Master bath makeover

by RaeLynn Callaway
Mike Kemp photos

Jimmy and Frances Reynolds have a beautiful home in Quail Creek subdivision. In their 27 years here, every room has been remodeled or updated except the master bath.

“It was time for an update, but we also wanted to make it more accessible for our senior years,” Frances said.

The focal point of the bathroom is a beautiful stained glass window over the tub. Frances wanted to change the bathroom from the existing jewel tones, using neutral tones that would really highlight the window. The original double Jacuzzi was replaced with a smaller, under mount tub. This allowed for more tub surround making it easier to get in and out. The master shower, originally a man-made marble, was enlarged, allowing room for a bench. Part of the wall was removed and glass added so the shower feels more open. The threshold of the shower was removed, and a door that swings both in and out was added.

To update the vanities, Jimmy used the existing cabinets, but lifted them and added feet. Sconces and gilded gold mirrors were added above each vanity. After looking at several different options, the couple chose quartz for their countertops and tub surround. The classic double ogee edge was applied, evoking a graceful elegance.

“I am enjoying all the new décor, especially the chandeliers, mirrors and sconces,” Frances said. “I also like the single whirlpool tub more than the double. Jim’s favorite part is the new shower with the seat. The heated floor throughout is going to be really nice when we have cold weather. We now have a room that we are going to thoroughly enjoy for years to come.”


A board certified interior designer, RaeLynn Callaway owns CYInteriors ( She and her husband, Bart, have three children and live in Conway.