In advance of & Right after: 1950s Toilet Renovation

Frances Lawson

Chelsea Lipford Wolf pictured in her up-to-date hall rest room (right before photo inset). This summer time, DIYer Chelsea Lipford Wolf (checkinginwithchelsea.com) and her partner Brandon have been chaotic renovating their 1950s ranch-style fixer higher in Spring Hill. The first period of the venture targeted on the exterior makeover complete […]


Chelsea Lipford Wolf pictured in her up-to-date hall rest room (right before photo inset).

This summer time, DIYer Chelsea Lipford Wolf (checkinginwithchelsea.com) and her partner Brandon have been chaotic renovating their 1950s ranch-style fixer higher in Spring Hill. The first period of the venture targeted on the exterior makeover complete with contemporary paint, new doors and windows and lush landscaping.

When the exterior transformation was finish, the Wolfs shifted their aim indoors to the outdated corridor bathroom shared by their 3 little ones. Primary blue tiles (in addition a blue tub and bathroom!) and a smaller one vainness built this space visually unappealing and missing in features. Here, Chelsea walks us by way of the upgrades they designed and how they were able to increase room and design.

Custom-developed Self-importance

The unique vanity was situated far too shut to the lavatory door, generating it challenging to get in and out of the place. As well as, with only 1 sink, it was not incredibly functional for the Wolfs’ small children. Growing up possessing to share a lavatory with her individual sister, Chelsea understood the importance of obtaining two sinks for her two women.

With the assist of some programs she found online, Chelsea was capable to develop the vanity herself—adding a quartz countertop from a regional fabricator at Delta Stone. “There are so several totally free strategies obtainable online these times,” says Chelsea. “I uncovered 1 that seemed like what I was likely for but modified for my correct dimensions. There was still a great deal of head-scratching concerned which created my whole construct time pretty lengthy. But now that the self-importance is mounted, I would not have experienced it any other way!”

Extending the Rest room Wall

In buy to make space for the new double self-importance, Chelsea realized she would need to lengthen the current wall of her bathroom. Using some more house from the hallway, Chelsea and her dad, contractor Danny Lipford, ended up equipped to give the bathroom an added 12 sq. feet of area allowing for for a more substantial vainness and an extension to the linen closet.  

Penny Flooring Tiles

For the new floor, Chelsea picked retro design penny tiles. “I beloved the penny tile as a nod to the age of our dwelling. No 1 will assume it’s initial, but I thought it was a entertaining addition instead of heading total-on fashionable in a 1950s residence,” she claims. Finest of all, the tiles arrived in sheets earning the installation procedure that a great deal easier.

Wetwall

For the walls, Chelsea selected to include extremely durable Wetwall panels in a organic stone sample. “The wall panels are built from the exact firm that tends to make laminate counter tops. And what gets abused extra than a kitchen area counter!”

As an alternative of containing the appear to the shower, she decided to enclose the total toilet with Wetwall as it is quick to clean up and removed the want for paint.

Scaled-down Additions

A new (not blue) toilet and bathtub was an complete need to. Chelsea opted for increased stop plumbing fixtures to get the most bang for her buck. “Spending funds on good quality plumbing fixtures is really about excellent of life,” she suggests. “You can notify the difference among a cheaper faucet and a greater close design when you’re working with it various instances a working day.”

To finish off the place, Chelsea added modern gentle fixtures to brighten up the room and painted the ceiling to match the new vainness.

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