We just finished renovating our master bathroom and I wanted to give some motivation for those of you looking to do the same.
Before buying our first home in March, I had exactly zero experience renovating. Since then I’ve learned how to use a paint sprayer and painted our entire house, installed sinks and connected the plumbing, replaced every single light switch in our house with smart ones, changed our doorbell, tore out our existing countertops, changed thermostats, replaced toilets, used a stand up grinder to grind down our garage floor, reinstalled all of our doors with new doorknobs and hinges, and even replaced our living room ceiling fan while standing on a two-story scaffold I put together.
I’ve learned everything from watching YouTube videos and reading others blogs, and what I’ve found is that it’s all doable for someone “normal” like me.
Our bathroom renovation was no different. It took a little time to complete, but there’s weren’t any terrible difficult parts… and look at the difference it made. Everything you see here is from AllModern. We replaced the vanity, the tile, mirror, vanity light, and rugs.
Most vanity’s you see like this one come apart in pieces, so it’s a lot easier than you’d think. Pull out some caulk here, unscrew a bit there, and they come right out.
The mirror was the same. Most like this are just glued to the wall, so after taping the front with some packing tape to keep it together if it broke, I ran a yard stick behind it to help release it from the glue and it popped right off.
My biggest hurdle with this renovation was believing that the sinks could be mounted under the vanity countertop with just some silicon adhesive, but after a lot of research, that’s exactly what they do.
You can watch most of the renovation in the video below if you want to check it out.
There is one part of the renovation I can’t take credit for and that’s the tile floor. I had intended on doing it myself, but I think the combination of all the renovations I talked about before and a heavy work schedule caused my wrist to have carpal tunnel syndrome. Right when it came time to tile the floors, it was at it’s worst, so I figured it likely wasn’t a good time to push it, and we hired someone to help.
It’s something I would have liked to try myself, but it looks like I’ll get my chance, because we want to replace out fireplace tile before the holidays, so I’ll let you know how it goes.
If anyone is thinking of taking on a similar project and has any questions, let me know. I’ve linked all of the pieces we used from AllModern below.