Another great bathroom remodeling tip has to do with raising the height of your bathroom countertops without having to actually replace your cabinets.
In the attached photo, the original cabinets were kept (and re-painted) but the countertops completely re-done and raised over 4 1/2 inches. We ripped off the original cultured marble countertop (which included the sinks as it’s all one piece) then set a 2 x 4 on end and secured it to the top of the cabinets all the way around. From there it was topped with the proper material (plywood, etc.) to re-create the counters. New sinks & fixtures were installed and then to counters were decoratively tiled with 2″x 2″ tile. It worked beautifully and we saved a minimum of $500 by not having to replace the actual cabinets.
My 6′3″ husband is probably the happiest with this remodeling tip as he doesn’t have nearly as far to bend down when he shaves!
P.S. This is the same bathroom from last week’s article. We took about a year in between making the first set of changes to this most recent remodel. More of the bathroom was re-done but that’ll be for another blog on another day…..