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       Bathroom remodeling options
It’s time. After 30 or 40 years, your bathroom looks terrible. Full of mildew, the
tub is rusting or cracked. The wall by the tub is all rotted. The floor is shot and it’s actually an embarrassment when family and company come over. These may be signs it’s time to change and update your bathroom. Where do I start? Who do I call to get ideas? Let’s figure this out. Let’s think about the options. Where to go, what to do, who to trust — what pressure.
There are many ways to go when considering a bathroom remodel. Most experts suggest homeown- ers start at the shower or tub area and then build around that. This in regular English means pick what you want to do with the tub or shower
and which one you want — this means style, color, door or no door.
The options are tile, fiber- glass, and steel tub with tile or a synthetic.
Tile can be beautiful. Cost can go from $10,000 to $12,000 on the low end to $20,000-$35,000 for the really good fancy stuff. Drawbacks are that tile has only a one-year warranty re- quired by the state of Hawaii. If the tile starts falling off the
wall or if the grout cracks and the shower leaks in the walls after a few years, the warranty is up after one year. This means let’s do it again.
Fiberglass is a cheaper answer mostly installed in new homes because the product is cheaper. But re- member, cheaper is never better. Cost can be between $7,000 and $11,000, and the only color you get is white. Most fiberglass has a five- year warranty and is very brittle. This is what I mean when I say the shower or tub unit is cracked. Again, it’s a short-term answer if you are selling or flipping a home but not a good answer for the regular homeowner.
Steel is kind of a thing of the past. We do live in Ha- waii where everything rusts so you figure it out. The
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    Are you seeing these issues around your home? We Can Help!
           Rotting or sagging posts
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· New installation (Central A/C,
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            Sinking concrete
   • Lifting and stabilizing settling foundations
• Controlling your home’s humidity, mold, musty odors and moisture
• Lifting and leveling sinking concrete slabs
• Stabilizing sagging floors
• Residential and Commercial work
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