Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes - Vintage OaksContemporary Bathroom, Austin
The master bath is peaceful with the neutral finishes and built in fireplace and coffee bar. The grand marble tub and counter tops brightens the dark room to create visual points.
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6. Four-star experience. Many high-end hotels now feature televisions in the bathroom, so why not re-create the experience at home? The TV here is simply one more amenity, like the coffee bar and gas fireplace, that provides comfort to a hard-working homeowner wanting to unwind at night.
The moral of the story is to be aware of what you ask your contractor to do. Moving a can light involves more than an electrician. The drywall contractor and painter will need to patch the hole where the light was previously, for example. Altogether, it could end up costing about $350 to move that light half a foot. That might be pocket change to some people. But throw in seven to 10 more “pocket change”-sized change orders, and suddenly your bill has increased by a couple thousand dollars.To prevent change orders, try to think carefully about everything involved (paint colors, position of can lights, etc.) in your project before the start date to make sure they’re included in your scope of work and your contract. It will more than likely save you a few bucks — and a few headaches.There is, of course, a chance that the professional you hired will move that can light for free. Every project and every professional is different. But odds are there are service fees (and a markup on those service fees) involved, so be aware of the implications of “while you’re at it.”See more on understanding construction contracts
Electric fireplaces. This is another product that has come a long way from what it used to be. In fact, these days it’s getting harder and harder to distinguish an electric fireplace from a gas model. Opting for electric can save you upward of $5,000 since all you need is a plug. There are no code requirements, no gas line, no chimney and it’s better for the environment.