Bathroom Remodeling Expert with HandyPro of Kansas City Posts Tips for Installing a Tub Surround

DIY home repair can be less expensive and more rewarding than hiring it done but research is vital to avoiding pitfalls that can lead to greater expense


Kansas City Metro – The Kansas City Handyman recently updated his website with information about installing a ceramic tile tub surround. Kent Fischer, owner of HandyPro of Kansas City is not against offering tips to the DIY home repair enthusiast but he does warn about the high cost of doing some jobs incorrectly. Sometimes, hiring a handyman service or home remodeling contractor will save time and money while avoiding the frustration of having to tear out and redo the job.

According to the local handyman bathroom remodeling is one of the best ways to increase the value of a home but an inferior job can lead to water damage and great expense. A new tub surround must be designed and installed correctly to protect the rest of the home from mold growth and moisture damage, especially if the bathroom is located upstairs.

Preparation is the key to a satisfactory and durable bathroom remodeling project. Green drywall used to be the ideal surface or installing ceramic tile, but the local handyman recommends using cement board which is impervious to water. Though installation can be more challenging, the benefits outweigh the additional cost and labor. The final step to preparing the surface is to tape all the seams in the cement board.

HandyPro ( provides home repair and renovation in over 1600 categories of service including carpentry, drywall, plumbing, electrical and painting. No job is too big for the handyman and no job too small to be performed with respect attention to detail. When it comes to remodeling the bathroom and installing a tub surround, it is best to hire it done if the DIY is not highly skilled.

HandyPro of Kansas City is the one to call for all handyman services, home improvement and repair projects. HandyPro also provides commercial and residential building repair, maintenance, remodeling and additions in the Kansas City area.

HandyPro’s customers include senior homeowners who need home modification to improve accessibility and mobility in their home, homeowners and business owners that need help with repairs and maintenance. Senior home modification includes wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, strong and durable grab bars, complete bathroom and kitchen remodeling, door widening and much more. The handyman will perform a complete assessment and estimate for work according to the client’s own special needs. Visit to learn more.

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