From the first time I walked through the Ardee Project house that I would be renovating, I knew that I wanted to add another bathroom to the home.  It had one of those awkward ‘walk-through’ bedrooms that was nice space, but you had to go through it to get to the last bedroom.  My idea was to combine these two rooms into one master suite that would include a large closet for the bedroom and a fantastic new master bath.


The existing smaller bathroom was just around the corner and had a large tub, so I thought that the master bathroom could mainly feature a spacious tile shower.  This entire bathroom was built from scratch.  I built a small wall that would make the shower nearly 34″ x 60″.   I wanted it to feel roomy and luxurious with tile all the way up the walls and throughout the room. 

This tile is 18″ x 18″ square porcelain tile called Matrix Absolute Zero.  It’s similar to the guest bathroom, but has a darker color to it.  The shower floor is made up of smaller 1″ tiles.  You typically use smaller tiles on shower floors because they are able to conform to the slope better than larger tiles would. 

Underneath the tile in the shower is the Kerdi waterproofing system from Schluter (photo left).  I’m always talking about this stuff because it’s a great product.  It’s a waterproof and vapor-proof membrane that is installed over the walls and floor using thinset mortar.  It mechanically bonds to the special Kerdi shower drain and all the joints are overlapped by 2″ or more. 

One of the first fixtures I bought for the house was the master bathroom vanity.  I liked it’s unique look and the cultured marble top that really does look like granite with an undermount sink. 

The mirror was made from a large picture frame that I found when we were cleaning out the house and those chrome sconce wall lights were a fantastic Ebay find.  They are a design from Robert Abbey that was sold through Crate and Barrell. 

The bathroom came together well and is one of the highlights of this fully renovated home in Inglewood.

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