Bathroom Remodel – Transformation

before_after_1 It took a few months!  Not going to pretend this was a weekend project.  We demolished the bathroom to the studs.  We moved the toilet across the room.  We removed a pocket door and added a hinged door.   Scott built all the wainscoting custom for this room.  I laid the tile.  We also revamped a dresser into a vanity and buit a wood countertop.  (Post on that here) Doing all the work yourself takes time.  No question.  But, in total, the entire project and all supplies cost us $1,750.  And, I even got the toilet that can flush a bucket of golf balls.  Ha! We are so pleased with the end product.  A bathroom we aren’t embarrassed to send guests into. Here is a layout of the bathroom before / after:before_after_layout Such a nice change to have a vanity worth being a focal point!before_after_2 Removing the tub gave us a lot more room, and allowed the toilet to be in the room, not the doorway.  It’s a powder room, we had other bathrooms, this one didn’t need a tub. before_after_1 Removing the pocket door and adding a hinged door was such a good change.  So worth the effort.  There are now cabinets where the toilet once was. before_after_3 The wall covering is much improved. before_after_4 Tile was disgusting.  It had blue and pink veins running through it, and permanent stains from who knows what.  We opted for an 18″  travertine, laid in a diamond pattern.  I love it. before_after_5 Another view of the previous tub area turned toilet area. before_after_tub



Paint color - Restoration Hardware “Silver Sage”
Wainscoting color – Behr Semi-Gloss Enamel “White”
Tile – Travertine from Home Depot (it only came in bulk, so I bought an entire pallet.  We have other bathrooms to redo…)
Vanity – Custom, garage sale find, turned vanity.
Light – Craig’s list find.
Toilet – American Standard “Champion 4″
Sink & Faucet – Kohler, purchased at Lowes.