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Can anyone recommend a good bathroom designer?
Also, is it worth getting a designer for this, or just work through a contractor?
Are you on a budget? Do you have time to look at showrooms?
My clients generally do not use a designer for a bathroom renovation. It usually takes them anywhere from 2-4 hours at showrooms to pick out everything they need
Most of the bathrooms on my website are done without a designer.
If you need any help feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-436-3942
Take a walk around the Smolka showroom, uptowngal.
They have nice things and you can get most of what you need there, except for tiles.
Check out the square green glass sink. Beautiful.
I think you would be better off going to tile stores first Smolka is great for plumbing but at tile stores you will see some bathroom setups with the tiles and the plumbing. I would try Nemo tile on 21st and Park
Uptown gal can walk from Nemo to Smolka. That's 2 showrooms.
Enough to get an idea of what you like.
I will e-mail you some great bathroom designers who will work with you and your budget.
Unless you want to use really expensive low production run materials,
you should be able to get a really nice job done for $10,000 including
labor and materials
the beautiful sink is expensive. But I would design my whole bathroom around it.
That one expensive, beautiful sink is worth it.
Other things can be less expensive and it won't matter because the sink is so beautiful.
Thanks, rb345. Would the cost include designer fees, or by doing it on my own, w a contractor?
definitely without a designer. you can add $2+K for a designer or try someone from Parsons or FIT
You cannot renovate a bathroom with insured and licensed professionals for $10,000.00
Most buildings require that you replace all the branch lines back to the riser, with that along with the rest of the plumbing can run you $5,000.00
I find that between all the purchases (tiles,shower body,vanity, sink, faucet, toilet, tub, medicine cabinet, light fixtures, etc) and the contractor you are looking more in the area of $25,000.00. Can it be done cheaper? Of course but in my experience that's what it generally costs
e mail email@example.com, you will get a realistic quote. She works in manhattan mostly, is used to deal with building boards, etc. and is very transparent and realistic price-wise. Then you can compare and assess wether it makes sense for you or not.
It depends on your budget, but with designer or not your should not expect to built you bathroom for 10k
I would say in Manhattan it’s more like 30k+, depends on your management company and layout you might have to file with DOB.
You can use (design-build) like “Manhattan renovations” they can take care of all required submittals and design decisions
A few key concerns should drive the budget of your bath renovation. First, does it make sense in the context of your building to install a high-end bathroom? If not, then you can do a very nice, clean bathroom renovation under $20k. The filing process will then dictate the time and money involved in getting you started. If you're replacing all items in place, you may be able to complete the project with a simple set of drawings submitted to the managing agent. The exact requirements to get your project started will be dictated by your building's management and the alteration agreement. This will address issues such as waterproofing concerns and the need to replace branch lines back to the riser.
Should you choose to work directly with a contractor to design your project, I highly encourage you to assemble a strong set of images from websites such Houzz depicting your expectation for the finished product. While it may seem straightforward, there are many ways to detail a bathroom, and the lack of drawings opens you to liberal interpretation by the contractor.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have more specific questions about your project. Best of luck!