If your townhome is unique with the 2-1/2 baths and the competitive townhomes in your area only have one central bath then it would be something to consider. However if all of the other homes in your complex have the 2-1/2 bath layout then I would recommend that you do not reconfigure this. You may want to have a space planner see if they could take some room from your bedroom to enlarge your master bath. This would give you the more luxurious bath you seek which would also add value instead of taking value away with the change. If your bedroom is large enough a good space planner could make a suggestion with a very small investment on your part.... more
This was posted for a similar question. I hope it will help and it appears to reiterate the answer below.
A per square foot price is not as accurate as you would hope, but it does give you a general price range. Many factors must be taken into account. Foundation and lot conditions, the quality of materials used for it's finish. Speaking to a contractor in your area is certainly the unavoidable starting point. You can also contact a building designer/architect in your area. They can provide you with the plans that will both help you bid the project, but prepare the project for permitting. Permitting will be required unless your area is very rural and the county does not require this step. Contact AIBD.org for a list of qualified building designers in your area. They can also provide you with a list of quality builders to bid your project. Good luck.... more
You never will. An original building print has some lines showing the approximate layout of the lines and what may be connected. The pro plumber on the job has full authority to set up the sytem as he sees fit on the day it's going in. It is inspected, passed and the trenches refilled immediately in case of rain. Blue prints & 'as-is' can vary alot. The city maintains full prints of the city system upstairs from the permit office, That will show the location of where your line is connected to the city system but that is all.
A sewer line cleanout person can tell you alot about your set-up & if you need a rooter service done, be there, the snake makes noise banging around in the pipe and can be heard from inside the house & under the lawn. Many services have a camera with recorded video for $ 300.... more