We’ve been talking about our house to do list and one item that seems manageable is to renovate our master bath. I’ve outlined everything I want for the space below plus a complete outline of what we are planning to spend as it may help you figure out how to budget for a bath renovation in your future. Doing a list like this is also really helpful for AJ when he’s figuring out what projects we will tackle this spring / summer based off what our budget is. Figuring out almost every potential cost makes the renovation (and our marriage!!!) go so much more smoothly because then he isn’t freaking out about all these little costs that I forgot about.
Master Bathroom Before
I’m pretty blessed to have a hubby who is handy so won’t be paying a contractor but a handyman we just used estimated it would take him about a week to do the work (tiling the floor and tub and installing the tub, toilet and vanity) and it would cost about $1500 for his labor (this is with it being demoed already). Keep in mind he’s pretty affordable but if you are able to do some things yourself or act as your own general contractor for your project it could save you a lot of money! Even just demoing a bath / kitchen yourself can save money if you have a plumber or electrician do what they need to do first (unhooking the toilet / sink, etc.).
Without further ado…
I love the white and marble combination of this vanity and how it looks like a beautiful piece of furniture. I am hoping to reuse and paint the amazing trim work around the medicine cabinet but the medicine cabinet has really become beat up over the years so that’ll need to be replaced.
I have such a thing for marble. It’s a love affair that’s been going on for about 15 years now. I chose a marble hexagon for the floor, it’s the same one in our half bath that I’ve loved for four years. I love the simple rectangle on the apron front of the tub which will go beautifully with these beveled marble subway tile.
It hurts spending $349 on a toilet… especially when I know the $89 ones we buy for our rentals work and save water just as well… but the design on this toilet really makes it stand apart. It looks stately and goes really well with the tub design (both are Kohler so in our experience it means we’ll have a better chance of the whites matching well).
I’m going for some simple light pink accessories. The rug isn’t a definite choice yet but I love the price (less than $40!) and for that price I can easily swap it out for another color if I decide I want some blue in here (you know me… every room in our house practically has some blue). These muted pink towels are the color that I’m going for but honestly I’ll probably just grab them at Home Goods.
The apothecary jars are a must have. These are actually from the kids’ bath that we are currently replacing the floor in. They are glass but we’ve never had a problem with Drew or Elle breaking anything or being rough with them. It’s great because I always know when we are running low on soap, cotton balls or q-tips. Lastly the jewelry of the bathroom for the really affordable price of $114.30 for two:
Tub Tile (60 one foot square tiles needed): $658.20
Floor Tile (40 sq. feet needed): $565.20
Grout and Cement: $75
Toilet: $349 + $10 wax ring to install the new toilet
Tub Faucets: $94
Medicine Cabinet: $299
Trash Can: $29.23
Towels (2 sets): $146.44
Towel Bars (2): $73.96
Shower Board: $100
Toilet Paper Holder: $16.98
We already own the shower curtain (I bought it to stage the flip at Marshalls) and the shower curtain rod.
If you are not able to do this yourself remember to get an estimate from a tiler and a plumber (to hook up the tub, sink and toilet). A handyman may be totally capable in simple tiling jobs! Also, if your town requires a building permit to do a project like this make sure you factor in that cost… it’s not usually too high!