Planning to remodel anything is an adventure. You delve into the likes and dislikes of those regularly use the bathroom. Part of the adventure is the challenge of sticking to the plan and bringing your remodel in on time and on budget. Get ideas everywhere you go. Keep a notebook of what you like and where you saw something you like. Peruse magazines, visit model homes and open houses in your neighborhood for remodeling ideas. Visits to Home Depot, Lowe’s and other home stores can give you ideas too.
I just cannot get over how good the marble vanity top turned out! The granite/marble company came out and made a template from the wood top that we removed from the dresser. We liked the parquet wood flooring throughout the kitchen and dining area, the livingroom, hallway and master bath. Kind of retro but in good shape. And the scratches we easily fixed with stain. We used the same tiles as we did for the tub backsplash, but our oh so awesome contractor then cut the tiles into different shapes to make the edges of the niche and the walls of it. I love that it’s the same color but a totally different look to it.
Now, if you think I’m going to get all deep here, you’re wrong. I’m not talking about denying all the things in my life that seem insurmountable. I’m not talking about how I put things on hold and try to ignore them until they pop up again and bite me in the butt. If you are in need of space in your bathroom, you know that the two things taking it up are usually the bathtub and the sink. Opt to install a pedestal sink in a small bathroom instead of one with cabinets on the bottom. It not only gives your bathroom an expensive appearance, but also frees up much needed space.
This is why I’m a blogger and not an interior decorator, just in case you’re wondering. While I can make instantaneous decisions when it comes to food or PTO stuff or my job and such, decorating is where I go hide in the corner to drool. It is not my area of expertise. I live in an old victorian home that is in desperate need of a bathroom and kitchen reno. I swear I have the smallest bathroom..Don’t know what people were thinking about when they built it. Awesome that you included information on how your pets are enjoying the addition! So cute those little dachshunds!
One of the challenges with a conversion van is figuring out where to look for parts and information; especially because our van’s previous owner couldn’t provide any owners manuals. Personally, I wouldn’t want to be taking down walls and opening up kitchens and bathrooms without a professional. There are such things as load bearing walls, and the removal of them can create structural issues that might see your house on the condemned list. Consider the added convenience and safety. For family members of all heights, this is a great new option and wonderful convenience.