A Bathtub’s Split Personality

I’m installing a luxury tub in a client’s bathroom that I’m remodeling.  The tub is made by Kohler, and it is definitely a quality product. Giant jet bathtubs were popular in homes that were constructed in the 1990s.  However, their use faded because...

Tile Progression

In my last post, I showcased my tile man Joe and the precision work that he does.  He has now spent a number of days working on a customer’s master bathroom and so I thought it might be interesting to show his progress. The photos below demonstrate three stages...

There Is Tile Work, And Then There is Tile Work.

All tile work is not created equal, and I have certainly seen poor quality work in customer’s homes. My tile man, Joe, has 20 years of experience and a lot of natural skill. It is not uncommon to create a mess when tiling. Messy glue application and hurried work...

The Beauty Behind The Walls

As I have mentioned in previous post, I am working on a complete home renovation.  The entire house was gutted, and now it has to be repaired and brought up to current building code standards. This means that I have had to replace all of the house systems, including...

Joining Cast Iron Fittings with Oakum and Lead

It is interesting to see how the various trades do their jobs.  My plumber, John, had to join some cast iron fittings at one of my worksites.  The following video shows how he did it. Please follow and like...

Wall Tiles Can Make A Difference!

When a customer contracts with me to do a bathroom or kitchen they also have some jobs to do.  They need to select their tile/cabinet package.  Often, they will ask me for my advice, as I have been in the business for over 25 years. The choice of tiles can make a...