knocking down this wall, removing the tub, and extending the closet.
On the one hand it would be so great to have a little more clothing storage, but on the other hand I can’t help but wonder what the return on investment would be for this type of project. Would this be a negative move in the eyes of potential home buyers? Not that we’re planning to sell any time soon, but I can’t help but always have that in the back of my mind (probably because we’ve moved so many times).
What do you think? Would you rather have a larger closet and no tub, or a modestly sized closet and a whirlpool tub?
I mean we do have a nice sized shower that we use a lot more often than the tub.
But on a cold night it is super relaxing to grab a glass of wine and soak in the tub with the jets on full blast.
Are you pro-bathtub or pro-biggercloset? I’m on the fence and it’s making my head hurt to think about it – so throw me your opinions please!
For the record – the hub is pro-biggercloset – but don’t let that sway you.