1960’s bathroom modernized with PRÄGEL, PERFEKT LIDINGÖ, & ÄDEL

Our bathroom was in need of an update! We had the original counter top, sink from 1961. While some may like mid century modern, it is not our favorite. We couldn’t do a new vanity because the cabinet is built in over some stairs and would need to be custom built.


I decided to give the built in cabinet a face-lift instead.
I tore out the existing counter top and sink.I removed the cabinet doors too.


I purchased 1 panel of 1/8″ birch plywood from the hardware store and cut it to match the dimensions of the cabinet. I stained it to match the ÄDEL Doors and nailed it to the cabinet front and sides with a finish nailer.

Then I cut the PRÄGEL, black mineral effect countertop to size with a table saw and cut a hole in it for the new sink.


For the backsplash, I used a PERFEKT LIDINGÖ Plinth, gray. This is supposed to be a kick plate for a kithcen floor cabinet base. The gray foil is a great match with the black mineral effect countertop and reflects the mineral effect too. I cut it to length and secured it to the wall with silicone caulk. I caulked the backsplash and countertop joint with this as well.

I used the hinges from the original cabinet doors to attach the ÄDEL Doors to the cabinet and drilled the doors for knobs and attached them.

Then I installed the sink and faucet.


Our IKEA hack bathroom is so much better than before and it only cost about $150 including the sink!