How DIY pro did her own incredible bathroom renovation for just $1,000 after being quoted $11,000 by experts

  • Woman shared an incredible DIY bathroom renovation that cost her just $1000
  • Kellie, from Melbourne, was quoted $11k by professional contractors for the job
  • But she simply chose to work on the room with her fiancé instead of hiring help
  • The main focus was on removing the tiles and replacing them with microcement
  • They redid the floor, walls, ceilings, and fixtures themselves over a week

A woman has shared incredible photos of a DIY bathroom renovation she completed for just $1000 – after contractors quoted her $11,000 to take on the job.

Kellie, from Melbourne, shared ‘before and after’ shots after completely redoing her bathroom’s floors, walls, ceiling, and fixtures.

‘I wanted to share photos of my newly renovated bathroom,’ she wrote on a Facebook group dedicated to home décor. ‘We were quoted $8-11k to have it done professionally so we did it ourselves. It was a big job but the product alone was just over $1000!’

A woman has shared incredible photos of a DIY bathroom renovation she completed for just $1000 – after contractors quoted her $11,000 to take on the job

Kellie, from Melbourne , shared 'before and after' shots after completely redoing her bathroom's floors, walls, ceiling, and fixtures

Kellie, from Melbourne , shared ‘before and after’ shots after completely redoing her bathroom’s floors, walls, ceiling, and fixtures

Kellie worked on the renovation with her fiancé over the course of a week.

They replaced the sink, cabinet, and mirror with more modern versions of the appliances.

The couple admitted to feeling like they had ‘a lot more space’ after their renovation ‘opened up’ the bathroom. 

‘We’re happy with how it turned out!’ Kellie said.

They also replaced all of the dull silver chrome fixtures with sleek, matte black fittings and added a wall nook instead of a ledge for their shower gel and hair products.

They also replaced the sink, cabinet, and mirror with more modern versions of the appliances

The bulk of the renovation focus on replacing the bathroom tiles with microcement

Kellie worked on the renovation with her fiancé and the bulk of it focused on removing the bathroom tiles and replacing them with microcement

However, the bulk of it focused on removing the bathroom tiles and replacing them with microcement. 

Microcement is a waterproof and grout-free polymer-based coating that can provide rooms with a modern ‘industrial’ concrete aesthetic. 

She claimed that the microcement was ‘one of the best decisions’ because she no longer had to scrub at the wall grout.

‘We chose to go with a microcement finish on the walls instead of tiles, and I’m so stoked with it. Not cleaning grout (except for the floor tiles) has been life changing and I definitely recommend!’

She simply wipes her walls down with a microfiber cloth to clean them.

The couple admitted to feeling like they had 'a lot more space' after their renovation 'opened up' the bathroom

The couple admitted to feeling like they had ‘a lot more space’ after their renovation ‘opened up’ the bathroom

They also replaced all of the dull silver chrome fixtures with sleek, matte black fittings

The couple also added a wall nook instead of a ledge for their shower gel and hair products

They also replaced all of the dull silver chrome fixtures with sleek, matte black fittings and added a wall nook instead of a ledge for their shower gel and hair products

Hundreds were impressed by the couple’s skill and dedication. 

‘Looks fantastic,’ wrote one woman. ‘Great job! We’ve had microcement on our en suite walls and floor for two years now and I do not miss cleaning grout and tiles.’

‘Absolutely amazing transformation, the space has opened out so much!’ said another.

By OngkyF