A few weeks ago, we revealed our master bathroom makeover (check out the post here if you haven’t already!). We just tallied up all the invoices and expenses for our bathroom renovation and we wanted to share a full budget breakdown with you today! Well, to be honest, I don’t know if we “wanted” to, but here we are because it was highly requested so we are going to be straight forward and transparent about it. With our home renovation projects, we do what we call “rollover budgets.” We set a budget for a project. We make sure we have saved the full amount of money before getting started, and any money we don’t use in the budget (or if we’re able to get part of the project sponsored) then that money is rolled over to the next project. Our project budget continues to grow and we’re able to continue to do this as our full-time job. Although, we started doing a rollover project budget long before this was our job and long before we had sponsors because it also helps us cross off items on our to-do lists faster.
Our budget for our bathroom renovation was $50K. Now, that’s a lot of money–believe me, I’m very aware! That number was established after getting bids from a few contractors and checking out the health of our rollover project budget. The master bathroom was also the very last big project on our to-do list for this house, so we had the benefit of a lot of rollover from other projects, which is a good thing because it was going to require a lot of dirty work (moving lots of plumbing = $$$$) to make it the dream bathroom we envisioned it to be.
WHAT WE PAID FOR
• The contractor and plumber’s labor and materials including:
Labor and materials to demo bathroom, dispose of materials. Demo closet and shelving in closet. Cut out flooring and basement bedroom wall to move the toilet to a new location and to install a new drain for the shower. Reframe the basement wall, install sheetrock, and match the texture. Install new sub flooring where we cut out flooring to match the existing. Frame new walls for shower, toilet closet and walk-in closet. Frame and install new frosted windows for the toilet closet and for the shower. Finish the siding off around the windows. Finish rough in plumbing. Install two wall sink faucets, 3 shower valves, 3 thermostatic valves to control the shower and rain head. Run a new larger hot and cold water line from the main water over to the bathroom, cut out the ceiling in order to run the new water lines, install new sheetrock and match the texture that is on the ceiling. Install new pocket doors for the main door to the bathroom and for toilet closet. Install Hardie board for sub flooring and on walls in the shower. Install sheetrock, mud, tape, and texture all walls and ceiling patches that are needed. Install plastic pan for the shower and mortar bed for shower floor tile. Install Red Guard in the shower and on the sub floor. Install tile in all of the shower walls, floor, and ceiling. Install recessed shelving on the exterior shower wall. Install tile on all of the bathroom floors and into the closet. Install all bathroom accessories (ex. toilet paper holder, mirrors, etc.) Install baseboard trim, and paint the bathroom.
• Electrical and lighting labor ($1575) + materials ($864.71)
We added recessed lights throughout the bathroom, water closet, shower and closet. A new exhaust fan to serve the bathroom. Moved light switches. Added outlets inside vanity and where desired.
• Custom Cabinetry throughout + install
We designed all of the cabinetry in our bathroom and had it made through Fashion Cabinet out of Utah, a company our contractors work with often.
– 80″ hanging vanity with solid inset drawers that have drawer boxes that wrap around the sink in black. $2680 + quartz countertop and backsplash $1700
– 30x90x12 deep floor to ceiling linen closet with 4 inset drawers and a set of doors with glass inserts on upper section. Crown molding to match in Flour White. $2789.54
– Wall to wall cabinet in water closet to ceiling with solid doors and crown molding in Flour White $891.
• Heated Flooring
Labor and materials to add heated floors to the entire bathroom, closet, toilet closet, and shower floor. (Ditra Duo uncoupling mat, Ditra heat cable, and digital thermostat included.)
• Glass Shower Doors
Labor and materials for glass shower door, stationary glass, clips and handle bar.
Marble Tile baseboard $654.30
Wood pocket door $335
White pocket door $165
Prive sign $14
Towel Hook $65
What We Paid SUBTOTAL $36,743.88
WHAT WAS SPONSORED
• Wayfair provided all of the Kohler fixtures we used, including:
|Sink Faucet Handles||2||$556.95||$1,113.90|
|Sink Faucet Valves||2||$160.31||$320.62|
|Volume control valve||3||$41.99||$125.97|
|Volume control handle||3||$148.73||$446.19|
Also, 150 sq feet of 18×18 Marble Field Tile in Calacatta Gold = $3652.50
• Rejuvenation provided 2 walnut 24×36 mirrors, 2 towel rings, flush mount fixture, toilet paper holder, 20 unlaquered brass knobs. =$1524
• McGee & Co provided 3 bistro sconces, 2 hand towels, soap and lotion set, dipped ceramic jars, first aid box = $1292
• Fireclay Tile provided all of the gorgeous tile for the shower including 3×9 and Chaine Homme in their Loch Ness color = $4560
SPONSOR SUBTOTAL = 16,782.15
The GRAND TOTAL comes to $53,526.03.
This was, by far, the most expensive project we’ve ever tackled. But I think it’s my favorite, too! Not only does it look so much better but having a functional, organized bathroom has made every day legitimately happier. We showered in a dark, tiny, broom-closet of a shower for 5 years! We shared a sink. We didn’t have adequate lighting or storage. And I’m so grateful we held this project off for as long as we did, because not only do we appreciate it every single day so much more, but we were able to save and rollover money all those years, too. This was a very labor-intensive project with a lot of work being done by experts. Things that we wouldn’t necessarily be comfortable doing ourselves and that added to the higher price tag. The plumber had to move a toilet and install larger water lines to serve the shower and wall-mounted faucets. The electrician had to add breakers and run wire from across the house to power the heated floors. Both of which required opening ceilings and walls and all that entails. If we weren’t able to get the bathroom partially sponsored, we would have done more of the labor ourselves–likely the tiling–to keep it under budget. Thankfully, we were able to get this project partially sponsored and rollover a couple thousand dollars into our closet (IKEA, FOR THE WIN!) and the rest into the cabin. More on that this week!
Wall Color– Sherwin Williams Cloud White in Satin
Trim color– Valspar Pure White in Semi-Gloss
Vanity, Linen cabinet, and Water closet cabinet–custom made through Fashion Cabinets in West Jordan, UT
Marble Floor Tile— Wayfair
Shower Tile, 3×9 and Chaine Homme in Loch Ness–Fireclay Tile
Countertop –Venato Quartz
Purist Wall-Mounted faucets by Kohler in Polished Nickel–Wayfair
Soap and Lotion set
White Pocket door
Wood pocket door
Flush Pull and Edge Pull Pocket door hardware
Smokey Floral Wallpaper
Unlacquered brass knobs
Toilet paper holder
Kohler Purist Shower head –Wayfair
Kohler 12″ Rain Shower Head in polished nickel— Wayfair
Kohler Purist Cross Handle for Thermostatic Valve — Wayfair
Kohler Purist Lever Handle for Volume Control
Triple Towel hook
Simple Human Mirror
Dipped Ceramic canisters
First Aid box
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