Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bathroom Renovation Complete

I took a few weeks off blogging over the holidays to allow me to shop, spend time with my loved ones, socialize and do a little year end unwinding. I originally thought with 2 long weekends in a row I would find some time to do a little extra blogging but I was wrong. I'm going to dedicate this post to Claire, one of my biggest Summerside fans and the wife of Moving Designz handyman/installer/carpenter extraordiare Mike. Thank you Claire for all your positive comments throughout the year :) And Thank you Mike.
I'm back and feeling totally refreshed and ready for all our projects this year. Can you believe its 2010? I wish all of my readers and followers a belated and Happy New Year.
Todays post is a bathroom renovation project we finished up in late December. One of our last projects of the year.

This is the tiny main floor powder room in it's original state.

The in between stage... What we decided to do was change the entire layout which involved moving all the plumbing and electrical. Normally we don't do this but if you have an open basement beneath the room the job is much easier. We had the existing vanity, toilet, faucets, lighting and tile removed and replaced.

This main floor powder room is now complete. The toilet is now where the old sink and vanity were located so the first thing you see when you open the door is the vanity... perfect. This free standing vanity unit is like a piece of high end furniture constructed of beautiful cherry wood, topped with a lovely cream marble countertop and gleaming crystal knobs. The lighting was replaced with a pair of lovely glass and chrome sconces.

I would have liked to post a few more after pictures but blogger seems to have a bit of a snag with moving pictures down or around once you start your post. Ahhh.... I hope they fix that soon.
Thanks for reading. Have a great week!


DesignTies said...

Happy 2010, Susan!! :-)

A free-standing vanity really brings a bathroom up to a whole different level. It adds a lot of style and class, I think.

The series of pictures on the wall is great, and love the sconces.

Very pretty room, and a nice way to end the year with a finished project :-)


Vanessa said...

Happy 2010 Susan!

Great job on this project! I love the mirror and the pretty sconces.


DesignTies said...

Great transformation, Susan! I especially like the free-standing vanity... I've always loved furniture-looking vanitys!!

Not to deminish the effort taken to beautifully complete this project (moving plumbing especially!!), I can't help but wish that my own client-bathroom renovation project was so "easily" achieved! Believe me... it's been more then challenging, making me question continuing on my quest to establish my own design business. Ahhh... things to ponder.

Now... about Blogger and photos... have you tried Windows Live Writer? I really recommend you do!! It's a free, downloadable program that you link to your Blogger. You write your posts in WLW, on your desktop without logging into Blogger... then "publish"... WLW logs in and publishes your post on Blogger. It's a great, user friendly program that makes preparing great looking posts SO much easier. Both Kelly and I use it, as do other bloggers like Maria from Colour Me Happy.

Hope you're well...
Victoria @ DesignTies

Joseph said...

You have some excellent ideas for bathrooms. That has been one of the recurring themes in my own life--looking for a way to make our bathrooms and our kitchen look really glorious, even though those rooms are much too small. One of the glories of the Internet, though, is that there is absolutely no dearth of ideas. Right now I have no idea of what I will ultimately do, but I keep hoping I will come up with something really slick.