Here is a quick photo tour of our bathroom and laundry remodel, still in progress.
|View looking in at our new pedestal lavatory. The mirror is an old one we have had in every house, in one room or another. The lav is from Home Depot, $39, $69 faucet. The shelf and wastebasket are from Target's Country Cottage collection: we modified the mounting on the shelf to make it sturdy. I picked up the rug at Daly Days from a street vendor for $20: it exactly matches the colors of the bathroom. The snap-together laminate flooring (Home Depot, $1.79/sq. ft.) replaced carpet and parquet-look vinyl throughout the bath, mudroom, and laundry. The mopboard was replaced throughout the area with stock lumber and moldings arranged to resemble the original.|
|The commode alcove, showing the Target wall cabinet, which serves as a towel bar and paper roll storage. The built-in shelf and cabinet next to the commode hides the gas furnace vent. We kept the old water closet, but replaced the flush handle with one matching the tub and lav faucets.|
|A view of the Target wall cabinet and towel bar above the tub, as well as the new tub faucet and hand shower. This was the most expensive fixture in the remodel, about $330 at Home Depot.|
|Shifting to the head of the tub, we see the rack for toiletries and reading material. This view shows the top of the beaded paneling, capped with a picture rail. The outside of the tub is painted gold to match the wall above the paneling and ceiling. The ceiling and wainscoting in the hallway are the same color.|
|The hallway, mudroom, and closet are unfinished, but the laundry is back in working order, now that we have finished wallpapering in the laundry room and pantry. We plan to replace the cabinet formerly over the laundry with a wire shelf for laundry supply storage. The ceiling above the laundry was damaged by a roof leak two years ago, and was replaced during this remodel. The laundry room, only 33 inches wide, demands a stacking appliance set. We replaced the original combo unit with this full-size front-loading stackable set in early 2002.|