Master Bath; Retro Remodel Asheville House

In Asheville North Carolina we had a really small house barely 1,000 square feet and no budget to speak of.  So, when Justin’s office all but shut down and laid off over 20 people we had to find a job, and fast… which also meant that we had a ton of remodeling to do in about a month.  This project was one of them, our tine master bath it was about 5 feet wide by 8 ft long.  It seemed even smaller with the tiny 1 sink cabinet and large storage closet, so we had to do a bit of deconstruction, and I love how it turned out.

Like I said we had almost no budget and a few things got left out of the remodel, but it is still lovely.

Here are the before images:

First long before we actually began the remodel, we removed the base cabinet under the sink.  We reused it in the kitchen.  (Just rebuilt the whole body and just used the face frame and doors, don’t worry we cleaned it really well and painted it!). This is a picture of him removing it and installing it in the kitchen,
here is a link to the full kitchen remodel story.
Here is the room in the midst of cleaning it out completely
(besides the shower, which I would have like to tile, but we didn’t get the chance)
Notice the large mirror.  We got this on Asheville freecycle!  I love freecycle
did the tiling.  It was a hot day, so I set up a little oasis for cutting the tile.  I think it is pretty funny!
I decided to do a brick pattern which I think is much more interesting than just regular tile.  It wasn’t any harder either, and it made the floor look a little more custom.  The most exciting part about the tile was that I found it on clearance at the Home Depot for $1.65 a BOX!!!  (11 sq feet each box!)
The bathroom cost us about 5.00 total for the tile!

Justin built our new cabinet base.  I LOVE it!  I wanted t to be open and tall, and he filled my requests perfectly.  We actually were able to use all recycled wood.  Our church was being remodeled and the old window casings were removed and we asked the man in charge, and he let us take them.  Free!!! Doesn’t that just sound beautiful.

I patched sanded and painted the whole table.  Then we bought a double sink top it was just a plain white one from home depot for about 200.00?  I think…

Here is the room painted a light tan, and the ceiling is a robin egg blue.
The base moldings were just installed and we still have the crown and the fixtures to install.
Okay one quick reminder of the before:
If I had more time I would have framed in the mirror at least.

So, What do you think?
Do you have any questions?  Let me know!

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >Love the changes! Way to go with using free and inexpensive materials.
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  2. >This remodel really proves that sometimes less is more. The simple design of the vanity is stunning and looks so very functional. Congratulations on a job very well done.

  3. >what a difference!
    I really like the recycled wood for the vanity!
    The colors are so calming and the crown molding is such a nice way to "top it off" (ha, ha)
    I'm totally showing this to my husband as we start making plans for our bath

  4. Great work, and at the risk of commenting on an old post… Do you have any more details on the cabinet base your husband made (kudos to him for a wonderful piece of woodwork, btw)? Pictures, plans, details? I’m considering trying this myself. Thanks!

    1. Unfortunatly I don’t have much on that since it was so long ago. I just have what is in the post. I might have to consider drawing up plans.