Note: This article originally appeared in the July 2016 print edition of the Larchmont Chronicle.
By Billy Taylor
Does your bathroom need a facelift? This contractor aims to eliminate the risk and stress of bathroom remodeling with a business model focused on improving the customer experience. Meet Matt Plaskoff from One Week Bath.
Industry insiders might recognize Plaskoff as the owner of Plaskoff Construction, a 28-year-old remodeling company based in Van Nuys, but you probably know him from his role as the lead construction consultant for ABC’s remodeling TV show, “Extreme Makeover Home Edition.”
“In one way or another,” he says, “I’ve been involved in nearly 3,000 bathroom remodels.”
According to Plaskoff, the bathroom is an area of construction where size doesn’t translate to ease, cost or speed. In fact, he explains, its complexity is measured in details and systems, not square feet: “It’s one of the smallest spaces in the home, yet it demands the greatest amount of detail and attention.”
A New Approach
In 2000 — drawing from years of experience working with everything from million-dollar mansions to humble abodes — Plaskoff decided to create a new business approach to remodeling.
He had an idea: “If I could just eliminate the excuses and obstacles in the process, my job would be fun.”
Since then, Plaskoff says he has designed and remodeled thousands of custom bathrooms through the One Week Bath process, which “gives everyone involved in the project a sense of accomplishment.”
How It Works
One Week Bath makes the custom bathroom remodeling process more pleasant through an “all-inclusive” custom design and construction experience. And every single item for the project is included in the contract, says Plaskoff: “There are no surprises.”
The process begins with a short project questionnaire, followed by a 30-minute phone consultation to determine scope, style and a budget. After this is squared, a designer brings a mobile showroom to your home, which leads to a completed design, product list and a guaranteed price.
On the scheduled start date, construction begins and your bathroom will be ready in just one week.
“It’s that easy,” says Plaskoff.
For more information, visit oneweekbath.com.