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Finding the plumber, electrician, and tile guy would be optimal but asking friends and neighbors for recommendations has not worked out.  I will hopefully have 5 bids and can go from there.  2 of them are from signs posted in peoples yards around our neighborhood so I am using that as a "word of mouth" instead of straight internet searching.

Do you know a local architect that you like/trust? I would ask them for recommendations. A lot of people come to my firm looking for small houses or additions and it really isn't economical for us, so we will refer them to a GC we have worked with who does small scale projects and has a good design sensibility as well as a reputation for quality timely work.
post #6707 of 7024
Real nice M, both kitchen and bath look fantastic!

One thing that really makes me flinch with pricing....bathtubs! If we ever replace ours I'm just going to build one from cypress.
post #6708 of 7024
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Do you know a local architect that you like/trust? I would ask them for recommendations. A lot of people come to my firm looking for small houses or additions and it really isn't economical for us, so we will refer them to a GC we have worked with who does small scale projects and has a good design sensibility as well as a reputation for quality timely work.

 

We do not.  It's a shame.  

post #6709 of 7024
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Thanks a lot, guys.  It'll be tough to move from this place, since we were able to redo a lot of things to our preferences.  The two things we'd like that this place doesn't have though, is a master bath and an internal staircase to the garage.

 

 

@brokencycle,  it's marble.

@jbarwick, could you have the bathroom door swing the other way, from left to right?  That way when the door is open, you'd have easy access to the sink, which I think is used more than the toilet.  Also when the door is open, you'd see the sink and not the toilet.

 

So I assume the backsplash is just the standard thickness then?  I've been wondering about doing a slab of quartz for the backsplash in our new house, and I was going to look into getting it thinner than the countertop because it isn't necessary.

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@brokencycle,  it's marble.

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Damn a marble backsplash.  Well done!

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@jbarwick, could you have the bathroom door swing the other way, from left to right?  That way when the door is open, you'd have easy access to the sink, which I think is used more than the toilet.  Also when the door is open, you'd see the sink and not the toilet.

This.
post #6712 of 7024
And since we're posting plans of small bathrooms...



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And since we're posting plans of small bathrooms...




How deep is the shower?
post #6714 of 7024
Not sure which "depth" you mean. It's about 5.5' x 3', and the floor is at the same level as the rest of the bathroom, pitched to the drain. We wanted to go without a threshold, but ambiguity about how the inspector would interpret the code led us to include one to guarantee compliance.
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So I assume the backsplash is just the standard thickness then?  I've been wondering about doing a slab of quartz for the backsplash in our new house, and I was going to look into getting it thinner than the countertop because it isn't necessary.

Yep, I think 3/4".  

 

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Damn a marble backsplash.  Well done!

Thanks.  The we hate cleaning grout, so we figured we'd do stone for the countertop and backsplash.  Cararra was our favorite for looks and far cheaper than the quartzite marble lookalikes.

post #6716 of 7024
Did not get any responses to this in the "Show me your closet."

Any of you have experience living with one of the high-end prefab closets from Poliform, Motleni & C, or something similar?

 





 



 

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

So I assume the backsplash is just the standard thickness then?  I've been wondering about doing a slab of quartz for the backsplash in our new house, and I was going to look into getting it thinner than the countertop because it isn't necessary.

If you're looking for a product like marble for a backsplash and want a budget alternative, look at thin porcelain tile. You can get sheets that are up to 10' long, and they're like 6mm thick. I was impressed by the look. It's pretty reasonably priced, something like $8 a square foot for the big sheets and less for small sheets.


They tell me that you can even install it right over existing tile, although I'm not sure if that's really wise.
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They tell me that you can even install it right over existing tile, although I'm not sure if that's really wise.

I definitely wouldnt do that
post #6719 of 7024
My wife snagged the bigger and better walk in closet for our master suite. It's outfitted in a similar fashion and she loves it. I'm very cucked jealous.
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Did not get any responses to this in the "Show me your closet."

Any of you have experience living with one of the high-end prefab closets from Poliform, Motleni & C, or something similar?

 





 



 

post #6720 of 7024
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My wife snagged the bigger and better walk in closet for our master suite. It's outfitted in a similar fashion and she loves it. I'm very cucked jealous.

A wise concession on your part.
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