Well, that is what they say! We are in the process of having our shower room/ensuite upgraded. In truth it has been totally gutted and we are starting again!
We had the fun of first of all deciding that we actually wanted to upgrade the room. There is something about inheriting bathing facilities from previous tenants, you know what I mean? Well, once the decision was made the fun and games then began!
First of all to find the guys to do the work in the first place. Luckily, where we live we have a great community and a lively internet forum on which we have a section called 'Trusted Traders'. Works a treat! Whenever anyone has any work done for them and they are happy they place a post to that effect on this site. It also works to warn others of dodgy workmen!
So, we decided on the guys to do the work for us. They are a couple of guys who work together. Their system is such that they tell you what you need, order it and then you pay! You enjoy the discount they receive but are in control of expenditure. At the end of the job you pay them the agreed monies to cover their labour costs.
Day one arrived and the important issues were discussed like what would they like to drink? I don't believe in making countless cups of tea/coffee. Instead I ask what they prefer and lay out a tray so that they can then make their own. Usually works out one cup in the morning and one in the afternoon. Interestingly enough have you noticed how much sugar workmen consume? Especially the tall and lanky ones?
Now the real work begins. That of ripping apart the room ready to start sorting the electrics, the piping for the various items and making sure everything that is needed is either delivered or on order.
As we go on I shall bring you up to date with progress. Can't wait!!