As you may have noticed from some of my previous posts I like to talk about Finances and Home Improvement and not just Technology all the time. I believe it’s the best for me to share all my advice on a variety of topics so that you can learn more! So enough talk about me, why don’t we just jump into the project.
The reason I wanted to redo my bathroom a little was because I just didn’t want it to look so plain, I wanted it to be classy and give it a much more of a professional tone. I mean just take a look below:
It looks so ordinary. The white sink, with a eggshell type vanity top, and the ancient faucet. I figured it was time for an upgrade so my first task was to replace the vanity top, and when doing any sort of work I decided to go to my local Menards and see what I could find. Fortunately for me I lucked out on a sale!
1. Choose a Vanity Top
They had two different granite types, the Golden Delight, and the Tan Brown, and with some helpful advice I decided to go with the Tan Brown dimensions being 37×22. I paid roughly $160.00 for the piece and it was an absolute steal, primarily because it included the sink and it was ready for install right out of the box.
I definitely think anyone looking to do this try and find some options at their local Menards, Lowes or even Home Depot, because you will save a lot of money. Also make sure to pick out a new faucet and that it is something you really like. After picking out the new vanity top and faucet brings along my favorite part…
2. DEMO TIME!
This is by far one of my favorite parts, there is nothing more fun than some demolition. First things first, make sure to turn off the water to your sink and have a bucket ready when you unhook the hoses. Last thing you need is to have water spraying around everywhere uncontrollably! After that undo the hoses, plumbing, and unscrew any screws that may be hooked up to the vanity top and or sink.
Now listen carefully. Your vanity top is most likely silicone or caulked and it won’t just come off very easily. I recommend very carefully cutting through the silicone/ calk to release some of that tension. Then pull up on the top and cut around any material holding it down. You have to be very careful with this, otherwise you will have to do some serious patching of wall chunks that were accidentally ripped out.
After it all, it should look like this, all nice and ripped out!
3. Tedious Repair and Repaint
Now comes the part you do not want to rush. You need to be very careful and very tedious. This is where you repair the wall and make it as ordinary as possible. The key is to make it look like nothing ever happened. That’s exactly what I did.
All you really need is some Spackle Repair, Spatula, and some sandpaper. Clean up any holes, rough spots or uneven spots, wait for it to dry, and then sand it down to be nice and even. All you have left is to paint the wall. After letting it dry it’ll be time to put on the new vanity top!
4. Time for the New Top
After everything has dried, it’s time to put on the new granite vanity top. Make sure to have a caulk gun, and some clear silicone. You’re going to want to put silicone done on all the edges of the vanity, and then put the vanity top down. After that, you’ll also want to silicone the back of the small backsplash piece and put that down on the main piece.To finish it off, silicone the edges along the wall and sides, this way it gives it a clean look and also prevents water ever getting to the wall. It should look like this:
5. Hook Everything Up
You are almost there, not much left to do besides hook up the new faucet and plumbing. It is important to have some plumbing tape when you are hooking up the pipes and faucet, this just helps prevent from any sort of leaking. Other than that, the instructions that came with your faucet should be enough to help you set that up. After all that it’s time to turn the water on, clean up and look at your finish product!
My turned out fantastic and a greater improvement than what I had before, wouldn’t you say so?
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