Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Powder Room Reveal
So what do you think? What I thought would be a 3 day project turned into a 3 week marathon. The budget of $600.00 was blown out of the water or should I say toilet. Final cost....$916.00, dog gone it!
Where did the money go? Here is the list
Paint - $117.42
Paint Supplies - $53.48
Faucet and plumbing - $102.00
Toilet paper holder - $15.98
Tile - $37.00
Hardware - $48.18
Electrical - $98.94
Toilet - $238.00
Counter Top - $205.00
Total cost -$ 916.00
Man it adds up fast!!!
Where we saved
Professional wall painter - $200.00
Plumber for sink and toilet - $300.00
New vanity instead of updating the old - $500.00
Electrical work - $125.00
Tile work - Have no idea
Paint vanity - Have no idea
Total saved for sure $1,125.00
After searching around in home improvement magazines, internet, and such seems the average price of remodeling a powder room is $3,000-$6,000, holy cow!!
I ended up doing more than I planned at the start of this what I thought would be an easy DIY. Our SIL who is a plumber suggested we update our old pipes and all that jazz while we were at it. Hubby also thought the electrical stuff could use some updating. Hubby and I both agreed a taller more water efficient toilet would be a good idea since we will be retiring in place (we hope). I could have gone cheaper on the vanity paint but this room gets a whole lot of action as it's the only bath on the first floor, the good stuff was a must. We could have Made Do with the original counter top but it was beginning to show its age. All in all I don't regret any of the decisions we made or money we spent. We both figure now is the time to do as many improvements we can afford before retirement.
We have enough leftover vanity paint to update both of our full upstairs bathrooms, which in time I will do but NO time soon!!! Ha I hope to find someone who could use the 1/2 gallon of leftover grey paint as I don't need it in any other rooms. Most of the painting supplies can be used again as long as hubby doesn't get his hands on it all and store away where no one can find it!
I am so glad this longer than I expected more expensive than I planned project is complete!!! Now if I can get the durn contractors to get those bids in maybe we can cross a few more things off the to do list. After a break of a week or two I need to get started on the family room. We have bought a couple of new pieces of furniture but a TON more elbow grease and work needs to be done. All in good time