If you ask many people if they could redo one room in their house, many will answer kitchen. A close second is bathroom. That is the case with us. While our house is less than 10 years old, the builder didn’t include features to really enhance the bathroom and make it fully functional.
So, when The Home Depot emailed me about their newest promotion RENEW YOUR BATH, I thought it sounded like a good time for us to go ahead and make some changes. Of course, you can’t just decide on a whim to remodel a room in your house, you have to do some planning.
My husband and I have actually had the children’s bathroom on our “redo one of these days when we get around to it” list. (I’m sure many of you have those). We both knew what we wanted to change. While the room itself isn’t bad, there are some things we felt we could to do make it function even better for 3 young children who use it daily.
The first thing on our list was our vanity. Our vanity isn’t even really a vanity — it was a kitchen cabinet that the builder used in place of a true vanity. As a result, there are only 2 doors and no drawers for storage. With 3 kids, we need a better place to store toothpaste and other items they use daily.
Another thing we wanted to change was the wall cabinet. Right now, this is the only place to store hair accessories, toothpaste, and what not. To make matters worse, it is on the wall, above the toilet. We have 3 young children, so this is a safety hazard. Our children are learning to be independent, but we do not want them climbing up on the toilet to get what they need and risk falling and getting seriously injured.
Another feature we don’t care for was the lack of attention to detail when it came to fixtures. The builder installed an oil rubbed bronze light, contractor grade brass hardware and a silver faucet. Since the majority of the other fixtures in the house are oil rubbed bronze, we are planning on swapping them out so that they all co-ordinate.
With plan in hand, we headed out to our local Home Depot and took a look around while they are having the RENEW YOUR BATH promotion. We took some snapshots of some products we liked and will soon decide exactly what we want to use in our updated bathroom. I will admit that there are so many decisions to make when it comes to a project of this size.
For some, renovating a bath can be as simple as switching out a light fixture or a mirror and for others, it might mean gutting it down to the studs and starting over again. Regardless of the depth of your renovation, you’ll want to check out The Home Depot between January 20th and February 23rd, during the Renew Your Bath promotion. You will find great deals on products to help you with your own bathroom renovation. Here are some great resources that can help you with your project:
- The Home Depot Renew Your Bath Event
- Bathroom Inspiration and How-To-Guides
- 10 Common Small Bathroom Projects
- Bathroom Projects for Just About Any Budget
Soon we will share photos of the products we ended up purchasing and will eventually share photos of our “after” project. Are you doing a bathroom remodel? If so, share with us. We can all go through ours together!!!
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