Are you thinking about renovating your master bathroom? Today, I’m sharing all about our (less than $9K) master bathroom renovation. From before/after pictures, to the DIY part of our reno and all the details of our overall budget.
Next to our basement, this is the biggest project that we undertook in our house. We’ve lived here nearly ten years and just did this master bathroom renovation two years ago. It’s been the best investment into our house and the only regret I have is not going through with it sooner.
We actually did the reno just after Baby B was born! Talk about a crazy summer. I never got around to blogging about it because hello, newborn life. But, now that we’ve listed our house for sale, I figured it was a great time to get a post up!
From the DIY portions of the project to the outsourced pieces took a total of 8 weeks or so. Here are the details of our master bathroom renovation:
Our entire house was set with autumn tones. Lots of warm, but darker colors. We slowly started changing up the interior colors in other parts of the house, but our bathroom was left unchanged until we made the decision to renovate.
As a frame of reference, our old shower is now our linen closet. And the old bathtub is now our over-sized shower. We made the decision get rid of the tub because it wasn’t getting much use and we needed the extra space for our dream shower.
This house has a hot tub in the backyard and the tub in the master was just a plain tub, so we figured that we weren’t going to miss it much.
While most of the master bath renovation was outsourced to professional contractors, D did DIY a major part of the project. He painted our oak cabinets a light gray color! We bought this Rustoleum kit from Home Depot in Stone Gray and finished the project over a weekend.
D ended up needing two of the kits to get the job done, but I LOVE how it turned out.
We hired our contractor who finished our basement. While the timing wasn’t ideal, it was also nice to have it done while D was on paternity leave. He could oversee the project and I just laid back to see it all come together.
We kept the original tile floor and worked the renovation around it. Our contractor demo-ed the old shower area and turned it into our new linen closet.
They also demo-ed the old tub area and the wall. For the over-sized shower, we built out a half wall to accommodate bench seating and euro-doors.
These are estimates based off some random notes I found in my phone. But, our entire renovation was less than $9,000. We saved money by painting our own cabinets, keeping the original tile floor in place, and because our contractor is amazing! Here is the break down of our project costs:
- Rustoleum Kit for Cabinets (x2) – $152
- Euro Shower Doors – $2,100
- Granite and 2 Sinks – $1,750
- Contractor – $4,500
- Demo of Old Shower, Bathtub
- Building Out Wall / New Shower
- Relaying floor tile
- Laying the new shower tile
- Plumbing, etc. of new shower
- Lighting, hardware – ~$250
- Total Costs of Master Bathroom Renovation: $8,752
Shower Wall Tile – Calcatta 12×24
Shower Floor Tile Light Travertine 4×4
Cabinet Paint Kit – Rustoleum ($76.48) Stone Gray
When we originally redid the shower, we had a basic nickel shower head. We upgraded to the Hansgrohe rain shower and it is amazing.
Are you thinking about renovating your bathroom? What’s on your wish list for your dream bathroom?
Our Master Bathroom Renovation – Before & After