While we are waiting for my parents' house to sell in Washington state, we decided to go ahead with our plan to add an extra bathroom. The handyman came out and gave us a quote for labor between $1,500 and $1,800. That was acceptable to my mother so we are now shopping for the best deals on a laundry sink, shower stall, and toilet with upflush drain system.
So far the prices are around $50 for a laundry sink, $400 and up for the shower stall and $950 for the toilet/drain system. We also need a new washer and dryer because the bearings are going out on the washer and the timer is broken on the dryer. I looked in to repairing those items but it is quite expensive. My mother wants to buy new appliances because they will be hers and will move to the new house eventually. I was going to keep my washer and move it to the back porch for washing dog laundry but it is sounding worse and worse everyday so I don't think it will last much longer. I am keeping an eye on craig's list for a nice used washer around $200. I found one but it was on the opposite side of town so I will keep looking. There are so many washing machings for sale, I am sure it won't take long to find one near me.