|Posted by Linda on February 21, 2004 at 09:11:16:|
|In response to Re: Am I too picky?|
Thanks to everyone who responded. Yes, this was supposed to be a reputable, licensed contractor -- my (new) husband selected him, but I had every reason to believe he was fine and had a friend for whom he had done work who said he was great. They have been in business for many years, have their own showroom and are dealers for a number of quality products.
They will fix the door and the caulking, but I am stuck with the heights of the fixtures because they say my husband confirmed the choices every step of the way, and he does not deny it. I have not moved into the house yet and was not able to be there while the work was being done because I was working.
They say the bubble in the toilet is because of the kind of toilet it is, and I'm afraid I can't remember they type -- syphoning? pressure? The toilet was made by Gerber -- should I inquire of them? The bubble doesn't seem to hurt anything -- it's just disconcerting because it seems unusual to me.
The sink did have to be offset -- that was a Home Depot "misunderstanding" and another salesman from another Home Depot confirmed it. Thanks to the person who suggested a larger mirror. That is what we will be doing, although I will have to lose the sconces for now. The contractor is taking care of this, which I see as a sign of good faith) Actually, since this is now a much wider mirror, I am thinking of having the sconces mounted on top of the mirror on either side of the matching three light bar, but I will have that done later by an electrician -- one that I hire and whose work I am there to supervise (I have "fired" my husband from any hiring and supervisory duties.)
There is nothing that can be done about the tile -- except neither hire nor recommend these guys again. It is beige tile, so it doesn't look too bad. (The border tiles are about 8 or 9 inches, so it could have been done right. They very obviously just started in the corner.)
This house is kind of in the country outside a much smaller city than where I live now. I am worried that I am going to run into this kind of thing.
: I think you have very valid concerns. I am surprised a quality-oriented professional would do work that borders on shoddy in some places.
: Did you hire a reputable, licensed, and insured
: I hope you will be able to work this out to your satisfaction.
: : We are in the process of having a bathroom remodeled. I have noticed some problems. We had a whirpool installed and the "faucet" (It is a one piece unit)is located so high that I will not be able to add hot water while seated in the tub. I am mobillity impaired by arthritis, so having to stand up to do this is literally a pain. Also, this is a bath/shower combination, and there is a unit that contains massage jets for the shower. They are placed at a height where, to put it as delicately as I can, a massage with any vigor would be quite painful if I were facing the water supply. Also, I will not be able to reach the shower head to adjust it.
: : Also, we had a half bath installed and whenever the toilet is flushed, a big air bubble comes up.
: : I will be speaking with the contractor this week and want to know in advance if I am being unreasonable to want these things fixed. Which of these things should I be expected to pay for to make these things right?
: : Thanks for any guidance you can give me.
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