Right before & Soon after: 1950s Toilet Renovation


Chelsea Lipford Wolf pictured in her up to date corridor lavatory (right before photograph inset).

This summer season, DIYer Chelsea Lipford Wolf (checkinginwithchelsea.com) and her spouse Brandon have been chaotic renovating their 1950s ranch-type fixer upper in Spring Hill. The 1st period of the task concentrated on the exterior makeover full with fresh new paint, new doorways and windows and lush landscaping.

The moment the exterior transformation was entire, the Wolfs shifted their concentration indoors to the outdated corridor lavatory shared by their a few kids. First blue tiles (moreover a blue tub and toilet!) and a little one vanity built this home visually unappealing and lacking in functionality. Below, Chelsea walks us as a result of the upgrades they built and how they had been in a position to maximize space and style.

Personalized-crafted Self-importance

The first vainness was positioned also shut to the lavatory door, generating it really hard to get in and out of the house. Moreover, with only a single sink, it wasn’t really functional for the Wolfs’ little ones. Escalating up having to share a toilet with her very own sister, Chelsea comprehended the significance of getting two sinks for her two girls.

With the enable of some designs she found on the net, Chelsea was capable to create the vanity herself—adding a quartz countertop from a nearby fabricator at Delta Stone. “There are so several totally free designs accessible online these times,” suggests Chelsea. “I uncovered 1 that seemed like what I was likely for but modified for my correct dimensions. There was nonetheless a large amount of head-scratching involved which built my full develop time quite prolonged. But now that the vanity is mounted, I would not have experienced it any other way!”

Extending the Lavatory Wall

In purchase to make place for the new double vanity, Chelsea knew she would need to have to lengthen the existing wall of her bathroom. Utilizing some added place from the hallway, Chelsea and her dad, contractor Danny Lipford, were equipped to give the rest room an added 12 sq. ft of home allowing for a larger sized vanity and an extension to the linen closet.  

Penny Floor Tiles

For the new flooring, Chelsea picked retro design penny tiles. “I loved the penny tile as a nod to the age of our residence. No just one will imagine it’s primary, but I imagined it was a exciting addition as a substitute of likely full-on modern in a 1950s house,” she suggests. Most effective of all, the tiles came in sheets earning the installation course of action that considerably easier.

Wetwall

For the walls, Chelsea chose to incorporate ultra durable Wetwall panels in a all-natural stone pattern. “The wall panels are created from the very same company that helps make laminate counter tops. And what will get abused more than a kitchen area counter!”

Rather of containing the appear to the shower, she determined to enclose the overall bathroom with Wetwall as it is uncomplicated to clean and removed the need for paint.

More compact Additions

A new (not blue) rest room and bathtub was an absolute must. Chelsea opted for bigger finish plumbing fixtures to get the most bang for her buck. “Spending revenue on good quality plumbing fixtures is seriously about good quality of existence,” she suggests. “You can inform the change between a more cost-effective faucet and a higher finish design when you are applying it various times a working day.”

To end off the space, Chelsea added modern day light-weight fixtures to brighten up the area and painted the ceiling to match the new vainness.