Always plan ahead for any home project

Planning to do a bathroom remodel can be a rewarding family experience perhaps even a father and son weekend project. When doing a do it yourself bathroom remodel it can go along smooth and easy or could turn into an absolute disaster if not properly planned.

As for my bathroom remodel project, disaster would be a nice word! I conjured up the idea one morning before work and off on a whim I went very much unprepared for what I was venturing into.  My thought process was somewhere out there in limbo because I had the idea in my mind that replacing the toilet and installing ceramic tile was as simple as removing a few plastic bolts and slapping a little grout on the back of the tiles . I was totally off course! What started off as a weekend project for my son and I ended up being a month long process with our master bath being a disaster site and my family of 5 fighting daily for the guest bath!

Proper planning is the key to success to any bathroom remodel regardless of your level of skills. I quickly learned that many of my bathroom fixtures no longer fit as they once did. The ceramic tile is another story within itself. I described laying tile as trying to assemble a puzzle with irregular pieces; they just were not fitting the way I had planned. Out came the heavy machinery as my son calls it and with a couple of precise measurements and swift cuts I somehow managed to make my puzzle complete.

My next unforeseen roadblock was the bathroom door. I didn’t think to calculate the height of the door to floor ratio before going from linoleum floors to tile. As I’m sure you’ve already guessed the door wouldn’t close after reinstalling and there went another $ 200 for a new door added to the growing budget!

Despite all the headaches and backaches I endured from running wildly with my bathroom remodel I must say it was a very delightful learning experience for my son and I. Quality time with him made all the  hassles of the entire process worthwhile !.

Many of my disasters could have been diverted. If you do not do remodeling work every day, don’t expect to complete it without a hitch. In the event it just becomes too much to handle a local company can finish your bathroom remodel quickly. A few days after regaining usage of my newly improved bathroom I had to call in a local handyman because I apparently damaged a pipe when reinstalling my cabinets.  Needless to say that was another $ 120 added to budget!

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358 N. Sierra Dr., Solana Beach, CA 92075


358 N. Sierra Dr., Solana Beach, CA 92075

(760) 750-1957 ‎

(760) 750-1957 ‎


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