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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    You would be surprised what people want. Even list them as free as it saves you having to get rid of them and you could save money on a skip bin by buying a smaller one.
    Absolutely. I listed a broken dryer on Ebay, pick up only, for 99 cents. There was a bidding war, and it sold for about $40! Saved me getting rid of it myself!

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    Sorry our reno came to 5k but we had a budget of 11k

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    I think ours was around $15k.

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    Thanks everyone! This is really helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Poppy View Post
    Sorry our reno came to 5k but we had a budget of 11k
    I'm so glad you added that! We're looking at DIY/mates rates for our bathroom and was hoping to bring it in around 5k - I was freaking out that it had cost you 11k with a builder hubby and worried we were kidding ourselves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    This is really expensive in my eyes OP. @twinklify was that for a basic spec bathroom or did you spec it up?
    I did not consider it expensive. We had an old bathroom where toilet was next to it and separate. All platering/flooring was redone. We ended up merging them together but that only required a small amount of framing where the new door was to be.

    If you add up the waterproofing for floor, plastering and tiles that was the biggest expense.

    Our shower was 'custom' (i.e. we got a glazier to cut glass to the correct size as no showers in any of the bathroom places fit right), we added a bath, our vanity was custom as well (we needed a corner vanity). We sourced our own tiles, and had a trade discount for all fittings etc.

    It was a family friend who did it before he retired.

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    My wife and i renovated the bathroom, toilet and laundry in our first home (now our rental) we did the deconstruction work ourselves and it set us back a little over 20k. It wasnt a massive area but we did change the wall layout and the plumbing locations. It probably would have been 7mx3m all up. It wasnt a super speccy reno but it was very nice when finished. We had floor to ceiling tiling in the bathroom and toilet and custom cabinetry made up for the laundry. We also needed to spend a little extra on a thick screed for the bathroom as our house is raised platform and not concrete pad. If u want pics for an example of specs and work, send me a pm with ur email address. All walls were stud and gyprock, not solid brick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    I'm so glad you added that! We're looking at DIY/mates rates for our bathroom and was hoping to bring it in around 5k - I was freaking out that it had cost you 11k with a builder hubby and worried we were kidding ourselves!
    Ha ha yes as soon as i posted it i thought it wasnt right. Sorry to scare you!!
    We have nearly finished renovating our house and have saved about 50k with dh doing most of it himself

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    If you are keeping it separate toilet/bathroom do you need to remove the walls or can you just tile existing walls. I have no experience or detailed knowledge on asbestos but I thought asbestos walls are fine IF they are kept whole and not broken up?!?
    One of our bathrooms is hideous and next on our list to do.

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    It could be The ceiling that is. We had a bathroom that had a mouldy asbestos ceiling. Cost $500 to remove

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