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We can help you pick materials that are easier for us to install, and save you money.  I can direct you towards materials that I know are in stock.  This makes it easier to schedule your job if I am involved in coordinating materials arrival times. 

A lot of bathroom and kitchen fixtures these days are pex friendly, allowing us to install them for you in less time. 

Porcelain floor tiles can take a lot less time to install than natural stone tiles like marble or travertine.  White subway tiles are inexpensive because they are mass produced.  Still very good quality. 

For cabinets.... Bamboo, veneer, and flat panel painted are less labor to make than the other options.  Bamboo doors and drawer fronts can be made by simply cutting sheets of bamboo plywood.  You can see bamboo cabinets at bamboo hardwoods in georgetown, and you can pick out veneer plywood (that we can make into cabinets) at cross cut hardwoods in georgetown.  The other styles require a lot more labor.

http://www.bamboohardwoods.com/

http://www.crosscuthardwoods.com/

Picture of a flat panel door below (available in any color that Sherman Williams offers)

If we know in advance, we can plan for a wedi shower system.  These are ideal for steam showers, custom benches, built ins, and horizontal spaces within shower surrounds.  These are a little more expensive than traditional showers for materials, but the drains can be installed by my team instead of needing a plumber (this usually makes up the aditional cost, and leaves you with a product that discourages mold and mildew in the long term).

Epoxy grout costs a bit more initially, but the grout will never need to be sealed.  Regular grout should be sealed every year.   

If your project is more than a simple bathroom or kitchen, you should contact an architect early on to help plan the new space.  An amazing amount of time can be saved by investing in a detailed set of plans upfront.  (the construction is the easy part, it is the design decisions that are difficult).  Lathrop is a good one.  He also enjoys designing adu's and detatched adu Mother in law apartments.   

http://www.lathropdouglassarchitects.com/

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