Plaza Towers Condo Remodel

Plaza Towers in Tallahassee, FL
  • Fully Renovated Kitchen and Hall Bath
  • Updated Master Bath
  • All New Flooring and Lighting
  • Total Cost: $103,000

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Before and After

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Project Overview

This condo had been sitting empty since 2008 and had never been finished. The owner called us to help redesign the kitchen and update the hall and master bathrooms.

Our Favorite Things

Shower Wall Panels

Instead of tile in the hall shower, we used laminate panels made by Wet Wall. These 36″ x 72″ panels created a nice contemporary look.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

For a multistory condo unit like this one, the LVP flooring also provides great sound dampening, a must to keep the downstairs neighbors happy.


The biggest challenge was probably installing new ceiling fans. The condo has a post-tensioned concrete ceiling with metal supports embedded in the concrete. Hitting one of these steel pieces with a drill during install would result in the ceiling collapsing.

To get around this we had a firm from Miami come up and X-ray the ceiling in order to locate all the steel. Our electricians were then able to safely drill and install the ceiling fans.

Client Testimonial

We needed a remodeling company that could provide a lot of support. Our condo is in Tallahassee and we were in Wisconsin during the COVID quarantine. The staff at McManus worked hard to keep us up to date on progress and did an excellent job overseeing several subcontractors who were necessary to our renovations. While supply chain issues and availability of personnel were problematic due to the pandemic, McManus worked hard to keep our project moving forward. It took longer than we had hoped, but that was due to issues beyond McManus’ control. I would highly recommend this talented and knowledgeable team to anyone who is looking for professional management for their interior renovations


Before Photos

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Kitchen Design Photos

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Scope of Work

In the kitchen, we performed a gut renovation to change the layout from a galley kitchen to a u-shaped kitchen. We installed new cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and appliances.

In the bathrooms, the client kept their original vanities, but we installed new countertops, toilets, and towel bars. A new shower was installed in the guest bath, along with a new mirror and sconces.

We installed new lighting and flooring throughout the condo with luxury vinyl planks in the bathrooms, kitchen, and living area and carpet in the bedrooms and closets.


Project Start

March 9th, 2021

Estimated Completion

April 30th, 2021

Actual Completion

July 8th, 2021

We originally planned for this project to take about seven weeks. Unfortunately, we ran into some delays with the guest bath. The shower panels arrived in the wrong style, but went unnoticed notice until after install, meaning we had to completely redo the shower. The change orders and long shipping times of additional materials due to Covid-19 also contributed to the extended project timeline. 

Project Costs

Initial Budget: $117,675

Fixed Price Proposal: $98,992

Change Orders: $4,838

Final Project Cost: $103,831

Cost Details

The initial Good Better Best budget for this project was $117,675. Working in a condo on the 15th floor is challenging and the cost reflected that.

During the design process, we discussed ways to lower the cost and the final proposal amount came to $98,992.00

During the project, there were a few change order requests that added $4,838 to the final cost. The homeowner added a couple of items like a barn door for the laundry room and increased the thickness of her kitchen countertops.

We had discussed these in design but she had opted out of them. Ultimately though she decided the additional cost was well worth it. There were also additional construction costs associated with the change orders.

This brought the final cost for this kitchen and bath update to $103,831.06.

Cost Breakdown

  • Installation Labor 31% 31%
  • Fixtures and Materials 29% 29%
  • Design and Project Management 20% 20%
  • Overhead and Profit 12% 12%
  • Shipping and Sales Tax 8% 8%



Both upper and lower cabinets in the kitchen are from Bellmont’s 1300 line: the uppers are the style Tempo in the Matte White finish; the lowers, Horizon in the Frax finish. Cabinet pulls are from Richieleu: Contemporary Aluminum Edge Pull. 


The kitchen countertops are by Corian in the color Willow. The counters are 5cm thick with a square edge.

In the bathrooms: Onyx Collection in Truffle Glass at a 3cm thickness with a square edge.


In the kitchen: Blink Plus Single Light 25″ Wide Integrated 3000K LED Flush Mount Square Ceiling Fixture in white. We also installed three-color dimmable under-cabinet lighting by GetInLight.

In the dining room: WAC Lighting Solo 4 Light 36″ Wide LED Fixed Rail Linear Ceiling Fixture in white.

In the bathrooms: Possini Euro Modena 15 1/2″ High Brushed Nickel Rectangle Wall Sconce.


In the kitchen, we installed a 33″ stainless steel, double bowl 60/40 split sink from Signature Hardware. The faucet is a Kohler Simplice – Single Hole in a chrome finish.

In the bathrooms, we installed Integral Olympic sinks in white. The faucets are Kohler Elate in a polished chrome finish.


The flooring throughout the condo is a Luxury Vinyl Plank from Armstrong Flooring in Flint Gray. We also installed carpet in the bedrooms and closets: Dream Weaver Modern Edge in Moon Mist.

Backsplash Tile

The backsplash tile in the kitchen is from Daltile’s Color Wheel Collection in the Matte Arctic White finish.


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.

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

Get Started With A Design and Budget Consult

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