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Our DIY Laundry Room, Powder Room & Office Remodel :: Before & After


I’ll admit — we still have a little punch out on the electric, some touch up painting, and I do intend to add shelving above the “picture rail” in the powder room. Plus — there are some adjustments I would like to make (if for no one else other than myself) to the tile.

One way to save on a Remodel is by using surplus or salvaged supplies.

Everything Surplus or Salvaged Except

There really was not anything truly inspired about this project (it was not without its share of issues). I am proud, however, to say that most materials (including those used in rough-in) were either salvaged, saved, reused, begged for, or taken from my own surplus, except:

* Some building materials (carpet pad, leveling compound, and probably a few other things), toilet, laundry sink, cabinet hardware, and floor boxes from the Home Depot.

* Surface-mount light fixtures, and post-form laminate countertop from Lowe’s Home Improvement.

* Sun Touch‘s Warm Wire (Amazon Affiliate link) from Mosaic Tile:

* Accent tiles and grout from Home Discount Tile Center:

* Carpet (an area rug) from Ollies Bargin Outlet:

* Baldwin Exterior Door Hardware (Oil-Rubbed Finish on Amazon) from Clement Hardware:

* Washer & Dryer for the laundry room from Sears. To read about their selection, please see the article Washer and Dryer Shopping.

Total cost of materials (not including washer and dryer and some miscellaneous supplies) right around $2000. (I could do the math for you from my books if you like.)

Remodeling a Laundry Room, Powder Room & Office on a big time Budget

My apologies, this is one area of the house I had very few before pics. But trust me — it was wreck. (Click any image to see the gallery.)

Thank you for visiting & BMoxie BMore!

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