After what seems like years in the making, I am finally done with my bathroom remodel! The remodel included demoing the old medicine cabinet and vanity, repairing and repainting walls, tiling the floor, and building a new custom vanity.
You can read more about my bathroom remodel, from the beginning below!
The last part of my bathroom remodel project was a new tile floor. I ripped up the most recent layer of tile, but didn’t want to disturb the original 1950’s tile floor. The bathroom was built around the floor, so it was easier just to tile over it.
A couple of things to consider if you want to tile over an existing tile floor are:
The old tiles all need to be secured to the floor. If they are starting to pop up, you either need to reattach them or pull them all up.
The old tiles need to be smooth without corners sticking up or high points. If you try to tile over an uneven surface with new ceramic tile, they could break.
The overall height of the floor needs to be able to accommodate another layer of tile (think transitions in the doorway and any moldings in the room).
Luckily for me, all of these things were in my favor.
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In my last bathroom remodel update, I shared that we had redone the walls and installed the new mirror. The next step was to remove the old vanity and get ready to install the new one! What we thought would be an easy, one day project, ended up being quite a lot of work!
I recently shared that I was taking a literal tops down approach to my bathroom remodel, and starting with repairing the walls before installing my new vanity and counter top. After removing the old medicine cabinet mirror, the walls needed a little TLC before painting. Sometimes its annoying to have to pause and do things like chip old paint and repair holes in the wall, but it is worth it in the long run!
After finishing up the detailing on my bathroom vanity, it was time to move to the demo phase of the project! My custom vanity top arrived last week and looks perfect. I am so happy I decided to spend the extra money to get exactly what I wanted. With how nice the vanity top looked, we realized it would be smarter to work tops down in the bathroom, instead of installing the beautiful new pieces and then working over them, so the order of operation changed slightly!