Apparently this is Bath Week on Designed to Sell and since I am in the process of recreating my bath I feel I am an expert this week. First of all, why does every house need a "Spa Bath"? Sometimes there just isn't room and in a rather ordinary house I think they look stupid. OK, that is just MY opinion, but this is MY blog, so I am entitled.
We made a trip to Lowes tonight and bought a simple white vanity, the granite countertop, porcelain floor tile that looks like tumbled marble, a toilet and some accessories. So far this little adventure has cost me $865.( I had a 10% off coupon) but I still neeed the tub and the tub tile. Now if I had DTS budget of $2000, I would be able to do another room, but alas the labor on my bath is going to be approximately 5K. Another thing that I find irksome about these bath shows...move the plumbing...no problem, they don't even mention bringing in a licensed plumber. These contractors they have can do anything..building, plumbing. electrical...no problem! They are super contractors and sometimes even get their own show to boot!!
At the end when they show how they spent the moolah, there is never a line item for permits. Permits cost money folks. I am pretty sure that Massachusetts is not the only state that requires you to purchase building permits for a new/ remodelled bath. Makes you wonder if they don't ever discuss how much the labor is worth and how much permits are, what else are they not disclosing?? Just something that bugs a detail person like myself.
Trip is on hold and we will hopefully make a decision over the weekend whether we will cancel.
That's it for now,