Monday, November 30, 2015

Updating old Bathroom Sinks.. while re-using old vanities

Happy Cyber Monday! Today I am sharing another little bathroom update to our Master Ensuite bathroom..We have been on quite the roll in here. It was a mission in itself to get my hubby on board with all these updates.. but once we were re-doing the shower he couldn't just ignore the grungy old sinks that we use on a day to day basis. To save money and make my hubby happy we opted to leave the existing vanities and simply changed out the old sinks and faucets. Click to see more info and sources.
We went with a rectangular drop-in sink this time round. I absolutely love the design, the rectangular shape is bigger so its easier for washing and allows for less water splashes outside of the sink.. We purchased our sinks from Rona, its the Cavallie model from Foremost. 
Sink Source - Rona
The old faucet looked good from far but it was FAR from good up close (just in case you were fooled!)  For the New faucet we went with The Pfister Ashfield 1 handle faucet. It's actually the same one we have in our powder bath just this one is chrome and in our powder bath we have Oil Rubbed bronze. I love the ONE handle design and vintage style. As much as I love the look of the cross handles.. sometimes with kids its harder to get the right water temperature. This faucet is super easy to adjust water temperature and it looks great. (This is not a sponsored post I promise.. I just really like this faucet!!)
Faucet Source - Lowes
I am happy to announce we will be installing a New floor for this bathroom in the early part of next year... I am actually leaning to a New product from Armstrong.. Luxe Plank tiles in a 12x24"...They really look like real tile!  Has anyone used them before? They seem almost too good to be true, they come with a crazy 30 year residential warranty, but the best part is you can apply them right on top of your current floors!! For us that is the key, not only will the new tile shape update our bathroom, the colouring will be more our taste, plus its softer on the feet and will be less cold than our current tile. And the best, best part of all is its fairly inexpensive compared to installing an all new floor .. Especially since it's easy for my hubby to install by just using a utility knife .. and with 2 little ones hello everyone can appreciate less MESS!! Can you tell I am a tad excited to start this project!! :) 
If you liked this, you may be interested in our Ensuite Shower Reno.. see our full shower makeover reveal HERE 

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  1. Your bathroom is very pretty! Love the new sinks. Is the counter granite? If so, how did you enlarge the sink hole to accommodate the new sinks? Thanks.

    1. Thanks for stopping by.. The counters are a laminate made to look like a granite. So we just had to cut the hole slightly wider to accommodate new sinks. If you do have granite I'm thinking that a granite fabricator could widen your holes if needed? We just had our kitchen counters done in quartzite - granite and they cut the sink hole on site. Hope this helps. ~Lisa