The title of this post makes it sound like it will be a much more dramatic story than it actually is. Perhaps I should have gone with Veni vidi vici: bathroom edition, but that sounds like it could be an entirely different kind of story, and well, let’s not go there.
We recently had our guest bathroom reno’ed and we are so. so. happy with the outcome. Previously, the bathroom was dated; the house was built in the early nineties, and the bathroom reflected that. More importantly – it had some issues. With every flush, the toilet sounded like it was dying an agonizing death. When bath water was released from the tub, it would flood the pipes and leak through the ceiling into the downstairs bathroom just below. No bueno, si?
We – um, mostly Kevin (he’s so much better at this stuff than I am – he has vision) – picked out our new tub, toilet, tile for floor, tile for shower, vanity, and mirror, and a jack-of-all-trades handyman and his son did the work for us. The entire project took a week and it was a week – and money – well spent.
Demo day results:
^ A tribute swatch of the aquarium blue paint color that covered all the walls in the bathroom when we first bought the house. ^
New tub and new tile, in progress:
And the after photos (taken on different days at different times, hence the different lighting)!
The tub doesn’t leak, the toilet flushes discreetly, and it has a more classic, timeless look overall.
We have done so much to our house since buying it in the summer of 2013.
The previous owners wouldn’t recognize it! Our final major project is our master bathroom and we’ll probably tackle that in the spring/summer this year. I’m also intrigued by the idea of replacing our kitchen counters. They’re fine but so dark. I’d like to lighten it up a bit.
Have you done any home improvement projects recently? Any project you’d like to take on this year?