House Remodeling Projects – Kitchen and Bathroom

I purchased a house in June 2015 that I knew needed remodeling completed. The house was originally built in the 1970s with minimal changes made to it since then. Some of the items I saw that needed to be completed to bring it up to date were an updated kitchen counter top and a bathroom makeover.

I decided to attack the bathroom first. The funny thing is when I told everyone I had a 1970s blue bathtub and toilet and wanted to update it, many people said not to and to leave the blue because it is better quality and coming back in style. Not sure if I believe either of those statements, but I decided to leave it blue and remodel around the blue color. I figured I could always upgrade the bathtub and toilet at a later date. Below are some of the before and after pictures.

Bathroom before photos:

Original 1970s blue bathroom before remodeling

Original 1970s blue bathroom before remodeling

1970s Blue bathroom remodeling project. Left the blue bathtub, toilet and tile for now.

1970s Blue bathroom remodeling project. Left the blue bathtub, toilet and tile for now.

Bathroom after photos:

1970s blue bathroom after remodeling. Replace vanity, sink, mirror and paint.

1970s blue bathroom after remodeling. Replace vanity, sink, mirror and paint.

1970s blue bathroom after remodeling. New vanity, sink, mirror and paint. I left the blue bathtub, blue toilet and blue tile for now based on comments from plumbers and friends.

1970s blue bathroom after remodeling. New vanity, sink, mirror and paint. I left the blue bathtub, blue toilet and blue tile for now based on comments from plumbers and friends.

1970s blue bathroom remodeling project. I left the blue bathtub, toilet and sink based on comments from plumbers and friends.

1970s blue bathroom remodeling project. I left the blue bathtub, toilet and sink based on comments from plumbers and friends.

The kitchen was in relatively good shape other than needing some appliance updates and a new countertop. I hated the tile countertop that was there when I bought the house. I had considered doing a complete remodeling, but decided against it at this time. Below are some of the before and after kitchen makeover pictures:




Before remodeling:

Original ugly countertop - 1 inch tile with grout. Ugh.

Original ugly countertop – 1 inch tile with grout. Ugh.

Original gas stove

Original gas stove

After remodeling:

New kitchen countertop and sink after remodeling upgrade.

New kitchen countertop and sink after remodeling upgrade.

New kitchen countertop

New kitchen countertop

New kitchen countertop.

New kitchen countertop.

New kitchen countertop after remodeling upgrade.

New kitchen countertop after remodeling upgrade.

New Kitchen Sink. I love size and depth of this compared to what I had before.

New kitchen sink after remodeling

New kitchen sink after remodeling

Kitchen pass thru window.

Kitchen pass thru window.

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