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Cherie’s Blacktown Renovation No.2

THE STORY:

Top Renovator, Cherie Barber is challenged with updating a drab, dated 1970’s bathroom that’s seen better days. Home owner Abhishek Sharma has just purchased this investment property and has a budget of only $2,500, all said and done, to transform his bathroom space. Whilst the bathroom is currently functional, the bathroom lacks any ounce of personality and the current bathtub is not suitable for a family who will live in the property, once rented.

Abhi has called in top gun Cherie for a quick cosmetic refresh. With a lot of DIY work, Cherie & Abhi team up to prove that it is possible to transform your bathroom on a small budget.

RENOVATION STRATEGY:

Improve the appearance of an existing 1970’s bathroom through a low budget ($2,500) cosmetic refurbishment (no structural changes) including:

  • Removal of dated fixtures & fittings.
  • Remove small bath tub & install new standard size bath.
  • Tile paint existing wall tiles.
  • Install new tiles on one side of the bathroom as a feature.
  • DIY re-painting of walls & ceiling.
  • Installation of new floor tiles.
  • Updating existing bathroom lighting;
  • Installation of new toilet, vanity, mirror, fixtures & fittings.

COST SUMMARY:

Property Value Before Renovation: $410,000.00

Renovation Spend: $2,562.99

Renovation Timeframe: 4 Days

Property Breakeven Point: $412,562.99

Property Value – Post Renovation: $420,000.00

Profit Margin (After Reno Costs): $7,437.01

EXPENSE ITEM
BATH RELOCATION New Bath (Secondhand) $       40.00
Structural Pine for Bath Frame (2 x 2.4m) $       14.64
Carpentry Labour To Install Bath Frame & Villaboard (Done by Abhi -Owner) $             –
1 Sheet of Villaboard 1200 x 2400 $       28.83
Chrome Bath Waste $                 –
Aluminum Tile Angle for Bath $       15.00
Bath Taps $       33.00
Shower Head & Taps $       39.00
Glass Shower Screen $     110.00
Carpentry Labour To Install Glass Shower Screen (Done by Abhi -Owner) $             –
SUB-TOTAL:  BATH $     280.47
TOILET RELOCATION 2nd Hand Toilet (Second Hand from Gumtree) $       70.00
1 Tube x White Silicone $          9.00
SUB-TOTAL: TOILET RELOCATION $       79.00
NEW FLOOR Waterproofing $     189.00
  5 Tubes x Selleys Flexiseal Sealant @$10.43 each $       52.15
SUB-TOTAL: FLOOR $     241.15
VANITY REPLACEMENT 2nd Hand Vanity (Secondhand) $       71.00
Vanity Taps & Head $       30.00
Chrome Vanity Waste $         8.00
900 x 900 Mirror $       40.00
Double Sided Foam Tape for Mirror $         5.93
SUB-TOTAL: VANITY REPLACEMENT $     154.93
HOLE IN WALL Timber (Use Leftovers) $             –
Villaboard (Use Leftovers) $             –
Carpentry Labour – 30 Mins (Done by Abbi (Owner) $             –
SUB-TOTAL: HOLE IN WALL $              –   
TILING & FLOORS Wall tiles – 4m2 x $10m2 $       40.00
Floor tiles – 4m2 x $10m2 $       40.00
Tiling Labour – Floor & Wall Tiles

(Done DIY by Abhi (Owner) & Cherie Barber)

$             –
Tile Spacers $          8.90
EXPENSE ITEM
White Knight Tile & Laminate Primer $       44.90
White Knight Tile Paint $       46.50
Tile Adhesive – 20 kilo drum $       73.50
 Grout for Floor & Wall Tiles $       20.00
SUB-TOTAL: TILING $     273.80
ELECTRICAL 2 new downlights @ $15.00 each $       30.00
  1 x Pendant Feature Light $       39.00
  Globe for Pendant Light $         1.50
Electrical Labour – 2 Hour Minimum $     275.00
SUB-TOTAL:  ELECTRICAL $  345.50
PLUMBING Plumbing Labour – 8 Hours @$76 ph + GST $     668.80
Plumbing Materials $     292.12
$     960.92
PAINT 1 x 1 Litre Ceiling Paint $          7.95   
1 x 1 Litre Wall Paint $                  
1 x 1 Litre Gloss Door Paint $        31.08   
Painting Labour – DIY (Done by Abhi (Owner) & Cherie Barber) $              –
SUB-TOTAL: PAINT $        69.03 
MISCELLANEOUS Rubbish Removal $              –
Door Handle $        25.97
Floor Waste $          8.00
2 x Chrome Spice Racks @$2.99 each $          5.98
1 Can x White Spray Paint $          9.24
Towel Rail x 2 @$29 each $        58.00
Shower Soap Dish $        24.00
Toilet Roll Holder $        27.00
Carpentry Labour – 1 Hour

(Done by Abhi – Owner)

                  –
SUB-TOTAL: MISCELLANEOUS $     158.19
TOTAL COST OF WORKS: $  2,562.99

Last Updated: 5th February 2018.

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