Ryan and Chloe’s Bathroom Makeover
By: Thomas Boni
Ryan and Chloe’s master bathroom needs a makeover, especially after the couple’s 4-year-old inadvertently flooded the area.
To compound matters, the vanity’s counter is too low, its wood is worn, the walls, mirror, light and plumbing fixtures need updates, and the toilet and ceramic tile need replacing.
The “Today’s Homeowner” episode that airs the week of May 13, 2018 nationwide, features the following projects, among others:
Raising the Vanity
Sometimes, homeowners raise their entire vanity, but that would require cutting new holes for the plumbing, which could result in a messy look from the inside.
Instead, Danny uses 1x4s to raise the vanity from the top — extending the vanity to 36 inches tall. He uses 2x4s for the back, middle and side supports; that gives plenty of surface to attach the 1×4 across the front.
He then uses a narrow piece of screen molding to mask the seam where the new 1×4 meets the old vanity.
Polishing Cultured Marble
Cultured marble can develop scratches over time. However, there’s a way to give your cultured marble countertops a facelift.
First, clean the countertop. Once surface dirt is removed, use an automotive polishing compound to deep-clean the piece.
Afterward, wet-sand the countertop with 1,000-grit sandpaper to remove scratches.
Then give it a quick rinse and apply more polishing compound.
If possible, use an automotive buffer to finish the project.
Replacing a Faucet
Ryan and Chloe currently have a three-hole faucet but they are converting to a stylish one-hole faucet made by Danze. It’s Danze’s Antioch Single Handle Lavatory Faucet in brushed nickel.
You might be wondering how this is possible when the sink has two extra holes — it’s a simple fix.
A Danze faucet repair kit includes a plate that conceals the now-unnecessary two holes at the sides, leaving room just for the single-hole faucet. We selected the kit carefully because the number of holes a faucet has, and how far apart they are, is important if you’re reusing a countertop. Three-hole faucets can be arranged in a 4-inch or 8-inch spread, so you need to know the kind of faucet (and its spread) beforehand.
Finally, there’s a fun feature on this new faucet: It includes a touch-down drain assembly; you simply push down on the drain cover to retain water; push up to drain.
Here’s the episode promo:
WATCH THE SHOW: Don’t miss “Today’s Homeowner,” which airs each week on television nationwide. Check your local listings for time and channel.
Danny Lipford is among the country’s most sought-after home improvement experts.
The seasoned remodeling contractor and media personality served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s “The Early Show” and The Weather Channel for over a decade and has made more than 180 national television appearances on “Fox & Friends,” “Inside Edition,” “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” Fox Business Channel, Rachael Ray and more.
He travels the country making appearances as a brand ambassador and spokesperson, and each year contributes expertise to hundreds of popular magazines and online media outlets.
Chelsea Lipford Wolf is a born-and-raised home enthusiast, adding her crafty skills and passion for DIY as co-host of the top-rated, nationally syndicated “Today’s Homeowner” TV show.
In addition, Chelsea maintains her own home lifestyle and décor blog and award-winning web-series, “Checking in with Chelsea.”
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