Monday, February 22, 2010

The long-promised NEW BATHROOM!

We've had the bathroom done for over a week, but it's just taken me this long to actually post about it.

Here are side-by-side before and after photos.

When we moved into our house in May, we couldn't believe anyone would put carpet in a bathroom. We joked about it, but put up with it for a little while until we just got sick of it. So the carpet was the first to go. Dan ripped it up one afternoon. Then he spent a few days repairing and leveling the wood subfloor and we covered it in two coats of bright red moisture barrier. Dan then took on the role of tile man and installed the vinyl tile squares. He also put in a new heat register cover. The design goes well with the whole geometric-shape thing we got going on in the bathroom. I really like how the floor turned out. It is so much better than the old carpet.

Because the flooring looked so great, we were hesistant to put the old trim back up. Instead we bought new trim and I gave it a dark finish. Dan spent several hours installing it. He custom mitered every single corner and made it look really nice. When he was done with that, he also installed a new toilet (higher for us taller folks) and a new faucet and a new light fixture.


It really is a simple, small bathroom, but it seems like a completely new room now.


AngMomof3 said...

Lovely! It's amazing what those elements can do to spruce up the place! We're currently saving for bathroom remodels too.

grammyc said...

The DIY channel will be calling you any day now to sign a contract with them for your own show.

mommyneedsanap said...

That looks great! Nice work you guys!