Laurel's Adventures in Home Repair   


Main Bathroom Repair / Remodel

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The main floor bathroom was in serious need of a re-model.  It was on my schedule of room renovations after I finished the lower level of the house.  When the sink sprang a leak while we were out of town, this bathroom repair and remodel was moved up on the repair calendar.

The bathroom is divided into two sections.  The outer section had the vanity and some shelves.  The inner section has the toilet and bathtub.

The stripped down bathroom before demolition is pictured above and below. 

The sink area floor had carpeting in it.  The toilet/bath area had ceramic tile. Most of the walls had old wallpaper on it.  The only thing we had replaced in this bathroom, when we bought the house, was the sink faucet.  The sink was cultured marble that had been heavily damaged from razors.

Everything in the bathroom was removed.  The flooring needed to ripped out up to the bathtub.  The flooring and studs underneath the bathtub were in good shape, so the bathtub stayed in place.

The bathtub itself is in decent shape. However the tile on the wall had been damaged. Which I dealt with later. The shower doors were removed before painting.

The bathroom vanity was measured and was being constructed offsite by the contractor's carpenter.  The replacement vanity and shelves would have the same dimensions. Because this was an insurance claim, I could only have a replacement of what was damaged.
The above two photos show the damaged drywall, wallpaper, and flooring being removed.
Since I was getting a new vanity, I decided that I was not going to place the old ugly damaged sink / counter top on a new vanity.  I let the contractor know that I was going to purchase a new sink. I would be paying for the sink on my own.  The size of the countertop / sink is not a standard size kept in stock at big box hardware stores.  I did find the exact size I needed from American Standard. I special ordered through Lowe's, which had the best price I found at the time. I ordered the Silkstone Rectangular Bowl Vanity Top 37" x 19" in the sand granite finish.  (discontinued sometime before March 2018)

The sink I purchased is pictured above with the faucet attached, ready to install on top of the vanity.

I purchased a new faucet at the hardware store.  The style I purchased is from Moen's Caldwell line in the Mediterranean Bronze finish.  I liked this faucet because it has a high swivel spout.  The faucet was also on sale at the time, which helped.   (discontinued sometime before March 2018)


What happened next?  Please read on...

The Projects
Backsplash in Kitchen
Bench - 2 x 4 Basics Flip-Top Bench Table
Brick Replacement and Brick Accent Painting
Casper Mattress
Ceiling Tiles
Closet Built from Scratch
Column Wraps for 4" x 8" Posts
Concrete Slabs
Curb Appealing Street Numbers
Cut Paper Artwork - Kitchen
Door Knobs and Cabinet Pulls
Dry rotted wood beam repair and paint
Doggy door installed on wrought iron screen door - Repair of door
Duct Work
End Table / Cabinet - Vintage / Industrial Look
Faux Brick and Tile
- Stucco wall patio and backyard stairs
    using concrete patch

- Painted tile pool deck (Oklahoma)
File Cabinet - Vintage / Industrial Look
Fire Place Hearth Shelves
Furniture Assembly
Garage Closet - Oklahoma
Garage Facelift - Closet, etc
Gate From Hell
Horrible Man Cave (rec room) Total Renovation
House Entrance Renovation
How to fix holes in a wrought iron screen door and replace screen
How to Make Your Own Door
- Crawl Space Door
How to Winterize a Swamp (Evaporative) Cooler
Kitchen Counter Tops - Faux Granite
Kitchen Facelift
Kitchen Light Facelift
Laundry Room Cupboards
Main Bathroom Repair / Remodel
Master Bathroom Shower Area Stripped to the Studs
Mirror Frames
Oklahoma Home Facelift -- Aluminum Siding and Paint
OMG!  The sink was leaking the whole time we were away?
Raising the Roof - Garage Roof Replacement
Rock Wall Repair
Rolling Cabinet - Vintage /  Industrial Look
Shark Apex UpLight Corded Lift-Away Vacuum - Review
Siding - Exterior
Signage for Pine Ridge Estates
Solar Lighting Journey
Stair Door
Stairs to the Lower Level
Stencils - How to Make Your Own Stencils for Paint Projects
Storage Shed / Closet
Storm Shelter (Elgin, OK 2021)
Storm Shelter (Lawton, OK 2014)
Stucco Wall Repair and Paint
Swamp (Evaporative) Cooler Maintenance
Treadmill Table - Vintage Style
Tuff Shed
Wrought Iron Facelift Outside
Weather Stripping (doors)
Why is My Swamp (Evaporative) Cooler Blowing Hot Air?
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