Golden Bathroom Remodel – Before

Design Objective: Create Luxury & Functionality

Our clients would prefer that this bathroom have more pizzazz and personal style than the builder-grade appearance of its’ current selections.

Murphy Master Bath Before

There isn’t enough drawer space in the vanity so we will be increasing the amount of storage. The homeowners do not like the drop in tub with tile decking around it and so we have picked out a freestanding AMAZING 69″x 34″ pedestal tub. One of their primary preferences is to maximize shower space. To achieve this we will remove the prefab white shower pan as well as the trim around the shower to install a seamless surround with frameless European glass.

Murphy Master Bath Before 2

The bathroom also has an opening from the bedroom that allows morning light and noise to go directly into the bedroom. Therefore, if one spouse is awake and preparing for the day earlier than the other it is bothersome.  We will be incorporating new doors to close this off, provide more privacy and reduce light and noise disturbance.


We’ve selected amazing large hexagon tiles for the floor (you’ll see them in a future post!) and Rohl plumbing fixtures. Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more about these fixtures and how we’re creativly maneuvering to make them work in the space.

Murphy Guest Bath Before

The home’s guest bath will mimic master bath in aesthetic at a slightly lower budget. We will be removing tub to turn the space into a shower only and updating whole look to take the space from builder grade up to classy. The tile in the shower will go all the way up to the ceiling which is one of our favorite ways to give the illusion of a larger space.

Tips From A Designer:

Rohl plumbing is a European valve so its meant to go in a 2×6 wall. In the US we create 2×4 walls so for this project we have to fur (pulling the wall forward because the plumbing is too deep for the current wall, see diagram below) the wall for the plumbing to fit properly.


Thank you so much for being apart of our blogging.

Chelsea DeFelice and Katherine Gardner


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