With our floor tile in, it was time to focus on the daunting task of doing up the shower walls. You will need an appropriate shelf material that will give you strength to span wall brackets and the size you require for the vessel plus a little room around the edges to set things on. If you use 1” MDF keep the span (dist between brackets) to 26”.
If we were entertaining guests and sent them to this bathroom, they would’ve had to make a right or a left and go through one of two rooms to get to it. We have another bathroom on the other side of the house that guests can use, but it’s small and attached to our laundry room.
Let me just preface this post by saying that if there was ever a time to hire out a job, this would be it. There is just SO MUCH engineering that goes into this tiny little corner of the room that it’s impossible to learn every detail as a first-time-bathroom-remodeler.
We added trim around the tub for a more beefed up look. With natural tiles you need to be concerned with the variance between tiles AND a less than perfect substrate. Then we painted over the wallpaper and got new countertops, sinks, and faucets on both sides of the bathroom.
That is how Bathroom Remodel – Bling on a Shoestring” was born! Expect your bathroom to start at about $15,000.”) For a more definite estimate, have them out to your home. I will cover other important decisions on vessel sinks in the next blog posts. However if you would like to save a big chunk of money and if the vanity you currently have is something you really like you can modify it to work with a vessel sink.