One Room Challenge Week 2: Master Bath Design

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

If you’ve been watching our stories on instagram, you’ll know that a LOT of work for this project so far has gone into building the shower. Since it is the space you’ve seen the most of, we figured we’d dive into the bathroom design first and give you some context! We will break down the nitty-gritty of the shower in a future post - for now let’s take a look at the Bathroom design, eh?

Last week, we dove into the Suite Master Plan - Check it out for even more context!

Hello! If you’ve stumbled across our page from the ORC Site, Welcome! We’re Stephen & David, a Husband-and-husband DIY team based in Boston, MA. Over that past three years we have been renovating our ( previously abandoned ) Victorian home and sharing the process along the way! You can check out a little tour of our home here and we hope you join us as we tackle this Master Suite project!


When we purchased this house three years ago we needed to make a lot of decisions for the "future". While we didn’t have the capacity to complete the master bath we did take the opportunity to do all the rough-plumbing. Having no walls certainly had its advantages. So while the "Before" photos look like a blank slate we have all of our rough plumbing completed making this 8 week transformation feel totally (well mostly) possible.

The layout of the bathroom spoke for itself when considering the shape and existing obstructions. The room will be wrapped in chair rail-height paneling with a built in radiator box and cabinet helping offset the clip in the ceiling. The window will be built into the paneling and dressed with a full height shutter. As you enter you will be welcomed by a dual-vanity that sits snug to the chair rail. The toilet will be to your left, and the shower to your right. The shower has become the focal point of this bathroom and we are so happy with how it's turning out.