Before and After

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 in 2012 Bathroom Remodel | 11 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with the remodeled bathroom.

Thanks for following along!

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The wide angle lens definitely makes the room look larger, but to give you an idea of the size I started with, the original wall would have been between the two mirrors. Yes, it was very, very small.

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We couldn’t be more happy with the sink (you can read more about it here). Two people can get ready very comfortably.

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Perhaps the best part about the sink is the illusion of spaciousness that it gives when you walk in. The tile naturally draws your eyes across the floor, and being able to see more square footage (as opposed to a vanity cabinet front) makes the space feel roomy.

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Another choice we made was to run the beadboard from floor to ceiling. Generally people put wainscoting 4-5 feet up the wall and break it with chair rail. Since there is so little open wall space, we thought that breaking vertical lines would work against us by making the space feel more busy and cramped. It worked wonderfully – the continuous lines along the tile and up the walls maintain a clean, spacious feel.

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It was actually extremely difficult to take a clean shot at this angle without myself in it. The lens was at 10mm, I was standing on my tip-toes holding the camera in the corner of the walls and ceiling, and it took about 40 shots of trial and error to get the positioning just right. (Also, I stepped on the LCD screen of our scale, and broke it. I promptly told my wife that I just broke the scale. We haven’t gotten another one, so tell me if I start to fill out.)

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The sink had two mounting brackets cast into the mold. A few trips to home goods stores to find the right toilet paper hanger, and another trip to Home Depot for some hardware, and we had ourselves a custom toilet paper holder tucked perfectly under the sink.

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Storage. High five!

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We came a long, long way.

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The built-in cabinet worked out marvelously, and there’s more storage space than we use.

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Again, we’ve come a long, long way.

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11 Comments

  1. Jim
    July 21, 2012

    Sounds like this was a major project, but the end result looks great!

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    • admin
      July 24, 2012

      Thanks, Jim! And thank you for the use of your camera – I couldn’t have captured the finished product without it.

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  2. Matthew
    July 21, 2012

    This is precisely why I will one day work with you. (insert expletive).

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    • admin
      July 24, 2012

      Expletive inserted. Thanks for the kind words, sir!

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  3. The Crumplers
    July 21, 2012

    These are amazing!!! You two are awesome.

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    • admin
      July 24, 2012

      Thanks!

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  4. Kelly C.
    July 21, 2012

    Eric and Julie, the bathroom looks great. You guys make a great team. I like the perspectives of the photos too. Great job on capturing the lines in the room.

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    • admin
      July 24, 2012

      Thanks so much, Kelly! Hope your travels are going well.

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  5. Walker
    July 24, 2012

    Nice work. How long did it take you?

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    • admin
      July 24, 2012

      Thanks! Demolition began the first week in February, and I believe we hung the door (the last big to-do) the first week in March. So, right at two months. I was really under the gun because I got married on April 7th – it was close 🙂

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  6. admin
    December 7, 2013

    Thanks, Ariel. We had a fun time with the project, and we’re *very* happy we don’t have to look through the floor anymore.

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