Monthly Archives: May 2012

Considering bathroom fixture reglazing?

I had the bathtub reglazing I was considering, completed last week (see previous post). The tub does look better but it’s not perfect because reglazing in-place is an imperfect process. There is no foolproof way to make the room a … Continue reading

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Do you reduce, reuse, recycle?

Reduce, reuse, and recycle is advice that’s usually associated with trash, but it also applies to treasures – the treasures you can find in thrift and consignment shops, and online auctions. I volunteer frequently in a local thrift shop and … Continue reading

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Chapter 3, Home Improvements: Electric work

Over the last 3 weeks I’ve had three estimators over to quote the installation of added bathroom outlets. All are licensed electricians, all quoted a competitive price and spoke authoritatively about the job’s technical/code requirements, and all are highly rated … Continue reading

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Chapter 2, Home Improvements: One vendor withdraws

Update: I think I insulted one of the potential contractors for my fixture reglazing project. (This is a contractor I found on my own, who only has one posted review on Angie’s List, from 2009.) He withdrew his bid after I … Continue reading

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