We recently made the decision to gut and renovate a 1980/90's style master bathroom and make this baby a little older school, by incorporating some older pieces with character in with some modern elements. We think this will give the master suite a nice eclectic look.
Jon met the owner (Bob) of a company called Recycling & More on a Saturday and by noon Monday the bathroom looked like the picture on the top left. Recycling & More did a great job demolishing the old bathroom and hauled away trash for about the price of a dumpster. Recycling & More separates the debris and recycles as much of the materials as they can. If you are in the Lansing area and need debris hauled away or if you have a demo. project you should contact Bob to get a quote at (517) 303-9383. If you are not in the Lansing area you may be able to find a company like this that is a good alternative to the traditional approach of renting an expensive dumpster and removing debris and filling the dumpster yourself.
We also want to thank Jacob and Nick for their help on the demolition work.
Onto the bathroom concept. When renovating a bathroom, it's convenient and tempting to go to a big box store and purchase the latest and greatest bathroom accessories. The challenge in this is to make sure your newly renovated space fits the context of the rest of the original house. One of the ways you can do this is by finding items at resale stores and antique shops that will fit well in your space.
We had some great finds (pictured above) last week. We found a great looking antique mirror at the Habitat for Humanity Restore that we will use in the master bathroom above the sink. We also found a sweet dresser at an antique store that will make a unique looking vanity. We will install two vessel sinks to the top of the dresser to make this a one of a kind bathroom design.
We will post the finished product to the blog, once it is complete. More to come...