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Apr 23

Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

What a learning experience!  We laughed, we cried, we try to electrocute ourselves.  The Bathroom Project was by far the biggest undertaking that I attempted to this day.  I learned something every step of the way.  Some say it takes a village to raise a child, it took a village to help me put this bathroom together.  I had a ton of help from a number of people (Chris, Jim, Brandon, Jay,  and most importantly Kelli!)  I am very lucky to have a lot of skilled people in my life that are willing to help the kid in the corner with the dunce cap on.  Much love goes out to each of them (I’m listening to some rap while I write this.)  Also, big shout out to google.  I couldn’t have done it with you.

Without further a due I present the Finished Bathroom Project!

From the Bathroom Door

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Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

~After~

Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

The East Wall – The Washer and Dryer Side

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Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

~After~

Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

Storage Below the Stairs

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Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

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Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!The West Wall Towards the Bathroom Door

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Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

 ~After~

Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!Electrical Work and Vanity

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Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

 ~After~

Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!Raise Toilet and Shower “The Throne”

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Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

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Introducing the Finished Bathroom Project!

After all the work that was done and the blood, sweat, and tears that were spent, we are very pleased with the results!  From start to finished the Bathroom Project took around 7 months.  That includes casually working on it and many times having to teach myself the next step or recruit someone to help.  Knowing what I know now, I’m thinking we could’ve finished it in 2-3 months working most weekends and the occasional weeknight.

Now on to cost/benefit.  We did every part of this project ourselves and with the help of friends.  I paid all my friends with food and adult beverages so I don’t count that (I was going to use both of those things anyways.)  With that said, we are only looking at cost of materials and the total for the entire bathroom was right around $2,000.  We sold our house in January and I will assure you that adjusting the listing for your house from a 1 bathroom to a 2 bathroom definitely provided returned our investment we were hoping for.

If I had the chance to do it again I would do it in a heartbeat.  It’s a lot of work but I gain invaluable experience, created some great memories with my wife and all my friends, and now can/could not stink up the only bathroom in the house!  Here’s to you 2nd bathroom!

-ER-

P.S. If you want to check out the rest of the post outlining the Bathroom Project Click here or click “Bathroom Project” in the tags section to the right.

1 comment

  1. Ray

    Nice work!

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