“Peter Bales built the shower of my dreams in March 2016. He is totally amazing to work with – very approachable and responsive in the initial contacts. He works with you and your style and does everything he can to make it happen. He loves a challenge and helps you design what you want, not just some cookie cutter job. Peter uses top products and techniques, which resulted in both a beautiful and waterproof shower (which was one of my major objectives). His craftsmanship is outstanding. He thinks and measures everything through for the best functional and aesthetic effect. And, he leaves your house immaculately clean at the end of every day.
Peter’s contract is straightforward, easy to understand, with very fair prices. The contract includes estimates of the duration of the project, with the costs and the day-by-day tasks broken down in great detail. Peter stuck to absolutely everything – no time delays and no cost over-runs. This is almost unheard of among today’s contractors.
After doing my research, I knew Peter was the man for my shower remodel. He is a totally professional, personable, honest and trustworthy individual. I couldn’t be more thrilled with my new shower and with Peter.
The long and short of it all is that I would not hesitate to recommend Peter Bales for any of your home improvement projects. He will make your dreams come true just like he did for me.” -Joan M, Bloomington, IN
“Peter’s precise artistic tiling and craftsmanship exceeded our expectations. We found his services to be dependable and according to our schedule and needs. We appreciated his cleanliness, designs, and innovative ideas. We highly recommend Peter and look forward to having him do future projects.” -Larry K. Spencer, IN
“Peter did a back splash ,very professional, I liked the fact he showed up on time, was always friendly to work with. He did a beautiful job on my kitchen, and never made a mess, kept everything clean all the time. It’s hard to find someone dependable, it was nice to find someone like peter. Great guy.” –David H, Bloomington, IN
“From the initial contact to the last day of the almost month-long job Peter Bales has been a joy to work with in every way. His communication, patience/flexibility, attention to every detail, advice, ideas and overall professionalism are outstanding. He is not the typical contractor that is anxious to move on to the next job or sends an employee to do the work that only cares so much about the finished product. I’m anxious to work with him again and I encourage anyone considering using his skills to ask Peter for my phone number to talk to me personally.” -Derek R, Bloomfield, IN
“Peter Bales did a complete bathroom remodel for us this spring. He completely gutted our old bathroom and managed to double the floor space for us by reconfiguring the floorplan of the area outside of the bathroom. The old bathroom was incredibly tiny, dingy, and outdated. He put in a beautiful tile shower, new lighting, new exhaust, a new vanity and cabinet, floor tile, painted, even installed the towel bars and hooks for us!
Peter made the entire process very painless! He was very helpful and patient as this was our first bathroom remodel. He met with us initially to come up with a proposal. He then met with us two more times as we changed our minds and had more questions for him! He never made us feel like we were being silly or wasting his time. He helped us decide where it made the most sense to spend our money and was very practical with things. I never felt like he was trying to get me to spend more or stretch our budget to the limits. One example was when we talked about shower doors. When I mentioned our hard water, he agreed that not installing a glass door made sense as it would be very hard to keep clean. Since he knew were going to do a curtain instead, he made sure to do a tile design in the shower that had the accent stripe high enough to be seen above the curtain. Little things like that were nice for us – he knew what he was doing and knew what made sense – lots of things that I never would have thought about! Emails were always answered promptly, too. When he got started, he kept his materials neat and organized at the end of each day. He often gave us emailed updates as we were not usually able to be home before he left for the evening. He finished everything on time and on budget. Peter is a very polite and honest person and we felt very comfortable with him working in our home. I would highly recommend him!” -Sarah L, Spencer, IN
“We were new to the area and needed to find a good tile mason to help us upgrade a master bath and kitchen. The contractor we hired to gut the bathroom and install the cabinets recommended Peter Bales. Peter responded to our call, came for a visit and was hired for the job(s).
We soon discovered that he is much more than tile mason. Before we had opportunity to see his work as such, we got to witness his prowess as carpenter, plumber and electrician. He built the shower, installed the automatic exhaust fan, switches and necessary wiring, made the plumbing changes required, reinforced a wall for the heavy glass shower door and replaced and finished the drywall as well as doing all the tile work. We were beginning to wonder, and still do, if there isn’t anything he CAN’T do. And do well! He did all this on time, within budget and without complaint. He did more than the original plan called for in stride with a smile on his face.
Over the years we’ve had lots of experiences with contractors but, we must say, none so pleasurable and impressive as this one. He is a fine man who does excellent work. We couldn’t have asked for, expected or received more. We would hire him again in a heartbeat.” -Ron & Evelyn W, Brazil, IN
“Peter remodeled our front bathroom and did a wonderful job. He was very helpful in assisting us in making decisions about tile choices and related details. He was very prompt and professional throughout the whole process as well and was also great when it came to clean up during and after the job was completed (and getting rid of the old materials and fixtures). We would use him again and strongly recommend his services.” -Craig & Lisa C, Spencer, IN.
“My wife and I started renovating our kitchen this past spring and have utilized several contractors for the various tasks (countertop, flooring, overhead vent hood, tile backsplash and new appliances). We waited on the backsplash for the last task and after a somewhat unpleasant experience with the flooring contractor, we wanted a contractor who would do a superb job on the backsplash because it would be a focal point. We live in a rural area where there are plenty of general contractors, but we wanted someone who specialized in tile backsplashes. After searching the internet, I came across Peter Bales’ website http://inspiredremodeling.com. We called him and set a meeting to discuss our project.
Peter assessed our project and offered a few suggestions to our layout. We found him to be very professional and courteous. He provided a verbal quote that evening that was followed by an emailed written agreement. The quote was reasonable, and knowing that this was Peter’s specialty, plus reviews by other clients, we decided to proceed and have Peter do the project. A date was set for the installation.
It was clear to me from the start that he was very knowledgeable of his trade. Before setting any tile he took extensive measurements to map the layout and utilized a laser level during then entire project. Peter is very meticulous about his work which is reflected in his finished product. The project was accomplished in the estimated three days. My wife and I couldn’t be more pleased with the backsplash. We have received several compliments on the kitchen and especially the backsplash. We highly recommend Peter Bales as a tile contractor. Our next project is the bathroom and we will, without any reservation, have Peter do the tile work for this project.” -Bob & Darla B, Bloomfield, IN
“We were very pleased with Peter’s work from the point of contacting him through completion. He was very friendly, professional, and easy to talk to, providing advice on what he had done before on previous projects while also making sure to ask what our purposes would be for the space and meeting our wants and needs. He was gracious in talking through all of the options and possibilties and flexible to make sure we got something we’d be happy with – and we are!. He stayed true to his estimate and time frame, and did a beautiful job. Highly recommend!” -Stephanie D, Bloomington, IN
“We had smelly carpet in our kitchen (previous owners had dogs) so we tore the carpet up and Peter laid tile. I also had him finish the trim in the half bath. Both jobs required precision and skill. He did an absolutely beautiful job on both. The tile floor changes the looks of our house, especially the kitchen. Peter was there on time and was conscientious in his work. He worked over one day because he was close to being done and rather than leave it mostly done, he stayed to finish the job. He was also good about cleaning up his work area at the end of the day, tearing his wet saw down and making sure everything was “right” before he left.” -Bill G, Spencer, IN
“The quality of Peter’s work surpassed all of my expectations, he is a true Craftsman. Professional approach, timely execution and the result of his craftsmanship entitle Peter Bales to the utmost of my respect and thanks. Inspired Remodeling & Tile he has earned my trust and will be the first call I place going forward.” – Larry M, Bloomfield, IN
“Peter just remodeled our kitchen a few weeks ago and we couldn’t be happier. My grandparents hired him to work on our house that we rent from them and he did a fantastic job. Would recommend him to anyone looking for remodeling work!” –Amber P, Freedom, IN
Testimonials from Work in Nashville, TN 2008-2012 ____________________________________________________
“It is my privilege to recommend Peter Bales, Inspired Remodeling, to any person desiring quality tile installation. Peter accomplished the tear-out of an existing bathtub and surrounding walls in record time with minimal mess. Peter then installed a stand-up shower system and tiled the entire area. Several areas were especially challenging due to the blending of the existing tile with the new. Peter was instrumental in crafting these transitional areas. All work was accomplished on time and on budget.
While Peter’s quality craftsmanship speaks for itself, equally impressive is his work-ethic. Peter communicated clearly, before and throughout the job. His advice concerning materials and design, invaluable. Last, but not least, I found him to be trustworthy. I was out of state on business during much of the period that the project was under way. Peter had full access to my home and demonstrated his integrity daily. Thank you Peter!” -JMH, East Nashville
“The work Peter did at our home was impeccable. From a glass subway tile backsplash in our kitchen to a complete bathroom overhaul, Peter’s work was always meticulous and thorough. Peter was always on time and on budget and he took special care to make sure our house stayed clean during the renovation process. We will definitely call him again for future remodeling needs.” -Claire, Lockeland Springs, East Nashville
“My friends referred Peter Bales to me and they raved about his work on their bathroom and fireplace. I visited their home and his work was beautiful so I called to have him come out to give me an estimate. The first meeting took about 20 minutes and he completely evaluated the project and took measurements. Within 24 hours, I had a full estimated quote via email including an outline of the services and materials that he would provide. He also included specs for the tile required, which made tile shopping easy for me as a first timer. I also wanted to replace my shower hardware and he referred me to a great plumber and he coordinated the work during the first day of the project. I live in a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo so one of my biggest concerns was being displaced from my house. Peter was very contientious about this and managed the project such that I could at least be in the house and have working facilities (toilet, not the shower) for 3/5 days of the project. He estimated an 8-day schedule, but actually finished in 5. His estimate was exactly what I was charged and I paid him at the end of the job. Peter was extremely professional, clean and he is a great artist. My bathroom is beautiful and I would recommend Peter to anyone!” -Sarah, Green Hills, Nashville
“Peter Bales came highly recommended from a friend for tiling and other home improvement work. Peter lived up to this recommendation. He came to my house and gave me an accurate estimate of work time, quantitiy of tiles to buy and when he could start. Peter installed a backsplash above my kitchen counters and around my master bathtub. He also installed wainscoting and a chair-rail cap in my powder room. Friends who have seen this work all say “Wow! He did a great job.” Peter was thorough, quiet, and went the extra mile by removing the sink in the powder room to properly install the wainscoting. I thoroughly recommend Peter and have done so to my friends.” -Catherine, West Nashville
“Peter, just wanted to let you know, the remodeling you did for us was tremendous. Your knowledge and patience aided us when we knew how and what we wanted, but weren’t able to explain it. The workmanship is incredible and the overall response we receive from others is amazing. Specifically the step in the master bathroom. That one step you built and the tile work you did, brings out so much in that room. Overall, this experience has helped us be more comfortable and happy with the house today and I just want to say thank you. One more thing… All this was done on time. Again, thank you very much Peter!” -Ryan, Lockeland Springs, East Nashville.
“We recently had Peter come in and do some tile for us. It was in an awkward spot in our home, with several challenging elements to it. He helped us figure out what our options were and offered us several alternatives – and when he was finished, the final product was beautiful. We were very impressed with Peter and the quality of his work. He is also very professional, courteous, well organized and pleasant to be around. We felt very comfortable having him in our home. We’ll definitely use him for our home renovation projects again in the future.”
-Chris & Kelly, Franklin, TN
“Peter does excellent work and I would hire him again without reservation. His assessment and quote of the project was accurate and competitive. The job was started and completed on time. While he was working, he was always very professional and neat. The finished product exceeded our expectations. All in all, it was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone.”
“We couldn’t be happier with the work Peter has done for us! We had delayed a home improvement project because some past experiences with people we hired left us feeling anxious, and we just didn’t want the hassle. However, Peter really put us at ease right from the start! Not only is he creative and skilled at his craft, but he is also extremely professional, courteous and trustworthy. He always took the time to answer our questions and really paid attention to the details that were important to us. We will definitely call Peter again, and we would recommend him to anyone.”
-Kassie & Andy, Mt. Juliet
“Peter recently converted my attached garage to a beautiful new office space. I was recovering from a major car accident and really didn’t have the ability to oversee the work. Peter completely took charge, coordinating and ensuring quality of his own work and that of subcontractors. He even selected all the fixtures, doors, and windows completely to my taste since I couldn’t shop. He worked creatively and efficiently and was on time and budget. Peter has a great attitude and is very communicative in person and on his blog. Living in a 1930’s home by myself, it gives me great comfort to know I can call Peter, whose skills and character I can trust.”
–Aynsley, Lockeland Springs, East Nashville
“Recently, Peter put in a new tile floor in our kitchen and dining room. I couldn’t be more pleased with his workmanship. The floors look great and the work is as professional as any I’ve seen. My wife and I are so pleased with his work ethic that we’ve asked him to take on some other projects for us. He definitely gets a thumbs-up from me.” -Gary Phillips, Nashville
” I would highly recommend Peter to help with any home improvement needs. I contacted him about some inspection repairs for our historic home on very short notice and sent him the report. He responded promptly with knowledgable advise and was able to come the next day being fully prepared to complete each item on the list in a timely manner. In addition, he directed me to other professionals for specific jobs that required certain expertise. I strongly feel the quality of his work far exceeds his cost.” -Danielle, Historic Edgefield, Nashville
“Peter has done great work installing a new bath for me essencially from scratch in an area that used to be part of my garage. I originally hired him just to do the rough in carpentry work ,but after seeing his work ethic I hired him for several other projects.” -Mark, Donelson
“Peter did an incredible job on our latest renovation. We are so excited about how he opened up our kitchen/ dining room area! It’s exactly what we wanted. His quote for price and time of completion was spot on. We will definitely call Peter for future projects and highly recommend him to anyone looking to update their home.”
-Ryan & Daniela, Nashville
“I have been so very pleased with the work Peter has done at my house. The laminate kitchen floor looks great and he did an outstanding job. He worked on a few projects at my house all week. He did a super job on all of them. I would highly recommend Peter and I plan to contact him for a future project.”
-Risa, Old Hickory, TN
“Peter Bales worked on our house in East Nashville last spring, and did an excellent job! We had him scheduled for 2 ½ days and had a LONG list of things we needed to have done around the house. The projects ranged from repairing the ceiling of our back porch and building a door for our crawl space to installing dimmer switches throughout our entire house. Peter was very thorough in his work, getting to the root of the issue and fixing it for the long-term. At the same time he made the most of his time and made his way through our lengthy list. He even narrowed down a water issue that we had been struggling with for two years. We would definitely recommend him to anyone, and hope to have him back to work on our house!”
-Stephanie, Historic Lockeland Springs, Nashville, TN