So, now that our new bathroom has been completely done long enough to have dust bunnies gathering underneath the claw foot bathtub, I wanted to share with you the total cost for our bathroom re-do. But first, let’s review what we re-did: new sub-flooring and new Marmoleum flooring, a fourth foot on our claw foot bathtub where there wasn’t one before, a “new” sink which was found in a free pile at an estate sale, a new laundry chute door that was previously metal access door which we painted and a new shower curtain and Roman Shade for the window and repainting everything (ceiling, walls woodwork). Whew! I’m exhausted remembering all that work.
The Bottom Line on the New Bathroom
The best news is the cost. We were able to do all of that plus paint everything and shorten our light fixture all for under $1,000.
By doing the work ourselves, re-using, buying items second-hand, and not ripping out every wall and cabinet, we save lots of money and didn’t get a dumpster for this house renovation project. This project was sustainable for both the environment and our wallets. I love how it turned out and it always makes me smile when I enter the room with its bright and cheerful colors!
Robin from Fusion NW came by for a tour of our new bathroom (before the dust bunnies set-up shop!) and here’s the video we shot of it.
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Finding Inspiration for a Bathroom Re-Do
All the sources we used for our bathroom re-do project are here.
Bathroom Project Part 1
Bathroom Project Part 2
Bathroom Project Part 3
Bathroom Project Part 4
Bathroom Project Part 5
Laundry chute evolution and how it came to be
Our fun adventure to find a claw foot for the bathtub – we traded!
DIY project redoing the missing claw foot
Gingham shelf liners I made for the bathroom – yes, gingham
Grommets and shower curtains – easier than sewing button holes!
Bathtub in old bathrooms – shower curtain holder
A slip-cover for the toilet tank – yes, you read that correctly!
How to keep a house project sustainable – for the wallet and environment