I have a confession to make.
This post is not about remodeling a bathroom in Santa Clara for less than $500.
The specific title was selecting so the search engines would hopefully bring you to this post.
If you’re reading this, they did.
However, if you are in or near Santa Clara, by all means please contact us to discuss your bathroom remodel. We are experts who believe in treating customers the way we want people to treat our mothers.
However this post is about an amazing bathroom remodel that occurred in the Fall of 2012 and was documented by Kate, who blogs under the name of Centsational Girl and described in a fair amount of detail a full bathroom remodel done for an organization named COTS (C0mmitte on the Shelterless).
The image on the right is one of the after images.
The link below shows a series of before and after pictures.
The precise out of pocket cost was $448.
How did they manage to do this project so inexpensively?
1) The skilled labor was provided by volunteers who did it has a labor of love for a good cause.
2) Much of the materials were donated by Home Depot. Without the donations, the material cost would have been $924, still a very respectable budget for a full bathroom remodel.
What this story goes to show is a small team of dedicated people collectively focused on a common goal and truly work miracles.
Although I had never heard of COTS until I stumbled across the blog describing this project, I plan to pay attention to them from now on.
Now on a more selfish note, if you are planning a bathroom remodel and live in or near Santa Clara….