Originally Posted by esma
please forgive me for all the "stupid" qustions I am asking. you are allowed to laugh but I am just trying to learn remodeling as a part time career not as DIY but paying someone to do it for me.
Can I have tips about building a bathroom (in already covered ares next to garage) from a scratch.
I have used vanity and tub. can I use it in this remodeling job or should I buy new stuff. Will the used stuff cause a problem?
what should be a price range for an average sized bathroom?
If you aren't going for looks I don't see a problem using used stuff, assuming it's in good condition. The biggest headache is going to be the sewage plumbing and supply lines for your water. It all seems easy until you start fitting pipes in cramped areas. That will also be the most expensive if you are looking at paying someone to have it done.
For kicks we had a pro plumber come do an estimate for everything that we were planning to do in regard to the sewage and water lines, and we were quoted at $4,500.
I said NO WAY!
I've crunched some #s and this whole bathroom project is going to end at under $2500 when COMPLETE. That's all my plumbing, vanity, sink, shower, toilet, tile, etc. and that's all brand NEW. You just gotta plan plan plan and scope out the deals at your local home improvement stores.
If you are paying to have it all done a modest bathroom will still run you $5,000+ depending on how fancy you get.
If you have the time and willingness to learn, it's worth it to DIY. Plus, you'll have a valuable skill you can sell to others later on