The home that we bought and just moved in is spacious and definitely provides that need of our growing family but everything in it needs an upgrade. I can't believe that we have been living in this new home for almost 5 months now, time really flies.
We had a little extra funds from selling our old house so we allocated it into upgrading some parts of the house that really needs. One of the bathrooms in this house that is commonly used is the powder room. Everything in it is super old so last weekend, we finally got to upgrade it.
My husband is not very fond of dong a plumbing job but he is the only one in the family who cold do it so we were just there to support and help whatever we can to him. As I have mentioned in my previous DIY projects that we have done, hiring a professional to do a job in our area is very expensive. So we just try to do projects by ourselves. We work on home improvement every weekend and we have accomplished a lot. We still have a lot to do though and a lot of those we can't do it yet because it requires a big amount of money like the kitchen. That one, we might need to hire a pro because that would require a long time to do.
Anyway, we bought this Bellaterra home black vessel birch vanity single sink with natural marble top at Lowe's. It was a special order since they don't have it in the store. We had to waut a month before it arrived. We even called the corporate for this one because the Lowe's here in our area said that we have picked up our order already on a certain date where in fact we did not. I tell you, sometimes, you will scratch your head the way some employees do their job. It makes you scratch your head a lot of times.
Our sink project us coming along after hitting so many snags along the way, we learn things as we go. Plumbing job is not my husband's favorite thing to do but it has to be done. I just feel bad that we are lifting such a hard sink and his arm is still in pain. I love this Bellaterra vessel single birth bathroom sink. The marble top is very heavy. It's a shame we have to cut a hole underneath due to the kind of existing pipe in the bathroom. The pipe is on the floor rather than on the wall so it gave us a lot of problem. The single control lavatory faucet is quite unique as well. #DIYprojects #homeImprovement🛠🏡 #weekendProject #lavatory #sink #faucet #powderroom😍
My husband has been diagnosed with Cervical Disk Disorder with Myelopathy so he is in pain constantly and lifting a heavy sink like this one hurts him even more. It took us three tries before we finally have the sink on the right place. I got bruises in my arms and legs because this sink is really heavy.
Our daughter helped us in rompting the pipe to go in the hole of the sink that my husband carved as we lifted the sink.
The existing pipes of this bathroom have made very difficult for us to install the sink because we had to carve a hole at the bottom of the sink for the pipes to go through. We didn't really want to cut on the side because it will affect the strength of the sink so even if it was difficult, we did it the right way. My husband miscalculated the sizes of the pipes so it did not git on the holes. He then cut a hole lengthwise since he couldn't use the holesaw anymore.
My husband had to do three trips to the hardware store to get the right length of PVC pipe that he needs. Thanks goodness, after so many hours of working on it, we finally got it done.
I was just going to buy a cheaper vanity sink but my husband loved this Asian inspired sink and I love it too so that's what we bought. The handle is cute too.
The sink sits on top of the marble top and with the addition of the faucet, it came together as one bathroom beautiful sink.
The seashells are some of our souvenirs when we visited Philippines and Corpus Cristi Texas.
We finally got done with our project yesterday. It took a lot of trips to the hardware stores, took many times of trial and error but we got it done, I'm so relieved! We might continue our project in the garage but we will see. Happy Sunday everyone! #DIYprojects #homeImprovement🛠🏡 #powderroom😍 #weekendProject #familyWorkingTogether #vanity #sink
Over all, the cost of this project is $1,141.26 breakdown below.
1. vanity - $714.29
2. faucet - $ $159.00.
3. toilet - 188.95
4. bi-metal hole saw - 28.94
5. Misc (Teflon, PVC Pipes, etc) $50.08
I did not think it would cost that much but it did. The good thing is, we did it ourselves and did not have to pay for the labor cost. Oh I am so glad this project is all done. Now onto the next project.