Recently, I had the pleasure of doing one of my least favorite jobs – bathroom remodeling. I believe it is one of the hardest and most involved projects that you can take on but, I suppose, it can also be one of the most satisfying, especially if you are remodeling because everything is old, as was the case in my house. A quick look at the 1970’s avocado suite told me it was time to get serious and bring my house into the 20th (or is it 21st) century. There are many aspects of this type of job, and I find that there are are some things that you simply cannot do on your own. But that’s why I decided to get my friend involved – he runs a company of heating engineers in Aberdeen so, because its a long way away, it meant having him as a house guest for a few weeks. Anyhow, back to the story, although this kind of job is a bit crappy I wasnt going to let that stop me from having the bathroom of my dreams. I just wasn’t quite prepared for the amount of work (or time) involved.
One thing about bathroom remodeling that you may not be able to do on your own, as was the case with me, is to install things like new toilets, sinks, and showers. There is usually plumbing and some very heavy lifting involved, and that means you need to hire someone (like my pal Harry) …Continue reading »