Bathroom Renovation: From the Eighties to Modern

This bathroom renovation will bring new life to a dark, dated bathroom — and peace to two daughters who use it.

The house is home to Ally, David and their three children, Mary Catherine, Anna and Joseph. Much of it has been updated, but the guest bathroom is straight out of the ‘80s.

A dark, unattractive bathroom with dated cabinets and features, before the renovation
David and Ally’s bathroom was functional, but not very inviting, and it felt like it was lost in time.

The Projects

•Remove existing vanity and cabinet
•Replumb for two sinks
•Install new ceramic floor over existing floor
•Install new base and crown molding
•Install new vanity
•Replace exhaust fan
•Rewire for two lights
•Paint walls, cabinet, doors, trim and ceiling
•Install Fluidmaster repair kit in the toilet
•Install new faucets and light fixtures

We’re going to remove this massive floor-to-ceiling cabinet (at left) so we can install a new vanity with two sinks.

Remove existing vanity and cabinet

First on this bathroom renovation to-do list, we’re removing a floor-to-ceiling cabinet. But it is so massive, getting it out of the house is a project in itself!

Next, we remove the old single vanity, so we can replace it with a double one.

Virtu USA’s Talisa 60-inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity features solid wood construction, two doors with concealed soft-close hinges, four functional drawers on full extension soft-close glides, designer brass knobs, and a factory-assembled base cabinet for an easy installation. Learn more here.

Chelsea and Ally then move outside to prep and paint the old cabinet doors from the bathroom’s built-in storage.


  1. Hi, I have a question for you. It’s out of topic but is this just towel or Turkish towel. Because I want to buy it but i couldn’t decide.
    Thank you!! <3

    • The towels belong to the homeowners, Cemre. We’re not sure if they’re Turkish towels, but we sure think they’re stylish!
      Thanks for watching this episode of Today’s Homeowner. 🙂


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