Sorry guys…is it already the end of the week? Where did it go? I had some posts to put up, but that got neglected. The good news for me is that my bathroom is done and it’s clean and beautiful. A room to now enjoy.
A bathroom renovation is certainly no piece of cake, so you might see it fit to utilize the services of professionals, like Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen , where needed. We ended up keeping the tub, and I spent an afternoon scrubbing all the stains with Lime Out. Seriously, I scrubbed until my hands were raw, but it worked. And it now looks new. I’m so glad we decided to keep it because that tub style is very hard to find. And I’m glad that we didn’t have to re glaze the tub. After doing some research we found out that it’s not so great with children and everyday use.
Since we had to have a plumber re-pipe the whole bathroom, I had them take out the large radiator and move the sink to that opposite wall. Good decision because we acquired more vanity space. We put a toe-kick heater in place of the radiator, which is located under the vanity. You could consider doing the same if you are looking to make more space in the bathroom. Just make sure you get a professional plumber, like Sarkinen Plumbing, to do the repiping and removing of the radiator. We reccomend, if you’re looking for heating solutions for your bathroom, that you check out the reviews for such products over on AnyHeater.com.
I bought many of the fixtures from Vintage Tub–great online resource if you want the vintage bathroom look or need to replace vintage bathroom pieces. We learnt so much throughout the process of renovating our bathroom, as it may not have been surprising that we were required to overcome a number of different obstacles. We were well prepared for most of them and even had some advice given to us by friends explaining what plumbing mistakes to avoid so it was probably a good job that we got in touch with a local plumbing in our area to help us when it came to having new things fitted. You should keep reading to find out what some of them were. Prices are good. Below is a list of other resources and before pictures.
Honeycomb Italian Carrara tile (flooring) and subway tiles (shower)–Lima Ceramic Tiles (local)
New window and toilet–Home Depot
Tub faucet/rain shower head/sink faucet/shower curtain rod–Vintage Tub
Sink Vanity and countertop–Restoration Hardware
Medicine Cabinet/towel rod/glass shelf–Restoration Hardware Outlet
Toilet roll holder/single towel ring–Restoration Hardware
Lighting sconces–Lighting Universe
Paint color–Benjamin Moore White N33301 (beadboard and ceiling) and Quiet Moments