I gave a sneak peek of our bathroom update last week when I showed off our awesome new toilet. Today, I’m sharing a bit more about how we gave our bathroom a face-lift with minimal cost and work. We completed this project over the course of a few weekends (it probably could have been done in one or two if we didn’t have some events that took up all of a couple Saturdays.
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The main changes to the bathroom were floors, vanity, toilet, and paint. I don’t know who thought that it was a good idea to have these overhanging vanity tops, but whoever it is should be fired.
When we had to replace the vanity in the downstairs bathroom after our “flood”, I discovered that I couldn’t really find one that I liked. So instead of getting a new one, I simply gave our existing one a facelift. A simple coat of paint and it looks like a whole new vanity.
In addition to a coat of paint, we also added a piece of beadboard onto the visible side to make it look a little bit more custom. The granite countertop and back/side splash was from our local granite store and then we added a nice new satin nickel faucet. Many granite stores have pre-finished vanity tops so this is an economical way to add some granite onto an existing vanity.
For the shower, I opted to add a dual curved shower rod. Since this bathroom will primarily be used by kids, I figured the second rod would be perfect for hanging things like towels, shower mats, or clothes as they dry. We also painted the entire bathroom a nice light grey that we have throughout our house (it was great timing to do this while the floors were torn out because it didn’t really matter if we spilled a little paint).
I wanted all of our bathroom flooring to match, so I used the same groutable peel & stick tiles from our master bathroom. Finish off the floors with some white molding and the bathroom is complete!
I love how this bathroom turned out. Just a few minor tweaks gave a huge face-lift to a bathroom that needed a little help. We do have a couple “punch list” items left, such as changing the fan from a timer to a switch, and adding a toilet roll holder, but for the most part we are done. How would you update your bathroom?