This bathroom remodel took place at a rental house in Southern Pines, NC, the same house with the painted stair runner posted about here.
I don’t have a true before and after for you because I didn’t make it over to the house with my camera before it had already been demolished.
There’s a different approach in renovating a rental property. Generally, I like to keep things neutral and keep a tight budget in mind which is why you see a lot of off the shelf fixtures. I don’t want to push the design envelope because I know that most of the people in my area probably won’t appreciate it, the painted stair runner blew a lot of minds but in a good way.
I’m not trying to sell this property, I’m really just trying to maintain it or remodel it to a level that will set it apart and guarantee higher rent.
Here’s a picture of the bathroom after it had been gutted.
Here’s what we did:
- Stripped everything out except for the shower. It stayed because it was tiled with neutral mocha brown tiles. I regret leaving the shower now, I think we should’ve gone ahead and re-tiled the shower. If we would’ve done that, I would’ve certainly used white subway tiles.
- New plumbing
- New wiring
- New toilet, Lowe’s
- New pedestal sink, Lowe’s
- New faucet, Overstock
- New mirror, Lowe’s
- Sconces, CSN Lighting
- New floor tile, Marjorca
- Added wainscotting
- New valve trim, showerhead, local plumbing supply
I think it turned out great!