As we’ve been working on the garage laundry room renovation for the past month, I’ve been keeping track of every penny we’ve spent on the renovation. From screws for the studs to paint for the baseboards, everything will be counted for. I love to hear how much real renovations cost so I thought I’d breakdown my laundry room costs.
Laundry room costs
I love writing these posts because it’s interesting to me to see how much everything adds up. Essentially, I’m trying to create my dream version of a room and frankly, that can be expensive.
I like spending a lot of money on some things and then saving on others. I also use a combination of vintage items and new (which helps with the costs). Plus, with us doing all the work, that saves loads of money too.
The other thing I want to say is that every home and every renovation will be different. Every person will make different choices based on what works for their family and their space. Which they should 🙂
Let’s break down what the laundry remodel cost.
exact laundry room costs
Pink Palm Tree Wallpaper $160*
Pink Pencil Tile (10 pieces) $140*
Cornice Tile (14 pieces) $350*
Pendant Light $400*
Pink Vase $10
Cockatoo Art $4
Picture Frames $25
Vintage Accessories- (chess clock, brass dollhouse chairs, brass bow soap holder, and brass bow wall hanging) $100
Hardware Misc. (screws, drywall, saw blades, studs, caulk, outlets, trim, wood filler, hardware, etc) $635.92
Sub total- $2,531.92 (this is my out of pocket cost)
Note, for the items with an asterisk, I received the item at a discount or for a media trade for posting about them. I wanted to share the full price so that I could give an accurate total for what everything cost.
The splurges were definitely the tile. There was a mistake with shipping and I originally asked for a less expensive version of the subway tile, though I do love how beautiful the real marble looks! The less expensive tile would have brought the total to $4,141
The washer and dryer was a huge expense as well. Though, if you already have a washer and dryer, that would save a bunch of money.
By doing all the work on our own, we saved a lot of money. I feel like for how custom the room is and how much we changed with the pony wall, the hardware costs aren’t too bad.
Another thing we tried to do was use lots of leftover materials. Most of the crown and shiplap were leftover from past projects. The laundry slider was built completely from scrap wood. I love that kind of thing!
Of course, shopping vintage saves a lot of money while adding character to the room. Plus, I really believe that the brass items make the room totally unique!
I was thinking about my last laundry room which cost $10,000 so I feel fine about this cost- ha.
What do you think? Is this total of $4850 absurd? I know it’s pricey, but I sure am proud of it!
Next week my family and I make our seasonal move back to Utah while this home gets rented out for the summer and fall. When I get back to Utah I have one HUGE, exciting surprise project planned that I can talk about in the beginning of May. And lots of small fun projects until them.
I’ve been dreaming and scheming some fun (and a few rainbow) projects for that house and I can’t wait!
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