Bathroom Remodel Using An Old Dresser For Vanity. Reuse, Redo Don’t Buy New.

Jericho Home Improvements, a Kansas City bathroom remodeling specialist, knows that between getting ready in the morning, using the facilities, showering/bathing, and preparing for bed, Americans, on average, spend 2.3 years of their lives in the bathroom! With this in mind, it’s safe to say the bathroom is one part of your home that needs to be tailored to YOU. Whether that involves minor aesthetic changes or major remodeling modifications, we have unlimited options for you.

The shower panel shown here was purchased as a Christmas gift by someone with no knowledge of installation, and was not a retrofit panel. Nevertheless it was decided to modify the connections somewhat and see if it couldn’t be used rather than returning it and choosing something in a retrofit style. It came with hot and cold water hoses that were supposed to replace the existing valve, but it would have meant tearing out the ceramic tile and replacing the wall – some other method of providing water to it had to be found.

And finally, here’s the new tile flooring. It made the room look a liiiittle big bigger, and it needs all the help it can get in that department. Notice the bottom of the vanity sits up off the floor a bit so the air can get out of the vent underneath. We also lined the underside of the vanity with sheet metal, just to be sure we didn’t have another problem with rotting wood and mold.

You can purchase some all-purpose premixed green cleaners that are mostly vinegar & water with a few essential oils added but many times these cleaners can leave streaks, especially if your flooring is a darker color. I am including a recipe that my aunt passed down to me once we had finished installing ours a few years ago and it works well for me.

Another possibility for a blind corner cabinet is a fold-out shelf fitting from Lee valley Tools: one half of this fitting attaches to the corner cabinet door and when you open the door, folds out with it, bringing along behind it another set of shelves which occupy the blind corner space. This allows you to access all the corner space without wasting as much of it as a lazy susan does.