Lessons from Bathroom Remodel
I haven't returned to this site since I finished a remodel on 2 full baths and 1 half in November. The information I gathered here was invaluable, so I thought I would return the favor. Here are some lessons, I, a layperson, learned...
Lesson 1: Don't buy cheap light fixtures. The Quoizel sconces I purchased online not only look cheap in person, but one of them came apart when I changed the bulb. I can't get it back together, so now I'm about to spend what I saved on an electrician.
Lesson 2: In my opinion, Toto toilets are not better than top-of-the-line Kohlers. Our only toilet to clog since November is the Toto, and it has a weird bowl shape that prevents a good seal with a plunger.
Lesson 3: Make sure your towel bars and other hardware install by screwing a plate into the wall, then attaching the hardware. The hooks, etc. that install with one or two exterior screws will wiggle loose.
Good luck! I hope this helps!