Monday, July 14, 2014

Upstairs bathroom project

We've been pretty busy for several months between the garden and getting ready to paint the house.  But now some other projects are underway.

We've started work on the upstairs bathroom.   The bathroom was remodeled by the previous owner about twenty years ago and it wasn't the best quality job.  We are doing a relatively simple and inexpensive bathroom remodel.... We don't want to go through the process or expense of getting all new tile so we are leaving most of the tile in place.   Most of the tile is in good shape and fairly innocuous though not our taste.  The shower floor tile is failing so we are replacing it.  We are also getting new shower doors.  John will make a new vanity and we will get a new faucet and sink (just one sink, not two).  John gets a lot of say in this remodel because this is mostly his bathroom.

I already got two rag rugs made for the floor.  I bought them on Etsy from the Vermont Rug Farm.

The state of the bathroom now:

The shower has hard to clean sliding doors with a failing track... the new doors will not be clear glass.  We don't really want to showcase the tile in our shower.

the shower floor grout is failing and the drain has never been the low point

The vanity screams cheap

 The faucets are really falling apart and it is more than cosmetic

These days most kitchens and bathrooms get remodeled more often than every twenty years.  However, old kitchens and bathrooms held up much longer than today's shoddy workmanship and materials.

1 comment:

Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

I look forward to watching the new project evolve.