The Budget For Karin & Jeff's Bathroom Renovation

The Budget For Karin & Jeff's Bathroom Renovation

Tess Wilson
Jul 15, 2015

Name: Karin and Jeff
Type of Project: Main Bathroom Remodel
Type of Home: Single-family home built in 1967
Square Footage: 1,800
Years Lived In: 2.5

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Karin and Jeff have been renovating their house room-by-room, and the penultimate project to tackle is the main bathroom. Let's explore their budget breakdown and projected schedule, and wish them well!

From Karin and Jeff:

We are (mostly) fearless DIY-ers with a few projects under our belts. We are planning on doing almost all the labor ourselves, with assistance from a talented carpenter friend with reconfiguring the closet door. Everything else we'll tackle ourselves, with the help of Karin's handy dad.

Budget Specifics:

Labor: $0
We have a wonderful relationship with our carpenter friend - we have been trading Karin's professional photography for his work on tougher projects for about a year. So, technically, $0 for labor cost (but budgeting $100 for pizza + beer, which is basically a renovation necessity).

Design Fees (including permitting costs):
DIY design and fortunately, no permit required by our city
Total: $0

Appliances: $0
Sink faucet $200
Tub $265
Shower fixtures, $200
Mixing valve, $70
Toilet, $200
Exhaust fan, $70
Total: $1005

Cabinets and Countertops:
Vanity cabinet/countertop/integrated sink
Total: $700

Tile, $85
Ditra underlayment, $90
Total: $175

Shower tile, $250
Paint, $60
Trim, $20
Medicine cabinet/mirror, $260
Total: $590

Other Building Materials:
Framing closet + new door, $70
Closet shelving, $60
Electrical, $15
Plumbing, $50
Drain/stopper for tub, $100
Sheetrock, $60
Joint compound, $15
Cement board, $40
Liquid waterproofing membrane, $55
Grout and thinset, $85
Bagster & disposal, $140
Misc. supplies (caulk, fasteners, tape, etc.). $175
Total: $865
Vanity light, $100
Door knob, $15
Total: $115
Total Budget: $3,550
Budget note: we have some leftover materials from past projects we are hoping will make a dent in the budget. However, we did budget for having to purchase all new supplies.

Overall Project Schedule:
Week 1: Demolition! Resolve any subfloor issues
Week 2: Reconfigure closet, do any necessary plumbing/electrical
Week 3: Install new tub, cement board, and waterproof
Week 4: Drywall/mud and paint
Week 5. Tile and grout floor and shower
Week 6: Install vanity, toilet, trim, mirror
Week 7: Tie up loose ends

Check out the full series (so far) and be sure to join us next week as Karin and Jeff's renovation gets underway.

(Images: Karin and Jeff)

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