Ted and Chris Moore photo

Ted and Chris Moore

Ted and Chris Moore are avid do it yourselfers. The Andover couple built their deck, installed hardwood flooring, reoriented the kitchen island and painted their house. But when it came time to remodel their master bathroom this year, they hired Tomco Company.

They wanted professional quality tiling, electrical and plumbing and an experienced general contractor to coordinate the various tradesmen and complete the project on time and on budget. With Tom Schiebout and Tomco Company they got both.

The Moores still were intimately involved in choosing design elements and features. For instance, Chris saw a cabinet on Pinterest with a cream colored case and natural wood doors and drawer faces stained different colors and accented by a mixture of pulls and handles. It was just the personal touch she wanted for her own master bath. Tom recommended knotty alder and designer Carol Klein consulted on selections.

The Moores also had their own ideas about the shower. Although clear glass shower doors are popular, the busy couple preferred an easy-care curtain to preclude having to squeegee after every use. And Ted had to have a built-in radio with good antenna and hardwired speakers over  shower and  the soaking tub (for sports talk radio, not singing).

Chris admits she needs one more thing to make her new bathroom complete – a clock. “I like the bathroom so much, I find myself lingering and lose track of time,” she confessed.

The couple also appreciated an unexpected advantage of hiring the pros. The large vanity cabinet wouldn’t fit through the bedroom door. So the Tomco crew raised it on scaffolding and brought it in through a second story window. DIYrs — Don’t try this yourselves at home!