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Old 01-19-2009, 06:59 AM  
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Default Nice job.

Tell me again that you have a vent fan in the bathroom to get rid of the moisture...I would hate to see the pics in a couple of months with the peeling paint and mildew on the walls.


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Old 01-19-2009, 07:06 PM  
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Tell me again that you have a vent fan in the bathroom to get rid of the moisture...I would hate to see the pics in a couple of months with the peeling paint and mildew on the walls.
Sure do, one of the lights is a Vent/Light combo


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You just cannot tell nowadays...now I can get a good nights rest.
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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?
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Well done. It's pretty cool to see the progression from start to finish.
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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
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Spent a few weeks in Mexico for work so that set back my progress. Here is what's new:


Laminate and Trim down in the upstairs bedroom:



Door, trim, and tile for the bathroom:






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Bathroom pretty much complete (sink, toilet, shower, etc)












Stairs carpeted:

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Office carpeted:




Just have a few finishing touches to go and I can start on the kitchen!
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We've done the transition peces for the floor on the main floor and upstairs, and finally started on the kitchen. Took everything out, and am going to patch up the walls and tear out the five layers of old floor that it has. This would be the kitchen and bath as they are, as well as the beginning of of the tearout:





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