Remodel Within Strict HOA Guidelines
One of the things to avoid in remodeling is drama. Its great for the theater, but not so much for bathroom remodeling.
He wanted to update his bathroom, but knew there would be some complexities because he lives in a condominium with neighbors to the left and right and above and below. The building access is tight and the Home Owners Association is extremely serious about protecting the quality of life for everyone living in the building, especially when a homeowner contracts for a remodel that will affect floors, walls, ceilings, plumbing, electric and more.
Here Are Some Key Before And After Features:
Tiny drawer on the left
Big empty box underneath
And green…don’t forget the green…countertop
High Quality, Dado plywood construction
8 drawers (that’s 7 more than before) and a smaller more practical cabinet
Raised height for convenience and comfort
One piece countertop with integral sink and drip free edge
Wolverine Brass Faucet
Matching mirror and medicine cabinet trim
Electric is upgraded to GFCI to comply with the building code
Matching Brushed Nickel Towel ring, drawer pulls and door knobs.
Floor Before / After
Circa 1974 one piece vinyl in the tub and toilet room
Circa 1982 carpet in the vanity area
Solid core, groutless installation
Installed in both the bath/toilet room and the vanity area
Meets HOA soundproofing requirement to protect the downstairs neighbor
Tub Before / After
Porcelain on pressed steel. 16# height from floor
A little old, a little stained, not too bad
Failed grout seal has been caulked (big no-no. This traps water and causes mold)
Old style drain stopper mechanism with lever and chain
Acrylic, 13” height (at Mr. A’s request for easy entry)
Thermal expansion, waterproof seal at wall system
No grout seal (Acrylic has no grout)
Single action pop-up, pop-down drain stopper
LOCAL KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN STUDIO
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Complete project management from start to finish.
A certified kitchen & bath designer to execute your vision.
5 year labor warranty.
Endless cabinetry and tile options.
In-house team of insured and background checked contractors.
3D Renderings for any project.
Complementary design consultations.
team of professional kitchen and bathroom designers will meet at your home to discuss your dream project and take measurements of your space.
Your designer invites you to our local design studio, located in Heights, to assist in the design, color theme, and product selection for your space.
Kitchen & Bath will provide you with a professional estimate that will include your material and installation costs for your new space.
From demolition to final walkthrough, the team at Kitchen & Bath will be on-site to oversee the entire project!
BATHROOM REMODELING SOLUTIONS
The bathroom is just one of those aspects of your home that you can’t ignore because, well, everyone uses it every single day. The good news, though, isn’t just that you can’t dispute a bathroom’s utility but that any effort you make to improve that space pays you back, both in function and value. Along with the kitchen, remodeling your bathroom with a shower remodel or bath remodel is one of the most effective ways to add value to your home. However, true design by a professional interior designer is essential. With professional bathroom design, the costs you pay serve an important purpose: to fuse together function and beauty in order to create a space that looks great and works for you, your family and your guests.
Bathroom Designer Cost
Bathroom design covers a range of services as simple as picking a low-flow toilet to as complex as planning an oasis from the ground up. As a homeowner, you need to decide the extent of services you require. For a simple refresh of new fixtures, design services and employees at home improvement stores and showrooms can likely lead you through picking the right items. These services are often free or only require a minimum charge (usually under $100), which is deducted from the cost of supplies and/or installation if you choose to purchase from their stores.
On the other side of this spectrum, full bathroom design services from a professional interior designer are an ideal solution for new home builds and additions where no systems currently exist, or in complete demos and renovations where significant changes to the layout and function of the bathroom need to take place. The services of these professionals generally run in the range of $100 to $200 per hour, at an average fee of 10% of the total project cost. Therefore, a $5,000 bathroom renovation generally costs about $500 in design fees. Some designers even charge a flat design fee. According, the national average is $4000 for a bathroom design and can run as high as $9000.
Bathroom Designer Cost Factors
There are two main factors that influence the cost of bathroom design. First, and most importantly, is the size of your space. Larger bathrooms are more complicated to design and remodel, and therefore cost more. There are other factors, too, that influence what a designer will charge you.
Designer Affiliations: Independent professionals are much pricier than store-employed or contracted designers.
Extent of the Remodel: Updating fixtures, replacing floors and repainting walls is costly and may require design assistance, but it’s minimal compared to planning and designing a bathroom as a blank slate.
Extent of Designer Involvement: Depending on your own time, knowledge and budget, the amount of work you need from a bathroom designer varies. You may just consult one at the beginning, when it comes to outlining the space, or you may hire a designer to oversee every aspect of your remodel from the plans to the finished product.
TRANSFORM YOUR BATHROOM BEST REMODELING
Remodeling your bathroom is one of the best investments you can make for your home, but only if you hire the right contractor. The quality of your bathroom is key, which is why we recommend hiring our licensed, bonded and insured bathroom remodeling contractors.
Renovation is passion
Every homeowner deserves to have a bathroom that’s designed to their specifications. You know what you want for your bathroom design and experts can turn it into a reality. process is seamless, allowing you to get a free estimation, go through the design process and start building in no time.
Kitchen and Bath is continuing to monitor this situation closely and want to assure you are working hard to keep everyone safe. As hear each day about the impacts COVID-19 is having on our communities, are following the necessary guidelines and procedures and keeping up to date with the latest developments. will continue to do the best can in order to prevent the spread of germs.
taking precautionary measures that think are good suggestions for anyone who is/was in the middle of a remodel when COVID-19 started.
Before and After Bathroom Remodels That Are Stunning
Sometimes bathrooms need to be remodeled to make them more functional, while other times, they are just simply out-of-date, or not your taste. Remodeling even a small bathroom is a big deal. It requires significant planning and work, but the end result will be a more attractive, and personally-suited bathroom that you enjoy using. If you are a DIY type of homeowner, the bathroom can be a fun renovation for you, but it is time consuming and there is a lot to know about plumbing and installation of many different types of materials (depending on how involved your remodel is). If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom and looking for a few tips to get you started on your project, here are a few things to consider.
Consider online options
Many people want to hit the home stores first, when it comes to getting materials for home projects. Of course, you do get to see the materials, such as cabinetry and countertops, tile, bathtubs and showers in person, and it definitely has its benefits to see and feel them up close, however, you can also shop online and find a lot of very cool and unique materials online. One of the biggest benefits of shopping for things like your countertops and other features online is the savings you can get. If your budget is a big factor in what you can do in your bathroom remodel, consider online sources to get better deals. It may give you some leeway to get different choices, or make more changes.
Wait for all your materials to arrive
When you are tackling a large project like remodeling your bathroom, you want to make sure that you have all the materials you’ve ordered on-hand before you start the demo. It might seem tempting to start ripping out old tile or counters, or tearing down old sheetrock, but starting prematurely before all of your supplies and materials are there and ready to go, can cause more work if you’re not careful. You never know if something is going to be delayed or will fit right, so to prevent delays in having a functional bathroom for long periods of time or a plumbing issue, be patient and wait till you have everything you need on-hand.
When it comes to re-tiling your shower wall or flooring, you can really add flair and personality by adding decorative tiles in the mix. Glass or mosaic tiles are a bit more costly than regular ceramic tiles, but you don’t need a lot of them to make something like a shower really pop and look classy. For small showers or small bathrooms, lighter or neutral tones of tile can help increase the visual square footage of the space, plus, you can get your color bursts with the decorative tiles to add that punch of color you want.
Splurge on one of your items
If you are remodeling your bathroom in a budget, then of course money is an issue, but do consider splurging on one of the items you are updating, such as the faucets, the bathtub, or sink. Choosing one thing you will really enjoy in the room and want to be the focal point of the bathroom can give you something to base other choices off of, plus it will bring you a sense of joy whenever you’re in the bathroom.