Serving Tallahassee for more than 15 years. Lic# CRC1331326.
McManus Kitchen & Bath
Certified Remodeling Contractor and Full Service Kitchen and Bath Showroom
Design, product selection and remodeling expertise all under one roof. A turn key solution to help you create a funtional and inspiring home.
How To Start Planning A Remodel
Many homeowners delay updating their home because they are worried about what it might cost or unsure of who they can trust. But delaying an update makes home life less enjoyable and can cost you more in the long run.
Our step by step process can help. When starting a new relationship with a client our first goal is to provide you with a detailed scope of work, an accurate Good Better Best budget and to make sure you understand everything involved. We call this our Design and Budget Consult. It’s a great way to start planning a new project.
Design With The Future In Mind
As Certified Aging In Place Specialists (CAPS) we're focused on following Universal Design Principles on all our projects, creating spaces that work for you today and can easily adapt to work for you far into the future.
A Turn Key Remodeling Experience
Here's How It Works
Start with A Design and Budget Consult
Our design and budget consult consists of two meetings. The first is in your home, the second in our showroom. It's a great way to start planning your project.
Design and Selection Meetings
After you approve your budget we'll have 2 to 4 design meetings to finalize the details of your project and create your fixed price proposal.
We Build Your Project
We order all your materials and store them in our warehouse prior to the project start to avoid any unecessary delays.
Our project management software give you 24/7 access to project details and your project manager is on site every day to make sure things are built to plan, on time and on budget.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do We Get Started?
We start each project with a Design and Budget Consult.
A Design and budget consult starts with a home visit so we can discuss your ideas and take accurate measurements. After theom home visit we will meet in our showroom to discuss some design options and update your Good Better Best budget.
Once you approve your budget we will schedule a series of design meetings to finalize all the details of your project and create a fixed price proposal. When you approve the fixed price proposal is approved we will order all your materials and set the start date for your project.
How long does a typical project take?
A typical master bath remodel takes 6 to 8 weeks on site. A hall bath can be done in 3 weeks or so. Kitchens can take 4 to 8 weeks depending on the scope of work. If you are adding on to the home as part of the project expect just the addition to take 6 to 8 weeks on top of the remodeling time.
You also want to factor in 2 to 6 weeks to design and plan the project and 4 to 6 weeks to order materials (most cabinets take 6 to 8 weeks to be delivered). All in all you should start planning about 3 months before you would like the project to be complete.
You can read more about the process on our About page.
How much does a typical project cost?
Our average kitchen project cost in 2019 is around $50,000. Our average master bath cost has been $45,000. Hall bathrooms start at around $25,000. We've provide detailed breakdown of remodeling costs on our Remodeling Costs pages, you'll find them in the top menu.
Are you expensive?
I would say you don't hire us for the lowest price, you hire us for the best experience. Our Good Better Best proposal will outline all the costs associated with your project, including our project management and design fees, so you can make an informed decision.
How Long Have You Been In Business?
The owner, Paul McManus, has been working on homes in Tallahassee for more than 15 years. Starting out as a painting contractor and then a handyman. In 2006 he got his contractors license and began doing more extensive remodeling and construction. In 2015 he opened the McManus Kitchen and Bath showroom and started specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling.
"This was the first time I had gone thru the remodeling process and it was a great experience. They spent a lot of time with me planning and were very helpful with all the different options. Once it came time for demo and install they were very communicative and the the schedule up to date. The final product is exactly what I envisioner and completely transformed my downstairs! " Elise, Blairstone Rd Condo.
"I love the way these guys work. They are dedicated to making sure the job is done right and take all the steps necessary to ensure a job well done. As a subcontractor, it is truly refreshing to work for remodeling contractor who puts effort into making sure my job goes smoothly. Everything from providing a trailer on site filled with all the necessary cleaning supplies that I could possibly need all the way to taping countertops to make cleanup easier. Thank you Paul and Andrew! I look forward to a long and prosperous business relationship with you guys." Ryan Evans, Tile Installer
I could not be more thrilled with the results of all of my projects. From beginning to end, Paul and his staff were so easy to work with - they were extremely responsive to all of my questions and changes, helped me make important decisions about my projects, and were overall professional, polite and a pleasure to be around. They kept me up to date on timelines and progress via an awesome phone app and were always available to me by phone and text. I was able to go to his studio and pick everything out and they walked me through the entire process including when things would happen and the cost of everything. There were no hidden costs or surprises and no unreasonable delays and his workers were extremely conscientious about keeping all of the work areas clean and being gone by the time I got home. I had a decent amount of work done in my home, but I never felt inconvenienced. Lorena, Southwood
About the Owner, Paul McManus
I fell in love with remodeling in college. I was studying architecture at the University of Florida when I took a job as a house painter on the weekends to help pay for school. I realized I loved the hands on work as much as I enjoyed design and that put me on a path to become a remodeling contractor.
I wound up running my own painting company while in school and after school that evolved into a handyman service and would eventually become a remodeling contractor.
I attended various trade schools all over the country to gain experience and in 2006 got my residential contractors license.
In in 2015 I opened our kitchen and bath showroom and started specializing in kitchens and bathrooms with our current design+build approach.
The showroom and adjacent warehouse has been a game changer for us. It allows us to display unique products that were previously unavailable in Tallahassee and it has increased our ability to serve our customer significanlty.
On a personal note, I love to travel and have visited more than 38 countries, many of them during my time in the US Peace Corps in Zambia and also during a 4 year stint as an international bike tour guide.