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Everything You Need to Know About Remodeling a Bathroom

Posted By: Paul Murphy
23rd May 2024

YouTube Channel

Posted By: Paul Murphy
12th October 2023

Hi Folks! Paul Murphy coming at ya with exciting news: San Diego Bathrooms now has a YouTube channel. Now you can see our designs in short video clips that give you a better sense of the detail and variety of our work.

Have you had a bathroom remodel done by us? Send us a video and we may very well upload it to the channel.

As always, thanks for your continued business and our quotes are always free.



Spring Bloom and Roll-in Showers

Posted By: Paul Murphy
20th April 2023

Hello again friends! Paul Murphy's back with another blog post marking the end of an unusually long rain and winter season.

Fresh beginnings are a perfect time to remodel your bathroom and many of you may have an opportunity to use a tax refund for this occasion.

I recently had a client who needed to convert his bathroom to something more functional to aid his wife in bathing and we were more than happy to help. We call it a handicap or roll-in shower, but it is essentially removing the "curb" of a shower and gradually tilting the floor so that water drains with a minimum of spillover into the rest of the bathroom.

This allows for a wheelchair or other rolling seat to roll in and allow the user to bathe with a minimum of supervision.

We have done tons of these and if you're curious please give us a call, you'll be glad you did. As always, thanks for giving San Diego Bathrooms a chance to help.

Happy New Year!

Posted By: Paul Murphy
13th January 2023

Happy New Year from Murphy's Bathroom Remodeling.

We love what we do and it's because of you that we keep doing it.

Have you had a bathroom done by us? Do you know anyone thinking about redoing their
bathroom? Tell a friend!

We'd appreciate it.


Winter's Here!

Posted By: Paul Murphy
25th November 2022

Hi Folks, Paul Murphy coming at you with another blog post!

Winter's here and that means condensation.

What does that mean for your shower remodel? Generally speaking, San Diego weather is moderate most of the year, so when it rains or is exceedingly cold condensation naturally builds up on your metal piping, gaskets, and insulation after usual long, hot summers, which tend to make them brittle, and so it happens that dew can spell trouble for your bathroom.

Of course materials and installation are important, and San Diego Bathrooms has been doing quality tub to shower conversions for a long time.

I had a customer who complained that they weren't getting hot water and so we looked at the valve and sure enough the gasket had cracked.

Do you notice we often get sick when the weather changes abruptly? The same thing can happen to your bathroom.

Happy to educate you a little in the ways of plumbing! Give us a call if you have any issues with your old tub or shower, maybe something new is in the works for you!


Happy New Year from San Diego Bathrooms

Posted By: Paul Murphy
2nd January 2022

Hi Folks, Happy New Year!


La Jolla Bathroom Remodel - Part 3 of 3 - La Jolla Bathroom Remodel

Posted By: Paul Murphy
10th July 2021

Hi Folks, We're back!

I love my job! Check out this bathroom remodel I did for a client in La Jolla. I like this so much I made it the header image for the website. Are you looking for a bathroom remodel in the city on a hill? Give me a call. Thanks!


La Jolla Bathroom Remodel - Part 2 of 3 - Giving Bathrooms a New Look

Posted By: Paul Murphy
8th March 2021


Hi Folks, Happy New Year.

One of the funnest things about owning a home or apartment is remodeling it. Yes, you can literally make something old something new.

One of our most requested remodeling options is a Tub To Shower conversion. What this is is a removal of your existing tub and replacement with a floor tile and shower. This makes for a great space saving option if you're not a tub person.

Also this makes it easier to roll in with a wheelchair for those persons needing this facility.

As always, its free to ask and we welcome your quote.


La Jolla Bathroom Remodeling - Part 1 of 3 - Jewel On A Hill

Posted By: Paul Murphy
10th May 2020


So how about that heat wave, folks? Paul Murphy coming at ya, In this one of three part series we'll be talking about La Jolla, Spanish for "The Jewel", and my experiences doing bathroom remodels in this seaside town.

In my experience I have never seen such diversity in construction methods and blogs as I have here. For example, you can make a small bathroom feel bigger or a large bathroom more cozy depending on your use of color, tile, well-selected vanities, lighting, mirrors, and shower walls.

I should note that we get a lot of business doing handicap conversions in La Jolla. A guard rail here, a shower nook there, anything and everything to keep the bending and reaching while you're showering or bathing down to a minimum.

So if you have a bathroom you want to touch up or remodel give me a call, I know my way around La Jolla.

Take care,


4S Ranch Bathroom Remodel - Staying Home Can Be Luxurious

Posted By: Paul Murphy
15th April 2020

Yes, WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Paul Murphy here reminding all that we are open for business during this trying time. Staying home is a luxury until you're actually asked to do it, right?

A clean bathroom is a safer bathroom, and of course newer materials are easier to clean than others. Shower tile, floor tile, grout, manafactured tubs, all lose their protective coating with time and get harder and harder to clean, especially older single and double sink wood vanities.

Moisture does this degradation over time.

I was doing a job at 4S Ranch located between Rancho Bernardo and San Diego and the client indicated he was happy with his new home minus the bathroom. We took a look and gave him several options, and it turns out he had a standard tub he had trouble getting into and bathing in. We swiped it out for a new one with a larger square footprint and VOILA! Another satisifed customer.

We're taking extra health precautions during our installations and much of the paperwork and payments can be handled by phone and online, so give us a call and get some remodeling options for these extended home stays.


Rancho Bernardo Tub to Shower - Rolling Hills and a Winery

Posted By: Paul Murphy
11th March 2020

Hi folks! It's been a busy 2020 so far, thank you.

So I always think about beautiful homes and rolling hills when it comes to Rancho Bernardo.

Did you know there is a winery there? Yes, I just found out doing a job that it's the only one in the San Diego area and it's called the "Bernardo Winery."

Tub to Shower conversions are a hot topic. It can also help with quality of life for disabled and elderly, since you can roll into a shower with a wheelchair where as a tub you cannot. Add some stainless steel handlebars and you'll have a safer, more secure showering experience for years to come.


Encinitas Bathroom Remodel - A Tale of Two Lagoons

Posted By: Paul Murphy
4th September 2019

I was recently driving along the Interstate 5 and remembering bathroom remodels Ive done for clients in the Encinitas area. The city of Encinitas actually covers a large stretch of the San Diego coast, all the way from the Batiquitos to San Elijo Lagoons.

So if youre driving north along the Interstate 5 and have passed Del Mar chances are you're in Encinitas, which comprises Old Encinitas, New Encinitas, Olivenhein, Leucadia, and Cardiff (By The Sea).

The city of "Little Oaks" ("Encinitas" in Spanish) has been a treasure trove of homeowners upgrading 1970s and 1980s construction, with many bathroom arrangements taking advantage of views of the coast, Highway 101, the Coaster, and the two State Lagoons.

If you're in Encinitas please call me for a free quote on your bath remodel, I'm always up for a visit.


San Marcos Bathroom Remodel - A Growing Gem

Posted By: Paul Murphy
9th July 2019

Hi Folks, Paul Murphy back. Look out! I'm getting used to this blog stuff and may start posting regularly :-)

So we get a lot of San Marcos tub and shower remodels and they're straightforward jobs because the units are newer, so no salt corrosion like beach cities and the newer construction means we can get you fast, cheap pricing and get down to it.

For most owners the sky's the limit! Standing showers, handicap showers, If you can imagine it, we can remodel it.

Did you know San Marcos encompasses 4 zip codes? Yup, 92069, 92078, 92079, 92096. And San Marcos has a lake? I can prove it, photo attached.

Contact us for your San Marcos bathroom remodel, I know you're busy but we'll work with your schedule.


Carlsbad Tub and Shower - Not just Flower Fields

Posted By: Paul Murphy
28th June 2019

Hi Folks! Paul Murphy here. San Diego presents a first in a series of blogs.

It's known for Tamarack Surf Beach, LEGOLand, and secluded South Carlsbad State Beach. And yes, Flower Fields.


Many Carlsbad homes are 1980's or 1990's builds and have smaller-than-usual spaces for bathrooms. No problem! I can recommend tubs and showers with a smaller footprint.

Your bathroom remodel starts with a free quote.