Bath remodel

Claremont Bathroom Remodels: Why a Pedestal Sink is a Perfect Fit

No one ever plans to fail, they just fail to plan… the old adage is never more relevant than when starting a remodeling project.  And a bathroom remodel can often be fraught with many pitfalls, so planning is key.  Whether you have limited space or space for a grand master bathroom, you will be making many decisions on layout including shower only, tub only, shower/tub combo, hand-held wand, shower head, tile, stone, fixtures, lights, and so on. Suffice to say, it can be quite overwhelming.

Sinks are one of the biggest design choices for a bathroom.  Will your sink be mounted on top of a counter, in the counter, will there be a counter?  What about a pedestal sink?  Actually, a pedestal sink is a great solution for a small bathroom, many of which are found in the older homes of Claremont.  Keep reading for some reasons a pedestal sink may work for you.

Space-saving pedestal sinks

When remodeling a small bathroom, it’s important to consider balance and ease of movement throughout the space.  A pedestal sink has a very small footprint and can take up a relatively small amount of floor space, creating a less congested feeling in the space.  The drawback of a pedestal sink is the lack of storage space below, and the limited surface around the sink to put items on. A medicine cabinet above the sink and cabinetry for storage over the toilet are great places to make up for lost storage.  

Pedestal Sink Style and Looks

Pedestal sinks come in many styles and finishes ranging from the most modern to contemporary, transitional, and traditional.  Whether your home is a Craftsman, Revival, Mid-Century, Ranch or Bungalow, there is a wide range of sinks available to perfectly fit the style of your home. The hardware you choose for your pedestal sink will add to the style you want to convey.   

Pedestal Sink Flexibility

The wide range of styles and sizes of available pedestal sinks allows for flexibility when it comes to choosing the right sink for your bathroom remodel.  The smallest pedestal sinks are good for tight spaces such as powder rooms.  Medium-sized pedestal sinks often allow for ample counter space to store items and may incorporate additional features such as towel racks. A pair of pedestal sinks can be an attractive option for a large bathroom.  

Easy to Clean

Last, but definitely not least, the stream-line style of a pedestal sink lessens the number of nooks and crannies, so it’s easy to keep your bathroom clean as a whistle. 

Remodeling your Claremont small bathroom can be nerve-racking, but with proper planning, it can be a great experience.  So don’t fail to plan . . . plan to succeed!


Learn more about Lotus Construction Group of Claremont, California. 

A Fresh Approach to the Design-Build & Remodeling Process

Honesty, Integrity, & Craftsmanship

Founded by award-winning Master Craftsman Mark Ashworth in 2011, Lotus Construction Group is one of the most respected design-build firms in the San Gabriel Valley. We strive to provide a personal and unique remodeling experience imbued with a commitment to professionalism and craftsmanship. Our entire process is based on communication, honesty and trust. We focus our talents on residential renovations, restorations, additions and new homes for insightful homeowners who are looking for a thoughtful and considerate approach to remodeling.

Remodeling, Additions, & Whole House Remodel

When it comes to remodeling your home, we understand that your primary goal is to create a beautiful, functional space.  Doing so requires engaging a contractor with superior skills and talent at every stage of the process – from design through construction. Lotus Construction Group employs gifted designers and craftsmen who will work with you to elevate your home to perfectly suit your style.

Kitchen Remodeling

Over the years, we have designed and built kitchens of all styles, from historical turn-of-the-century - to mid-century modern marvels - to contemporary masterpieces. Our design-build approach helps us hone in on our client’s specific needs and desires, enabling us to create a work-friendly kitchen that fits within the home's architectural context.

Bathroom Remodeling

Our bathroom designs range from efficient powder rooms to master bathrooms and spa-like retreats.  We have extensive experience with all styles ranging from traditional to modern.  

Built-ins

We are passionate about designing built-in features with creative storage spaces such as walk-in closets organized to suit your every need for organization, hide-a-way cubbies for charging your phone, entertainment centers incorporating cable management, and pull-out spice racks, to name a few.  Built-ins are essential for de-cluttering our modern lives, and the exciting part is that we design them tailor-made to meet your specific day-to-day needs.    

Interior & Exterior Living

Our whole-house remodels strive to achieve a consistent flow and cohesive design, while complementing the architectural context of the entire home. Uniting the interior and exterior of your home is one way to create a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces. We design and build exterior spaces that will enhance the lifestyle of the Southern California homeowner.

Plant Material

Our exterior and landscape services are second-to-none, focusing on sustainability and exquisite design. Whether you are looking for California natives or lush plants for a drought tolerant yard that will thrive in our low water environment, Lotus can help guide you through the maze of plant selection, ground cover material, and intelligent irrigation methods.

Pergolas & Fire Pits

Pergolas and trellises are popular features in many exterior spaces. We take great pride in designing amazing, useful, one-of-a-kind covered spaces to enhance your outdoor entertaining experience.  Custom fire pits are a great way to further enjoy your exterior space in cooler weather.  We think outside the box when designing and constructing these outdoor features.

The Lotus Design-Build Approach 

Budgets - everybody has them.  A common obstacle to effective remodeling projects often results when contractors immediately jump into advanced design and contract creation, with little or no thought for budget constraints. The result is frustrating for homeowners who love the design, but realize they are unable to see it through. We eliminate this heartache by conducting a Design-Build Analysis, wherein we evaluate the project's potential for success, with minimal investment. We do this prior to beginning advanced design development, technical development, and project implementation.

Our Design-Build Analysis is a detailed evaluation and analysis of a proposed project and is based on a combination of our client’s wishes and our technical research to support the feasibility of a project.  The criteria used to judge feasibility are the costs and the value to be attained. To determine a project’s feasibility, we:

  • Listen to and analyze your needs and wishes regarding the project

  • Develop an accurate floor plan of your home

  • Objectively and rationally analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the existing residence

  • Produce schematic concepts of the project through thoughtfully-considered design

  • Provide a Cost Analysis Estimate for these designs

Design-build contractor in Claremont

When it comes to complex projects like custom homes, additions or whole-house remodeling, Lotus Construction Group uses cutting edge materials and construction techniques, and offers innovative ideas executed with flawless precision for seamless flow and timeless design. We would love to visit your home to discuss how we might create a comprehensive Design-Build Analysis, specific to your project's needs. If the process sounds enticing, call (909) 621-1558 today to schedule a complementary appointment.

Welcome and Hello...

Whether this is your first visit to our website, or you have been visiting for a long time, we would like to say “hello” and tell you a little bit about ourselves and how we do things here at Lotus Construction Group.    

Something or someone has brought you to our site - a recommendation from a friend, our sign in the neighborhood, or an internet search.  So, we’d like to let you know a little bit about what makes Lotus so different, and we think, better than the way the home remodeling industry typically works.

On our website you've taken a look at Our Approach, our Talent and Portfolio, Raving Fans and Design Build.  Now you want to know what it’s like to work with us.

Claremont's Best Design-Build Contractor

From the first time we meet with you, all the way through to the end of your project, and well beyond, we think of your house in the same way we think of our own homes.  Your home is more than a collection of doors, windows and walls; it contains the spaces where you dream, where you entertain family and friends, and where you feel most safe and secure.  When you invite us into your home, we consider it a privilege and a welcome responsibility, and we have maintained cherished friendships with our clients long after the completion of their projects.

Our process is designed from the onset to involve you, the homeowner, and we consider your input to be one of our most valuable tools.  We begin with an initial conversation about what your remodeling needs and goals are.  From there, we put together a proposal that describes everything we are going to do to get you to the design you want, and an accurate estimate for that design.  Then, the fun begins!  The Design Build Analysis allows us the opportunity to take the information and ideas you have given us that are important to you (i.e., design, materials, budget and schedule) and prepare a set of drawings and plans of the designs that fulfill your dreams.  Once you are happy with the design, we create a thorough and accurate cost estimate.  Our estimates are lengthy, as they provide you with detailed line items and the cost for each line item, as well as the cost for the materials and hours of labor to complete your project.  There is very little ambiguity in our estimation process.  We then spend the necessary time going through all line items with you to make sure you are as informed as possible and that you are satisfied all your questions have been addressed.  At the conclusion of the Design Build Analysis, we provide you with a valuable document that gives you an accurate and detailed cost estimate for your project.

Stay in Touch

In short, the difference at Lotus is that we take a well thought out and complete approach to your remodel or addition needs and goals, thereby providing you with a positive experience and seamless project.  So, come back and visit our website and our blog to find out more about who we are and how we do things differently – the Lotus Way.