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Help! My 1st Remodeling Project-Main Bathroom

12 years ago

I have hired a wonderful man to demo my small bathroom. It has a 5 ft tub; 30 inch vanity and toilet. Nothing will be moved; just replaced including the chicklet tiles. Where do I begin? I am on a budget since I was laid off after 12 years and I am in my 50's so it isn't easy. I saw a tile called "Revello Beige" 6 x 6 for the walls and 12 x 12 for the floor at Lowe's. Is Lowe's tile inferior? I can't afford expensive tile and I did like the neutral look of this tile. I want a good strong flushing toilet. Also since my BR doesn't have a window it sweats in the summer. I saw a Kohler that said it has an insulated tank. Actually it was the Memoirs Class Five Elongated bowl height 16.5. Has anybody had any experience w/non-sweating toilets? I want a high toilet because of the aging process. Also where should I put my dollars? Our builder who builds custom cabinets offered to build me a vanity for $600.00. Is it safe to buy the faucets at Lowe's or HD? I heard that Moen and Price Pfister make products just for these stores and are inferior. Next question is concerning the only object my husband cares about; a fan/heat/light lamp to take out the humidity? Any suggestions? And I will need a shower door and ordinary porcelain bathtub. Has anybody used Faucets Direct? I want to get the best bang for my buck and want my bathroom to look spectacular. Any advice will be so helpful! I just don't know anything about this type of thing and I know people on this forum are great. Walk and talk with me. I want to listen and learn. Share all your knowledge with me, Susan, who wishes she had an eye for design and hands to create a birdhouse. I will post pictures as I go along. Check out the Kohler K-3542 Memoirs Comfort Height elongated toilet. I love the shape of the base and don't think $309.96 w/o seat and angle supply is alot. All fixtures will be white and faucets brushed nickel. I like the Price Pfister Hanover Series F-049-TM double handle lavatory faucet. I am all over the place and need to get ordering since I am purchasing all the materials.

Thanking you in advance,


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