Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DIY bathroom addition

If you have been following for a while, 
I am happy to announce that we are done with our master bathroom!
Finally, I know!
It has been quite a trip.

First of all let me show you what we had when we started.
4X4 1/2 bath on the right
The square with the door next to the drums!
The inside had a toilet and sink, but pretty small to even try to take pictures.

The work started right after Valentine's Day...so about 4 months in the making.
First of all the return vent had to be moved...you just can't have a return vent for the house in your bathroom! 
...I wonder why ;-)

Then it was time to take some walls down!
Destroy few things.
Rebuild some walls
Then we were ready for the plumbers to cut the concrete  (big messy job) and put the drain pipe under there.
Install shower and connect water lines.

Then the drywall (greenboard is great when using in a high humidity area), mud, sand, primer, paint, floor, trim...
(If you are a contractor or expert diyer LOOK AWAY! This might not be up to your standard of excellence!)

This was my first experience with drywall. 
RN helped me measure, cut and install, but from then on I was on my own (since he has a full time job)...taping, mudding, sanding, priming and painting. 
This was done mainly on weekends, an hour or so at the time.
That's why it took me soooo loooong!
did I forget anything? 
Probably so.

It was a big(ger) job, but we are proud of what we have accomplished.
We did all we could by ourselves, but the plumbing HAD to be done by professionals.

We shopped around:
 the first plumber wanted close to $4000 to cut the concrete, install drain pipe, connect water and install shower (but did not include the price for the actual shower and materials)
The second one gave us an estimate of $800 for doing the same as above.
(both plumbers are locals and Americans)
It pays to shop around!

Do I need to say which one we picked?

Moving on.
We were able to add a full bath to our home for a grand total of $2500.
(this includes the plumber, shower walls, wood, drywall, decor, floor...I mean everything)

Here we go with the pictures of the 
completed bathroom

twine bottle project

Painted glass bottle project + mirror from Restore for $2 

Free wire baskets
The color on the wall is a Martha Stewart ReStore find for $1 

TP new home

And just for the record...
I took us longer than we expected, 
as it usually does, 
but in the end it was worth it!
We learned a lot.

And here is how allen+roth inspired my new vanity 

Stay Frugal,


Anonymous said...

amazing work, Daniela! you guys should be so proud :)

Kelly said...

congrats on your redo! I know you must be so happy that it's done and ready for use now. It looks great!

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

How cool! We've never tackled anything this big - nice job!

daisypetals said...

This is Melissa @ daisymaebelle.com I am so totally impressed that you did most of the work on this bathroom! Nice job!

must love junk said...

It's gorgeous!!

Selina@CreativeJuicesDecor said...

BEAUTIFUL! i love the colors you chose and the wire baskets! Thanks for your comment about the free DIY plate hangers! I love your blog name too....growing up I always had to remind my friends I was frugal (not cheap!) Have a great day, stop by again!! :-)

Jennifer said...

WOW! You guys did a great job! It looks beautiful! And think about how much value you just added to your home.

I am curious though...is that a shower insert? We are either going to redo the tile in our bathroom or buy an insert and I was curious what others thought about the inerts.

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

It is so nice! Loooove the floor and the color on the walls!

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a great job! I can't believe you did most of that yourself. You're very brave. : ) But it turned out very nice.

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cozy Old Farmhouse and commenting on the "junky" vintage cabin. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Niki said...

it looks fantastic! What a wonderful job.

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Awesome job guys! And that was no small feat. Good for you =) It looks great and you got some amazing deals!!

Debbiedoo's said...

Awesome job girl! Love the tile. You must be so proud and so happy it is done. I thank you for sharing with the newbie party. This is a great project to show and share.

Jessika said...

Wow! I love the beadboard and I LOVE the floors! You all did an amazing job!

Jessika @ Refresh.Renew.Restyle

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

Great job and yes they take a bit of time! Worth it in the end and look at the money you saved! Yay you!!!
Found you on Debbie Doos :)

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an amazing bathroom make-over! I love all the details and the blue and white is so pretty!

Thank you so much for the inspiration!


TINA said...

Great job y'all did! Looks good.

Angie said...

My favorites are the wall color and the floor. What a beautiful space you have created. :)

We are doing mini projects in our bathroom trying to make it at least pretty until I can rip the whole thing out...hehehe.

Stop by and say hi when ya get a chance! Hugs, Angie

Sandals and Daisies

Sharon said...

Found you over at Debbie's...and I pinned pinned pinned!
I love your bathroom, you did an amazing job!!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Fabulous job! I love the beadboard and the shelves with wire baskets are PERFECT! XO, Aimee

Traci said...

What a fabulous job! Thank you for mentioning the color because it is fabulous. Wonderful job.

Revi said...

Love the project, the look and the price! You are such a smart shopper. :)

Earl Judds said...

Your bathroom design is beautiful. I can't believe you did that yourself. Thanks for sharing!

JpYoshy said...

Terrific job! This looks great. I can't wait to be able to redo our master bathroom! It is tiny and I would love to be able to expand it. All we have invested in so far though is a new shower head. Hey- one step at a time right. It is a great shower head- the Rejuvenator. Its got micro bubbles!

Thomas Watson said...

Wow! Looks amazing. Mind blowing idea. Thanks for sharing!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL job Daniela!!