The Before:

This bathroom was the classic 1990’s builder grade concept featuring a soaking tub, ample gold fixtures, a standard vanity, and sheet vinyl flooring. It was time for a refresh! The homeowners chose Michael’s Flooring and Cabinets to source all the materials for this complete bathroom transformation.

Part 1: The Cabinet Remodel

The remodel started with a “demo day” – the homeowners demolished the existing vanity, garden tub, and shower. Next, the custom cabinets were ordered and installed. The homeowners chose three Ideal Cabinetry vanities from the line at Michael’s. They also selected a large, solid wood vanity in Polar White with a Nantucket door style. These cabinets are soft close and consist of three separate pieces: two, 24-inch vanity sink bases and one, 21-inch drawer base. The homeowners were delighted with both the quality and cost. A similar vanity was priced at almost $300 more at a different store.

Pro tip: The cabinets were installed prior to the luxury vinyl tile (LVT) installation. The flooring installers were careful to explain that the flooring should be installed last. For this remodel, this was imperative because of the tiling work in shower and some of the other phases of construction. Installing the LVT last would prevent damage to the floor that could have occurred during the construction process.

Once the cabinets were in, the shower was framed and tiled. This is when the homeowners decided to take the former shower space and build a linen closet using a custom piece from Ideal Cabinetry. The homeowners chose to install a recessed cabinet with shelves on top and soft-close drawers at the bottom. For now, the top cabinets have been left open with no door. This piece perfectly matches the vanity.

The homeowners worked with other vendor specialists recommended by Michael’s to source countertops and lighting accessories, including a quartz countertop and a modern light fixture.

Part 2: The Floor

The Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring for the bathroom and carpet for the closet were both purchased from Michael’s Flooring and Cabinets. The homeowners also chose to use Michael’s installers. The process for this portion of the renovation consisted of ripping out the old sheet vinyl flooring in the bathroom and the carpet in the closet before installing the new LVT and carpet.

The homeowners chose Prestg Click Tile from LG. “We chose LVT for a variety of reasons. We know that LVTs have proven to be durable and they have the more modern look we wanted. We love the look of this new floor!” says one of the homeowners.

The homeowners decided to replace the builder grade carpet in the master closet while they were working on this project. Their choice: Natural Wonder II from Engineered Floors. The color is Aubra Breeze, and the homeowners love it! This carpet is much higher in quality than the builder grade option that was originally installed.

Pro tip: Whenever replacing carpet, you should always, always, always replace the pad as well. The builder grade pad was replaced with a pad that is higher in quality and should last for years to come. This closet now has a new, fresh new look.

The last phase of the flooring was the transition. The homeowners did away with the 1990s gold knaplock threshold and chose a transition that matches the LVP. All things gold were gone!

These homeowners were able to complete this project for well under $4,000 and were satisfied with the overall cost.

Specifically, the following items and services were purchased from Michael’s Flooring and Cabinets:
• Bathroom vanity
• LVT floor in bathroom
• Carpet and pad in walk in closet
• Installation of the LVT and carpet

The project was completed over the course of several weekends. Congratulations on your beautiful new bathroom and walk-in closet carpet!

If this project inspires you to take on a home renovation, let us help you. At Michael’s Flooring and Cabinets, we have knowledgeable project managers who can answer a variety of questions. We also have a wide array of in-stock inventory so you can start today.