|Our newly repaired and remodeled bathroom.|
It took us a year, start to finish, but we only worked on it sporadically. If the weather had been nicer we'd still be working on it because all the rain kept us mostly indoors, working on indoor projects.
Following is a before photo, and several more befores and afters to highlight the repairs and improvements we made. Links to the various stages of the remodel are below as well.
|This is the hall bathroom when we first moved in.|
It's a small room, 7'3" by 5'4". We tore out everything: the hallway shelves and carpet, the bathroom vinyl floor, door, window, sink, cabinet, tub, toilet and outer wall. We kept the clawfoot tub but refurbished it.
Individual project details with plans and photos:
- The planning stage - problems and solutions
- Gutting the room (and part of the hallway)
- New walls (why we covered the original T&G)
- Dropping and tiling the ceiling
|Before. In a word, ugly. The floor around the toilet was|
mushy, which we later learned was from water damage
under the vinyl floor. The 32" door actually hit the toilet
|I chose my color scheme from the stained glass window.|
Dan fixed the floor first, then we installed a low-flush toilet.
Only thing I'm still looking for is prettier shower curtains.
Individual project photos and details:
- Installing the new window: outside details and inside
- Trimming the window
- Tiling the floor
- Refurbishing the tub
- Plumbing problem with the tub (and Dan's solution)
|Before. Unfortunately the hot water faucet never worked.|
The other problem was persistant clogging of the drain.
Dan did reuse the cabinet as a base to build the new one
|After. The base cabinet is the same as in the before photo.|
There's no under-sink storage, but the vent is exposed and
there is room for a waste basket and toilet paper holder.
More project photos and details:
|Before. We tore the tall cabinet out completely and did|
something else for storage and cupboard space. The old
hardwood door will be reused as the new bedroom door.
|After. The bi-fold door is a real space-saver. Removing |
the cabinet gave us room for clothing/robe hooks, an extra
hook for a towel to dry my long hair, and a laundry basket.
For extra towel storage and ordinary under-sink items such as cleaners, Dan built some shelves right outside the bathroom door.
|Bathroom linen storage is right outside|
There was just enough space in the corner between the bathroom and bedroom doors to put a small cabinet. I'm not entirely settled on what all will go here, towels for sure and cleaners in the bottom. I plopped the towels up there for this photo shoot, LOL. I still need to finish painting the hallway before I can actually use it. Washcloths I like to keep handier...
|Washcloths are easy to reach for as needed.|
So that's another huge project checked off the project list. Almost finished is Dan's study, which I'll show you soon.
Showing Off Our New Bathroom © July 2013