The entire demolition and installation process, AFTER all the shopping, buying, designing, and ordering, took 2 weeks. If anyone (of about 10 people) missed their deadline, it would cause slippage on the whole effort.
Ok, so here's the breakdown of the costs:
- Bathtub + plumbing drain kit = $105
- Bathtub new supporting structure = $150
- Bathtub new acrylic/aluminum surround = $220
- Cabinet/vanity = $350
- Countertop (marble) = $142
- Countertop install = $85
- Faucets = $50
- Light Fixtures (2) = $80
- Mirror = $50
- Paint = $25
- Plumbing install = $50
- Plumbing move = $50
- Sinks + plumbing kits = $135
- Tile, Floor = $226
- Tile, Walls = $183
- Tile, Installation = $230
- Toilet = $100 **
- TOTAL = $2,231
** As with any project, things change, primarily due to discoveries along the way. Even though my house is only 15 years old, apparently in the past they installed toilets differently than what we're used to. Instead of bolting them down, they cemented them directly to the floor. So, we had to take the good ol' standard tools of EC (hammer and chisel) and chip away the cement around the base to loosen the old toilet enough to lift it off. I was going to re-use my old toilet. But, when I found out we had to chip off all the remaining cement that covered the entire bottom of the toilet (and not break the toilet) I said 'no way...I'll buy a new one'. $100 later, I have a new toilet that uses the 'new' technology of a wax ring and bolt-downs.
If you want to refresh your memory of what the bathroom looked like before, and some of the demolition photos, just go back 2 posts and re-view the photos.
Picking up from where we left off, here's the finishing touches:
|Eduardo installing the new marbled creme/beige wall tiles. Bye Bye green!!!!|
|Plumbing has been extended to the right, ready for the new vanity.|
|Tub surround, floors, and wall tiles almost finished.|
|New vanity cabinet in place, waiting for the marble countertop.|
|The new vanity WAS clean before the marble arrived. UGH...more dust everywhere (from drilling the sink and faucet holes).|
|My new sinks and tower-style faucets. Though the sinks look like rootbeer-colored marble, they ae in fact glass. Installed them myself!!|
|The finished look.|
|New toilet (duh). I installed this by myself, too!! So far, no leaks!|
Floor tiles are rectangular (vs square wall tiles) and are a dark brown, almost charcoal color.
|New towel rack.|
|Tub done, new plumbing and light fixture installed.|
|New bronze aluminum frame with rippled acrylic panels tub enclosure completed.|
Well, next week is a national holiday with special focus on Cuenca's Independence Day...an all-week celebration of many fiestas, parades, runs, younameit. I'm sure it will provide a bounty of which to write about and post photos. Check back in a week or so! TAH!