Finally, our main floor bathroom remodeling project is complete. Well, 99% complete. We still have to install some baseboard and repaint some trim. But it is once again a working bathroom, yeah!!! We learned a lot of things from this remodeling project, for instance, the next time we need to skim drywall we will be calling in professionals! Overall we are happy with how it turned out. Here are the before pictures.
The hardest part of the project was removing the wallpaper from unsized walls and repairing the drywall. It took forever and required much patience, and as most of you know, patience is NOT one of my virtues.
Here is a peek at a few of the new details in the room.
We have a unique space in this bathroom that the new vanity had to fit (notice the angled wall at the backof the vanity in the before picture) so our choices were to build our own or purchase an expensive custom built vanity. My brother-in-law Steve generously helped us build our own based on exact specifications we provided. Once it was installed, there was a slight difference between the vision in my head and how the new vanity appeared. I was originally thinking the bottom shelve would be a little higher and the vanity apron would be a little lower so there would not be as much space to see the plumbing under the shelves. After thinking about how I could resolve this, I remembered in my search of vanities several months ago seeing a towel bar across the front of a vanity. I went to Lowe’s and came home with a standard size tension shower rod. It fit perfectly into the space under the vanity. Here is the finished bathroom.
Whew, I am glad that one is done. Now what should we tackle next?
- Rebuilding of two built-in entertainment centers? Who knew 15 years ago when we built this house that TV’s were going to be a totally different shape?
- Garage storage and painting?
- Basement carpet and painting?
- New patio?