Sometimes I look at projects and think, “I can definitely do that!” Sometimes it’s more like, “I’ll try it and hire contractors to bail me out if I need to.” And sometimes I look at something and think, “Heck no, I’ll cause a lot more damage if I do it wrong than it’s worth!” For me, installing a pedestal sink over our new floors fell into the third camp. We just installed our new floors and the idea of a potential water leak (which in my mind was a long, sustained GUSH like in the cartoons) was too much for me to deal with so I hired it out.
I have a subscription to Angie’s List and used that to get a few quotes from plumbers and since I only called ones that were rated highly and they were all in the same ballpark, I just went with the one that gave me the earliest appointment. So, our bathroom went from this:
I still need to sand and paint the wall behind and on the sides of the sink.
And I need to install a shelf since we now have no storage in the bathroom after getting rid of the vanity. A TP holder also needs to go up, then this bathroom is done for now. For phase 3, I’d like to tile the wall halfway up with white/gray marble subway tile similar to this:
But for now, this bathroom is definitely presentable and even looks nice!