We are in the process of renovating a home to re-sell right now and I have been helping the hubby with the design. We are working hard on the exterior of the home right now but we are in planning stage for the interior. My tip for saving money in room rehab is to get a plan. I want to share the plan we have for the guest bathroom. Here is what it looked like when we first purchased the home.
The cabinet was very poorly put together. Its not a cabinet, someone built it and put doors on it. It fell apart when we took it out. I opened the doors and the door openings were uneven. We knew this had to go.
The wall paper also has to go.
Here is a closet for great storage. It will stay in tact with some tweaks
I actually hate doors that open into doors. I will fix this as well.
When I make a mood board for a room I don’t worry about cost. I
do it just to get the look of what I want. I always find something I will probably purchase when I do a moodboard, but the goal is to get a plan so I know what to look for when I search for a great deal. Having a plan really helps you avoid purchasing things you don’t really want or need. It also helps the contractor (in this case, my hubbie) have a vision of what you want your end product to be. This will direct him in the renovation stages (where to put light boxes, plumbing ect.). Before I begin a moodboard I usually find design inspiration. Sometimes its one room and sometimes its a mixture of a few rooms. This time it was one room. I found this pin on Pinterest
A room can be inspiration for a few reasons. I will not be recreating this room. Why? Its not the style of bathroom that I am going for. I picked this room for the elements that are in the room.
- Grey Walls
- Wood accents (see the toilet lid…yep, a toilet was inspiration but I will not be getting a wooden toilet lid.)
- White tile
- Brown stained concrete floor
- Glass Accents
- Grey Walls – that one is pretty literal but I will also paint a vanity a darker shade of the grey on the wall.
- Wood Accent – Nope, no wooden toilet lid (btw, did you see how high the flush pull was in my inspiration picture? i wonder how kids flush there.) I will pull in wooden accents with a stained and sealed wood countertop.
- Stained Concrete Floor – No concrete will be poured in this bathroom. The color of the floor will help guide tile color.
- Glass – The bathroom has to stay a tub/shower combo and we will not get a shower door. The glass
accents will come in the light fixtures
Here is my translation of that room with the style that I am going for:
First of all I gotta give Credit where credit is due:
- Vanity: Picture is from DecoPad (DecoPad is sometimes more of a source of inspiration for me than Pinterest)
- Light Sconce: Restoration Hardware, Glass Cloche Filament Sconce Polished Nickel
- Shower Tile: I found the picture from The Aestate blog.
- Grey Paint: Sherwin Williams, Zircon
- Mirror:Amazon, Elegant Home Chatham Wall Mirror, White
- Sink: Amazon, Decor Star CB-013 Bathroom Porcelain Ceramic Vessel Vanity Sink Art Basin
- Faucet: Amazon, Decor Star BRG01-TB Euro Modern Contemporary Bathroom Lavatory Vanity Vessel Sink Faucet Tall Brushed Nickel
- Shower Head: Amazon, Delta T17294-I Linden Monitor 17 Series Tub and Shower with In2Ition Two-In-One Shower, Chrome
- Countertop: Amazon, American Cherry Butcher Block Countertop 1.5″ x 25″ x 12′
- Barn Door: Real Sliding Hardware.com
- Floor Tile: Lowes, Style Selections Balentina 12 X 12 Floor Tile
Here is how we will accomplish this bathroom on a budget:
(note: this is not in any order and these are guestimated costs. I am crossing my fingers for less)
- Find a modern dresser and paint it dark grey. Budget: ($150 for dresser, paint, supplies to convert it to a vanity, and new hardware)
- Paint the walls grey high gloss paint because there is not much light in the room. Budget: ($30)
- DIY the board and Batten look. It will be plate rail height instead of chair rail height. Budget: ($50 for wood and paint)
- Clean and if needed refinish the bathtub. Budget: ($100 for cleaning supplies, fiberglass filler, refinishing paint)
- Lay Floor Tile – We like the tile in the moodboard. The great thing is its $.98 per sqft. Budget: ($150 includes tile, grout, supplies)
- DIY a wood butcher block counter. Budget ($100 for wood, stain and seal)
- Install a Sink and faucet – I like the one from amazon in the moodboard (Budget : $170 )
- Install shower tile – I am going to lay large, square white ceramic tiles from Lowes in a subway tile pattern. The picture in the moodboard are smaller square tiles, but I am going for the large tile look We have about 84 square feet of area to be tiled. The tile at Lowes is $1.16 per tile which puts the cost of tile around $84. (Budget: $200 for tile, backerboard, grout and supplies)
- DIY track system for a new storage closet door. (Budget: $120 for door and track)
- Freshen Up the Closet with new shelves and paint. (Budget $50)
- DIY or Find a Great Glass Vanity Fixture – (Budget $50)
- Install New Showerhead. I like the system from Amazon. Budget ($80)
- DIY a Mirror. I will probably use the glass already there and trim it out to fit within the boar and batten wall. (included in Board and Batten budget)
- Drywall ($100)
- Plumbing ($100)
- New Toilet – Budget: $120
Total Budget Goal $1500 or under
Have a great weekend!