Month: February 2017

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The above figures place the basement remodel at $90.48 per square foot. This pricing structure assumes that carpenters charge an average of $70 per hour, electricians between $65 to $85 per hour,painters between $20 and $35 per hour and plumbers between $45 and $65 per hour.

I was wondering how to acid stain concrete, I have never done it before. I make concrete garden décor for my garden this would be a good technique to use for them. Although I’ve been out of the business for awhile, that seems like a bit much for basement hopper windows. Thanks for reading. LL, we’re lucky not to have frozen pipes very often. When we lived in an old house in the country, however, we had them several times. Bummer!

How did you waterproof the wall? We have a basement like yours in our Tri-level home and one corner of the basement is … Read More

Remodel Bathroom Showers

I’d convince myself that I needed a new home bar….right in the corner of my living room…it would look nice and I could be the bar maid and the paying customer too, it would be much fun like I owned a real bar or something!!

You’ll want to start by taking precise measurements of the existing room and then decide whether or not you’d like to modify the layout. Depending on your style preferences and the functionality changes you’d like to make, you’ll need to set your budget accordingly. From time to time, we may reach out to you to help us support legislation and/or policies that may have an impact on you, the homeowner. You can choose to join our cause. Or you can choose not to. Regardless, your privacy is safe with us.

For those who would like a more comfortable feel under their bare feet, hardwood floors … Read More

Unusual Flooring Options to Liven Up Your Home

We often turn to paint, wallpaper and furniture to do the talking in our homes, but should we actually be looking down? Here are some of the most unique flooring options to make your home stand out.

Unusual Flooring

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Go Natural

Natural weaves made from coir, sisal and seagrass are becoming more and more popular, as they come in a range of styles, colours and even prints. If you’re loving the rustic farmhouse look and want flooring that gives you a tweed feel, then sisal could be the one for you. It’s a great alternative to traditional wool and comes as either large rope or thin cord. It also takes wonderfully to dye, so you can experiment with colours such a silver, pewter and white.


Industrial chic is big, and what better way to achieve the look than with concrete flooring? Ideal Home have referred to it as effortlessly … Read More

Bathroom Remodeling Portland

Want a hassle-free, no-pressure remodeling experience? If so, you can count on the bathroom remodeling contractors at Pachota construction to get the job done.

Once that dried for a couple of days, we started laying out our tile to determine our cuts. I learned from my fireplace makeover that you should do all of your tile cuts BEFORE you start gluing things down. Trust me. It’s better this way. Seriously. Thanks for sharing these Top 10 Interior Decorating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. This is really awesome!

Hanging pictures or other types of wall décor too high or using pictures that are too small for a particular spot are perhaps the most common home decorating mistakes. This is my neat and tidy utility closet. Unfortunately I did not have the space to back up in the hallway and take this photo so I’m showing you the bottom portion of … Read More

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas (2)

I turned my attention to painting the new headboard that Ron had built for me as a Christmas present. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint, added a touch of dark finishing wax to the moldings and finished it off with the Annie Sloan wax. (did I mention that Joy ate the very expensive wax brush that I had splurged on???-I ended up using an old t-shirt instead and it worked just fine).

Marie, ya never know what is going to happen in MO. One day it is warm and the next temperature plummets! Oh yes, do place a sunroom on your honey-do list. You and your honey will really enjoy it!! Contractors are used to running into unforeseen problems and are often dogged with changes by the client half way through the project. So it is certainly understandable that they’d want to budget some cushion in their bid. However, it’s … Read More

Thrifty Bedroom Remodeling Idea

The kitchen is typically the gathering spot of a home. Whether it’s just your family, or whether you’re entertaining friends, the kitchen should be a place where people feel a sense of togetherness. If your kitchen has an outdated look or a chopped-up layout, it may be time to consider a kitchen remodel. According to The National Association of Home-builders , kitchen remodels rank just under bathroom remodels in terms of popularity.

Oh dear…. you obviously put this lens together after visiting my home. I make every mistake! Thanks for putting your expertise out there for the those of us who really need the help. Angel Blessings! Plumbing to the sink is stylishly concealed in these larger vanity units Often, they have an antique style, and the antique style of these fixtures greatly complements an old-style bathroom décor. If you think the inside of your home will look like a … Read More

Just A Little Bathroom Remodel

With the present state of the economy, many homeowners are deciding to remodel their homes instead of buying a new one. Nowhere is this more evident than in the new kitchen and bathroom designs. Although these rooms were often overlooked, they’re now making up for it with all kinds of the latest trends. If you’re planning a luxury bathroom remodel, below are some of the most popular ideas. For more great ideas on luxury bathrooms, check out Plumbing Point dot com.

Therefore, instead of hanging a solid colored shower curtain I was delighted to find one that was covered with brightly colored butterflies of four dominant colors: green, blue, beige and lavender. By making the shower curtain a primary focus I now have: 1). a theme and 2). a color scheme. In fact, it’s probably one of the best color schemes I could have chosen.

The window sills on the … Read More

Decorating Ideas For Small Bathrooms

Remember THIS ? And THIS ? And then THIS ? Yes, you remember… there were all sorts of updates along the way. The bathroom remodel project is now done! It’s been done for a few weeks. I still have some painting to do in the laundry room area, but generally it’s done.

For a complete list of required documentation for zoning and building plan review, download the Residential Permitting Guide (PDF) for new construction, addition or change of occupancy work. One-piece. These sinks often feature pedestal setups where the sink, typically porcelain, is supported by a matching porcelain pedestal base. Some landfills have recycled building materials available. The one in my area has antique/vintage doors, windows, hardware, etc. for a fraction of the cost of new materials.

The shelving is a wicker shelf from my old house painted black. The wall switches are the original white ones that came with … Read More

Exactly What Should You Know Before Hiring A Basement Remodeling Specialist?

My One Call LLC in conjunction with is a Basement Finishing referral service. We are a Gold Star recipient with the Better Business Bureau 2002-2007, and have help thousands of home owners find a reliable Basement finishing company. Over the course of many years the following represents the most frequently asked questions about contractors.

Your basement is basically a box of porous concrete, buried in wet ground, and when that ground gets saturated with water, the resulting hydrostatic pressure pushes the water against the foundation walls. That water will eventually find its way into your basement, through cracks, the joint between walls and floors, as infiltrating the concrete through capillary action. To make matters worse, basements can also be flooded by plumbing leaks, broken water heater tanks and other water accidents. Without proper drainage, a reliable sump pump system, and proper dehumidification, no basement is dry enough to be finished.… Read More

Tips to keep warm during the rainy season or winter

The rainy season or winter season is very susceptible to disease. Some diseases that often attack include colds, coughs, and also some other severe diseases. Of the disease typically caused by a simple cold body, therefore it is very important for you to keep the body warm, so that your body stronger against illnesses.
Here are some tips to keep your body warm in winter or rainy season.
Eat more foods that can nourish the blood.
Cold body fluids are mostly caused by blood in the body is also changing temperature. Therefore, it is important for you to eat foods that can nourish the blood to the body temperature remains warm.
Hot shower
Sulfur is a substance that can warm the body. It is therefore important for you to take a shower using hot water during the winter. To install the water heater, you can see it through Water Heater … Read More