It?s been four months since the bathroom renovation by Atherton Construction was completed. It has been an experience both in how contractor?s work and the intricacies in home improvement. I contacted the contractor after seeing a bathroom renovation as a ?big deal? promotion. There was no doubt work needed to be done in the bathroom. The house has been purchased 50+ years prior by my parents and the bathroom was one of the ?modern? areas of the 200 year old house. Aside from the usual updates in fittings, there was also a major dip in the floor that needed to be addressed. I contacted the contactor after I had already booked a 4-hour exterior woodworking job with the same firm with the idea while the carpenter was here for that job, he could look the bathroom over and help let me know what needed to be done ? and that process would be part of the fee. That was after discussing the bathroom job and agreeing to pay the labor fee and purchases all the materials myself. I had 2 items on my ?wish list?; rather than a fixed shower head I wanted a shower bar where the spray unit is movable and replace the full tub space with a shower with glass shower doors. The contractor didn?t seem to know what I meant by a shower bar and his only comment about the glass doors was ?they?re really expensive.? After three scheduled start dates, a carpenter and a helper arrived to start the job. To make a long story short, there was absolutely no pre-planning regarding the installation of the materials I had purchased. With the room reduced to the studs, a partition wall removed and the floor opened up to the crawl space below, I was forced to endure: The rebuilding of the partition wall because the shower base would not fit, The purchase of a second pedestal sink because the rough plumbing had already been done before the carpenter realized the sink was not designed for that ? from the wall behind the sink, rather than straight up through the floor, The installation of the shower doors ? there was not adequate space for the doors to fit, plus had they fit, there was not enough structural support (in the wall that had been installed twice,) to support the doors. After enduring 10 days of construction and what seemed like a crisis every day, I ended it before the bathroom was painted. I was given $200 off the bill for this. Total cost - $6,900 less $200 for renovation labor, $2,640 for floor repair labor, $3,707 for bathroom materials, $1,093 for floor repair materials. Grand total = just over $14,000. The work that was done I?m satisfied with, but the lack of preplanning, forethought and just general concern that all the parts would fit was totally lacking. Had the contractor or even the carpenter reviewed all of the work that had to be done and what requirements were needed before work was completed piecemeal, much of the aggravation could have been reduced.