So this is the last of the dirty work, the bathroom redo. The Sicilians will be gone on to another job and my dad and I will be left doing trim work and finishes before I start decorating.
One big complaint: why do people plumb bathrooms so that the toilet is in front of the door and the pretty vanity is tucked out of view? This is a big beef of mine. When the door is open and you are looking down the hall, you don’t want to look at a toilet, no matter how spectacular that toilet is. So obviously from my before shot, the Sicilians had to move some plumbing, get the toilet behind the door and the sightline ready for a vanity:
I have decided that Shaker trim is going to be all through this basement as a detail, but especially in the bathroom: Take a look at this lovely country bathroom. Sure, I don’t have that tub, or that light, but the Shaker trim I can do:
But with the costs mounting as this project comes to a close, I am thinking of the most inexpensive plain tub I can find at Home Depot (the Cranada by Crane Plumbing, 2180WWRR00, only $147), and then I’ll square it up by building a box in front of it with, of course, applied Shaker trim.
This is the best deal I can swing, and just wait until you see the final result!
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