YAY! I am finally posting about our master bath remodel! I keep waiting, thinking I will finish up those last couple of projects for this room and then take the photos. But I just decided this weekend to take photos anyway! Get ready for an onslaught of photographs!
Next, the contractor has to pay for the front end, like materials and the labor of employees. The average construction worker earns about $20 an hour, so if you have three employees working 50 hours a week for two weeks on a bathroom—which is typical—you’ll have 240 hours of regular pay (3 employees x 40 hours per week x 2 weeks) for $4,800, plus 60 hours of overtime (3 employees x 10 overtime hours per week x 2 weeks) at 1.5 times the regular wage, which adds an extra $1,800. Add it all up, and the cost of labor alone is $6,600.
Bathrooms create constant moisture; as well as being the major source of accidents and water flooding incidents within a home. Sinks and tubs can get left on and forgotten about; toilets can over-flow; and interestingly enough, when this happens, water will fill the room and find a place to flow. And, if you have duct heating with a floor-level register, well, the water will flow down the ductwork and right into your furnace, burning it out and costing you perhaps thousands in the process! Simple solution, install sealed register above floor level or through a wall above the floor.
Want another idea? Find three cool, vintage tin cans. Drill the tin cans side by side into a 2 foot piece of old plank. Then, drill the plank onto your bathroom wall (pictured below from laissezfaire ). You now have a super cool way to store bathroom necessities like toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs and brushes, and Q-tips. You can even keep fresh flowers in one of the cans!
We built a closet in the bathroom to hold towels and anything else needed to go in there. The doors for our closet were in the barn. I don’t even know where they came from. We just painted and installed them, we had enough doors for the bathroom and laundry room. We added tile to the floors and we put in a shower. We also put in a window which I love. I can’t stand closed in bathrooms.