Kitchen and Bath Remodel

Whitfield Plantation, Tallahassee
  • Completely Gutted The Existing Primary Bath
  • Added Walk-Through Shower
  • Installed New Quartz Countertops Throughout The Home
  • Total Cost: $205,606.10

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A Master Bath Entree With A Side of Smaller Renovations

As you could imagine from the title, this project mostly consisted of a complete gut-remodel of this client’s master bath. However, there were many other smaller, yet equally lovely, rennovations made throughout the home including: new countertops in the kitchen and all other bathrooms, new flooring for the whole home, and new mirrors for the powder and guest baths.

Before and After

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We are super happy with the way this older bathroom design was able to blossom into a more functional (And in our opinion more beautiful) space for these homeowners!

Before / After Floor Plan – Master Bathroom

The master bath is the only room in this house with significant changes to the floorplan. We think they can help you get a better idea for where our beatiful pictures exist withing the space/

Our Favorite Things

This was a large project that took us about five months to complete. However, we think the wait was well worth it. Here are some of the reasons why:

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is becoming the go to countertop for many people. On this project we used a different type of quartz for the master bath, kitchen, and the other smaller rooms. To see the full list, check out the “Selctions” section below!

Barrier-Free, Walk-Through Shower

This shower was designed in a unique and luxurious way. Colloquially called a “Car Wash Shower” because you can walk right through it, this shower effortlessly blends from and function. The beautiful, barrier-free shower floor and ample grab bars makes this space both easy to access and enjoy.

New Vanity Cabinets

We redid the vanities on either side of the shower to add symmetry and cohesion to the space. The deep gray complements the flowing whites tones of the new quartz countertops.

Under-Mounted Tub

We don’t think a full master bath remodel like this would be complete without a tub to enjoy… and our client agreed! We installed a new, under-mounted tub and surrounded it with the same quartz seen on the vanity countertops.

Dual Linen Closets with Full-Length Mirror

The back of the walk-through shower used to be round in shape and made of glass block. We reconfigured the shape of the shower to make it flat on the back to add a central, full-length mirror bookended by two large linen closets.

Elegant Flooring

We installed new porcelain stone tile flooring in the master bath and durable yet beautiful engineered wood in the powder bath, guest bath, and laundry room. By updating the flooring throughout the home, the clientwas able to create a sense of modernity.

Before Photos

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Design Photos

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Scope of Work

This job mainly consisted of the master bathroom but also featured multiple smaller remodels such as the kitchen, guest and powder baths, and the laundry room.

In the master bath, we completely gutted the space to create something brand new. Featuring new vanities, countertops, toilet room, under-mounted tub, and walk-through shower, this bathroom was a mammoth task. However, we think the results speak for themselves.

Additionally, the countertops and flooring in the kitchen, hall and powder baths, and laundry room were redone in two different types of quartz and engineered wood respectively to give a bit of a update to the other highly trafficed areas of the home.

Timeline, Challenges and Solutions

Project Start

July 27th, 2021

Estimated Completion

September 24th, 2021

Actual Completion

December 10th, 2021

You might read this and ask, “Why would this project take an extra few months?”. The answer is simple really. While we take pride in our ability to be in and out of your home in the shortest amount of time possible, sometimes unforseen circumstances can throw our carefully crafted schedule in the trash. For this project, we had trouble getting the tile and a proper tile installer for the client. 

For first time remodelers, having unexpected delays may seem absolutely unaccpetable, when in reality, it can be a fact of life for any remodel. If you want a list of some other things that might be helpful to know when remodeling your home, check out our list HERE!

Project Costs

Initial Budget: $161,086

Fixed Price Proposal: $197,552.10

Change Orders: $10,611.36

Final Project Cost: $205,606.10

Cost Details

The initial Good-Better-Best Budget for this project was $161,086.00, however the final project total was $205,606.10. A reasonable question to ask would be, “How did the scope of this project increase by roughly $44,000.00?”.

The answer here is simple. In the design phase of this project, our clients chose some of the more expensive options in our ranges. For example, rather than stick with the granite countertops that had been budgeted for, the clients elected to have higher-priced quartz countertops throughout their home. We think our initial budgets are extremely accurate, but if the client is willing to spend more to get the look and style they want, we are more than happy to oblige.

Cost Breakdown

  • Installation Labor 40% 40%
  • Fixtures and Materials 24% 24%
  • Design and Project Management 18% 18%
  • Overhead and Profit 17% 17%
  • Shipping and Sales Tax 1% 1%



The only cabinets for this project were the dual vanites and linen cabinets in the master bathroom. These were Bellmont’s 1600 line in Crest door style painted in the color Pepper. Check it out HERE


This client used three different countertops for their project. In the master bath, they used the 3CM Ella style from Cambria Quartz. Check out their website HERE!

The countertops in the kitchen are Dekton, a specialty 100% quartz made by Consentino. The style is Rem from the Dekton Natural Collection. Check it out HERE!

Finally, the countertops in the powder and hall baths and the laundry room were all done in Cambria’s Smithfield style quartz. Check out their website HERE!


The master bath was re-tiled in Femme Fatale from Crossville’s Notorious line. Check it out HERE!

The flooring in the kitchen, powder and guest bath, and laundry room is Prime, White Oak Frosted, and engineereed wood from Tesoro Woods. Check it out HERE!


The tub used in this project was a Kohler acrylic soaking tub. Chek it out HERE!

Another super notable plumbing fixtures are definitely in the shower. We installed the Kohler HydroRail-S Shower Column Kit, which includes a standard shower head and a hand shower. Check it out HERE!

A final plumbing fixture we’d like to highlight is the TOTO Nexus skirted toilet. Check it out HERE!


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

Electric: Truevolt

Carpentry: CTR Custom Cabinet Built-ins and Trim

Flooring: Mike Lammert Flooring

Tile: Turner Tile

Drywall: Fat Boy Drywall

Painting: Mayfield Painting


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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