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Small Unused Spaces In Your Home Can Become The Perfect Guest Bathroom.

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A guest bath/powder room did not exist in our farmhouse when we moved in. I loved that fact that we had three full baths, including one on the main level, but, I had future plans to turn that one into a master bath since it was sort of off of our master bedroom. So, we needed to find a perfect area for a guest bath. As luck would have it, there was a small walk-in storage closet off our main living area that fit our purpose well. A perfect area for a guest bath.

 

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An old dresser proved to be the perfect sink vanity.  We used a medium gray paint and added a quartz top before connecting the vessel sink.  The plumbing was run down through the top of the vanity and through a cut out in the top drawer and into the wall.
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Our storage closet before transforming into the guest half-bath.
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Inside of storage closet looking towards door into hall.

First order or business in creating a guest bath out of our storage closet was to remove all the shelving, patch the walls and remove the harsh, overhead florescent light.
We looked at various options for a vanity for the area and nothing seemed quite right.  Then, while browsing one of our favorite places for recycled furniture (love recycled and upcycled!) we came across the PERFECT vanity, a vintage dresser upcycled to a darling little vanity.  And, don’t you know, it just happened to be the perfect size for the spot it would go.  Meant to be!!!

 

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Guest Bath in progress.  Plumbing is run through bottom of drawers that have been cut out to fit.  Since only a section is cut out, there is plenty of storage room in drawers.

Guest Bath Vanity Install

Our beautiful little vanity slid right into it’s space in the new guest bath. When it was upcycled from it’s life as a dresser, the small bowl sink was installed on top with the plumbing run down through the drawers which had been cut out to allow the pipes to pass through. There is still ample room for storage in the drawers. Although Dan does most of our renovation projects, we try to not allow him to touch the plumbing, so we hired that part out to a family friend who is a plumber. We also did not upcycle the vanily ourselves but plan a master bath renovation in the near future and will do that then and include pictures and instructions.

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New guest bath re-do!
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