I was happy to read all the comments and suggestions to my first article on HouseLogic, where I’m documenting a water-wise bathroom remodel. So you know, my next installment is live today and, as with the first article, HouseLogic is offering a chance to win another $100 with this second article. I hope you enjoy me sharing some of the process of this remodel — it’s been fun!
I just want to take a second to provide a little more detail in response to observations from kind readers.
For example, some have suggested that I take this down to the studs. The main reason I decided not to do that is because I’d like to do a full home remodel in about ten years or later based on budget. At that time, I expect to rearrange the floorplan and create a master suite using this room. Right now, we don’t really have a master bath — this bathroom serves all three rooms from the hallway.
Others recommended that we install a greywater system or use a pedestal vanity. The budget is keeping this thing in check but a greywater system would be on the agenda for the future. As for a pedestal vanity, I opted against that merely because we need someplace for storage and I didn’t want a medicine cabinet. I think readers will like the vanity that I found.
Lastly, I’ve read some say a bathroom remodel like this could be done for under $1,000. I’ll talk about this in future installments at HouseLogic but this project isn’t a $1,000-level remodel. The professional tub and tile refinish alone cost about $900 and that’s with a discount for having my other tub resurfaced at the same time. Frankly, the cost of the toilet, fixtures, mirror, vanity, sink, shelves, paint, and other miscellanea just adds up. Catch more detail here:
Disclosure: this water-saving bath remodel has been paid for in part by HouseLogic; however, all opinions are my own and all products have been selected on my own.