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(our very first!) Project Spotlight


Well it’s the Lancaster PA Remodeling Tips & Tricks moment you’ve all been waiting for… our very first Project Spotlight blog! And don’t worry, we’ll have plenty more for you in 2011.

THANK YOU to Doug Vogel & his family for letting us spotlight their project, and extra big ups for supplying the pictures and answering all my questions!

Now, sit back, relax, and let’s close our eyes and drift off to Before-the-project land… (hint: make sure you open your eyes again to read the Q&A):

what was your project?

Remodeling our backroom and bathroom. The shower was only a stall, and the bathroom itself was very tiny.

how long have you lived in the house?

We have been in the house for a little over 6 years.

had you ever done a major remodel before?

No, this was our first one.

how long had you been wanting to do it?

Ever since we moved in.


why did you decide to do it?

We were trying to sell the house, then I lost my job. So we had to take the house off the market. We then decided we were going to be in this house a little longer so why not have a bathroom we actually liked and could use without bumping into the wall.


Now, in this During section, I’m hoping to portray a real, honest perspective of the remodeling process. Homeowners who have never done a major project before are often surprised at how ‘routine-changing’ they can be.

how did the process go?

The process went very well.

was it easy choosing the color/flooring/etc or did you consider a lot of options?

For the most part, seemed like Lowe’s was switching items when we were looking for them. So that made it a little difficult.

was the remodeling process more or less difficult than you expected? The remodeling was fine, except for that the floor we wanted had like a 14-day wait on it. Had we known that about the floor we would have had that ordered before it was needed to go in. That held up the remodel.

pros and cons of the remodeling experience?

Pros – new bathroom, large shower/tub downstairs/more room to move around/backroom doesn’t feel cavernous

Cons – having to take a bath for over a month and not a shower

So, is all well that ends well? After:





how did it turn out?

I thought it turned out great.

are you happy you did it?

Yes. Taking a shower in a stall everyday is slightly better than taking a bath on a daily basis.

how often do you use the room?

It’s a bathroom/laundry room, so just about every day.

do you think you’ll remodel in the future?

Someday, but hopefully not in this house.

is mbc the raddest lancaster county remodeling company on twitter? _X__YES ___ NO

Hope you enjoyed our Project Spotlight. I can’t say THANK YOU enough to Doug & the Vogels for choosing us to do their project, then helping so much with this blog. Please check out Doug’s design company Get Fresh Designs.

If you’re considering a bathroom remodeling project of your own near Lancaster County, PA, please give Mike Blank, CGR CAPS, a call @ (717) 371.5136 to set up a free appointment!

Thank you for reading!

Matt Blank


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