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Bathroom Remodeling? Hire a Contractor (Conclusion)

Bathroom Remodeling? Hire a Contractor (Conclusion)

By on Feb 19, 2016 in Bathroom, Remodeling |

As your professional handyman contractor in Gilbert, we thought you should know.  Where bathroom remodeling is concerned, keep it simple. What does that mean exactly?  Well, as we covered previously, another big mistake that people make when they’re remodeling their bathrooms is to pick the wrong sort of fixtures. Bathroom Remodeling:  Today’s Cutting Edge, Tomorrow’s Joke We know that when you are doing a bathroom remodeling project, you dream big.  Want a faucet that lights up? How about the latest thing in personal indulgence. However, what’s in and hip today will probably be very out of date and tacky within five years, maybe less. This applies to fixtures, materials, as well as the color scheme you use. Some edgy designer tells you with absolute authority and certainty that avocado  green and bright day-glo orange will totally transform your bathroom is right. It will take a room that you used to take a relaxing shower or bath in and turn it into an eyesore that you can possibly see from orbit.  Here is one piece of expert advice on remodeling your bathroom, stick with neutral colors, quality materials, and classic styles.  But you want to go a little wild?  That’s fine, but do it with something that is easy to remove later on.  But design is just the beginning make sure you pick the best materials Remodel Your Bathroom the Right Way Remember, and this isn’t meant as a joke, but your bathroom is an extreme environment.  It can be hot, cold, steamy, dry, all within a few minutes or hours.  That change can have a bad effect on so many materials in your bathroom.  Have wallpaper?  Ever seen it bubble?  That’s usually caused by changes in temperature.  Have a travertine countertop or shower? If it isn’t sealed, natural stone is incredibly porous, meaning that it can get stained or damaged.  Wood can swell to over three times it’s size if it isn’t treated properly and exposed to too much water.  Textiles can be breeding grounds for mold and mildew.  So be smart.  Choose products that are designed specifically for your bathroom. Another thing that you have to consider is that isn’t just about how pretty your bathroom looks after you remodel it,...

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Bathroom Remodeling? Hire a Contractor

Bathroom Remodeling? Hire a Contractor

By on Feb 5, 2016 in Handyman, Home Improvement, Uncategorized |

Bathroom remodeling is something best left to a professional. Bathroom Remodeling and Your Chandler Handyman Before you start your bathroom remodeling project, do you know what the building codes are for your city? Building codes are not just about aesthetics you know.  They’re also designed to keep you safe. Make sure that you know the building codes for your area, or better yet, call your Chandler handyman. With his help you will have a safe remodeling project and more importantly, one that is in compliance with building codes.  If you don’t follow codes, be prepared to pay, one way or another.  You will either end up paying a fine because you didn’t get your permits signed off, or you will pay when it is time to sell your house in the form of a reduced selling price. More importantly however, there is the basic issue of your safety A Handyman Contractor Keeps You Safe Bathrooms are dangerous. A combination of water, electricity, and drywall when properly done can make your bathroom pleasant. However, if you make mistakes, you’re going to soon regret your project. For example, if you install an electrical outlet the wrong way, or don’t hang your shower door or mirror right, you’re going to hate your bathroom, not to mention putting yourself at potential risk. You could install a bathroom cabinet, and unknowingly cut through a pipe, a wire, or compromise the structural integrity of your home. No molding on the bottom of your drywall? You could be exposing yourself to mold.  However, there are even more reasons to hire a pro to remodel your bathroom. A General Contractor Knows How to Utilize Space What about space?  Do you want to feel cramped while you’re in the tub or on the toilet?  Do you want an exhaust fan?  How about a rain shower?  All of these are questions that you’ll want answered before you remodel your bathroom, not during.  Remember, you want a plan in place long before you reach for the tape measure or call your handyman contractor.  You also want to know what budget you’re going to have to work with.  There is nothing more frustrating to have to take a bathroom out of commission for...

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A Job for a Chandler Handyman:  Bathroom Remodeling

A Job for a Chandler Handyman: Bathroom Remodeling

By on Nov 13, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Want another job for a Chandler handyman?  How about bathroom remodeling? Hire a Chandler Handyman and Remodel Your Bathroom If you want to remodel your bathroom, hiring a handyman in Chandler is a good idea. How do you find one? As we covered previously, Yelp is a good source, however, there are others. According to the site Life Hack: “Angie’s List: Angie’s List may be paid members-only, but it’s one of the web’s most trustworthy resources for real reviews of hundreds of different services, from home contractors to babysitters. Membership fees vary depending on where you live, but you can expect to pay something like $30/yr (they do have monthly plans if you just need access for a short time) to get access and poke around. You can check how much a membership in your area would be here. The service’s membership-only approach to reviews and ratings is generally regarded by both customers and contractors as a good deal—contractors can’t pay to be featured or listed and they can’t buy reviews—they can, however, post discounts for other users if they’re highly rated. There are no anonymous reviews, and reviewers are (usually) verified by the service. Reviewed services actually respond to their reviewers, and the service even has an arbitration team to help resolve any disputes between a reviewer and the company they found through Angie’s List. It’s hard to suggest Angie’s List if you’re only hiring someone once in a blue moon, but if you hire frequently or are getting a lot of work done, it can be a huge help. Word of Mouth: Word of mouth is the way most great repairmen and handymen get business. Ask any good one and they’ll tell you that customer referrals are their livelihoods. Ask your friends and neighbors if they’ve had any work done, and if they have, who did their work (and of course, whether they would recommend them to someone else). Don’t stop with just your friends or neighbors though—if you’ve recently purchased your home, give your real estate agent a call and see if they have any suggestions—odds are they will. Get the word out that you’re looking for someone good, and you’ll probably get a few referrals...

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