Save My Reno: Rob + Caitlin’s Master Suite

A mattress on the floor, mismatched hand-me-down dressers and no door to the bathroom—but nearly 400 square feet of untapped potential!

Rob and Caitlin’s master retreat was huge but neglected. With four kids and another on the way, they never made time to prioritize their own room which is something that rings true for many families. But call in these two cool cats, and you’ve got a solution (as you can see by our power poses) 😉

This was the only master suite we tackled in the series so demo was a much-needed relief. No cabinets, no appliances, just carpet-removal. And well, okay, tile and wall removal in the bathroom. I also had fun looking for bathroom futures. I’m currently planning my own bathroom remodel, so I got a few ideas in my travels…

Design-wise, I much prefer to chase a feeling rather than a look, and the feeling we wanted to capture in a nutshell was: comfort, luxury, serenity and regal-ness while keeping in mind Rob’s East-coast upbringing and affinity for rustic, cottage vibes. This space had to become a retreat for this couple. After years of only looking out for their kids, they deserved to have a master suite that allowed them to connect, rest and recharge.

On top of the acrylic clawfoot tub we nabbed for a few hundred bucks, another super-cool find was this vintage solid wood door we found at a salvage shop. I personally loved the ware and tear, and the wood tone was soooooo perfect with the purple and mauve colour motif we had going.

The final space screamed luxury hotel. While keeping in mind Rob’s East-coast upbringing and affinity for rustic decor, we created three separate zones within their massive space to give them both the function they needed and the beauty they deserved: a huge King bed flanked by cabinets and completed with a custom DIY headboard (my favorite aspect of the space), a seating area for morning coffees or night-caps, and a spa-like bathroom complete with a vintage solid wood door we found for a steal, a walk-in shower with gorgeous geometric tiles, and a big acrylic soaker tub!

I love the symmetry we achieved. And by that I mean Seb and I in terms of our dope parkour. 😉

     

For all before and after photos, check out HGTV.ca!

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