With just over three weeks until our moving company packs our household belongings and ships them to our next duty station we’re rapidly approaching the D.I.Y. deadline. With several home improvement projects yet to be completed we’ve shifted into high-gear.
The good news is that we’re making great progress. The most recent room to be cleaned up and prepared for our renters was the downstairs half bath.
This was our fastest full-room project so far. In just eight (8) days we were able to give this bath a fresh look for less than $500. I understand that a professional crew could have easily done this in a day or two, and possibly for less money. However, I was doing it solo with only the help of my exceedingly capable children.
After gutting the room I worked on the ceiling and walls; patching holes and painting. Using leftover travertine, I had just enough pieces to give the floor a much better look. The toilet was replaced with a dual flush model, saving water and money is just a smart thing to do. The vanity / mirror combo was ordered online, and the light fixture is an off-the-rack option from a local hardware store. That’s pretty much it.
I think the results are just ok. The walls are a little too yellow for me, especially with the cherry furniture, but it will do. Please let me know what you think.