Our fixer upper that A and I purchased in Indiana was slowly becoming our dream. Room by room we repaired floors, walls, fixtures, and replaced furniture. When we learned of A’s relocation we knew we would have to start all over again. It’s not in the cards for us to purchase our dream home finished for us, plus it’s more fun to create that dream.
I don’t know if you’ve seen some of that faux wood tile recently, but they are getting GOOD. I had my heart set on this beautiful ash white specimen for much of the debate. I finally had to admit that wood floor tile would simply detract from the beauty of the natural teak-wood siding we were planning for. The toilet had never been sealed to the floor, caulked around, and there was a lot of pee and water that had seeped under it over many, … Read More
Have big dreams for your basement? Here’s what you need to know to turn your basement ideas into a beautiful living space.
The design of having two arches on your front facade is very striking. While not always feasable for a remodeling project, a great design idea for building. The example to the right does a triple play with the two arches and then the added columns – great exterior design! A number of factors contribute to the overall expense of a basement remodel. Be sure to evaluate the condition of your basement and talk with your contractor about how its features or limitations relate to selecting appropriate materials and performing prep work for your renovation. What about an apoxy garage floor coating in the basement? My friend just got that done and loves it!
The window in this bathroom is longer in width than taller in height. The curtain … Read More
a plumber may be all you need. But if you are looking to reconfigure the layout of the room, or need help with design ideas, a full-service remodeler may be the better option. The benefit of working with a full-service remodeler like Case is that the design and construction is all under one roof. An experienced designer will help guide you in your design decisions. Once you feel good about your material and product selections a project manager will be assigned to you to oversee the construction of your project. This helps ensure a seamless process from start to finish.
After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Guess that’s why I don’t have an avatar. Want people to imagine me however they want in their own mind, rather than have a preconceived notion based on an … Read More
Getting rid of clutter will also clear up space and will make the rooms look bigger than they did when they were crammed with things.
Make your midrange remodeling project even more affordable by selecting good-quality-but-lower-priced fixtures and materials, advise the experts we’ve talked to. Pick an American Standard over a Toto toilet, for example, or laminate over granite countertops. Also minimize layout changes. The less the need to relocate plumbing and electrical, the lower the final renovation bill. Here’s a before-and-after look at five affordable midrange bathroom projects that cost less than $15,000.
When updating your bathroom, don’t forget to redesign with the environment in mind. Low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower heads will not only help you conserve water , but they’ll also save you money. Plus, water-saving shower heads and faucets often cost the same, if not less, than traditional ones. So you won’t have to spend money … Read More
At Bath Fitter, we handle every aspect of your bathroom remodel & installation from start to finish.
Many homeowners have come to expect the nightmare project that is so prevalent in the remodeling industry. We would like to change that, and so we’ve developed the Remodeling Customer’s Bill of Rights. Bathroom designs increasingly focus on comfort, accessibility and meeting the needs and expectations of the homeowner. As you plan your bathroom design, visualize yourself or a guest walking into that room. Choose storage furniture in accordance with what you want people to see or not see.
The shed, the landscaping, the back porch (out of view except for one post) was all redone. The shed was insulated, drywalled and painted, turning it into an art studio. Steve made two more flower boxes like those on the front of the house. However, don’t over-do it. If you have a large collection, … Read More
We have showers! Well, kind of. They’re not functioning yet but they’re getting close. Let’s start with the Master bathroom shower. It looks HUGE but the actual usable/splashable space makes up about 2/3’s of the below green area.
Such a helpful hub here RedElf! I enjoyed the marvelous photos. (I love shopping…uh…make that looking). Your hub has afforded me several ideas for my own tiny bathroom. Problem is – I rent. So I’m somewhat limited. New Faucets- This is especially important if your bathroom has contractor grade faucets. New, higher quality faucets will be remembered by buyers. In my bathroom remodel I used an oil-rubbed bronze faucet that I purchased online very inexpensively. Heating a quick meal in the microwave is certainly convenient, but doing this may not lead to the most serene state of mind.
Homeowners should also be aware of the possibility of room expansion. If you do … Read More
Have you had trouble breathing in your home lately? Maybe a cough or a sneeze? Indoor air quality is an increasing concern in the United States. As summer approaches, most people shut the windows in their home and turn on the air conditioner as highest they can get it. After all, no one wants to be subjected to the sweltering rays of the sun.
Just the same, if the ductwork in your home is dirty or filled with debris, you might be doing more harm than good. If the ducts have not been cleaned since winter, they’re likely filled with dust, mildew, and maybe even some leftover pollen. Do you really want that kind of debris floating around and being briefed in by your family?
You should hire someone to clean your ducts. There is a new duct cleaning method called rotobrush cleaning. This uses a mechanical brush to clean … Read More
This article shows how versatile laminated chipboard reclaimed from old ContiBoard furniture can be in making shelves and drawers around the home. My first choice of wood for making drawers, furniture and shelves is real wood, either hardwood like oak, softwoods like pine or even good quality plywood.
If you bought your cabinets at an IKEA store, you can go back to the store with your receipt and get a replacement for the missing part. Calling ahead to see if they have the part you need is a good idea, especially if you have far to go to visit the store. Quite a few of those in Malta, especially in the craft village, although they’re somewhat more basic. Just a corrugated tin shell with some tables and display units inside. Some really cool digs here, though. I just had a contractor give me an estimate for 17,000- 19,000 for a … Read More
Renovating your business is considered as the vibrant investment since planning to opt for basement remodeling would be wise because of the numerous benefits associated with it. The importance of its benefits is often neglected but it is considered as the integral part of the home. When it comes to selling of a home, the basement areas are crucial and come in the complete package of home. The basement renovation service as highly considerable and adds a value and elegance to your home. Most of the basements are considered as dumping ground to store things that are not often used. But by making use of the basement, the best of the best can be evolved where you can carve the possibility you need which may be new bedroom, bathroom, playroom that can be obtained by basement remodeling.
To prevent water damage to your flooring and subfloor, place an overflow pan … Read More