Our master bath is one of my favorite rooms in the house. It's a bright, functional space that blends just the right amount of formality with rustic and coastal charm.
When we designed our master bath, we knew that we wanted to put in a shower with a bench. Our architect told us that we would be stupid not to (shout out to our awesome architect, if you're reading this!) and he was right. It's been really nice to have a bench to put my legs on while shaving, and I've also spent a few minutes sitting on it after a long day at work. The only thing that I would change about the bench, is I would consider lowering it by an inch or two. Carrara marble is slippery when wet, and if you work 12 hour shifts in a very busy emergency room and come home exhausted, you might find yourself sliding off of said bench if you're not paying attention. By lowering the bench just an inch or so, I could more comfortably put my feet on the ground.
The tile that we used for our master shower is a 4x12" gloss white subway tile by Pental. We used Laticrete's Bright White epoxy grout, which I've been pleased with so far. The tile wipes clean with a damp sponge and the epoxy grout has required minimal scrubbing. I've even stained the grout with a very pigmented purple shampoo, and it's scrubbed clean with a gentle cleaner and a bit of elbow grease.
Our master shower also has a built in shampoo shelf, and two shower heads - one is mounted to the wall and the other is in the ceiling. We have the Kohler Flipside mounted on an adjustable bar, on the wall. So far I have no complaints about the Kohler Flipside. It has plenty of settings to choose from, and has excellent water pressure. I also love having the detachable head so that I can rinse shave gel off of my legs and rinse cleaning solution from all 4 walls when I'm scrubbing the shower.
The fixture that you see in the ceiling is a rain shower head by Kohler. This has also been a great fixture, with excellent water pressure - enough pressure to rinse out shampoo and conditioner with ease. We installed a diverter valve so that we can have either one or both shower heads functioning at the same time.
|Pental 4x12" glossy subway tiles with Kohler Flipside and Kohler rain head showers. Carrara marble slab bench and tub deck.|
|Pental 4x12" gloss white subway tile with Laticrete Spectralock Bright White grout, Carrara marble bench.|
You might remember when I professed my love for our master tub. I still adore our Maax Slimline Oval tub and the Kohler Bancroft tub faucet and hand shower. No complaints or regrets with either of these products.
|Maax Slimline Oval tub with Kohler Bancroft tub faucet and hand shower|
|Built in bookshelves adjacent to the master bath. Carrara marble slab tub deck, Maax Slimline Oval tub and Kohler Bancroft tub faucet and hand shower.|
The sTile Tabula Moka floor is a dream to clean. I use a dry Swiffer to sweep debris to the crumb sweeper* and then use a wet Swiffer to clean up the rest. One of the best things about this flooring is that it hides dirt and hair (two of the things that I hate the most in bathrooms).
|sTile Tabula Moka flooring with Laticrete Spectralock grout in Light Pewter. Walls are Benjamin Moore 1551 La Paloma Gray.|
|Carrara marble vanity slab, Kohler undermount sink, Kohler Bancroft monoblock lavatory faucet, 3x6" matte subway tile by Pental with Laticrete Spectralock epoxy grout in Bright White. Benjamin Moore 1551 La Paloma Gray on the walls.|
|Benjamin Moore 1551 La Paloma Gray with Pental 3x6" matte white subway tile and Carrara marble slab vanity top|
You may notice a little notch/panel at the very bottom of the cabinetry in the center. That's the crumb sweeper*.