A LANDLORD has spent £75,000 on renovations – only to discover crucial mistakes made by bathroom fitters.
Emma said the cabinet had been placed in the wrong place TWICE – rendering it unusable – and then broken on the builder’s third attempt.
There were also unresolved issues with the wall tiles and the heated towel rail.
“Our renovation was one step at a time,” Emma said on a Facebook group called Home Decorating Mums.
“It has been eight months since we complained about our end to continuous work.”
Emma, who lives in Australia, shared photos of the mirrored bathroom cabinet in a “totally non-functional space”.
The installers had placed it so low above the sink that it was nearly impossible to turn on the faucet.
And the wardrobe door would hit the towel rail if opened all the way.
She said the builders had agreed to move it twice, and it was now held together with silicone after it cracked.
She said: “The builder still maintains that the shaving cabinet is tall enough, but it needs to go over an inch higher in my opinion because my grandchildren will be able to reach the cabinet.
“Besides, it looks silly with low ceilings.”
And she added: ‘They also messed up the wall by ordering wall tiles for the majority of the bathroom.’
She asked for help with her many problems.
Some have noticed that the towel rack has a power cord that runs down instead of being hardwired into the wall.
One said: “I wouldn’t pay for this – it’s such a shame you spent all that money and are still unhappy.”
Another said: “Why is the towel rail cord sticking out?
“Normally an electrician would have wired the cord into the wall and added a switch on the powerpoint or light switch.”
Emma later added an update saying she had brought in another electrician to help fix some of the issues.
She said: “He will put the towel rail cord through the wall and into the socket, which he will move to where it was before the renovation.
“[Then] the towel rack can go up so the wardrobe door can open.”
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