- How Much Money Can I
Save Remodeling My Bathroom? - There's a big difference between
remodeling your bathroom and doing simple home repairs. Simple home
repairs can often be done by someone with limited skills in the
construction business. bathroom remodeling is a completely different
- The Best Home Remodeling
Investment - Bathroom Remodels - The best home remodeling investment
you can make today is to remodel your bathrooms. Obviously you're not
going to plan on remodeling your bathroom, if there's nothing wrong with
it, but if your bathroom is outdated or in desperate need of repairs,
you might consider remodeling it.
- Expert Advice on Bathroom
Remodeling - This article is for anyone who is planning on
remodeling their bathroom in the near future. The best advice I could
give anyone about remodeling their bathroom is to keep the project
simple and this usually starts with a good plan. Remodeling your
bathroom could be difficult, if you don't have any experience remodeling
- The $65,000 Bathroom Remodel -
Unbelievable Story - The first bathroom that I ever remodeled cost
$1800. That was a new bathtub, flooring, cabinet, sink, faucet, toilet,
tiled tub surround and bathtub fixtures. Oh yeah, that included all of
the labor and demolition also. $65,000 for a bathroom remodel, you've
got to be out of your mind. I know that's what you're thinking, but
- Recouping Your Bathroom
Remodeling Investment - Are the Numbers Wrong? - It's hard to tell
how much money you would actually get back on any bathroom remodeling
project, after you sell your home. I'm not going to give you an exact
number, because that would be impossible for anyone to do, until you've
actually sold your home.
- Ask Your Bathroom Remodeling
Contractor The Right Questions - Usually when I go to someone's home
to give them a bathroom remodeling estimate, I provide them with most of
the questions and answers, that they're ever going to need. This is how
I do business, but some contractors don't do business this way.
- Hiring the Best Contractor
for Your Bathroom Remodeling Projects - One of the best ways to hire
a contractor is to ask them a few questions about the project that
you're planning on hiring them for. If you're planning on hiring a
bathroom remodeling contractor, I would like to give you some very
important questions that they must be able to answer.
- Planning Your Bathroom
Remodeling on a Shoestring Budget - If there's one thing I know
about bathroom remodeling and saving money, it's the fact that you're
going to need to plan for it. If you're serious about saving money,
planning your bathroom remodeling project strategically can put you in
- Think Twice before Removing
Your Medicine Cabinets Forever - I would say that more than half of
the people that I give bathroom remodeling estimates to want to remove
their medicine cabinet. I can usually talk them out of it, but some of
them are so dead set in their way of thinking, that I can't do anything
- Use a Shop Vac to Unclog Your
Toilet - Who would ever think that you could use a shop vacuum
cleaner, to unclog your toilet. It might not work every time, but it's
worth a shot, so why not try it.
- Secrets to Generating Thousands
of Bathroom Remodeling Ideas - If you're planning on remodeling your
bathroom and you're not sure exactly what materials to use or what you
want the bathroom to look like, you can always go online and type in the
words,” Bathroom Remodeling Ideas” in your favorite search engine.
- Effective Strategies for
Hiring Bathroom Remodeling Contractors - It's hard to find good help
these days and I've heard that my whole life. I wonder if there will
actually be a day where we can find good help and we won't ever need to
use that phrase ever again. I would like to offer my help as an
experienced bathroom remodeling contractor to homeowners and give you a
few tips and strategies for hiring good bathroom remodeling contractors.
- Bathroom Remodeling
Contractors Take Pictures, So Should You - If you are remodeling
contractor and you don't have a digital camera, you had better make sure
that you read the rest of this article. Almost every bathroom remodeling
contractor today has a digital camera and takes pictures of all of their
- Extensive Window Sill Damage
from Poor Shower Construction - If you're going to have a window in
your shower area, it's going to be very important to make sure that the
window sill area is waterproofed correctly. I don't know how many homes
I've actually worked on that have extensive window sill damage from poor
- Working with Bathroom
Designers and Contractors - Don't rely entirely on the information
that a contractor or bathroom designer gives you. Use their information
along with your own ideas to create your dream bathroom. Don't forget
it's your bathroom and you're the one that needs to be happy with the
- 1964 Construction Bids Create
Problems for Bathroom Remodeling Contractor - I seriously can't tell
you how many homes I've personally visited, so that I could give
remodeling estimates to the homeowners and collect some great stories. I
usually ask some serious questions over the phone, before ever going out
to the home. This often saves me a lot of time and the homeowners a lot
- The Contractor Forgot the
Toilet - This might not happen that often, but when it does, it can
be a remodeling nightmare for the contractor and the owners of the
property. Get ready for a story that might just knock your socks off.
- Slippery Bathroom Floor Tiles
Create Safety Problems - If you've ever walked on a slippery surface
and fell down, there's a good chance that you know what I'm talking
about. Slippery bathroom floor tiles create safety problems in your
- Be Careful When Installing Grab Bars
around Toilets and Bathtubs - There is nothing worse than installing
a toilet grab bar around your toilets, only to find out later that they
weren't supported properly. If you've ever went to grab onto a safety
grab bar around a bathtub or a toilet, only to find out that it pulled
off the wall, it probably wasn't secured properly.
- Storage Problems Created from
Wall Mount Sinks - This one isn't that hard to figure out, if you
don't have a cabinet under your sink, you're not going to be able to
store any items under it, conveniently. If you're planning on installing
a wall-mounted sink, you can plan on eliminating the storage space for
any items that you had previously stored there.
- Framing for Specialty
Toilets - Any carpenter worth his weight is going to understand,
exactly how important it actually is to install wood backing for
toilets, towel bars, grab bars, cabinets, sinks and even drywall in the
- Ask Your Bathroom Remodeling
Contractor - I can't really believe how many people ask me the same
questions about bathroom remodeling contractors. These questions vary
from how much money do these guys make, to how do you find a experienced
and qualified contractor.
- Contractor Sets Bathroom
Remodeling Record - It was about 15 years ago, when I met this
amazing man who could remodel a bathroom in three days. It didn't seem
like something that was totally impossible, but this man could do it
consistently and here is how he did it.
- How to Make Easy Bathtub
Choices - Choosing a bathtub isn't as difficult as most homeowners
seem to make it. If you're looking for a particular color or a special
tub that will wow all of your friends, with the possibility of Home and
Garden magazines selecting your bathroom for their bathroom of the year
award, this might be a totally different story.
- Avoid Overpaying Your Bathroom
Remodeling Contractors - One of the biggest problems in the bathroom
remodeling business is overpaying your contractors, before the job is
completed. If your bathroom remodeling contractor requires too much
money up front or before the job even starts, you could find yourself at
the mercy of any decision that this contractor makes during the project.
- Important Bathroom Remodeling
Contract Details - If you're planning on hiring a contractor, to
remodel your bathroom, I would like to give you a little bit of advice
that could make your job go a little smoother than it might have. When
it comes to bathroom remodeling, the contract details are going to be
one of the most important parts of the project.
- Why Is My Grout Missing in My Shower?
- Well hopefully your shower isn't very old, otherwise I would recommend
redoing the entire shower. We're talking about a tiled shower of course
and the grout is usually going to be installed in between the tiles. The
problem is, what causes the grout to fall out and how do I repair it.
- Making Money on Your
Bathroom Remodel - I have seen a lot of contractors and I've read
about it in plenty of magazines and books that remodeling your bathroom
will usually give you an 80% return on your investment, when you go to
sell your home.
- Your Toilet Tank Lid Is
Cracked - There are basically four parts to almost any toilet. The
first and the largest would be the toilet bowl and this is the area that
you will be depositing your waste directly into, the next will be the
toilet tank which is the area that holds the water, before the toilet is
flushed and is usually located on top of the toilet bowl.
- Planning Your Bathroom Remodel
Budget - As a bathroom remodeling contractor, I get calls from
people, that have no idea what they want or how much anything is going
to cost. Here's some simple tips that can be very helpful when planning
a bathroom remodel budget.
- DIY Bathroom Remodeling or Hiring
a Contractor - The first question you need to ask yourself when
remodeling a bathroom is can you actually do the work yourself or do you
have someone that can help you with the remodeling. If you don't know
anyone and can't do the work yourself, I would suggest hiring a
contractor with experience remodeling bathrooms.
- Using Referrals to Find
Bathroom Remodeling Contractors - This is a process, I'm more
familiar with than most, because I'm in the construction business and
have gotten more referrals, from contractors and homeowners than you
could ever possibly imagine. I have had problems with over 90% of all
the referrals I have received during my career as a general contractor.
- Small Bathroom Storage
Solutions - Poor planning leads to storage problems. Creating
bathroom storage is a problem with all small bathroom. The standard size
bathroom is normally a 5 foot wide and 7 foot long and the only storage
will be in the bathroom cabinet under the sink and in the drawers, if
there are any. This usually isn't enough room if more than two people
use the bathroom daily.
- Storage Cabinets over
Toilets - If you need extra bathroom storage, a simple solution
would be to install a cabinet over the toilet. Some of these cabinets
are large enough to solve all of your bathroom storage problems. More
expensive cabinets have doors or drawers and come in different shapes
and styles. Some of these storage cabinets can become the focal point in
the bathroom. Usually the bath tub or shower is the main focal point.
- Bathroom Remodeling Costs -
Where do we start with bathroom remodeling costs, the bathroom is the
most expensive room in the house. Completely remodeling your bathroom
can start at around $4,000 and can go well into the $100,000 price
range. You're probably thinking who would spend $100,000 on a bathroom a
remodel, you'd be surprised at what involved in designing and building a
- Doing the Bathroom Demolition
Yourself - If you're planning on saving money for your bathroom
remodeling budget, you can always do the bathroom demolition yourself.
Tearing stuff apart is something that most of us are pretty good at.
Give someone a hammer and a crowbar and pretty soon their demolition
- House Water Shut off Valve
Problems - Let me just play out a simple scenario to a bathroom
remodel wear during demolition, one of the water supply pipes broke and
no one knows where or how to shut off the water to the entire house.
This has happened more than once from inexperienced homeowners doing
their own bathroom remodeling to licensed contractors that should know
- Bathroom Windows for Privacy
- If your bathroom window is located in plain view from the neighbors
yard, the front of the house or another one of your neighbors windows.
There are quite a few things you can do to create some privacy. You can
always hang curtains and these curtains of course come in all different
shapes and sizes. You can use a light cloth curtain that will block out
the peeping toms but allow natural lighting into your bathroom.
- Five Rules for Bathroom
Renovation - You're probably not going to see any of the jobs on the
reference list that didn't work out very good. Call or visit a couple of
these past clients to gain some insight on your contractors.
- Spa Bathtub Delivery
Problems - Purchasing bathroom products over the Internet is
different than going down to your local home improvement center or
plumbing supply warehouse. There can be difficulties returning these
products, along with a the possibility of paying return shipping costs.
Before you make the purchase, find out what their return policy is. You
don't want to be stuck with any additional costs, if you're unhappy with
the bathroom fixtures.
- Returning the Spa Bathtub -
Internet Purchase - This is the conclusion to spa bathtub delivery
problems and the problems, that the homeowners had returning their
bathtub. I was amazed at what you are about to read but this
nevertheless is a true story and needed to be told. If this story can
stop one person from dealing with the same problems that we had to deal
with, then it was a success.
- Simple Bathroom Remodeling
Solutions for Contractors - Here's a list of problems that
contractors run into when designing, planning, and remodeling bathrooms.
These bathroom remodeling solutions listed below, often create problems
for homeowners as well as contractors. Some of these problems have
created contract disputes and could have been solved if the contractor
or a homeowner was informed properly.
- Bathroom Water Damage -
Using the Wrong Bathtub - A couple of years ago, me and another
contractor or working on a whole house remodel and this involved
removing the exterior stucco on the home, so that we could install
siding and stucco around the entire home. We had no plans to work on the
master bedroom for the master bathroom. These plans were changed after
the stucco was removed, from behind the bathroom shower walls.
- Bathroom Ceiling Moisture
Problems - Often when I'm working down by the beach. I run into
moisture problems because of the ocean. As a general rule of thumb,
houses that are located near (with any few miles) the ocean seem to
suffer from extensive moisture damage. Some of these home have visual
signs of metal rusting on the exterior and dry rot around the windows
- Subfloor Damage From Poor Bathtub
Installation - Read Bath Tub Fixture Manuals - You should never
under estimate the amount of damage that water can do to your wood
subfloor. Especially if this wood is underneath your bathtub. If the
bathtub is not installed properly, you could find yourself replacing the
wood underneath, within a short period of time. This repair is not
uncommon and as more homeowners and handyman seemed to be doing projects
like these, without the proper experience, it's becoming even more
- Manufactured Shower Pan
Problems - Read This before You Buy - Plastic, fiberglass or acrylic
shower pans are usually easy to install, they can save you money and
time during installation and can last for years if they are installed
properly. The biggest problem is, which one do I buy and which one will
- Problems with Acrylic Bath and
Shower Panels - Most acrylic bath and shower panels look great at
your local home improvement center or lumberyard. They come in a variety
of shapes and sizes and some of them even come in different colors. They
look great, but what I'm about to tell you, might influence your
decision, when thinking about installing one of them in your bathroom.
- How Can I Remove My Old Fiberglass
or Acrylic Shower? - Okay, it's time to remodel your bathroom and
you don't know how you're going to get that one piece old fiberglass or
acrylic shower out of your home. Even if you can get it away from the
wall, how would you get it out of the bathroom, the door is simply too
- The Most Important Thing to Do, When
Building a Shower Pan - I've seen plenty of tips and advice all over
the Internet and rarely do I find the most important thing that you will
need to know when building a shower pan. Every once in a while I will
purchase a book on home repairs or bathroom remodeling that mentions the
most important thing you need to know when building a shower pan, but I
rarely see it anywhere else.
- Working with Plastic Bathtub
and Shower Enclosures - Some of these plastic shower enclosures use
extremely thin materials and you will need to be extremely careful when
handling them. I've seen them crack, chip and break and when this
happens, you need to either return the damage product, or purchase a new
- Five Bathroom Remodeling Starting
Tips - You're tired of your old bathroom and it's time to remodel it
and you don't know where to start. You've went down to the book store
and purchased a few books, magazines and have even read some great
articles on the Internet. However, you're still confused and don't know
really where to start.