The cost of a bathroom makeover can be daunting, but there are ways to save. One smart strategy is to focus your renovation efforts on a smaller, more commonly used bathroom rather than an expansive master.
This estimate for a 2015 Typical Bathroom Remodel is derived from the unit cost method summarized in the American Institute of Architects Detailed Cost Estimating – Best Practices This approach is used by professional designers, contractors, engineers and estimators and uses current wages, material costs, worker productivity benchmarks, supervisory overhead and markup rates.
The rule of thumb for chandeliers is 5 feet off the ground – this is true for all ceiling heights. The number of arms and the number of lights combined with the wattage of the bulbs may allow that one light fixture to be your main source of light. Carefully calculate the wattage and consider the convenience of adding a dimmer switch to give you complete control.
With Good Project Planning we were ahead of schedule and still on budget. By keeping a close eye on progress, ensuring jobs were sequenced so they were done in a logical order and ensuring goods were ordered at the right time rather than letting tasks slip we gained a couple of free weekends. We couldn’t bring other tasks forward because I had to wait for my annual leave so that I could rip out the old kitchen sink and replace it quickly to minimise disruption in its use.
After doing my research I opted for a Smiths Hydronic (Wet) mains plumbed system; which we are well pleased with. The plinth radiator not only replaced the old radiator but has proved more efficient e.g. with a 40w fan it kicks out up to 2kw of heat from floor level that rises quickly to heat the whole kitchen far more effectively than the old radiator ever did. It runs off the existing gas central heating just like any other radiator making it very cost effective and in the summer months the 40w fan can be used to cool the kitchen.