Flip House Bathroom Remodel

By Kate Riley May 15, 2018

I came to Las Vegas for a quick trip in anticipation of getting the investment properties ready for sale, and also to photograph the master bathroom remodel which I hadn’t done yet.

As I’ve mentioned before, this house was purchased solely for resale so I made decisions that would be best for this renovation including neutral finishes and budget friendly materials.

Just like the hall bathroom makeover, I chose high contrast by installing a dark wood vanity cabinet and partnering it with a white countertop and patterned white tile backsplash.

This is what I started with when the house was purchased, notice the dated brass fixture and mirrored closet doors. I had the closet reframed so that the new vanity would meet the wall instead.

The new space is a lot different!

The shower room was remodeled top to bottom. I chose the same tile as in the hall bathroom, an inexpensive large marble look porcelain tile, installed from floor to ceiling and also on the floor (source below).

I had my installer carve out two niches in the wall for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles. This angle also shows off this great looking and affordable wall tile I found at Home Depot. The shower door was custom made by a local glass company.

The vanity is made of ready-to-assemble cabinets from Lily Ann Cabinets. I stumbled across them online many months ago when I was searching for affordable cabinetry.

I ordered the Driftwood Grey color (see source for cabinets below). They’re good quality with drawers that are sturdy and straight, I’m pleased with how they look and feel.

The original plumbing was off center and I didn’t want to pay to move it, so I ordered the 60″ sink vanity and had it installed on the left then added a 12″ cabinet on the right side to fill the 72″ wide niche.

The countertop is the same quartz I used in the remodeled kitchen, white with some grey veining in it, the faucet is Price Pfister with chrome finish (sources below).

I chose the same cabinet knobs and pulls as I did in this kitchen, they look and feel like jewelry to me and if I love something I’ll repeat it!

The reframed pocket closet door looks better than the sliding mirrored doors, now the vanity meets the wall instead of stopping short as it did before.

The picket mosaic backsplash I mentioned here, it’s from Floor & Decor, I like its modern vibe paired with the more traditional cabinet (source below), and the raised edges on each tile are a nice textural element.

It’s not a big bathroom, but it finally has great style and is a million times better than before!


vanity cabinet / flooring / quartz countertop / backsplash tile 

 mirror / shower tile / cabinet pulls and knobs / sconce


Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley May 12, 2018

I have a busy travel week, I am taking a quick 36 hour trip to Las Vegas then just a few days later I’m going to Seattle. In between, there’s all the parental obligations. Since it’s May all the end-of-the-year projects are due, plus I have both a 6th and 8th grade promotion ceremonies to attend. It’s all happening so fast.

I love May, it’s my favorite month (September is second) and I don’t want it to escape me. May is like the beginning of a party, I feel so much excitement for what’s to come. Everything is in bloom right now, so each day I’m taking 20 minutes to walk around my yard, watering my container plants, pausing to feel the sunshine and be grateful for all the good things in my life. :)

Favorite links:

Don’t miss this beautiful kitchen reno, I love the Dolomite marble.

You’ll be inspired by this rental kitchen makeover.

If you’re a fan of tiny houses like me, be aware of these costs and expenses.

A look inside Amazon’s fake review problem.

A Harvard doctor says these are the five best workouts. (#5?)

Another article about how smarter exercising keeps you younger.

FAQs about the Royal Wedding, all answered here.

In related wedding news, I can’t wait to watch these two.

Relax everyone, we’re all messy. :)

Agreed! Reverse bucket list.


Happy Mother’s Day weekend everyone, enjoy!