I just completed another master bathroom remodel on the second floor of a home in the Burlingame neighborhood of San Diego, California, This project was done in the same home where I previously remodeled the guest bathroom, which you can see and read about here.
The master bathroom remodel required demolition, framing, plumbing, wall and ceiling tiling, a custom tiled shower floor pan, and new cabinetry. But like the first bathroom remodel, this master bathroom remodel resulted in a very updated and stylish design in keeping with the charming feel of this nationally designated historic home.
Bordered by the neighborhoods of North Park to the north and east, and by South Park to the south, the Burlingame neighborhood is located within the boundaries of the Greater North Park Community Planning Area. Burlingame is a historic district recognized by the City of San Diego for its Craftsman Bungalow, Tudor Revival, Mission Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Prairie School, Art Deco and California Ranch architectural styles as well as properties that are hybrids of several styles. Homes in Burlingame have undergone varying levels of remodel, including these bathroom remodels that my San Diego remodel company of Merit Construction completed.
As you can see in the accompanying before and after photos for the master bathroom remodel the space underwent a nice transformation. No only was the old wall, ceiling and floor tile removed and replaced with new, and much better installed tile, but the shower opening was widened, too. The original shower door opening was just 24″, which I felt was just too narrow. By reframing the opening a wider, 32″ shower door opening was achieved. And not only was opening wider, but it have a better line of site down the fixture wall of the shower which further gave a more expansive appearance the shower.
I’d mentioned that the tile was now better installed. That’s because I used moisture and mold resistant concrete backer board from James Hardie, and Schluter Kerdi waterproof membrane. This combination of products, along with properly set tile, grout, and sealing will ensure a master bathroom remodel that will be waterproof and durable for many years.
A similarlity you’ll notice between the earlier guest bathroom remodel and this master bathroom remodel are the choice of tile. The client really liked the clean design look of the 3×6″ white subway tile. The subway tile was installed in a staggered brick pattern on both the shower walls and the shower ceiling. This is the most common pattern for setting subway tile. The 12″ square Marmot Veratino floor tile was also installed in both bathrooms. For the shower pan floor and shower curb, 2×2″ Marmot Veratino tile were set around a new square drain. All of the tile was sourced from Arizona Tile. The shower also features an inset soap/shampoo space, a tiled seat, all new fixtures, and a thick frameless shower door.
Another element which made the bathroom feel more spacious is the new vanity. The white, solid wood vanity is not as wide as the original and has the look of a separate piece of furniture making the bathroom seem more spacious. Together with new toilet, accessories, and fixtures this is a delightful master bathroom remodel which the homeowner is very pleased with. Another feature of this bathroom remodel is that it was very affordable.
To learn more how wonderful and affordable bathroom remodels can be, please contact me.