- Picture of a cabinet taken in the Interior Secretary's office bathroom
The U.S. Interior Department's Washington headquarters is getting a lot of media attention because of renovation works that proved quite costly for taxpayers.
It seems the interior secretary's office bathroom was remodeled for a massive $220,000 (€165,700), back when George W. Bush was president.
The 100 square-foot (9.3 square-meter) bathroom needed remodeling due to some water damage. New pieces of equipment include a $3,500 (€2,600) sub-zero refrigerator, $700 faucets (€527) and $2,600 (€2,000) custom cabinets.
According to WSBTV, the toilet paper roller, which is apparently a vintage edition, costs $65 (€49). The station obtained this information by requesting pics of the bathroom, under the Freedom of Information Act.
As news of the expensive bathroom project spread, internal government auditors were called in to investigate.
"A number of the items incorporated into the renovation project call into question the need for luxurious materials," the audit report reads.