It has been about 3 weeks since we really started to tackle the guest bathroom renovation, not counting the 6+ weeks ago that I stained the grout. So I definitely owe you guys an update on the bathroom progress.
It is coming along swimmingly if I do say so myself. I painted the vanity a dark green color, color matched Behr to Jasper by Sherwin Williams. Brett painted the walls matched to BM Simply white. I painted the baseboards Simply White because they were in bad shape and I may have also gotten grout stain on them.
Remember these track lights?
GONE! Brett removed those and added a bathroom fan. It was not a simple process because he had to vent the fan through the roof with the duct work. We also had to hire an electrician to wire the fan correctly because we had a little mishap with being Brett getting electrocuted. It is not the prettiest of bathroom fans but it works and now we don’t have to shower with the windows open anymore, a win in my book!
I added the shelving over the toilet for some storage and accessories. I’ve had that shelving for a couple years now and I am so pleased that it works perfectly for this space. The shelves are from Home Depot. We replaced the shower curtain and rod, a simple task but it makes a big difference!
I initially planned on doing brass hardware to match the mirror above the sink but I just don’t feel super jazzed about brass anymore. I feel like it is going out of style and I think I want to match the hardware to the existing faucet but in a polished nickel. The handle pictured on vanity is a brushed nickel and I am not a fan. I have my eyes on these babies…
I would also like to replace the brass mirror with a black rimmed one. We still have a few minor things to tackle before we call the bathroom project done. We still have to order and install the roman shade, install the towel rack and other hardware, order/install 2 pendant lights in place of the can lights, and patch and paint the ceiling.
On a side note, I have been dreaming of replacing the floors since the moment we closed on the house. At first we were going to do laminate flooring because the durability of the floors. That sounded really appealing because of our dogs’ raptor claws and a baby in the future. Then we switched to engineered hardwood, although less durable, a better investment come resale time. Brett and I picked some samples of engineered hardwoods we really liked and had someone come to evaluate our existing floors to see what the process would look like. Bad news, we have some wavy floors. We need to address the structural issues first before we install new flooring, otherwise it could crack down the road, wether that be a year from now or 5 years from now.
What structural issues you may ask. When we had our home inspection we were told that the main wooden support beam in our basement was sagging a little and might need to be replaced down the road. No big deal right? We were hoping it was something that didn’t need to be addressed in the near future if at all. Here it is back to bite us. We are in the process of finding a residential contractor / structural engineer to give us a quote on what needs to be done. Fingers crossed that our affordable floors might still be possible in the new future.
Want to see more before photos? Click here to see the bathroom before photos.