Design question for bathroom.

choldrakerSeptember 19, 2013
Changing out the vanity top, mirror, remove soffit/ box over light, new fixtures. I can't change the tub - cream, tile - white, vanity - oak.
Using this mirror http://m.lowes.com/product?langId=-1&storeId=10702&catalogId=10051&productId=3319838&store=2668&view=detail&nValue=SEARCH
What would you do with this space. I need 42" counter top, no ledge.
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Darzy
Are you changing the tub surround? I'd paint the oak cabinet and get new knobs.
1 Like    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 8:20PM
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choldraker
Can't change the tub.
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Norma Sassone
How about eco-friendly recycled glass counter top with copper sink above it?
1 Like    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 8:23PM
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Darzy
How about just getting a new vanity that includes a top and sink? This would look nice. At Lowes...
Brown Espresso Hagen Bath Vanity With Top · More Info
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Margo
I would get a wall mount light fixture, frame out the current mirror white, paint the cabinet white, new glass knobs. Paint the walls a light aqua blue.
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Darzy
Or, you could stain the cabinets with Rustoleum cabinet transformation. Then, you can get remnant granite for the top. Be sure to get an under mount sink for a totally updated look.
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Chandani
I think you should think about who will be using the space. Is it an en suite or main bath that a few ppl will be using. If it is a family bath, consider an undermount sink....easy to keep clean. If you will be changing the facet, go for a wide mounted one, without a base... also easier to clean. I'd go with a neutral solid surface countertop. I'm with Darcy on painting the cabinet. Little details make a big difference. Your curtains look too short - Either lower the rod or add a contrasting band in the colour you chose for the bathroom.
1 Like    Bookmark   Thanked by choldraker    September 19, 2013 at 8:36PM
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choldraker
Thanks for all the great comments. Here is some background: small town house we only plan on living in for another year, won't get back $ in selling the house so no use putting anything expensive. Floor is tilled up to the vanity and is grouted into the floor, no moving that unfortunately! The tub is all one piece no changing it.
We had a two year old catastrophe and had to replace the toilet, now the tank cover will not fit between the counter top and tank. My huby has been wanting to change the bathroom, so the toilet not fitting was a great excuse.
I don't like the wall size mirror and no extension on the counter top.
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 5:03AM
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choldraker
Darzy, that's exactly what I like! Can I stain cheap cabinets?
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 5:06AM
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indianpatti
Darzy's idea of getting the vanity/top at Lowe's is a good one .. will be inexpensive and look great! Margo's paint color suggestion will look nice.
3 Likes    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 5:08AM
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choldraker
Chandani, love the ideas!
Yes family bathroom. Easy cleaning a must.
I move the curtain rod up because I thought it was to low, lol, I'm not sure we're it's supposed to go, we have a chrome curved rod to go up.
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 5:10AM
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choldraker
I like these
1 Like    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 7:17AM
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Houseplans.com
I would look into a skylight. They are not as expensive as you think and natural light in a bathroom makes a huge difference.
1 Like    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 7:50AM
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Here is an ideabook with great bathroom some inspiration photos!...

Ideabook: Beautiful Bathrooms with Dura Supreme · See Ideabook
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6 Likes    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 8:01AM
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Kitchenland, Inc.
In our experience, Dura Supreme has always offered the most beautiful, high-quality cabinetry! This is an excellent Ideabook with dazzling photos and expert design advice. Very informative. Nice work, Dura Supreme!
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Thank you Kitchenland, Inc.! :)
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Chandani
Since you will only be there for a short time, I would keep the budget low. The big box stores could be the answer... including IKEA if you have one close by. I'm in the Toronto area and I saw a very nice vanity very similar to the first one Darzy posted at Home Depot yesterday! It was a "special buy" and included the granite top and white undermount sink. The top drawer was usable as drawer was cut to accommodate plumbing. It had to open shelf space below. Not sure if it was this... but it's an option if the sizing is right.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/204326765?productId=204326765&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&cm_sp=id-_-hd-_-d29b-_-hero_pod-_-abbey-_-vanity_special_values-_-na#.UjyNQo78GRI

I like the idea of the floating shelves above the toilet for a bit of extra storage. If the grout is a big dingy, regrouting (you could do it yourself) can really freshen things up.
1 Like    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 11:06AM
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David C Bos Homes
Feel free to browse through our Bathroom idea book as well!

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    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 12:41PM
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choldraker
Can I take out the vanity but leave the tile, I have extra tile to fill in the space? To much of a project to retile the entire floor.
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 1:04PM
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choldraker
I'm having a hard time finding a top that's 42" and sink is off set to the right.
1 Like    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 1:06PM
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Frank Webb's Bath and Lighting Center
Vanity tops can be custom made with the sink offset, check out local granite places, you may be able to find a remnant big enough
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 1:14PM
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choldraker
Ok my mission this weekend is to find a counter top that fits.
I'm going to try the rustoleum cabinet restore. I will post updates , remember I have two year old.... This my take some time!
2 Likes    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:39PM
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Scott Design, Inc.
Consider a ceramic top with integral sink from Fairmont Design
http://www.fairmontdesigns.com/bath/ProductDetails/tops-sinks?productName=43-white-ceramic-vanity-sink-top-with-integral-bowl-8-spread&categoryName=42-ceramic
2 Likes    Bookmark   Thanked by choldraker    September 20, 2013 at 4:16PM
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choldraker
After a long debate on our options for this bathroom we have made a decision! My husband and I decided if we are going to put a nice counter top in, the vanity must go. We are going to chisel out the cut tiles around the vanity and fill in the space with some leftovers. We are getting this Vanity, Light fixture. haven't decided on a mirror or paint color. http://st.houzz.com/simgs/eec102900fa286a2_7-1095/contemporary-bathroom-vanities-and-sink-consoles.jpg
http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/034449/034449657976.jpg
http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/395056/3950563lg.jpg

The vanity top is Almond, our Floor tile is called Almond, the Tub is cream.
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What Color should I paint the walls?
1 Like    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 12:08PM
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
choldraker - I love it! What colors make you feel relaxed and refreshed... It's always good to pick colors that fit your comfort.
    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 2:40PM
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choldraker
I like the cool colors. For a bathroom I like clean white look. I am more drawn to the gray colors. I think a color closer to tan or beige might work.
1 Like    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 7:30PM
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choldraker
Demo...
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choldraker
Floor Tile
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choldraker
New Floor
2 Likes    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 5:40PM
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Love it!
    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 2:50PM
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choldraker
Grout
1 Like    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 6:03PM
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Innovative Product Sales International
Would suggest a rotatable curved shower rod based on the location of the toilet. The rod provides 30% added space while bathing and then rocks 180 degrees back into the tub to add space bath to the room. It creates a feeling of additional space around the toilet. http://www.nodrillingrequired.com/Curved-Shower-Rods-s/132.htm
    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 7:15AM
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Innovative Product Sales International - That is a great tip! I like it. :)
    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 8:53AM
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