About a month or so ago we found out that the FRP board that made up half of the wall in our hall bathroom shower was leaking. It was likely leaking through the seams as it wasn’t really put together very well. We knew there was water damage, mold, and who knows what behind those walls because who knows how long it had actually been leaking.
We realized it was a major problem when there was mold growing on our exterior wall (a sure sign of a leak), and the wall and floor in the adjoining room was wet (another sure sign of a leak). So, we started out with having a plumber come out and check everything out. It turns out it wasn’t the pipes, which the home warranty company would have paid for. Instead, it was the walls. So, we had to figure out how to get it fixed.
After having several companies come out and give us quotes on the cost of re-doing the shower, I found I.A. Handyman. They’re a local handyman company that I found on Instagram. I loved their pictures of other bathroom / shower remodels, so I asked them to come out and give us a quote. Their prices were reasonable, and I liked the quality of their work.
I picked out the tile, grout color, new vanity (because we had to get a new vanity, too), the color for the mirrors and shelf (which I repainted), and the new wall color (which my daughter and I painted…because we can). They got started. It wasn’t pretty – what they found in the walls, I mean. They were very professional, hard workers, and they did an absolutely beautiful job with the tile!! And they got everything done in 3 ½ days!! (All the other companies I spoke to said it would take at least 2 weeks…seriously!)
Here are the before and after’s…you decide for yourself how good of a job they did!
Before – As you can see, there’s really old tile, FRP board, no shower head in the wall, and it’s just a disaster!
Severely outdated shelf and mirror
Outdated, basic vanity, and medicine cabinet screwed into the wall (instead of being installed into the wall)
Shelf – before
Basic medicine cabinet – in white
Severely outdated mirror – the paint was peeling right off!
Old towel rod – I always hated that thing!
After – All new tile, shower doors, a real shower head, a new vanity, new paint on the walls, and a re-painted shelf.
Absolutely gorgeous 16×16 tiles, a new shower head, new pipes behind the wall, shower doors, and a new faucet!
A super cool cubby in the wall for more shelf space!
Newly painted mirrors and shelf, and the medicine cabinet is now in the wall – all to match the new vanity!
Hooks to hang towels on (instead of that horrid towel rod)
I absolutely L-O-V-E our new bathroom!!