Hello, I’m Kaiting. Welcome this Before bathroom. We had a black granite vanity top A stainless steel sink that shows water stains pretty easily and the builder’s cabinet that we can’t really change without replacing the whole floor Everything else is pretty basic white walls, subway tiles around the shower and some small furniture that we already owned So far, this is a functional space, but not really OUR space.
The first step, apparently, is to take all the stuff out I’m a huge fan of minimal / classic design The plan is to change the vanity top to white switch to a modern light fixture and add some personal touches with art work and greenery Because the way the mirror and the lights and were put together we have to first remove them before we can start working on the vanity top Ok, we got two problems here.
First, some painting jobs. That’s easy. Second, the light opening is not centrally aligned Oh my gosh But let’s first move on to the vanity top Before tearing everything apart the single most important thing is to turn off the water supply and then disconnect the pipes under the sink It’s almost guarrenteed to be gross but that gives you higher rewards when you wash them The process of demolition is about 50% muscle and 50% high school physics If you use the right tool at the right location it’s not as daunting as it seemed At this point, the cabinet is likely to be damaged in some way So we cut off the corner to fit the bigger sink and then use that same piece of wood to repair the damaged part in the front Countertops vary a lot in styles, materials and prices I know I want to purchase something off the shelf and something with a pre-installed sink that will make our installation process easier We ended up choosing this Carrara White Quartz vanity top from LOWES for it’s durability and low maintenance It has the subtle marble pattern I’m looking for I really like it One big tip for countertop installation, is to install the faucet first so that later on, you don’t have to go through this in an awkward position under the sink Since this countertop comes with three pre-drilled holes I paired it up with this 2-handle Pfister faucet with a modern style I like Ok, it’s done.
Just kidding, we still have some plumbing jobs to do. At the time of this recording I have absolutely zero experience in plumbing whatsoever But after spending more than $1200 hiring a plumber for our kitchen sink it really brought out my DIY plumbing potential Basically, you want to make sure all the pipes are securely connected All the nuts tightened.
All the screws fastened Your primary goal is not have no water leak at all Just like that Now back to this unfortunate reality The goal is to move the electrical box a couple inches to the right so that it will align with the center of the vanity Max came up with this clever idea to cut the drywall in such a way that we can reuse it later on to cover the hole instead of buying a new one Since there’s a big pipe on the right side we need to somehow secure the new electrical box to the stud on the left as well as to the back of the wall Therefore, we ran to HomeDepot to get an extension like this that allows us to freely adjust the position of the box After putting all the wires in we covered the wall with the original piece of sheetrock followed by the drywall tape to strengthen the joints and then the drywall mud to create a flat surface After sanding the surface and giving it a fresh coat of paint all this crazy wall surgery left no scars to be found I can’t help but feel a little bit proud Now we can finally start installing the new light fixture Our light came with a typical circle crossbar that is designed to hold the fixture and the canopy For the wiring Black to black.
White to white. Copper to copper. Is how I make sense of it The copper one should also be twisted onto the green grounding screw to prevent people from getting an electric shock And basically it’s all down hill from here For the mirror, we used these mirror clips from Amazon to hold it back in place For the backsplash, a little bit of Liquid Nails goes a long way After spackling the gap along the edges the vanity has finally come to life The finishing touch is all about utility and aesthetic We put up a set of one towel bar and two hooks to increase the storage space Since we don’t really use the top tier of the shower caddy anyway I repurposed it to be the home of this artificial plant I wasn’t sure what to put on the wall above the toilet until I came across this stunning art work It’s super simple but evokes so many emotions