The Budget for Meg and Josh's Renovation

The Budget for Meg and Josh's Renovation

Oct 1, 2013

Name: Meg and Josh
Type of Project: Mudroom/Breakfast Nook remodel
Location: Chinook, Washington
Type of building: Single-Family Home, 1,000 square feet

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We've introduced you to Meg and Josh's mudroom creation project, and shared their inspiration for the remodel. They'll be tearing down a wall to unite the breakfast room and laundry room you see above, and creating built-ins to turn the laundry room in a multi-purpose mudroom. In this post, we tackle the big question: how much will it all cost?

From Meg:

We're on a tight budget so we're putting our DIY skills to the test and doing all of the work ourselves. Luckily, we have some helpful family members and a few friends in the building industry to lend us their ears and know-how when we need a little extra advice.

Budget Specifics:


    Closet, $110
    Benches, $150
    Shelves, $50
    Finish, $100


    Subflooring, $100
    Cork flooring, $1000


    Paint, $50
    Trim, $50


    Beam Construction, $125

    Half Wall:
    Lumber, $50
    Sheetrock, $40

    Mudroom Wall:
    Lumber, $50

    Panel, $300
    Wiring, $100
    Heaters, $100
    Misc, $50

    Sheetrock, $150

    Overage, $375


    Lighting, $50

Total Budget:


Check out the full series (so far) and be sure to join us next week as Meg and Josh get started on their renovation.

(Image and diary text: Meg Padgett)

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