Why we started: When we bought the house we knew we wanted to update the baths and kitchen but didn't have a plan for when. I was giving Zach his bath one night and decided I was done fighting the horrible handle that controlled the temperature of the water. It was almost impossible to adjust so it was a constant battle with too hot or too cold for him. Seeing that the builder did not provide any access to the plumbing so it was either bust a hole in the family room wall or start the renovation. I won't go into major details, basically we gutted it all(not actually the original plan) and everything is new. I wanted to keep the vanity and paint it but it was too big for the stock countertops so it was either a custom counter or new vanity/counter for the same price so we went with new.
The 'hotel' faucet. You spin the clear knob to turn it on and the turn the tab behind it to change the temp. The tab part stopped working and required Tim's muscles to move it!
We learned a lot of new skills(thanks for all the help Dad!) with this project and have almost recovered enough to tackle our master bath now! =)
After looking at this over and over I felt like it needs once last before/after side by side so here it is: