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Step 8: Install Sink, Faucet, Shower Head and Toilet

Run a line of caulk adhesive along the top edges of the vanity cabinet and place sink on the top pressing into place. This is a rectangle sink with a flat bottom. If you get something similar make sure the sink is leveled correctly to avoid improper draining and pooling in the sink. Read reviews when purchasing new items. It is very helpful to avoid problems people have had.

Reinstall the toilet using a new wax seal.

If you had to cut any part of the wall to make the sink fit now is the time to fix that with new drywall where it was damaged.

If you don't have experience with any plumbing you could hire a plumber in install shower and sink fixtures. I did it myself. Follow instructions to avoid any leaks. Again, not something you want in a reno project.

Tip - Take a picture of the pvc pipe before you remove it. That way you can reconstruct it after and avoid purchasing new. You will need to clean it very well. It will be massively gunked.

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<p>Hey! Great job, really! I bet the whole house feels better now. About to start a full gut myself and needed a pep talk... thanks for that! </p>
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<p>Great job! However, I like the look of and would have used Subway tile for the shower stall and the sink area. But, to each his own.</p>
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<p>I have seen worse lol</p><p>Good tips a good homework needs to be done Before you start renovating.</p>
<p>Good job! The floor tile is really nice! Btw... Who puts a lil ole mirror next to the toilet? lol (old pics)</p>
All of the extra pieces just look beautiful and, as a whole, the bathroom is just wonderful! Looks like a lot of work, but like it is worth it in the end :)
Congratulations on a job well done! It's a dream bathroom compared to the pit you had there before.
I had a vision buying my house. The bathroom was sort of nice compared to the wall-to-wall royal blue flower print carpeting, the peach floor tile, the mint green walls and dark wood paneling. Don't worry, I renovated the entire house. Bathroom was last on the list.
Heh heh. The key is knowing when a house has &quot;good bones,&quot; and going from there, eh?
That looks great and I am totally NOT considering doing this to my bathroom now lol. Since you went over budget, do you know how much you saved by not hiring a contractor at least?
About $4300 from the estimate. The main reason I went over budget was thinking I could get a standard sized shower door only to realize that when I tiled clear to the ceiling the 6 foot shower door looked awful - it was way too short. So a custom 8 foot shower door ran me over $1200.
That's pretty good then. It certainly would've been worse hiring the contractor and then needing the custom door. <br> <br>I may have to tackle the shower remodel only in the future. Mine looks like yours in the before pictures... but I do like that light fixture... and my wife really wants a backsplash.... this is going to get expensive lol.
The bathroom looks great! (I'm a sucker for mosaic tile) <br /> <br />Way to go tackling this project and taking pictures along the way.
Thanks man.

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