It was a small house in Flagstaff, Arizona – just under 1300 square feet – and not a fancy house by any means. And it needed a lot of work.
The bathroom is one of the workhorses of the home. Designed for function, the room gets a lot of use and possible damage of water and mold. Like a kitchen, a bathroom remodel may require a professional. Plan your bathoom by exploring a lot of different bathroom layouts and styles. Build a list of your favorite materials for tile or stone flooring, backsplashes or shower surrounds, making sure to note performance and durability.
My master bathroom had only a toilet and a sink plus it had carpet. I wanted it to be a full bathroom so there would be two full bathrooms in my house. The entire cost, which included all of the materials, re-plumbing everything because we were adding a shower unit so more plumbing, the permits needed to do the work, electrical and permits, flooring, drywall, painting, new light fixtures, fan, vent cover for the HVAC, and the general contractor was $8,300. Of course this also included new flooring in my kitchen and laundry room. I thought that was pretty reasonable considering I have a whole new bathroom.
While remodeling an existing bathroom is on the minds of many, a lot of homeowners are considering adding a whole new bathroom or enlarging a half bathroom. Buyers typically want at least two full bathrooms in a three-bedroom house, and because a lot of homes feature a mere one-and-a-half bathrooms, sellers are seeing the benefit of making their house that much more appealing to potential buyers while still incorporating elements that they personally like.
Old cabinets can come back to life with a simply coat of white paint. Take special care with the hinges and hardware. Careful spray painting is the recommended procedure. Add a wood floor and you are set to go! Look at the gleam of the wood floor against the brightness of the white cabinets – dynamic style on a reasonable budget. The cost savings is recycling your old cabinets.