My first floor is coming along … slowly… but still coming along.
This post covers what I did to my first floor half bath over the week-end. Let’s start with some before shots, or at least some before shots before I fully dismantled everything.
The bathroom was done with the typical mass-build options. Had a strange green color, gold accessories, gold faucet, linoleum floor, standard wall mirror, cheap gold light and worse of all, they put a strip of plastic as a splash guard for the sink.
So, I removed and cleaned up the sink, removed the accessories, mirror, toilet and the old flooring.
The bathroom isn’t done 100% but I am pretty happy with how it is turning out. Check out the pictures below.
I repainted the walls white and the main wall “chocolate sparkle”. Instead of spending a ton of money to refurnish with a new vanity that was a dark brown color, painting the wall was a great alternative – and a lot less expensive.
Installed the engineered wood flooring that is continuous throughout the first floor. A lot of research advised to not put wood flooring in a bathroom, but I think that is more for full baths. There maybe the occasional water “incident” on the floor so it will just require a bit more diligence in maintenance.
I reinstalled the toilet and just installed two wax seals to meet the depth requirements the new floors created.
Reinstalled the refreshed sink and just a clear silicon seal for the wall. Replaced the faucet with a new brushed nickel one along with all the water lines with steel braided. Wow, sort of sounds like car modification.
The new light fixture is also brushed nickel with a more modern feel equipped with compact fluorescents.
I found a great print at a local store for only $30 including the frame. “When Pigs Fly”. Also picked up a faux flower with a great vase.
Remaining items to complete include installing the towel hook, tp holder and a nice mirror I am currently searching for - any suggestions?