I so need help with this bathroom renovation
April 3, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My husband ripped out an old sink and replaced with this IKEA version. It is not wide enough, and the former sink was built into the travertine! HELP! I don't know what to do on the sides/bottom without a major re-tiling effort. Any ideas?
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
Pull the cabinet and countertop forward, extend the plumbing, and build some type of box/shelf behind it and tile it a complimenting color is the best I can come up with.
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Judy M
Remove the tiles behind the vanity and use what you need to replace the tiles on the sides. Then tile the whole back wall with a mosaic tile with both the colors of the wall tile.

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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
If the tiles were set with thin set they are not coming off in one piece
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A Crew of Two
The only thing I can think to do is take off a few random pieces here and there, purchase new, as close a match as possible, Travertine and mix them in with the old as best you can. Like mentioned above they will probably break when you try to remove them. I would think just getting 8 or so and mix them in could work. Take a broken tile with you to get a good match.
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Lunada Consulting & Design, Inc.
Since you indicated a desire to not re-tile, you might want to give the following a try. DIY: cut drywall to fit into gap, tape & plaster patch edges flush, prime to seal, then faux finish the plaster patch. Depending on the faux finish skills could work for you. (I know Martha has a kit at one of the box stores for doing travertine.) Otherwise its a re-tile project.
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