Despite not having a shower or vanity in the house for a few weeks (although admittedly we did have a bathtub and the rest of the bathroom fittings sitting in our lounge room) and in spite of one slightly dramatic jet of water spurting from the wall…. The bathroom renovation was pretty pain free.
It shocked me to read the other day (I think it was in House and Garden magazine) that the average bathroom renovation will cost between $20,000 and $30,000. For that kind of money the bathroom had better clean itself I reckon!
I think we did an amazing job, for what must clearly be a laughably small amount of $$$. Here’s how it went down:
Friday 19th July: our offer on the new house is accepted! Cue celebrations that ultimately sober up to a mild sense of panic/intense motivation.
Saturday 20th July: we demolish the bathroom.
Thursday 25th July: the plumber installs new pipes, electrical works etc.
Sunday 28th July: new walls go up, aforementioned dramatic incident/punctured pipe/gushing water slows progress.
Monday 29th: the plumber repairs pipe, walls go up again, floors go down.
Saturday 3rd August: waterproofing membrane is painted on.
Wednesday 7th to Wednesday 14th August: the tiler and floor polisher work around each other.
Thursday 15th August: the shower screen is installed, everything siliconed…Fiddly but rewarding!
Friday 16th August: the plumber installs bath, vanity and taps…
Et Voilà! Our shiny new bathroom!
I am the world’s worst blogger/photographer: I can’t find a before pic. So just imagine mottled whitish lino on the floor, brownish tinted glass and brass shower screen, peachy tiles and dark green painted walls. It’s probably best I don’t have a photo, come to think of it. The memory is bad enough!