Our Master Bathroom Shower Is Finished!

Our master bathroom shower is finally finished! The shower has been usable for quite some time now, but there were still little things that needed to be finished. Remember that red strip around the top of the one wall that we’ve had to look at for a very long time now?

Well, the whole thing is now finished with the last row of tile around the top installed, grouted, and caulked.

As I mentioned, I did go ahead and hang a shower curtain in the shower, and I have to admit that I love how it looks. Y’all know how much I love fabric, and look for ways to add fabric to rooms. In bathrooms, shower curtains are one of the main ways to do that.

Obviously, the shower curtains are still too long, but I haven’t had a chance to hem them yet. I used a decorative cotton waffle curtain on the outside, and a polyester fabric liner on the inside. I’m going to hem them so that they’re just above the floor, but not touching the floor. For obvious reasons, I can’t have the shower curtains puddling on the floor of the shower. But I needed to hang them so that I can pin the hems where they need to go.

I love how the shower curtain separates the huge shower into a wet area and a dry area.

And just as I had hoped, the white tile going all the way up to the white ceiling helps that line between the two kind of disappear. This is a very good thing because the wall with the shower head has a dip in it, and every other options I came up with to finish off the top of the wall would have accented that dip. This is the only one that seems to make it disappear. I would even venture to say that most people probably wouldn’t even notice it if I don’t mention it.

All of the tile in the shower is from Home Depot (wall tile and floor tile). All of the plumbing fixtures are Delta Trinsic in the color Champagne Bronze. The little shelf in the niche is one that I made. You can find that project here. The shampoo/conditioner/body wash bottles are from Amazon. And the linear drains are from Amazon as well.

I still can’t believe how well the shower curtain rod (actually, just a curtain rod) matches the fixtures in the shower. It’s like they were made to go together. I found the curtain rod at Bed, Bath & Beyond, and the color is called warm gold. The brackets can be mounted on the wall or the ceiling, and since I didn’t want to drill holes in the tile, I chose to mount mine from the ceiling.

So it’s finally finished! Well, except for hemming those shower curtains. 🙂 But the actual shower itself is finally finished. It’s good to have that crossed off of the to-do list.



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  1. It looks wonderful! I know the two of you are going to really enjoy the feeling of going to a spa every time you take a shower!

  2. I love the addition of the shower curtain! It makes a huge difference. It was too ‘clinical’ without that fabric. The entire project is awesome!

  3. Absolutely stunning! Now I HAVE to get a shower rod I can hang from the ceiling and have that glorious fall of fabric to the floor… I love everything about your house. You are (and have been for years) my favourite designer/diyer. You are my design person <3

  4. Kristi, it’s totally fabulous!! I didn’t understand the shower curtain at first but now it makes sense to me😉. Is the rod ok in a wet area? Would it need a clear sealer on it?

      1. I would add weights in the hem of the curtains to keep them from blowing around. This looks great!

    1. It shouldn’t be any different than a shower curtain over a tub/shower combo which is what I have. It’s not like the water is hitting it directly all the time. It’ll just be over spray when it bounces off your body. It looks fabulous!!!

  5. Spectacular. Will you need to put protectant on the curtain rod? Is there an exhaust fan built in to the ceiling light?

    1. I think the curtain rod will be fine. There’s really no difference between a metal curtain rod and a metal shower curtain rod. The light does have an exhaust fan.

  6. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE that you chose a fabric curtain over yet another glass door! While they are pretty, I just see too too many of them and they are just so boring and “cold” looking? Not to mention and pain in the bleep to clean! I just think the entire shower now looks warm and inviting even though its white…the touches of warmth from the wood, the champagne bronze…..BRAVA!!

  7. At first I couldn’t envision how a shower curtain would look but I love how it turned out.

  8. I think with a shower that big the curtain will keep the warmth in. It’s great to have a wet and dry area and it looks awesome.

  9. Your tenacity, creative problem solving, skill sets, and open sharing of challenges amaze me. I am very happy for you not only in the completion of this project but also in how much joy it will give to you and your husband. You rock!

  10. I’m so impressed with your work and equally impressed that you tore your eyes away from your completed project to provide us readers with an update. Your willpower and grit to both complete such an exquisite, difficult project and stop staring at it long enough to post your final shower update is awe-inspiring. I would still be standing there, staring at it, jumping up and down clapping! You should be so proud of yourself and your gorgeous shower. Great job!

  11. It all looks great! I love the ceiling hung rod! Will you move the corner seat into the shower when you need it, or will it always stay where it is at? I might need to make a wood bottom for our niche- it adds such richness to the space. Well done!

  12. I’m sure you’re glad to not have that part of the bathroom hanging over your head, and it looks gorgeous! It’s a shower anyone would be ecstatic to have! Well done 👏

  13. Mind.blown. If I hadn’t “watched” you build that shower, I wouldn’t have believed it. That was a major, complicated project. I am beyond impressed, Kristi.

  14. It is beautiful and perfect! I’m very inspired for my own forthcoming master bathroom renovation.

  15. Absolutely stunning and gorgeous Kristi. It’s such a huge job to accomplish and once again, you’ve shown us all your incredible design, your amazing work ethic and impeccable attention to detail. Well done Kristi. Fantastic job. You must be so proud of your achievements, as we are all of you!!!

  16. Looks lovely, and will work so well for you and Matt…that’s the most important part. I love the curtain too…Congrats on the beautiful job, now complete!

  17. Beautiful, Kristi! Just truly so beautiful! You have such great taste… and the vision and talent to see it become reality! Fabulous job! xo

  18. Kristi, I love your vision, beautifully crafted work and attention to detail! And equally, I love your generosity of spirit in sharing all the ins and outs of everything you do! Amazing.

  19. love the shower Great job! I have a question about shower curtain. If the curtain is closed, and u are taking shower, does the water pressure blow curtain out/away? Also where did u find a waffle weave curtain that long or is it a regular curtain?
    I usually wait until u are done to comment because if I have doubts, ur finished project answers all. Carry on Wonderwoman

    1. I haven’t used the shower with the shower curtain yet, but when I hem the shower curtain, I plan to put weights in the bottom hem. Hopefully that will keep it from blowing. The shower curtain is linked in the post. 🙂

  20. This looks absolutely fabulous!!! Soooo luxe!!! All the hard work and frustrations certainly paid off big time. Great job, Kristi!

  21. Congratulations!!!!! It must feel so good to have that done! (And, of course, it looks fabulous!)

  22. Literally cried tears of joy seeing your and Matt’s absolutely lovely and totally practical completely finished shower room!! I could not have imagined it would be SO fantastic from beauty AND usage viewpoints! Kristi, you are always amazing but this affects me in a different way because it combines such beauty as well as obvious usefulness now that it is finished and that wonderful shower curtain is hanging. My words are so much less than what that one portion of your bathroom IS!!! Thank you for sharing your steps as well as your starts and stops, reasonings and re dos. You expand my world in such a sweet and savvy yet personal way. Many Thanks !!!