BATHROOM RENO - Nearing the finish line

After many years of thinking about doing this bathroom renovation and many years of saving the money to do it, we are finally nearing the finish line.  The workers have done their jobs and done them very well and I am extremely happy with the results.  The quality of workmanship from everyone involved from my husband and myself, to the plumber and carpenter are more than I hoped for.

Speaking of plumbers, we decided to go ahead and replace the original toilet from 1956 that was in the half bath with the one I decided against for the main bath.  It was really a good deal and nice fixture and we are happy we didn't return it to the store.

Old, original toilet in half bath.
Doesn't this look much better?

Here is the vanity all installed.  Our carpenter, Scott, gave a good deal of thought as to how to run the duct work for the heating and air conditioning.  He did NOT want to cut into the front of this beautiful cabinet and have that be a focal point when you look at it.  Also, there was the issue that when standing in front of the sink, the air or heat would be blowing directly on our feet and legs.


Well, as usual Scott came up with the perfect solution:  He cut apart a standard size register and reduced the size so it would fit on the side of the vanity.  Did I say PERFECT!!!!

Also, remember we had to install the upper cabinet upside down in order for the doors to open next to the wall?  Look at the beautiful job Scott did framing it out and matching the high gloss finish.  Also, the top of the lighting bridge was hollow and he cut and placed a thin piece of wood on the top so I could have a place for a plant or other decor and also for ease of cleaning ... not so much dust to clean out of a hollow space.


We are thrilled with the improvements to the electrical work.  We now have a fully functional and working exhaust fan that also doubles as the main light source and triples as a night light as well.  


The lights above the mirror are perfect and the biggest improvement is that we now have a light in the shower!!!!  It was also so dark when the shower curtain was closed.  Hubby and I both love to take a long bath and read in the tub, now we can see!

This is a great shot of the tile work in the shower.  Also, check out the grab bar/towel bar.  I think it looks really classy, you can't even tell it's a grab bar at all and it matches the other fixtures in the room.  

Remember the glass tile I choose to trim the shower (see above) and as the back splash at the sink area?  This really was a "splurge" item in terms of cost of materials and labor.  

Wait for my next post to see the finish results.  I really think it was worth it.





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