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Kingswood Bath Remodel

  • November 17, 2014

lisawiedmeier
lisawiedmeier
lisawiedmeier
lisawiedmeier

Let me start by saying that this home was stuck in the early 90's, and when I say stuck, I mean stuck. This was a rental home, turned reno, turned into something spectacular on a tight budget. One of the challenges I face on this project was the budget, I had a fairly small one. One that allowed for tile flooring, and granite counters because I found them so cheaply, but didn't allow for a new vanity. I'd been doing home improvement projects for 20+ years, long before Pinterest gave so many great ideas, so I fell back on an old reliable trick, turn it into a piece of furniture.

To start off with, the cabinet was too short for what's being put into bathrooms today, so I decided to change it. I added furniture legs, purchased at my local home improvement store, to raise it up. I also gave the cabinet a fresh new coat of black paint and silver knobs.

One of the major surprises we came across in this remodel was the fact that the toilet was literally held up by its own piping. Needless to say, this was one of those surprises that had to be remedied before new tile could be laid.

Once the work was completed, and the house put on the market, the biggest reaction to the home was "wow". Makes you feel good when you can remodel a home from top to bottom and actually get the "wow" factor. It was a lot of hard work, with many hands involved, but all worth it in the end.

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      • BACKER BOARD, TILE, GRANITE, GROUT, PAINT, FURNITURE LEGS, BASEBOARDS.

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Kingswood Bath Remodel

by lisawiedmeier
Nov 17, 2014
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Let me start by saying that this home was stuck in the early 90's, and when I say stuck, I mean stuck. This was a rental home, turned reno, turned into something spectacular on a tight budget. One of the challenges I face on this project was the budget, I had a fairly small one. One that allowed for tile flooring, and granite counters because I found them so cheaply, but didn't allow for a new vanity. I'd been doing home improvement projects for 20+ years, long before Pinterest gave so many great ideas, so I fell back on an old reliable trick, turn it into a piece of furniture. To start off with, the cabinet was too short for what's being put into bathrooms today, so I decided to change it. I added furniture legs, purchased at my local home improvement store, to raise it up. I also gave the cabinet a fresh new coat of black paint and silver knobs. One of the major surprises we came across in this remodel was the fact that the toilet was literally held up by its own piping. Needless to say, this was one of those surprises that had to be remedied before new tile could be laid. Once the work was completed, and the house put on the market, the biggest reaction to the home was "wow". Makes you feel good when you can remodel a home from top to bottom and actually get the "wow" factor. It was a lot of hard work, with many hands involved, but all worth it in the end.