The 80’s Wants Their Bathroom Back Is Finished! (2)

Today I’m sharing with you a bathroom remodel!! This guest bathroom is actually at my Parents’ house… they did all of the work themselves.

The new faucet was off the rack. It wasn’t top quality, and therefore lower priced. I also found it on sale at Home Depot The pull out mirror was about $5 at Ikea , and the medicine cabinet hinges were off-the-rack hardware store purchases, that just happened to match the originals! I found the light fixture on clearance at Restoration Hardware , and was able to get it for a very reasonable price. It pays to keep an eye on sales, and not be too picky!

This was an instructional video for a DIY wainscoting project. This was another option we considered. We decided we preferred a different look for our project, but some may find this to their liking. We weren’t sure about our ability to deal with the baseboard, and because we wanted it higher on the wall it might get costly. Another wainscoting idea to make such a design less angular would be to put some shaped moulding around the inside of the boxes that are created using this technique. I’ve seen this done elsewhere and it creates a very nice look.

You can then move the cut-outs around on paper until you find an arrangement that works with the space, purpose, traffic, and size. Tape them in place or use a dab from a glue stick to secure them to the paper. By using the photocopies, you can easily create multiple arrangements on different pages and compare them to get an idea of how each works before you move the furniture. If you can’t visualize it accurately from the drawings, you can use software that will create a three dimensional model for you to see or you can use the cardboard box method outlined in the next section.

In your final design, make room for storage space for towels and other things personal care body products, they all can’t fit on the sink counter; insure there are enough electrical outlets for everyone’s electrical appliances; and finally, make sure that your chosen fixtures and faucets are not just for show, but are also of a durable quality, as they will be in constant use.

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