Bathroom Renovation: The After

It’s been about a week since we completed our bathroom project. It’s taken me a while to write this post, mostly because I’ve been incredibly lazy, but I figure it’s time to share the grand unveiling of our beautiful, new bathroom…. tada!

Bathroom-comparison

You can see in the before that it was a very cramped bathroom.  Here is another look at the before. We could barely open the bathroom door all the way, because it was so close to the vanity.

Bathroom-Reno-Before-2

Now, thanks to our new Ikea vanity and cabinets, we have plenty of room. It’s made a huge difference.

Bathroom-After-2

Oh, and before anyone freaks out, we saved the huge mirror from the original bathroom and now have it in our guest bedroom/office.  It was a great mirror, but it didn’t offer any storage, so the Ikea medicine cabinet is much more practical.

I’m proud to say, the entire remodel cost under $1,000! I do work in finance, so of course, I kept a very detailed journal of our costs.  Here is the breakdown.

Ikea Total Cost: $469.74

  • LILLÅNGEN Sink Cabinet
  • DANNSKÄR Faucet
  • LILLÅNGEN Mirror Cabinet
  • LILLÅNGEN / TÄLLEVIKEN Cabinet Legs
  • LILLÅNGEN High Cabinet
  • LILLÅNGEN High Cabinet Legs
  • LILLÅNGEN Sink

Home Depot Total Cost: $491.06

  • 3 Boxes of SomerTile Victorian Hex Porcelain Tile
  • Drywall Repair Patch
  • Taping Knives
  • Joint Compound
  • Wall Texture
  • Sink Valves
  • Non-Sanded Grout
  • Thin Set Mortar
  • Trowel
  • Sealant
  • Tile Cutter
  • Grout Float
  • Caulk
  • Sponge
  • Baseboards
  • Hole Saw for Power Drill
  • Finishing Nails

Things we Already Had: Free

  • Paint
  • Caulk Gun
  • Tool Set
  • Power Drill
  • Screws
  • Labor

TOTAL COST: $960.80

I think that is pretty good, considering we installed tile and tore out pretty much everything but the bath and toilet.  A few years ago, I would have balked at the thought of spending $960 on a bathroom remodel.  It’s funny how things change when you get older. I guess it’s not so much that we are older, but it’s more that we both have full time jobs and can afford to treat ourselves every once in while – although, I’m not sure if Joey considered this a treat since he did most of the work.  Even so, I think we can take pride in the fact that we completed the remodel all on our own.

Bathroom-After-3

I have some more remodeling projects in mind, but I think I’ll give it a rest for a while.

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