Replacing my odd shape guest bathroom counter top

by Dana
I want to remodel my guest bathroom and the counter top is laminate (very old & outdated) I want to paint the cabinets, add knobs, replace the top with granite (or similar) without spending a small fortune (sink, fixtures, etc). What is the best way to go about it. I am also of course, tearing out the mirrors, painting walls, replacing the flooring, etc.
HELP.... this has got to go, so rather than tear out, because of the odd shape, I'm thinking of painting the cabinets, adding knobs & just replacing the counter top, sink, fixtures, etc (as well as mirrors, painting walls, replacing flooring)....
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  • Sherry Marie Sherry Marie on Jul 03, 2018

    Have you thought about recoating the countertops ? I know Rust-Oleum and a few other companies make resurface kits. I actually just redid 2 claw foot tubs in 2 weeks for customers. Not hard just make sure you prep well

  • Sherry Marie Sherry Marie on Jul 03, 2018

    also it is very easy to redo the front of the vanity. As with anything just prep it really really well and take your time.

    • Dana Dana on Jul 03, 2018

      My BFF & neighbor repainted her vanity cabinets which is where I go the idea. So thats in the plan. Thanks

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 03, 2018

    One thing you can do is get a custom counter top made. Or you may want to replace the entire cabinet, which may be a lower priced alternative, i would just go for a countertop as the cabinet shape is very unique and likely stores a lot. Paint and hardware replacement.

    • Dana Dana on Jul 04, 2018

      you are on a similar page as we are. I was thinking a complete cabinet tear out would be costly especially because of the unique shape. Then just paint the cabinet, add hardware & replace the counter top

  • Kathy Kathy on Jul 04, 2018

    Often granite company showrooms have remnants that they sell cheaply, or special orders that did not get picked up. Depending on your demensions, there may be something you can use and it may already have a mounted sink, or you could possibly mount a bowl sink if their remnant does not have a cutout.

    • Dana Dana on Jul 04, 2018

      Thats kind of the direction we are leaning. I'm hoping it will be fairly priced and a vessel type sink will be a better alternative price wise than an under sink mount. Thanks for the input!

  • Marty Ayers Marty Ayers on Apr 25, 2023

    Paint and hardware would be labor intensive but simple-ish to do.... Many of the Stone yards have remnants that cost much less and for a fee they will cut the holes for the sink and faucets