DIY Repurposed Bathroom Vanities | Home Guides

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The only problems you face when repurposing furniture as a bathroom vanity are the size of your bathroom, the item you have to work with, your own imagination, and the depth of your skills. Homeowners have creatively repurposed items for use elsewhere in the home for decades, but more recently they have turned to antique, vintage or even cast-off modern furniture as alternatives to the cookie-cutter bathroom vanities from off the shelf. Repurposed units can often hold one or two bathroom sinks, while hiding the plumbing and providing extra storage. When you score an old piece of furniture for a few bucks at a thrift store, yard sale or the flea market, you can spend more money on that upscale sink or two you wanted instead.

Dresser to Bathroom Vanity

An old distressed dresser with antique glass knobs works well in a bathroom with a new low-profile sink set atop

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From Treehouses To Fire Pits, DIY Projects Help Drive Up Lumber Prices : NPR

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With the help of his children, Knoxville, Tenn., resident Matt Harris put the finishing touches on his dream treehouse on Father’s Day.

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With the help of his children, Knoxville, Tenn., resident Matt Harris put the finishing touches on his dream treehouse on Father’s Day.

Matt Harris

For years, Matt Harris dreamed about building a treehouse out behind his back fence in Knoxville, Tenn. He never got around to it, though, until the pandemic hit.

“It was just a matter of finding time,” Harris says. “And that didn’t come until everything kind of shut down for a little bit.”

When the coronavirus canceled youth sports for the season, Harris suddenly found his weekends free. And his children — ages 8, 7 and 4 — made a willing construction crew.

“They were good measurers and markers of the wood,” Harris says. “You don’t let

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DIY Bathroom Mirror Storage Case

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I am just slightly excited about this DIY Bathroom Mirror Storage Case I am sharing today.  Ok, just kidding.  I’m giddy!  I shared a little sneak peek on INSTAGRAM last week, and I am so happy to finally reveal the whole thing!  I have imagined it in my head, and the results are even better than I was hoping.  I have always wanted a full length mirror.  It makes checking out the final outfit before heading out the door so much easier than using the reflection of my glass shower door or my blank computer screen 😉  I thought it would be so great to add some function to this new mirror.  May as well kill two birds with one stone! I decided to build a big storage case behind the mirror to hold all my goodies and I am LOVING the results!  Here is how it turned out!

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DIY Home Improvement Projects To Try While You’re Stuck At Home

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The COVID-19 pandemic has meant all of us are spending more time at home. Even when social distancing restrictions lift, it’s clearly going to be a different summer than most of us were probably anticipating at the beginning of the year. So why not take this opportunity to improve your surroundings with some DIY projects? Even if you’ve never attempted a DIY home improvement project before, know it doesn’t need to take advanced skills or lots experience to make a major design impact. It’s also something the whole family can help with. Here are the best DIY projects for every level.

Swap Out Hardware

Anyone who can use a screwdriver can makeover a room simply by changing the pulls and knobs on drawers and cabinets. This is one of the few projects that requires zero skills. A true

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Totally Home Improvement | Where DIY & Professional Home Improvement Aficionados Come To Blog

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Compulsive Renovation Syndrome

As a leading international authority on home improvement disorders and founder of the Greatest Handyman Ever Hall of Fame, I have, of course, long been aware of the devastating condition known as Compulsive Renovation Syndrome. After some early dismissals of the disorder as “too many dollars and not enough sense” and various attempts to blame it on Minecraft and The Sims, CRS is now a generally accepted diagnosis. Today, it is a rare home show that does not feature a panel on CRS, many of which I have sat on myself.

Spring Ready Backyard in 5 Easy Steps

After a long and harsh winter, it’s time to make way for the beautiful warm spring. You’re going to be spending a lot of time in your backyard, which means it’s time to give it a complete spring makeover. You want to make turn this area into your own personal oasis where you can invite guests. Here are some

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The 5 Best DIY Home Improvement Projects While You’re Sheltering in Place

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Collect this ideaDIY home improvement projects while sheltering in place

Most of us will be social distancing throughout April and if you are too, then you’ve probably burned through most of your Netflix queue already. Doing a little home improvement can help you feel productive, improve the space you’re stuck in and kill some free time. We’ve outlined a few project ideas to get you started. 

1. Put some paint on it

Use up some old paint or buy a new color to paint something you’ve been meaning to. You can paint or stain your deck and fence in preparation for summer. Paint a wall or ceiling that needs a new look. Freshen up an older piece of furniture, like a dresser or bench. Major retailers like Home Depot or Lowe’s offer online delivery of swatches, samples and paint cans, along with all the supplies you may need. 

2. Create an accent or gallery wall

Redesign and

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Bathroom Remodeling Information DIY Pictures Photos Ceramic Niches Shower Shelves Kitchen Manassas Design Shower Tile Ideas Va.

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Bathroom remodeling design using Spectrus Brazilian granite vanity top with 12″ hole cut for under lighting of Decolav glass sink. Kraftmaid vanity with Pegasus vessel sink valve.

Click to view a slide show of 4 men setting a 500 lb granite floor on Remodeling Magazine’s website!

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Bathroom remodeling picture of Red Montana granite vanity top with Kohler Turnings vessel sink and Forte tall single handle faucet.

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Fairfax Virginia kitchen remodel with wall removal between family room and kitchen, arched room divider with columns, Kashmir Gold granite counters, sanded oak floors and Kraftmaid cherry cabinets.

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Please visit the many photos we have compiled to view pictures of kitchens and bathrooms. These pictures will help you come to a decision of the type and style of bathroom or kitchen remodeling you may want.    Your kitchen and bathroom are the most utilized rooms in

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7 Easy DIY Bathroom Projects You Can Complete While Staying Indoors

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“I can’t wait to spend extra time organizing and cleaning my bathroom,” said no one, ever. But if you’re doing the right thing by staying put during this coronavirus pandemic, you might as well tackle a few home projects—and the bathrooms should be near the top of your list.

But don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you take on a strenuous renovation, like retiling the floor or installing a new toilet. These improvements are quick to do and will cost you almost nothing except your time—which, we’re guessing, you have plenty of at the current moment.

1. Assess the linens


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“Go through your towels and other bath linens and pitch things that are threadbare,” says Julie Coraccio, an organizing professional and author of “Got Clutter? 365 Journal Prompts.” Not into throwing them in the trash? You can cut up old towels and use them as

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8 Weekend DIY Projects to Make Your Bathroom Look More Expensive

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Let’s be honest: Few things are quite as impressive as a gorgeously remodeled bathroom, which can make even the dingiest homes or tiniest of tiny apartments feel like penthouse suites.

But not all of us have the time or money for a remodel—and so we’re stuck with our sad albeit functional loo. Guess what, though? You don’t need the budget of a celebrity to have an A-list bathroom. In fact, you can make yours look more expensive in as little as two days’ time—without emptying your wallet.

Check out these DIY projects you can tackle to increase the “wow” factor of your bathroom.

1. Focus on fixtures

“One of the simplest and most cost-effective fixes for outdated bathrooms is to put a focus on your fixtures—as in, plumbing and lighting,” says designer Leah Tuttleman of Re-Bath. “Think chandelier, vintage door and cabinet handles, modern sink design, or a flashy new

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DIY Home Improvement: 12 Home Projects You Should Never DIY

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Malfunctioning sink pipes

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Drano didn’t get the water flowing again but it’s pretty clear the pipe under the sink is the culprit. All you need is a bucket and a wrench to get that hairy clog out, right? Think again. Doyle James, president of Mr.Rooter Plumbing says unless you are certain you know where the problem is, dismantling pipes can be risky. “Pipes are complex and very tricky to reassemble, particularly when they’re in close proximity to other plumbing components and machinery, such as dishwashers or garbage disposals,” says James. Even if you’re certain the obstruction is under the sink, if you don’t have prior experience with dismantling and reassembling pipes, you better leave it to a plumber, James says.

Installing dishwashers

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Buying a new dishwasher at a superstore doesn’t always come with free installation, but hiring a pro is definitely worth the extra cost according to James

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