What To Look For In A Remodeling Estimate For Bathrooms (2)

I’m starting big with the most complicated, most expensive, most functionally significant portion of the remodel – replacing the shower faucet. As I mentioned in a previous post , the tub/shower handles have been a real pain for some time. They are hard to turn, and it’s difficult to make small adjustments so that the water isn’t too cold or too hot (and that’s when the cold water isn’t turning itself off). I have previously replaced the faucet stems, but it was only a temporary fix because they wore out after a couple of years. The long-term solution is to replace the valve inside the wall. For that, I need a plumber… and that’s why this will be the most expensive portion of the remodel.

A good kitchen design is based on a traditional triangle model, with the sink, refrigerator and range making up each point of the triangle. There should be a 6-8 foot distance between each appliance; this allows for maximum convenience and a minimum of repeated moves. Do you get it? Do you see why I can’t stand this bathroom any longer, people?! That damn laundry closet right in the middle of the bathroom is chapping my ass. And the beautiful, tall ceilings bring wasted space that could be used more efficiently.

Laminated chipboard doesn’t have any wood grain or the strength of real wood so you can’t assemble it as you would with solid wood e.g. you can’t use joints. The laminated chipboard needs supporting either from underneath (shelf supports/brackets/blocks) or from the side e.g. chipboard screws, nail and glue or dowel. Rooms need a focal piece (you covered it). Keep it simple is my motto – I try to keep clutter to a minimum. Great lens, good to see a purple star on this.

Is there anything you will keep? Our friends have remodeled their cottage bathroom several times. They always leave the vintage brass nobs on the sink. During this remodel we kept the toilet that was only 4 years old and move it to our other bathroom. Position and connect the new shower vent (see Fig. B). Then position the sink and center the drain behind it, 19 in. up from the floor. Connect the drain to the main stack with a 3 x 1-1/2 in. tee. Drill 3/4-in. pilot holes and saw out a 4-1/2 in. hole for the toilet drain. My #1 would be de-cluttering the place FIRST but that’s only because I need to do it so badly. Great Lens!

And you thought monies would only be needed for the kitchen remodeling. Plan your budget for any other miscellaneous expenses. Depending on the size of the kitchen renovation and the age of the house be prepared with an additional $5000 to $10,000. Once the sink and appliances were in place, and the water to the kitchen turned on, it just left the wall tiles as a splash-back, which took two days, and the final finishing touches. Have a question? Ready to take the next step? Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our remodeling experts today.