Burco, I didn't elaborate much on the Granite estimate because my comment was getting a little
on the long side but it included a $1300.00 sink my wife picked out, 12" back splash in the same granite, double ogee edge and of course the dark grey granite was one of their rarest ones they could get but that is what the wife feel in love with UNTIL i talked her into the concrete (plus a new outfit and shoes). I love the counter tops and sad to say our house just went on the market so I will be remodeling again sometime soon I am sure lol
The one on the left reminds me of my grandmothers bedroom color and some old victorian
bathrooms. I think the color on the right with other items within the room as accent colors would look better in the long run. You can switch out pictures and vases and totally chance the feel of the room quicker than repainting.
Just turn them upside down and open them, then insert a roll of paper towel and tada, you have yourself a brand new paper towel holder that is not only beautiful, but has history and meaning!
Commented on Mar 28, 2012
Like many people have already said they are ice tongs for carrying blocked ice but you can
repurpose them in many ways. I personally love it when people use items from the past in a new inventive way such as an old hay hoist as a light in your living room by using an extension cord as the "rope" and the light bulb as the "hook".
I would have loved to rip out the entire thing and start over but WHAT TO DO ON A BUDGET??
So here was my solution for a more updated beautiful bathroom that would not break the
I left the shower surround and tub surround the same, but everything else I took out and started from scratch. New shower door, new toilet, new cabinet in the toilet room, new fixtures, new lighting, new cabinets which I measured and then ordered from Lowe's, new sinks and then I had a granite company cut a remnant granite for my master bath which made it less expensive. The tall cabinet we did not attach to the wall nor made it permanent in case we got tired of it or ever sold the house and the new owners did not like the look. I wanted more storage so therefore that tall cabinet even though it might not be the most pleasing aesthetic design. Except for the granite, I installed everything myself, with a little manly brawn to carry the large items and help me move them around and position them, other than that it was all me.
Commented on Mar 23, 2012
another few tips to save money on a remodel - go to your local hardware store and check out
their "mistake/reject" mixed paint to see if they have a color you like since you can usually get these for next to nothing. Plus check out your Tile store to see if they are discontinuing a tile that will work for your remodel since many times they mark these down drastically just to get rid of them. We got our paint for $4.00 and the tile was $20.00 for our 9x12 bathroom.