Kitchen Design & Feng Shui

It just goes to show you that the world doesn’t stop just because you get busier, you just start juggling!

Small bathrooms are often less expensive to remodel than larger bathrooms because they have less square footage. This means fewer materials involved to make them look brand new, and their cost will be on the low range of the chart above since you need less of them or their smaller sizes to fit in the bathroom. The cost of labor will also be lower because the time spent to remodel a small bathroom won’t be as long as a large bathroom, unless the professionals run into snags with the electricity or plumbing. However, there is still a lot of heavy lifting, planning and general time involved in the process.

After: In order to get optimal functionality out of such a tiny space, Hurst replaced the old vanity with a freestanding contemporary one about half the size. He installed a new high-efficiency, water-saving toilet and moved it to the same wall as the vanity to help create more space. The reconfiguration of the layout opens up the entry and allows more room to maneuver once you’re inside the bathroom.

I went through each of the tasks required to do all the work in this kind of bathroom remodel and I came up with 73 labor hours. That is assuming everything goes about average and two people are working the job. In speaking with several contractors, they confirmed my time frame and most of them said they like to budget five to eight working days to complete a bathroom.

Replacements/Damages: Ask your retailer how stock outs, damages and replacements are handled. If you can’t get the cabinet when you need it, every other tradesman is held up (counters, tiles, plumbers, etc) which can cost you weeks in your project schedule. Conestoga’s program is build to order and allows for replacements to be shipped in as little as a day and because everything is built in the US, there is no issue with out of stock, etc. Furthermore, if you only need a shelf or a cabinet side, it is no problem. You don’t need to replace the whole cabinet. Just get what you need. Best of all, replacements are basically ‘no questions asked’.