Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Calgon Bath - Is It Worth It?

We are looking at finally finishing our bedroom, which includes totally changing the master bath. To do so, we’re going to have to totally change our bathroom, move a wall, enlarge a closet, all that kind of stuff. It’s all at one end of our bedroom. It’s not a big deal, the bones are already there, but it will probably be a little time consuming.

ThatManILove is a construction guru. He and I can knock out a closet wall and a bathroom wall, no problem. (I’ve seen them do it on HGTV!) He can build the new walls. We’ll have to contract out the tile work, plumbing and putting in the glass shower doors and new tub. We’ve got boxes of tile left over from tiling our house, so we won’t be out that expense. We’ll just have to get the accent tiles and fixtures. All that, plus a cabinet for sink and vanity, and I still can’t make it add up to the amount of the first bid we received.


I just can’t see dropping those kind of bucks in this economy, and we don’t want to go into debt. Pray for wisdom!


And don't forget about the James Taylor Concert Ticket Giveaway coming up next Monday!!!


11 comments:

Valerie said...

I know what you mean about spending in this economy. I was so hoping for my front porch and redo of my bathroom this summer. Oh well at least I can be happy your redoing yours. lol Hope your doing well girl!

Snooty Primadona said...

Oy! Don't get me started on remodeling jobs... I have so many in my future that it's almost mind boggling. I say we chuck all those ideas & take off on a Road Trip to try all the great Texas hamburger joints, like in 'Texas Monthly' this month. Oh wait. That might not be conducive to dieting though, huh?

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

The last time Hubby and I did a remodel it all started with taking down some wall paper... 18 months later the job was done... wood floors, ceramic tile floors, 3 sets of french doors, crown molding, new cabinets, granite countertops... blah blah.... the word for the day is 'restraint'. Ended up doing the entire first floor of our house! BUT, have fun!!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Anonymous said...

Hey! Can I put dibs on the shower stall????? I thought about the big tub - but most days I would pay for a shower!!! just sayin.....
Cherie.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

I hate remodeling, so we just paint

♥georgie♥ said...

I would LOVE to do some remodel around here...How exciting for you to get a new bath!

Rob said...

Over at the ,2Dolphins Resort & Spa we plunged into a overhaul of our tiny master bathroom early last year and haven't regretted the expense at all.

I know it's only smart to balance the cost with what you might be able to recoup if you sold the house, but you've also gotta consider the investment in personal happiness. That is, I doubt that we could ever get back out of our house what we've put into it, but we've done all of the improvements with our own sanity & enjoyment in mind first. We're not planning to sell anytime soon.

Bathrooms are especially high on my "worth doing for your own sake" list because they get used so often and so heavily. Unlike other, more cosmetic, home improvements, bathrooms are a renovation that usually has an immediate payoff - you'll use it everyday, right?

i beati said...

I have so much that needs doing and yet I balk as well..sak

Gretchen said...

Good luck on the decision. As long as you don't go into debt, upgrading your bathroom is a really good investment though. If you ever have to sell your house, the kitchen and bath are the two most important rooms for some reason.

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