Friday, February 19, 2010

The leap

I have rearranged my finances to get enough money for my bathroom remodel to begin. Tell me what mistakes I'm bound to make.

Getting the check soon. Added to my tax refund, I should be able to finance it and start in the next few weeks.

I plan to:
-- Add a pocket door to the space, adding about six square feet to the space.
-- Replace my crappy old window with a glass block window.
-- Add a heated tiled floor. Yep, I live in the South, but I love me some heated floor.
-- Rearrange the bathroom fixtures (requiring some toilet and bath moving -- plumbing work!)
-- and build a custom vanity to fit the space, and carve in a vertical shelf unit.

My trusted kitchen guy, Pee Wee (yep, his name) will work on this. I'm calling him next week.

What mistakes shall I anticipate? And how shall I avoid them?


  1. Plan on it costing double what you plan on it costing. ;-) The plumbing work is where you will find most of your unexpected expenses.

  2. Don't buy cheap bath accessories. We cut corners here and wound up having to rebuy. They might look the same but they are not! Check out the article at under frequently asked questions about the base metal and plating and know what you are paying for! Their towel bars are the easiest you will ever install too!