In this quick bathroom makeover, we’re transforming an old 1908s bathroom into a modern, fresh space in one weekend.
For this quick bathroom makeover, we aren’t doing any structural changes like we did for the Master Bathroom Remodel. The point of this project is to take an old, outdated bathroom and freshen it up using some paint, vinyl wall paper, and some cool new tile that can be laid down on the existing floor. The first step was to use my steamer to remove the old flowery wall paper from the entire room. The previous owner, my grandmother, loved to change out the wall paper every year. In some spots, there were a few layers of paper that had to come down.
My wife and I didn’t want to remove everything just because of its age. She really like the vanity’s countertop and the cabinetry in the room. We did however want to brighten up those features with some nice paint and updated fixtures. Normally, I would rip out and demo the old, linoleum floor, but the QuicTile porcelain tile can be laid on top of it. I’m really excited to use this new system as opposed to the very laborious tile process.
I know what you make be thinking, how can you just lay tile on old linoleum? I wondered that too. The tile system is made of a thick 12″x24″ slab of porcelain tile with an adhered underlayment with a tongue and groove connector. The tile will rest on a water-proof layer that you lay down on the existing floor and click together the tiles. This system is a blend of tile and wood flooring. Once laid in the room and clicked together, you apply the premixed grout to the spaces between the tiles, just as you would traditionally.
I was really impressed with the QuickTile process and the floor feels super sturdy and firm. The tile did cut with a tile saw just as porcelain tile would. I did have to use an angle grinder with a tile cutter to make the hole for the toilet flange. I reinstalled the removed toilet just like I did in the Bits video all about toilets right on top of the new tiles. The floor looked AMAZING and was done in about a day. While QuicTile did sponsor this video, I was genuinely super happy with the results and the installation process.
At this point, the bathroom looked brighter, fresher, and beautiful. My wife had the idea to make one of the walls opposite of the large mirror into an accent wall. There are so many ways to make to add focus to a boring wall; cool paint, geometric wood accents, or modern wall paper. We found some really fun and exciting vinyl wall paper that is made for bathrooms. The installation process for vinyl wallpaper was not easy. In traditional wallpaper, you apply glue to the paper which allows you to make small adjustments when stuck to the wall. This vinyl sheet did not allow for any micro adjustments. I had to make sure that the lines in the designs matched up and I pressed out any bubbles with a scraper. Once done, it looked amazing.
Amazing Weekend Transformation
I am so happy with how the bathroom looks! The paint, the wall paper, and the QuicTile all made this project really pop. The amount of work that needed to be done was really accessible because of the QuicTile system. I was resistant to updating this bathroom because of the extensive tile process. When The Home Depot approached us about using the QuicTile, I was so motivated to get this project done. The quality of the final product is top notch and I’m really happy with it. If you need to freshen up a room in your house, check out the QuicTile system.
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Finishes & adhesives I like:
- Jasper Brass Wall Sconces
- ReVent Bathroom Fan
- Wire strippers (not the ones I have, but good ones)