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JCP1976

08:34PM | 08/27/06
Member Since: 08/27/06
1 lifetime posts
Hello everyone. This is my first ever post, and I need to tell you that I have virtually no handyman skills to speak of. That being said, my wife and I are moving into our new house next week. We love the house, except for the very outdated bathrooms. We have agreed to completely update my bathroom first. First off, the room in question is about the size of a small closet. My friend is going to knock out the wall between the closet and bathroom and expand the bathroom a bit. He has all the knowledge in the world so I am not concerned. What I am concerned about is the shower. It is very old and nasty looking, and I want a new shower stall with a bench in it. The fixtures need to be replaced as well. The idea is to tile the entire shower with some sort of stone tile, something non-slip. That being said, what is the process? Basically I want to make sure I ask my friend (who will be doing the whole bathroom) the right questions to make certain he knows what he is doing! Sorry for being so long winded. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

fugazi48

07:31AM | 08/31/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
I am guessing you will need to find a book at the library with step by step instructions. Your stone tile's morter may come with instructions, but you need to have the room and walls ready before that. Hardibacker board on the walls may come with some instructions, but won't design a bathroom for you.

Hope your friend is good at measuring and math.

george1951

12:11PM | 09/18/06
Member Since: 09/17/06
2 lifetime posts
I noticed that advice givers often stress calling in a professional local plumber and I agree that they are way better than the 1-800 outfits. However, we have had little luck in getting a plumber to give us an estimate on our bathroom remodel. Even our regular (now former) plumber never returned our phone calls!

tandjnoble

09:27AM | 12/29/08
Member Since: 12/28/08
1 lifetime posts
You must be living back in the stone ages because we are in a recession just in case you didn't know. Those days are long gone. If I don't get an estimate then I won't even consider the work. My company is the same way. Everyone is counting the costs. You better get with the program.


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