The World's Ugliest Condo: Follow The Money Budget Breakdown

Renovation Diary

It's done! Pretty much. After two months, numerous posts, and mind-numbing details about this project, I hope you're as excited as I am to see the end result. I'll be rolling out reveals of the kitchen and bathrooms over the next week or so, as individual rooms get photo ready.

And then, who knows, maybe I'll do a series on "Decorating The Condo Formerly Known As The World's Ugliest." But first, as promised, here's the final cost for the renovation. These are general line items; I'll break down individual room resources and prices in each reveal.

Hardwood Flooring: $4,762
Plumbing Fixtures:$1,896
Tile & Stone:$3,807
Electrical Fixtures:$781
Construction Materials:$2,152


* I haven't added up the travel expenditures yet, but they include a plane ticket, rental car for two weeks, tolls, gas and food. I believe I'm hovering right around the $34K mark, which was my original estimate. Luckily I had a place to stay for free the entire time I was here; that would have been a huge budget buster. Official thanks also go out to my mom, she of clown car Prius fame, who selflessly lent me use of her vehicle.

Introducing the World's Ugliest Condo
The World's Ugliest Condo: Scope of Work & Budget
The World's Ugliest Condo: Finding That Special Contractor
The World's Ugliest Condo: A Glimpse of What's To Come
The World's Ugliest Condo: My Ballad of Renovation Woes
The World's Ugliest Condo: Now We're Cooking
The World's Ugliest Condo: And Then There Were(n't) Countertops
The World's Ugliest Condo: The Final Stretch

(Images: Dabney Frake)