These are my bathroom counters (with molded in sinks, remember that feature)
This is the main bathroom but the one in the master bathroom is identical.
The photo is from when I was at last able to indulge my long held dislike of the crystal faucet knobs and replace them with smooth handles.
But that dislike isn’t limited to the faucets.
I’ve never been a fan of the countertops either.
They are so……beige.
But as any realtor will tell you with an airy wave of their hand “oh you can just swap those out.”
Like it’s just a matter of calling up the countertop people and saying “Hey, can you bring over a selection of molded double sink countertops and swap the one I choose out with what I have? Tomorrow at 3? Sure I’ll be home.”
Because that conversation will never happen.
First you take yourself off to a home improvement place and ask about their molded sink countertops. Oh, they don’t have those in stock? Any samples I can see before ordering? Oh, not such a common thing any more? Counter tops with no sinks? Sinks you have to then cut for and install? Or tile installed over a wood base? How much? Oh… well there are two of them. Yes we did just replace the wide set faucets on one. Well, I suppose they don’t have to match the other bathroom.
And then DH and I disagree about sink styles for awhile in the ‘fixtures’ aisle. He loves the molded in sinks we have, says they are easier to clean.
I’m not sure how he would know that.
I say under mount sinks though I do just love the look of those large glass bowl style sinks. DH hates them, says they take up too much counter space and are a pain to clean.
Again… I’m not sure how he would know.
Then he pointed out there might not actually be room for sinks to be under the counter unless they are shallow.
This is something he *would* know from putting in the faucets last year but I want to see actual measurements. Because we obviously HAVE sinks now that are not that shallow so I want specific data on that call.
This has been an ongoing thing for a few months now.
See, spurred on by the replaced faucets and then the new stove & fridge and then painting the living room, I’m feeling ambitious about home improvement now.
My nagging background dislike of the bathroom counters has gotten stronger. I hate the whole bathroom to be honest. Given the money I’d hire some people to gut both of them – new countertops, new or refinished cabinets, new tub/shower, new toilet, new flooring, paint.
But the tub/shower surround in the main bathroom is in good shape (just an ugly beige). The one in mine isn’t in such good shape but replacing it involves removing a wall so that’s not happening until it starts leaking. and even that is a maybe due to it sitting on a concrete slab.
It’s all in good shape. The one thing those damn hippies built to last are the bathrooms.
Pity they are so ugly.
But then one day in Lowes I saw this
*I* have countertops that need transforming!
Comes in assorted colors. Some of which are …um… less ugly than the existing countertops!
I could probably live with the onyx, but it won’t go with the cabinets, which will need to be stripped, sanded and….something… same wood as in the kitchen so I know they get a light reddish brown when sanded…. maybe the java stone.
Only 3 easy steps!
How hard can it be!
I could have new countertops in a weekend! Or less depending on drying time!
Everything you need in one handy box!
What more could you want?
Well apparently you could want reviews of the product. At least according to DH.
He likes the idea of the product but isn’t at all sure how it will wear with the molded in sinks.
So we wait while he tracks down the other brave souls who might have attempted to use this product on *their* molded sink counter tops. He’s not having much luck with that, which means that either somewhere there is a specific wording of “don’t use this with molded sinks you idiots” that we can’t find or other people with molded sinks are ALSO waiting for someone to try this before they do.
Or maybe we are the only people who are trying to keep the molded sinks rather than replace them.
I know where my bet is.