Our new basement bathroom is complete!
We started with a laundry room in the basement that needed some work. In addition to not looking great, the room was a decent size that was being underutilized.
With 2 growing girls and only 1 bathroom, it made sense to add one into this space. We were able to fit in a shower, toilet and sink in addition to our existing washing machine.
You may have noticed that our dryer is no longer in the space. Unfortunately our washer and dryer are older, apartment sized models and I had no luck locating a discontinued stacking kit. Our contractor did a great job of providing us with a few possible solutions and we decided the best option for us was to move the dryer to the furnace room (right through the door beside the sink) and install a cabinet where the dryer would have gone for extra storage. So far, this option is working out great!
While I wouldn’t say we necessarily did this project on the cheap, I would consider the job inexpensive. In the end, we spent $6,235. Not bad considering our original budget was $15,000!
Here’s the breakdown:
- Fixtures: $2,085 (toilet: $270, sink: $315, shower: $1,500)
- Flooring (and wall tiles): $350 (shout out to M for finding these tiles for $1.99/square foot and our contractor for making them work with our highly uneven floor)
- Other materials: $1,300
- Labour: $2,500
Next up is bringing some colour into the space through accessories and artwork (DIY of course!) Stay tuned!
Oh, and if anyone is looking for a contractor in the GTA/central east region of Ontario, let me know because I would fully recommend ours!