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Doing it themselves saves Bill and Linda 18 percent,or almost $5,000.
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Host: The hostels got bids to remodel the mess of the bath. The plan remove the huge tub, open the walls, create a new step inch shower, install a new soaking tub and install new tile and fixtures. But the plans stop call when the bids rolled in some were as highest as $30,000. So Linda anything you will into give up on this? Linda: Nothing, I can’t give up anything now. Host: Yeah you want this? Linda: I want it the way it is. Host: Okay. Our first project which more than a grant in Bill and Linda’s hands. The contract is bid to do the demo 1100 bucks I will show you how to do without doing damage into the house. Let’s bring it in and keep in moving. This is a little different lane and it just plastic and this has a sticky side to it so it’s a really good plastic to use when you protecting your carpets. Linda: This is how I get 10 grounds in my hand. Host: Linda got a lot of brushing and after six hours of demo how to get rid of the green monster. Bottom for the hostels the demo bid was $1100, doing it themselves they didn’t cost Bill and Linda redeem because there contract are lead to them to all the tools they needed. The savings 1100 bucks. The bathroom is now ready for tiling but first the decision on what’s best to use. Linda: There are some different tile samples that I picked up. Host: Linda picked up the tile but I think the price for this tile is crazy. Linda: This is the high in, this was about I think it was $10. Host: Oh forget it. To save money I’m suggesting Linda to go to tile wallet and look for a cheaper option. Porcelain tile it’s less expensive that natural stone, it’s easier to clean and its lower maintenance. Changing materials ends up, the budget for tiles 1300 smart shopping got up to 650, savings $650. Bill: We spend sometime here way and out to figure it out which way we want to have it around. we set’s some lines to start it on or center line that also start line and that’s can allow us to reduce a number of cuts that we get. Host: Bottom line the contract they want to the charge $2300 to lay all the tile but by borrowing tools they spent just a hundred on supplies like been set and they ended up savings $2200. Linda: We’ve been sharing the projects of course, I did all the painting so— Host: Okay, here is what we know happen. After the contractor installed the cabinets Bill and Linda decide to jump in and so some quick painting. Our cameras weren’t there but all we know is they got the job done. Linda: You got the trim; you can’t do trim so I’m the trim person. Host: Bottom line the painting bid from the contractor $750 minus a couple of gallons of paint Bill and Linda gotten a fight but got some savings 700 bucks. Part to believe the contractor is going to charge 450 to install these accessories. What makes it easy for Bill and Linda are all these templates? Linda; And I will just punch out but you can use to put a part of wall to figure out where you need to drill a hose. What do you think? Host: Oh my god, this place is looks amazing. Linda: Look the difference. Bill: Yeah, absolutely. Host: We we’re from this to this. Bill: They missed the green after all. Host: Where’s that the green, yeah the green I really missing the green a lot. Final price tag, $24,000 and that includes almost two grants in surprise cost including Bill’s expensive step through the ceiling mistake. Despite the extras the 24 grand totals is still 18% less than the original bid. Here is how Bill and Linda save the money. Doing the demo is a workout of busting a wall and teaching that tub and they are bring 1100 in savings. The tiling was an easy but it say 2200 bucks, painting the bathroom both Bill and Linda $700 in savings and installing all the accessories save another $450 the grand total more than $4400.
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