Bathroom makeover with Solid Renovations

 



I have worked on many rooms in Scott and Anna-Lisa’s house since we became friends seven years ago.  In fact the first room I ever did for Reclaiming Home was their main bedroom. The last room to be done was the main bathroom on their top floor. Their home doesn’t have an en suite, but it does have two entrances: one from the hallway and one from the main bedroom. So when we started talking about what they wanted to do, I suggested turning the single-sink vanity to a double-sink. One evening I was at IKEA and they had a double-sink vanity on clearance for more than 50% off and the renos began. Scott, whose business is Solid Renovations, really wanted to make a concrete countertop for the vanity. This led to the question, Can we have wall-mounted faucets and pretty bowl vessel sinks? He does such good work and there were a lot of complications with this renovation but he pushed through them all. Let’s see some before and after.

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The drawers are one of the nicest parts of IKEA vanities. They have so much storage that you can actually organize. I think my favourite part of the new vanity is the concrete backsplash.

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The flooring was also replaced with waterproof luxury vinyl tile. This is a great product for even a beginner DIYer. It is so easy to install and it looks and feels great. They also painted out the room in a nice bright white. It doesn’t get a tonne of natural light and making the room white really brightens up the space. There were a few towel bars in the room and can I say that I am not a big fan of towel bars. It is not like a towel bar is a wrong choice. If you are the type of person who always has perfectly folded towels hanging neatly on your towel bar, it can look beautiful. However I think most of us don’t fit into that category. So my preference is a row of towel hooks. I think it is much more functional and beautiful in its own right. So after playing with the dimensions and needs of their family, Scott built one using hooks from Home Depot. My friend loves her bathroom and this is one of the main reasons. There is a hook for each person in their family and towels are a lot less likely to be on the floor now. 

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The last few touches to complete the room are the mirror and the light fixture. Scott repurposed the existing bathroom mirror, cut it down to the size we needed, and framed it out with wood and stain to match the towel hooks. Then we picked out a light fixture that would match and give the greatest amount of light to the darker room.

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I think the bathroom turned out beautifully and Scott did such a great job.







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