Our fixer upper that A and I purchased in Indiana was slowly becoming our dream. Room by room we repaired floors, walls, fixtures, and replaced furniture. When we learned of A’s relocation we knew we would have to start all over again. It’s not in the cards for us to purchase our dream home finished for us, plus it’s more fun to create that dream.
For many of my DIY woodworking projects I often use reclaimed wood salvaged from old furniture, pine floorboards or offcuts from previous DIY woodworking projects. However, I don’t like seeing good wood go to waste so when someone (who know us) are disposing of their old furniture they usually offer it to me first; knowing that I’m often glad for the raw material and will often find a good use for it.
Planning cabinets, shelving and storing solutions is a tricky problem in most cases. In small, irregular shaped rooms like the bathroom, it is even more so. They need to be functional and accomodate all your stuff while keeping everything easily reachable, they must fit into the available space and make the most of it and on top of it all, they need to look stylish.
Go Green and Save. Who doesn’t like to save money? Energy-efficient dishwashers use less than half the amount of water per cycle compared to regular dishwashers, and energy-efficient refrigerators can save up to 3x the electricity compared to old refrigerators. As a bonus, replacing appliances and rethinking your storage and cooking workflow can prevent fires, falls, and injuries.
As for lighting, the goal is to bring different layers of illumination into the room. A ceiling fixture is suitable for general lighting, but it will cast shadows on your face when you’re seated at the vanity. That’s why you’ll also want sconces or other vertical fixtures mounted on either side of the vanity. Some medicine cabinets are available with vertical lighting strips.