Tuesday, May 6, 2014

From "kids' to classic" bath remodel

So incredibly frustrating! I cannot find the 'before' pics of this bathroom remodel. 
It was such a good example of a little change going a long way...the mantra and tag line that I live by in my own little world of design.
This is Lisa B's upstairs kids' bathroom. Well, that's not completely accurate.  It is upstairs, and it once accommodated her kids, but sadly now, they are all grown and gone and this somewhat outdated space had some room for change.
You can't get the impact without seeing the befores, and I'm so sorry, but let me tell you the small changes we made. Which, I'm not gonna lie. Add up to some big $ but well worth it for the look we ended up with and later on for re-sale.

My go-to handyman and all around talented contractor, Dave Hamilton rebuilt Lisa's cabinet doors, taking them from a raised panel thermafoil to a shaker style full overlay recessed wood panel. Totally cleaned up the look of the vanity.
We had everything painted "White Dove" by Ben Moore.
 We switched out the cheap linoleum, which served it's purpose, but dated the space-replacing it with a faux wood vinyl planked flooring. Love this stuff! My carpet guy, Carey from Carpet Direct just showed me some great Shaw products in this look and it's wonderful. Durable, warm, water and stain resistant, etc. We actually found this flooring below at our local flooring center, Carpet Bonanza. 
Yes, that's really vinyl!

 To dress up the vanity a bit, we had Dave frame the original mirror and mount new lights higher than the trim which made the room feel larger even though we made the mirror a bit smaller. 
 We replaced the hardware, finding this new brushed nickel set at Menard's. Sinks and faucets were purchased at Lowe's.
 Here's a closer look at the newly constructed doors. Existing vanity wasn't replaced but it was raised.
 A new spunky laminate countertop was installed to replace the previous white one.
Just for kicks, :) we had Dave trim out a new kick plate near the floor to make it appear as if the vanity were a free standing furniture piece.

 Below is a fun white ruffle shower curtain Lisa found at Target to complete the spa-like look.

Wall color is Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage which isn't show up as pretty on this monitor as it is in real life.

Next up...my garage sale finds from this past weekend! I bet you can hardly wait!


Tiffanie Dinger said...

I'm sure you guys were more than satisfied with the finished product! In cases where the original users had outgrown their room already, a remodel is inevitable. You're right in proceeding with this one, as not only can you can remodel it, but you can update it in the process and even make it look a lot better than before. You've mentioned that you've spent some money on this one, but that should be money well-spent, as this looks to last for a long time!

Tiffanie Dinger @ Remodelling St. Louis, MO

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