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Bathroom Renos

April 22, 2019

As we are getting ready to move into the Luv Shk, we noticed through our previous travels that our least favourite area is the tiny little bathroom. It is hardly big enough to turn around, and yes it has all the essentials like a toilet, mini sink and a shower but is it needed?. The decor is outdated, and storage is an issue. So what do we do? Out with the old and in with the new. Even the smallest little room deserves a reinvention to its full potentials.

“Even the smallest little room deserves a reinvention to its full potentials.”

So the first question is what do we need? 

The toilet is a given. But how about the tiny little sink cramped in the corner? Other than storage we never tempted to used it, as we have no room to wash. Instead, we go to the kitchen sink 5 feet away. The shower is not functional either.  So out they come. No worries we will have an outside shower. 

The colour is still from the seventies not that there is anything wrong with that, but it is outdated after all.

The floor is 50+ years old and needs some love

“We knew the tiny bathroom would be a lot of work, even though it`s so small, but it was all worth it!”

For a small amount of money and reuse of ample supplies from previous projects around the house, we updated the bathroom so that we could enjoy it in all its renovated glory.

So we removed the sink and added a countertop, refaced the cupboards with wood trimming, wallpapered the ceiling with lookalike tiles and gave it a fresh new paint job. Last but not least we added new flooring and a new towel bar, hooks and toilet paper holder.

“This makeover goes to show how you don’t have to spend a ton of money and paint is a cheap way to makes all the difference!”

We cleaned the bathroom from top to bottom with a degreasing cleaner.

Cliff added leftover wood panelling all around the bottom half of the walls.

I have then added primer on all walls and woodworks.

I hang fibre tile lookalike wallpaper which we had left from a previous project on the upper half of the walls and ceiling.

Next, we painted all of the surfaces and added some decorative details.

Last but not least we laid the linoleum floor and hung up the new hardware.

This makeover goes to show how you don’t have to spend a ton of money and paint is a cheap way to make all the difference. So go ahead beautify, create and reuse!