A few years ago I had my bathroom remodeled. Mold and mildew was an issue, even on the ceiling of this 100 year old home, water was clearly leaking into the one wall the tub was set against. The bottom of the wood molding was literally rotting and the wood around was soft from water damage.
Before the remodeling I was very excited, all my dreams of having a nice, clean, modern bathroom were about to come true. And the bathroom is such a small room, so I thought it would be quick and easy for the workers to complete. I don’t have another bathroom in the house, but I was confident the remodel would be worth a weekend of inconvenience.
When the construction first began I was still excited, but also a little nervous. Every time I heard the guy upstairs say “Oh shit” it worried me that something was being damaged or that something was happening that would result in a bill much higher than the estimate.
By the fifth day of the remodel and learning that it was still not even halfway done, I was both irritable and concerned. Concerned about the bill, concerned about how much longer it would take, concerned how the delays would impact my work schedule, and incredibly annoyed at how much longer it was taking than what I was told, and also annoyed at the practical inconvenience as that is the only washroom in the house.
In the future I will be much more discerning in my remodeling choices, and I will also ensure there is a contract that includes penalties if the work is not done within the time frame provided. I would also take more time to research the different workers in my area first, and to ask my friends and colleagues for recommendations of people who worked well for them.