I had the plumber come out to the house to give me an estimate for supplying and installing shower fixtures in our 2 new bathrooms.
Recently he sent me the proposal broken into 3 jobs:
Job #1 Water heater for the Cottage
Job #2 Conservatory Bathroom
Job #3 Master Bathroom
Starting with the conservatory bathroom the plumber will supply a Moen Arris Posi-temp shower diverter trim with showerhead and arm in brushed nickel — $480.65. A quick check on Amazon came up with $500.81. Same at Home Depot.
The Moen Vestige Moentrol multi-function shower diverter trim in chrome is $138.25 (which includes shipping costs because it is a discontinued item). Faucet Direct and Amazon seem to have it for $87.93 presumably because it’s discontinued.
All in all the price for the fixtures is about $5 cheaper online but I would have had the hassle of doing the ordering and the final job would not have the same guarantee. Last but certainly not least: the cost of the install labor will be between $800 and $900. That brings the total cost to around $1900.
The showers were tricky for us but we’ll definitely be saving some money by doing our own sink and toilet installations.
Do you ever wonder why you start a huge project? Do you realize just how epic it will be at the start?