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The scope of work included demolishing the existing bathroom (removal of vanity, shower, and jetted tub), design of new shower, vanity, built-in cabinet (with drawers and hanging space for shirts), tile layout, and lighting. We also replaced the master closet system. The project took about 10 weeks to complete. The end result is just fantastic. There are many enhanced features, such as heated floor tile, oversized shower (6x5, with a recessed niche and bench), overhead heating fan, and more storage than we had previously.
Overall, we are extremely pleased with our new master bathroom and believe it enhances the value of our home.
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The project started on-time on September 16, 2013 and finished two months later on November 18, 2013, one business day past the original estimated project completion date. The project almost finished a week early, but it took a week to re-plan and remake one granite backsplash that had been cut incorrectly the first time. (The end result was worth the wait and extra trips to the shop for layout.)
I continued to be comfortable and work well with
I was very happy with the construction process and the end results. I have already recommended
The good: , the owner of Designer Marble was easy to work with as were the two main carpenters,
The not so good:
Minor: Everyone thought someone else had ordered the doors; so the doors were ordered late and installed a month after the rest of the bathroom was complete. This was the only schedule misstep and was not a big deal.
More concerning: When the plumbers cut the hole for the new toilet location, they found a floor I-joist spanning the hole. Rather than moving the location of the toilet, they asked Designer Marble to cut a large chunk out of the I-joist (a semi-circle that removed material 1/3 of the height of the I-joist), and Designer Marble concurred and cut the I-joist. This became a source of many discussions between ourselves and Designer Marble, and every I-joist manufacturer I researched said that you absolutely should not make that kind of a cut because it greatly weakens the I-joist. After much prompting on our part, Designer Marble attempted to reinforce the I-joist,. The whirlpool and toilet sit over this I-joist; so it is a continuing concern as to whether the attempted reinforcement was sufficient. On a positive note, the whirlpool and toilet have been in use for almost 6 months without any problems from the I-joist.
The second, and more minor problem was replacement of insulation removed during the remodeling. Again, it took some prompting to get Designer Marble to replace attic insulation lost during the electrical work and to reinstall the underfloor insulation removed during the plumbing. I was only able to inspect the under floor insulation, and it was just stuffed in place without any mechanism to keep it from falling out (e.g. no retaining wires of any kind).
Two things we have learned: Specify in any contract that no structural members are to be cut without explicit customer approval and specify that any insulation removed be replaced as it was originally and complies with the building code in place when the home was built.
Would I use Designer Marble again? YES. They were, in general, very easy to work with, and they did an superior overall job.
Tile work itself was good but felw areas where grout was missed that we went back and touched up.
At end of every day, the job site was messy, even when they finished.
I like the people but they need to work a bit on their professionalism and maybe don't take on so many jobs that they are rushing from one to the next missing details.
laundry, dining, and bath remodel. We also had them create a kitchenette in my studio. I’d hire them again in a flash.
The kitchen in the house was tiny, and the dining room was small. the wall between the rooms to create a
reasonably sized kitchen with a nook. The house is old and through the years has had many modifications. Most of them appeared to have been performed by armatures, so the job was particularly challenging.
We interviewed at least 6 contractors before we decided to go with
From the beginning and throughout the process of redesigning my kitchen,
save money. He was able to see things I didn’t see, because I was so engrossed in the details. He made suggestions that helped to make the finished product absolutely gorgeous. His workers are incredibly professional, and they always cleaned up after themselves.
Part of the job was to rip out the original hardwood floor in the dining, kitchen, & laundry room and
replace it with travertine. It was such a mess when
hardwood with laminated wood over it, the kitchen was about half an inch higher and had vinyl floor. The laundry room was a little higher than that and had subfloor only that was higher than the other two. It all had to be pulled up. The guys were great. They set a large quantity of the old hardwood slats aside for me to use in another part of the house where the wood floor had been burned and patched.
very helpful when I was overwhelmed by the choices of granite/marble. He also has a great crew that does wonderful work. I would highly recommend
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