Petro & Fanie Kruger

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Name: Petro & Fanie
Surname: Kruger
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape
Entry Date: Jun 28, 2021
Category: DIY
Project: Bathroom

About the Project:

After renovating our previous home DIY-style, we put it in the market and made a really nice profit, so we were able to buy the old 50s dame we live in now. She’s got good bones, but was last updated during the 70s and is in desperate need of some TLC. After focusing on maintenance…

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After renovating our previous home DIY-style, we put it in the market and made a really nice profit, so we were able to buy the old 50s dame we live in now. She’s got good bones, but was last updated during the 70s and is in desperate need of some TLC. After focusing on maintenance over the last 2 years, we are now finally getting to the fun part! This is the first room in the house that we’ve renovated. Two kids later, it’s taking us a little longer than our first home, but we are getting there slowly but surely!

We gutted the room completely, and removed the wall between the toilet and bathroom. We also moved the bathroom door into the hallway, to achieve an open plan layout. We then opened up the bathroom window, all the way to the floor to let in as much as possible light, and installed reeded glass for privacy. We created a moodboard of what we want to achieve, and set about sourcing all the materials, ensuring we get the best price for every item. Because we are planning on staying in this home for quite some time, we saved up and invested in good quality and timeless sanitary ware, that will hopefully last a long time. We added a fun element with the lights, mirror and paint colour, which can easily be changed, should we get a bit tired of the room and want to change things up a bit. Another investment was the Terazzo floor – we went backwards and forwards between having it done professionally and buying the tiles, and in the end we went with the custom floor. It adds real character to the bathroom and also pays homage to the 50s style of our home.

Feeling confident after our DIY renovations at our previous home, we did even more ourselves this time around – from the demolition, to brickwork, building and fitting things ourselves, to tiling and all the finishing work. The bathroom vanity, window and light fittings we designed and made ourselves. The ledge and mirror is also custom made – it was really fun, and ads a nice new layer to the process – designing, cadding, and making some of the elements yourself. Every weekend and sometimes late nights after work went into this bathroom, and we are super proud of the outcome.

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
SANITARY WARE
45400
TILES, TILE CEMENT, BRASS STRIPS
8200
WOOD CABINET & WINDOW RAW MATERIAL
4800
BRASS FOR LIGHT FITTINGS
410
WALL PAINT
195
CEILING PAINT
0
UNDERCOAT
0
MARBLE LEDGE
1400
MIRROR
1600
62005

Contractors:

SHOWER SCREEN & INSTALLATION
5100
TERAZZO FLOOR (LABOUR & MATERIAL)
22800
PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL
10000
SCREED & PLASTER
9000
46900
Grand Total
R108905