Last week, I discovered that when I was taking a shower, water was leaking through the window and running down the side of the house.
Thankfully, I'd already been looking at tile for the tub surround and the floor for quite a while. I'd scoured many home reno stores, specialty tile stores, magazines, and catalogues. So I knew pretty much what I wanted.
So last Monday, I popped into another tile store in a neighbouring 'burb and found exactly the tile I wanted. The owner had someone he usually recommends to do the labour and just as he was getting the man's card, in he walked! So I met him, chatted with him, and had a really good feel about him. After all, the owner of the tile store has his reputation on the line if he doesn't recommend someone good. The tiler and his son (they've been in business over 30 years) came over the next day and took a good look at what was needed and he came back the very next day with a very well-written estimate which includes a new window, too.
The reno begins tomorrow (Monday)...
This is my first time experiencing a home renovation and I've heard both good and bad. I'm hoping that the end result will be worth all the dust, dirt, noise, hassle, and money.
Wish me luck! Oh, and here are a few "before" shots! You can see why I need to do something about the bathroom. Click to enlarge.