Need help with your DIY bathroom remodel? You’re in the right place.
Let me introduce myself…I’m Jeff Patterson the Founder of Home Repair Tutor and and Co-Founder of Bathroom Repair Tutor.
I’ve partnered with my buddy Steve White to build Bathroom Repair Tutor for homeowners who want to plan, start and improve their home with a DIY bathroom remodel. Steve’s been a professional bathroom remodeler for over 14 years.
We both believe that anyone can learn the nuances of bathroom remodeling and get professional results.
But unfortunately there’s a lot of bad info both on the net and in books that can lead you astray.
This misinformation can take up a ton of your time and confuse you even more than you already are.
We’ve seen tutorials that are flat out wrong. And these can be found on major DIY sites!!
So we decided to embark on a project to make videos of Steve and myself doing bathroom remodeling.
Why should you follow our advice?
Well, like I said, Steve’s been remodeling for over 14 years and follows the rules of the TCNA (Tile Council of North America).
Plus, we work closely with some of the most respected manufacturers like Schluter, Wedi, Ardex, and Custom Building Products to provide you with easy step-by-step videos.
Together we’ve made over 100 videos just for Bathroom Repair Tutor. We’re especially proud of our students who’ve gotten amazing results, saved thousands of dollars and learned skills they can use in future projects.
If you’re looking to plan and start a DIY bathroom remodel to improve your home’s value we know you’d love BRT!!
Check out the details below.
Co-Founder, Bathroom Repair Tutor
Set a solid foundation for your remodel’s success.
The cornerstone of any successful bathroom remodel is a complete demo. You must inspect your electrical, framing, and plumbing in order to start properly. What’s the #1 thing to do before beginning…don’t learn the hard way. Get the lowdown on removing tubs, showers, vanities, mirrors, tile floors and tons of tips to make this as simple and safe as possible.
Create a relaxing bathtub experience…and one that doesn’t leak!
It’s vital that before you spend tons of money on a beautiful bathtub you know how to install it properly, by that, we mean NO leaks–so that you can have a relaxing bathing experience. Learn why it’s vital to use 100% silicone for certain fittings, see how to prevent P-Trap mishaps, learn how to solder the mixing valve and install the tub spout & shower arm, understand how to frame a custom niche, and discover the power of planning ahead for grab bars.
Design a bathtub or shower surround that’s 100% waterproof.
Once your bathtub or shower is framed and in place, it’s time to add value by installing tiles. BUT the first step is to add building panels that can make your walls 100% waterproof. Don’t make the classic mistake of believing cement board is waterproof…it’s NOT. Learn how to make your surround a long-term oasis with either cement board or KERDI-BOARD, you can choose which you like best and which works with your budget.
How to strategically and intelligently tile your shower.
Get the biggest WOW factor from your remodel by tiling your shower. You can do this the smart, intelligent and methodical way and follow the advice of a seasoned tile setter. There’s no better way to increase the perceived value or your remodel by having a stunning shower with beautiful tile. See how to install large format tiles with a gorgeous mosaic that insists on asking the question “why did I wait to do this?”.
Create a safe, seamless, and reliable walk-in shower that will last the test of time.
The best shower in the world is useless if you can’t use it when you reach the golden years. From start to finish you’ll see every step necessary to build a lasting walk-in shower. Plus get the scoop on one of the easiest waterproofing methods out there today that allows you to tile the same day!
Perfect the process of tiling floors with trade secrets even some pros don’t know.
Timeless…tile floors have been around for centuries and there’s a good reason. See how to prevent your tile from cracking via Schluter’s DITRA then learn how to install a tile floor from beginning to end with all the juicy details included. When it comes to tiling you’ll want to understand how to plan your layout, get perfect grout joints, and have a level floor–don’t worry, we’ve got you covered and share trade secrets that are rarely seen in books.
Take the guesswork out of toilet installation.
Is there anything worse than a toilet leak? Learn how to remove your old toilet without spilling a single drop of dirty water. Then replace your toilet with a shiny new one with our step-by-step tutorial. Plus: learn priceless tips like how to stop a running toilet, how to avoid toilet bowl leaks, replacing shutoff valves and more.
Add a new dimension to your remodel with amazing hardware.
The sink and vanity can make or break the first impression of your bathroom. Especially if they’re the first thing people see when they walk into your new space. Set yourself up for success by learning how to remove a faucet, install a new vanity & sink or pedestal sink, fix leaks, and even get bonus tips on how to unclog pipes.
Let your electrical inclinations shine (literally).
No doubt most homeowners are a bit apprehensive to tackle electrical in a bathroom. View these videos to see basic installation of a bathroom fan, timer switch, dimmer switch, GFCI outlet, vanity light and more. Learn how to stay safe and get tips you can use in other rooms around the house.
Finish off your remodel with a bang by taking care of the essentials.
We show you how to paint straight ceiling lines, fix paint bleeds, paint behind toilets, fix drywall, adjust doors, and more. It’s the details that count and we promise to help you see exactly how to do it the right way.
The ultimate, simple solution to avoiding overwhelm as you plan, renovate and increase your home value from a DIY bathroom remodel
Get familiar with your budget before starting your renovation…don’t nickel and dime yourself
The coolest bathroom remodeling DIY community out there with other DIYers to help answer your questions and give you feedback
If you are remodeling your bathroom or planning a bathroom remodel, and you want to avoid costly mistakes, while speeding up the process, then this is for you.
If you've been putting off your project, this is for you...seriously,
THE WEEKEND WARRIOR
You want to save time because you only have the weekends to complete your renovation
You're looking to add value to your rental properties and get better tentants
You're selling your house and want top dollar!!
We wanted to make this no-brainer affordable for you because we’re homeowners and have families…we understand the pressures of life.
We offer Lifetime Memberships.
When you join you get instant access and there aren’t any extra fees (thanks Vince for asking).
Videos stream from our website and you can watch them on a smart phone, tablet or computer.
We provide advice via email or our Private Facebook Group. We love helping members make decisions about tools, materials and design…things that can make or break a bathroom remodel.
Bathroom Repair Tutor is a fraction of the cost you’d pay to have a professional redo your bathroom.
ZERO RISK. Our Guarantee!
We want to make remodeling your bathroom as easy and awesome as possible. And we stand behind Bathroom Repair Tutor. Test drive it for 30 days and if you aren’t happy we’ll refund 100% of your money. We know you will love it, but yes, we offer an awesome guarantee.
No, there are no extra monthly or annual fees.
Lifetime Memberships are a one-time payment of $249 with no monthly or annual fees.
There’s no need to cancel a Lifetime Membership as it’s yours for life.
When you join you’ll get a username and password.
Login to Bathroom Repair Tutor from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Watch the videos from our website on any of those devices.
We love the internet.
But do you really know if the person you’re watching knows what they’re doing.
We have several videos with Steve White who’s a professional bathroom remodeler.
Plus, you get access to our Private Facebook Group where Steve and Jeff (The Founders of Bathroom Repair Tutor) answer questions.
You can post pictures of your bathroom project and get feedback.
We totally understand your fear and don’t want your project to snowball out of control.
So yes, we’ll be here to guide you through your remodel.
You can get in touch with us 2 different ways
Even if you just want to say hi, we’ll say hi back.
We’re nice guys!
Thank you Jeff and Steve so much for getting me through some rough patches! Aside from buying the condo, this renovation has been my greatest feat and luckily my boyfriend was a huge help as we did it as a team. I only got 1 bid, it was $6800 for labor alone (DC rates), so I'm thrilled to have saved that money by taking on this project.
My dad and I both rave about your website to anyone who will listen so I hope you all continue to do well!
I was remodeling nearly every room in our newly purchased home over a 2 month span and was doing all of the work myself. I wanted to give our master bathroom an updated and sophisticated feel. We decided to gut the entire bathroom and create a curb-less shower. Seemed easier in my mind until I realized I needed to raise the shower drain and fabricate a flawless perfectly pitched concrete shower floor. I searched the Internet high and low until I came across BRT. I joined the BRT community and immediately posted my questions with pictures on the FB page. Within a few hours Steve and Jeff had posted several solutions to help solve my problem. BRT gave me the specific information I needed every step of the way to help me create our master bath retreat. BRT is like hiring a professional.
Before subscribing and using Jeff's websites, my wife would have described me as the opposite of a handy man. In fact, she used to call her father anytime there was a drip, creak, or crack somewhere in our house. Jeff not only showed me how to repair and upgrade issues in my home, he taught me how and gave me the confidence to do so. The easy to follow videos, directions, and feedback from Jeff and the Facebook community have helped give me the know how to tackle and fix any project safely and correctly. A big thank you to Jeff, since subscribing, my wife doesn't immediately reach for the phone to call her father anytime she sees me pick up a wrench or drill.