Before & After: '70s Bathroom Addition Finally Fits In

Before & After: '70s Bathroom Addition Finally Fits In

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Tara Bellucci
Mar 27, 2015
(Image credit: Amanda Miller)

While glad for the extra space, the addition made on Amanda and Dustin's Sears Kit home felt out of place. So, when they started an update on its bathroom, making it fit in with the rest of the home was a priority.

(Image credit: Amanda Miller)

From Amanda:

My boyfriend and I bought a 1925 Sears kit home in December of 2014. The entire house needed improvement, but the worst part was the way the addition they added on in the 70s felt too much like an addition. While we loved the space and extra full bathroom it had, it felt too much like it was just thrown together and not a part of the house.

One night of boredom and beers brought my boyfriend and I to start tearing down the wallpaper in the addition's bathroom to put a fresh coat of paint on. Unfortunately, we found that the drywall underneath the wallpaper was in TERRIBLE condition. We ended up taking the bathroom down to the studs and sub-floor and starting fresh.

We installed new drywall, beadboard, floor tile, trim, vent, showerhead, sink, toilet and much more. We made sure to use the same thick trim that the original part of the home has and it definitely has become less of a random 70s addition bathroom. It took two months and way more money than we expected, but we're so happy with the way it turned out.

Thank you Amanda & Dustin!

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