Master bathroom reveal day is finally here! After 10 years of dreaming, our old 1997 master bathroom has been transformed into everything we wanted and more.
I’m so excited to share all the wonderful details and to share my journey. For those of you who have followed me for some time, you have felt my angst about this formerly dark and dank space.
I’ve written multiple blog posts about how to brighten up the bathroom with wallet friendly easy projects that were great short term fixes.
Plus keep reading for an amazing giveaway of the one product that completely transformed this room!
I’m so happy to finally share our real down to the studs remodel!
Here is the before:
Now look at the renovated space from the same angle!
It has exceeded our family’s expectations and we are all in love with it.
As an enthusiastic advocate for wellness in the home, I am usually touting small ways to make a difference in your daily living. However, when your budget allows a full transformation, it can certainly be life changing.
Let’s go corner to corner for an epic tour!
Master Bathroom Reveal: VELUX Skylight
First up, have you noticed how light and bright this space is?
What makes it so dramatic?
Look up. Yep, look up at the space! Do you see it? The VELUX No Leak Solar Powered Skylight has completely changed our master bathroom. Even with the rainy weather we have had lately, this room is brilliant with natural light.
The windows on the right used to be the only light source but the shades were closed most of the time for privacy reasons.
Now you can see the natural light coming in from above all the time!
Growing up in rainy Seattle and having an architect dad meant playing with lots of small models of houses with skylights. They were so cute to me!
As an adult, I now understand why he incorporated them into so many of the houses he designed in the grey rainy climate of Seattle.
We needed all the time extra light we could get!
Admittedly, I never thought about skylights here in sunny CA because natural light is so much more accessible.
Except in this bathroom. Travis constantly complained how dark it was. Even with the vanity lights on, it seemed kind of depressing.
Master Bathroom Reveal: Easy Installation
So when VELUX approached me, it was as if I found the holy grail of design solutions for this space.
Of course, let the light stream from above!
This side of the room consistently was dark and uninspired.
Now look how bright, fresh and happy this corner is. Swoon!
After the initial demo finished, VELUX came in with their expert staff and cut out a 22.5’x 46.5″ rectangle in my roof. I was a bit nervous at first but with the first class customer service and rendering of what it would look like beforehand, I put my full trust in the process.
This photo shows how the installer used masking tape to show me the skylight’s position before he cut the hole.
Because there were no structural changes in the roof, the process went fairly quickly!
In three short days, the hole was cut, the skylight installed, and the interior drywalled and painted.
Now it truly looks like it’s always been there!
Hands down, I recommend a sky light to introduce natural light and gives it new life.
And guess what else?
The skylight OPENS. Yes! It opens to bring in much needed fresh air.
Previously, we would have to step either into our tub or shower to open a window. Now with the VELUX Active Netatmo App, we can remotely control the skylight functions.
If it’s 90 degrees outside and the sun is beating down, we can close the blinds automatically.
And both the skylight and the blinds are solar powered.
You heard me! Automatically and remotely all by the VELUX Active app. This can occur even if you are away!
As if all of this isn’t blowing your mind, it also can tell you if the room is too hot or cold and automatically close or open the skylight and blinds. We are so incredibly happy with this new surprise edition to the master bathroom.
Every time I step into our shower, I say a prayer of gratitude. I feel extremely blessed to be refreshed in such a beautiful space.
The small window above is really the only window up until now that we opened for fresh air.
But with the new skylight we can easily open from up above! I am totally serious when I tell you that it feels so good to get that whoosh of fresh air from the sky!
It comes down with an invigorating chill and breaks up the moisture after a hot shower.
Did you know the quick heating up of your body and cool down stimulates our body, gets our blood flowing and brings renewed energy?
It’s a scientific fact my friends! So with the new skylight, we are able to have this opportunity any time we want for renewal.
Our morning routine has improved because now Travis can find his glasses and I have enough natural light for non clown makeup application! I found that the darker the bathroom meant the more makeup I put on which wasn’t always a good look for me.
I am a giver and whenever something amazing happens to me, my first thought is I gotta share this!
Well, don’t think for a minute I am done yet!
VELUX and I have partnered up to give one winner not one but TWO VELUX skylights just like the one I have in my bathroom!
Now YOU get the chance to experience the beauty of natural light, fresh air and 100% wellness!
Click here for a chance to win this remarkable giveaway!
How amazing is that? You may already instantly know where you would want skylights in your home. I am so incredibly excited to share this wonderful design solution for you too. So click here to enter for a chance to win!
I am looking forward to seeing who is going to win. Perhaps I can feature their before and after on my blog too!
I have so much more to share about this master bathroom reveal! You will not want to miss my next post!