|My Old Powder Room|
The most complicated elements of the plan for us were retiling the floor and adding a raised panel wainscoting to the walls. Hubby was taking the lead on the tiling and I was in charge of the wainscotting plan. Both of us spent a lot of time consulting online do-it-yourself sites and YouTube. I developed my paneling plan with the help of d-i-y Network and This Old House.
Hubby began the demolition. As the demolition progressed we made changes to our original plan. First, we decided to discard the existing vanity. We had originally thought we would paint the existing vanity and replace the top and sink. Instead, we decided to install a pedestal sink in order to make the room feel more spacious. Additionally, we decided to remove the baseboard heating unit that ran through this room. Removing the baseboard heating unit would also get us about three additional inches of space along one wall.
|The Tiling Progressed without a Hitch|
While the tile was being laid I worked on priming the components of the wall panels.
|Priming the Wall Panels|
As I find with most home improvement projects, the project tends to invade a much wider space than where the actual work is being executed. This one was no exception. One step in our project plan was removing the popcorn texture from the ceiling. It was a messy job that Hubby agreed to take on.
|Popcorn Texture Removed from Ceiling|
Our two-week project turned into eight weeks....The result is definitely worth the time, effort and frustration.
|My Remodeled Powder Room|
D-I-Y Lessons Learned
1. The project will take much longer than you expect. Don't start a project two weeks before Christmas.
2. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Murphy knew what he was talking about.
3. Depend on professionals for those tasks beyond your skill set.
Are you contemplating a powder room remodel? Go ahead. If we can do it, so can you.
Some things you may want to include in your bathroom remodel:
A wall mounted cabinet.ted cabinet.
A wall mounted magazine rack.