The first floor bathroom is gross. Plain and simple. The subfloor is partially rotted, the vanity comes up to my mid-thigh (and is melamine), and the light above the mirror has charred the ceiling. My goal for this bathroom is to have it gutted and refinished within the next two weeks. So far, Brian has removed the toilet, fixed the subfloor, and knocked out the vanity (with the help of Stuart). We are on a roll!
The toilet was pretty disgusting, and it needed to go away. Being the first time I have ever removed a toilet, it was a pretty leaky process. (See what I did there?) We drained the toilet and Brian unhooked the plumbing, but little did we know there was still a little bit of water in the top of the tank - which then ended up all over my floor. Whoops. Once the toilet was removed, we trashed it and filled the sewer line with an old towel.
The vanity was much more fun to remove. Stuart came over for the first time to check out the place, and we handed him a hammer and told him to get to work. He and Brian tried very hard to take it apart in one piece, but decided quickly to just demo it. They first removed the top (which is being donated to ReStore), removed the mirror, and then went to town on the vanity.
I am still unsure of exactly what I want this bathroom to look like, but at least have my vanity picked out. I found my vanity on Craig's List for $150 and bought the exact same one at the Home Depot on clearance for $300 (going in the guest bath upstairs). I am most hung up on the floor tile. I have brought home so many different types of tile and honestly have no idea what kind I should use. As for the wall color, I am thinking some sort of light green (I want it to feel light and beach-y). Thoughts?
Hi! I'm Lauren! I'm a twenty-something teacher and homeowner in North Carolina. I love math, decorating, and getting down and dirty learning new things about home renovation and repair.