The original bathroom had already been remodeled years before, but it had some challenges that needed to be solved.
- The shower had a large hump in the floor that made if very difficult for Mr. Schmidt to roll into the shower.
- Non-essential headers between the bedroom and bathroom, along with a header to the toilet made it very difficult for the sling-lift to move Mr. Schmidt between the rooms without hitting the header
- Carpet in his bedroom was worn from his wheelchair and needed to be replaced with tile.
Several other items were added to the project to make living easier for Mr. Schmidt and his wife: Widening doorways, moving doors, replacing hall and entryway tile.
Since the remodel temporarily removed the wheelchair accessible bathroom from being used, Mr. and Mrs. moved into a local Wichita hotel.
They found Comfort Suites had the best accommodations. Specifically room 123. Many hotels they looked at claimed they were handicap and wheelchair accessible, but only Comfort Suites came through for them.
Selecting Handyman Matters of Wichita over others for Bathroom Remodel
The Schmidt’s called three remodeling companies to provide them ideas and pricing.
The third company came out and looked at their bathroom remodeling needs. This company never returned with pricing. This is a common complaint we hear from our customers. If you can get a contractor to show up, many never return pricing or phone calls.
The second company met with them, listened to their bathroom ideas and provided a limited assortment of choices. This company did come back with pricing for the bathroom remodel.
The final company, Handyman Matters of Wichita, met with Mr and Mrs Schmidt, along with their son, Peter.
After the bathroom remodeling project was complete, Phil met with them again and asked why they chose Handyman Matters over the other company.
Mrs. Schmidt said, “It came down to price, product selection and most important, meeting our deadline.”
Handyman Matter’s proposal was less expensive. They came across as being very professional. The owner, Phil Davis, and his lead craftsman, Ed Crawford, met with all three of us. They listened to what we wanted and offered suggestions we hadn’t thought of.
One nice option they provided was giving us the opportunity to buy many of the materials ourselves. Instead of having a budget given to us, the materials and amount we wanted to spend was up to us.
Ed gave us the square footage of tile we needed for the bedroom floor, the hall floor, the bathroom walls and floor. Phil said we could buy our tile wherever we wanted, but if we wanted some help in the selection we should meet with Rod at Prosource.
For our plumbing fixtures, such as our sink and faucet, along with the shower faucet and lighting, Phil recommended Ferguson supply.
We were very impressed by both companies Phil recommended. Sometimes the choices were overwhelming, but we ended up selecting items we really wanted.”
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Follow the progress of a recent Bathroom Remodel for Wheelchair Access