Barrett also had to make some cost-conscious decisions to stay within limited financial constraints. "The most cost effective thing one can do as an architect designing on a tight budget, is to design efficiently." To that end, she stacked the new bathroom on top of the existing bathroom on the  floor below to limit the amount of plumbing labor( "Skilled labor such as plumbing and electrical work are typically the most expensive aspect of interior construction," she says). Barrett also left several structural elements, like leaving the collar ties rather than removing them.  How To: Bright Bedroom Renovation  by Olivia Martin

How To: Bright Bedroom Renovation

Barrett also had to make some cost-conscious decisions to stay within limited financial constraints. "The most cost effective thing one can do as an architect designing on a tight budget, is to design efficiently." To that end, she stacked the new bathroom on top of the existing bathroom on the floor below to limit the amount of plumbing labor( "Skilled labor such as plumbing and electrical work are typically the most expensive aspect of interior construction," she says). Barrett also left several structural elements, like leaving the collar ties rather than removing them.

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