I wanted to share our remodel of the family vanity. The old unit was getting on a bit with the laminate surface worn in certain places. It was our main family vanity which had lasted for over 15 years with constant use. To keep within our budget, we decided to update just the countertop, add a new basin and mixer tap. We really like the base unit as it provides contrast, and it had sentimental value:-)
First, I had to remove the existing tile splash-back, but no matter how careful I was, there were holes that needed to be patched up. I have never figured out a method to remove large tiles without taking off some of the Gyprock in the process.
Once this was done, the stonemason installed the countertop and splash-back. Most stonemasons have offcuts of engineered stone such as Caesarstone or Quantum Quartz from their other jobs. We ask for something in white and he gave us a selection of offcuts to choose from.
After the top went on, we installed the wash basin, mixer and connected the pipes. The area was painted in a “popcorn”, and the mirror was reattached to the wall.
For the base unit, the drawer runners and door hinges were replaced with a soft-close mechanism. If anyone is interested, I listed the items we used for this project.
Wow, amazing work as always @Nham. Thank you so much for sharing with the community. I'm sure there will be plenty of admirers coming your way.
Your vanity looks so beautiful. I especially like the new drawer runners you've placed in. I guarantee that everyone will be amazed at the smooth-glide action of the new drawers. That stone top is magnificent and I'm sure you got a fantastic deal by the sounds of it. I'm sure everyone in the house is very happy with the new vanity.
We look forward to seeing your next project.
Great work @Nham , love the use of the stone for both the bencthop and splashback.
It is incredible what a little update can do to a space! @Nham the vanity looks larger now with the gorgeous quartz you have selected for the countertop and the backsplash. Doing the off-cuts definitely would have save you money! How much do you think you saved with doing off-cuts? Are you okay with giving us a rough estimate for this reno?
Jordan (Stonemason) gave us a choice of different patterns, ranging from $400 to $700 including installation of the countertop and splash-back. The different in price was purely base on the pattern design. If you have a small area, using a left over quartz slab is a good idea. All up, we were working on a budget of $1000, but went over by $400. My favourite part is the basin, we reposition it be in line with the cabinets and that opened up more bench space.
That's very clever @Nham to reposition the sink like that, I would have never thought of it!
$400 isn't too bad, it is a bathroom after all.
Amazing savings tips as well, keep them coming!