men working on installing built in storage bench in remodeled attic
Photo: John Gruen
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The Project Tally

• Gutted the space of paneling, drywall, and carpet, $0

• Added insulation and raised half of the dropped ceiling, $200

• Updated the electrical and installed new light fixtures, $325

• Put up new drywall and added baseboard, window, and doorway trim, $400

• Replaced one stairwell wall with a balustrade, $165

• Laid an oak floating floor, $800

• Built a glass-panel pine door for the bath's narrow doorway, $120

• Installed a new bath vanity, $110

• Made an oak-topped half-wall and built-in storage bench, $250

• Brightened walls with 2 gallons of primer and 5 gallons of paint, $250

TOTAL: $2,620
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