Multi Room Remodel

Buck Lake, Tallahassee
  • Improved Kitchen Layout
  • Larger Shower and Vanity
  • Whole House Flooring

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Project Overview

usually when we plan a multi room remodel we don’t recommend tackling more than one room at once if you plan to live in the home during construction. But in the case that is what this couple wanted and the layout of their home was conducive to do it.

With some smart scheduleing and good dust control we were able to do a major renovation of their kitchen, primary bath and most the homes flooring while they lived in the home.

We really enjoyed this project, not only because we were working for two of the nicest people but because we were able to make some significant improvements in their kitchen and bathroom that will make these great spaces to use for many years to come.

Kitchen Before and After

Removing the penisula and adding an island in the kitchen really made a huge difference!

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Primary Bath Before and After

Removing the wall to the toilet room, removing the spa tub and the moving the toilet allowed us to install a bigger vanity and shower. 

Our Favorite Things

The island really steals the show in the kitchen. The vanity in the bathroom is also great. Who would have thought we’d fit such a large vanity in this small bath ?

Huge Island

A great place for storage, food prep, eating, and socializing, islands are like a magnet to the center of a kitchen. This island’s size and function make it a beautiful gathering place for these homeowners. Our favorite features of the island are the corbels supporting both ends of the overhang and the beautiful quartz top.

Hidden Drawer Dividers

This kitchen has many large drawer fronts to minimize lines in the cabinetry. However, having two drawers behind one large drawer front means that you have flexibility of multiple drawers with the style of large drawers.

Vanity Tower Cabinets

On either side of the vanity, we installed tower cabinets. This is a great way to both frame the vanity, and create some great storage solutions. Who needs a linen closet when you have beautiful cabinets? 

New Accessible Shower

Featuring marble floors, a custom niche, a mounted bench seat, a beautiful grab bar, and a new shower system, this shower is a huge improvement on these homeowners’ previous shower

New Flooring

Anytime you do a multi room remodel there is most likely going to be some flooring invovled. We removed thier old tile, vinyl and laminte and installed Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP) throughout the public areas of the home. 

Kitchen Before Photos

The kitchen made a nice transformation. The colors and cabinets were certainly out of date but the real change came from removing the old soffit and the peninsula cabinets. Taking the cabients to the ceiling and added an island made a big impact on the space. 

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Kitchen Design Concepts

We use a combination of 3D renders and real work samples to help you get a feel for the look of your kitchen. 

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Kitchen After Photos

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Bathroom Before Photos

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Bathroom Design Concepts

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Bathroom After Photos

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Scope of Work

This multi room remodel consisted of two main areas, the kitchen and the primary bathroom.

Starting in the kitchen, the entire room was gutted to make way for extensive layout changes. This allowed for the addition of a large island, and all new cabinetry. The resulting open floorplan made the room feel larger and more inviting.

In the bathroom, there was also a complete gut to make room for a layout change. Previously, there was a wall in the bathroom that segmented the vanity and bath area from the toilet and shower area. This wall was removed to make more space for the vanity.

The old bathtub was removed and made space for a brand new, accessible standing shower in its place. A final touch to this home remodel was the addition of luxury vinyl plank flooring in the kitchen, living room, office, dining room, and hallways.

Timeline, Challenges and Solutions

Project Start

January 24th, 2022

Estimated Completion

March 25th, 2022

Actual Completion

May 23rd, 2022

This project was going right on schedule for the first 4 weeks or so and then we ran into an issue with their countertops. The material and color they wanted was not available when the countertop was templated (though it was available when the project started, its not possible to reserve countertop materials right now due to limited supply).

Unfortunately this has been happening in the countertop industry lately do to supply chain and manufacturing issues. We’ve been seeing long lead times for countertops… usually up to 3 or 4 weeks. In this case however the delay was going to be a lot longer…. 8-10 weeks!

After consulting with our countertop installer and the manufacturer’s rep we were left with two options: Choose a different color or wait two months for the original color to be made.

We did find a very similar color we could get quickly but after discussing the options with our client they decided they would rather wait.

So we installed their appliances and a temporary sink so they could use the kitchen while we waiting for the tops. Once the tops arrived we were able to complete the project without further delay.

The only other issue we ran in to was a bathroom cabinet that was accidentally damaged by the installer. This did not affect completing the project and the homeowner using the bathroom but it did takes several weeks to get the replacement cabinet and install it.

Cost Details

  • Installation Labor 33% 33%
  • Fixtures and Materials 41% 41%
  • Design and Project Management 11% 11%
  • Overhead and Profit 11% 11%
  • Shipping and Sales Tax 4% 4%



In the kitchen, these homeowners went with the Invoke door style from Bellmont’s 1600 line in Silverplate paint for the upper cabinets and Pepper pain for the lower cabinets and island. The cabinet pulls are the Alvar Cabinet Pull from Hardware Resources.

In the bathroom, these homeowners chose the Evoke door style from Bellmont’s 1600 line in Pavestone paint. The cabinet pulls are also the Alvar Cabinet Pull from Hardware Resources.


In both the kitchen and the bathroom the countertops are Cambria’s Ironsbridge quartz.


The LVP throughout the whole home is the Laguna finish from Happy Feet International’s Malibu series. The new tile flooring in the bathroom is Daltile’s Vicinity wood-look tile in White.


Trade Partners

We’ve been developing relationships with quality trade partners for years. We tend to use the same subcontractors because we trust their work and have developed a great working relationship with them. This helps make projects run smoother.

Demo: C and T Home Improvements

Plumbing: Capital Plumbing Contractors

Electric: Truevolt

Carpetry: CTR Custom Cabinet Built-Ins and Trim

Drywall: Hawkins Drywall

Painting: A Different Stroke By Kenneth

HVAC: Watts Cooling Heating and Plumbing

Tile: QSA Tile

Thank you for reading! We’d love to be a part of your next remodel. Check out our Design Services page.

Paul McManus

Certified Residential Contractor, CRC1331326

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