And finally, the bathroom

The 2nd part of this renovation is complete.

Much like the kitchen, this is the 3rd iteration of this space and it is for the same reason as the kitchen. Once we removed the shower, moved the door, and leveled the floor, I just forged on and decided to completely gut this space. Although we took out the shower we did not add any “usable” square footage, since the layout is all wonky and there is a door to contend with. Anyway, it was more about getting the kitchen the way we want it, and less about the bathroom.

Since the footprint really didn’t change that much I decided this was my opportunity to make a few bold choices in this small space. The rest of my house is mostly calm and neutral and I like it that way, but the other half of my Gemini self needs a little wow factor here and there.

On the 2nd floor it’s my choice of very dark blue paint on the walls in my moody bedroom and downstairs it will be the powder room. Bold wallpaper, green floor tile, vintage vanity, and gold fixtures will adorn this space!

Pictures below are the finished product.

As promised I have added up the numbers and this whole project, kitchen, and bathroom came in just under $8,000. And here is a breakdown of the major costs:

  • $2,350 – Labor for electrical and tile installation of backsplash and bathroom floor
  • $1,673 – Cabinets for kitchen
  • $1,077 – All the fixtures including hood insert, both faucets, microwave, and lighting
  • $758 – Trim and lumber (this one is a hard one to swallow, always a surprise)
  • $588 – Countertop
  • $484 – Wood flooring
  • $266 – Paint
  • $0 – All of our sweat equity

I could have saved $500 if I just did a less expensive trim in the bathroom so a word of caution. Before deciding on an intricate trim pattern (in this case it was the cove molding inside the squares below the wallpaper in the bathroom, betcha didn’t even notice) check out the cost and decide if it’s worth it.

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Nancy bradley

I consult, design, and remodel spaces that reflect the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget by getting the cost question out of the way and really listening to what my client wants and how much they have set aside for their project.

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