Bathroom Remodel – Finished PhotosPosted: December 16, 2013
I don’t think I could have spaced these bathroom remodel posts out any further, really….geez. I apologize. All that waiting and anticipation, one would think we did a massive, fancy-pants expansion and overhaul, buuuuuuttt….we did not. It’s pretty much a big, fat facelift on our old, rather mauve-y bathroom.
So, you’ll remember we started here?
And then it looked like this for a little while?
Then, after we “furnished” it:
I think I mentioned before, you’ll notice how very neutral we stayed with everything. So yes, it’s rather beige-y and boring, but I’m looking for colorful pops to go on the walls and medicine cabinet shelf. Maybe some new rugs too.
DT and I bought the vanity and medicine cabinet unfinished from Menards and stained ourselves….I wanted it dark-dark-dark brown. All in all I think they turned out alright – perhaps would wish for a little more dark, but the pieces are solid oak and not made from particle board rubbish. I think they look nice and I can live with the shade of the stain.
We held on to the old mirror – DT and I had really grown used to the size and it would have been hard to let that go. It easily transitioned to the new look of the room.
No more window! That is something I have noticed and admittedly miss. The natural light in the old bathroom was a nice extra glow, especially in the evening hours at sunset. Now it feels kind of closed off and cave-y. I know that ultimately we needed to seal off the window….it wasn’t my first choice, but we were really trying to keep the project on a budget and treat it like this isn’t our forever home. If it was, then it would have been a massive, fancy-pants expansion and overhaul.
A regret: I wish we’d gotten a longer towel bar. We ordered the same size we had previously, but now I wish we had a couple more inches. I don’t lose too much sleep over it, though.
Regret number two: for whatever reason, I didn’t have our contractor rip out the door frame and replace with new. I don’t know what I was thinking. So now we have the old frame – caked with layers of white paint. It doesn’t exactly clash, but doesn’t exactly look fresh and new either.
I do find myself missing the counter space in the old bathroom….there was a ton of room to the left of the sink. We downsized the vanity width by about eight inches, which really opened up the space between the cabinet and toilet, but then obviously sacrificed counter size. I can live with this too, it forces us not to litter it up with stuff and I just love the shape of the sink.
I also love the brushed nickel faucets and hardware we found – all from Delta.
So that’s where we landed! I’m looking forward to putting on the finishing touches once I stumble upon them, so the bathroom will remain beige-y and boring until then. :-)