Even a small bathroom can require costly materials for a complete overhaul. But this project doesn’t have to break the bank. We recently remodeled a bathroom for about $2600, plus what we paid a plumber to move some water lines. Here’s what we learned that could help you with your renovations.
Once you have ideas for your renovation planned out, the next step is to find bath remodel accessories in your price range. If your idea for the bathroom doesn’t fit exactly within a type of style like modern or contemporary, you may need to hire a professional craftsman to custom build accessories like the vanity, countertop or mirror frame. These specialized contractors will have different prices for their work depending on the material you want the accessories made from and how they calculate their prices: by the hour, job or otherwise.
Depending on your bathroom layout you may be … Read More
People are more cautious than ever when loosening their purse strings. We’ve all learned that becoming educated consumers not only helps us get the right products, but get them at the right price. Most people don’t know what’s involved in getting their bathrooms remodeled by contractors, and because of that, they don’t know how much it should cost. Here, we’ll discuss the general guidelines for pricing.
Not surprisingly after a few days of this, Boyfiancé and his dad took it upon themselves to install the new toilet. Fasten cement board with special, coated cement-board screws spaced 6 in. on butt joints and every 8 in. in the middle of sheets. In the back you’ll see the two working tail lights, the license holder with a faux light above it. Perhaps it worked in its early day. Now it just looks pretty. Hiding behind the toilet tank was the original, hideous, … Read More
If your home has a basement then chances are you’ve dreamed of having a basement bar from time to time? So what’s been stopping you, not sure what you need to know to plan it out or just can’t find a basement bar design idea you love? Just so happens I can help you with both. You see I’ve been designing homes and helping people with remodeling projects just like basement bar ideas for over 30 years.
When you work with Reality Construction, you don’t have to worry about a salesman cutting you a quick deal and pushing you on add-ons later. Our quoted price is our final price. You will work directly with our owners to build the exact design you’re looking for. Wisconsin customers agree that Reality Construction provides the highest quality services at the lowest price.
Acidic based stains have become a popular floor treatment throughout the … Read More
Is your garden fencing run looking tired and old? Are the panels cracked and full of gaps between the slats of wood? Are the posts bent out of shape, wonky, and crooked? Are there no gravel boards, post caps, or finials to be seen? If the answer to any of these questions is a ‘yes’, it’s time to update your garden fencing run.
A proper run of good standard fence panels and accompanying accessories is an important part of any garden. Not only does a strong boundary of sturdy, robust panels offer a little extra security, but also add to the appearance of your garden. Fencing can almost be thought of as the picture frame within which your garden is displayed. It’s important then, to ensure your panels and posts look attractive and remain secure.
Which fence panels to choose?
There are so many different fence panel designs nowadays that … Read More
Part of any good bathroom renovation, especially in the case of a walk-through closet and en-suite combination, will include renovating your walk-through closet. Some might advocate re-purposing the walk-through area, so that the bathroom can be expanded, but this would also entail changing the footprint of the original bathroom. If you already have limited storage in the bedroom, this may not be your best solution.
When looking to replace counter tops, go with granite. Most granite is attractive looking, durable, reasonably priced and is able to withhold hot products. Also, because it is so hard, it will not scratch, blister, or crack. It is easy to clean and does not wear down like other counter tops. I was in shock that it was different shades of blue, and that one of those shades was the SAME as my wall color!
However, there are other alternatives that homeowners need to be … Read More
For those of you who like Curava, now they have a resin based mixed with the cement. It is smooth and maintenance free, unlike its origins. Sales have increased because of the resin base. In fact those who like quartz will like this resin mix. You get the look and it is maintenance free. The one I like the most are the one’s with blue and ice like tones. Other quartz that I have seen have many earth tones, like browns. Some of us need other tones like cool blues, greens and grays.
It is a excellent way to boost the existing décor. Integrateded storage systems increase functionality and visual appeal in a small bath. These systems give you a scope to enhance the appearance of your toilet location. Make it sure that you create these built-ins near the tub, mirror and sink They are going to be beneficial for … Read More
It’s really a pain to blog from my cell phone and my part 1 post a few days ago was really incomplete. Here’s to a sleepless night – I’ve been up for hours – and a couple of hours to do a little blogging.
Tear out the existing piping (Photos 5 and 6). Then frame the 2×6 walls that will contain the new plumbing and the opposite end of the shower base (Photos 8, 9 and 14). It’s easiest to nail the bottom plate to the floor and the top plate to the ceiling, then fill in the studs one at a time by toenailing them in at the top and bottom. Stack the studs directly in front of the old ones wherever possible. Space the studs in the center of the shower about 12 in. apart to leave room for the shower valve and showerhead. The studs behind the … Read More
How often do you see a filthy spa bathroom with a mildewed ceiling? If spa owners let their bathrooms deteriorate like that, they certainly won’t receive many customers. No matter how spacious or well-decorated your bathroom is, it will not become a true place to relax unless it is sparkling clean. So the first step of creating a bathroom spa is to make everything look spotless. Pay extra attention to all the corners and hard-to-reach spots. Throw away old bottles of shampoo and soap that have been sitting there untouched for ages.
Plan on a large food budget as you may be purchasing items which you do not normally use such as paper plates and plastic utensils as it can be cumbersome washing dishes and pots and pans from the outdoor faucet, a utility room sink, or the bathroom sink. This is by far the BEST how-to I’ve ever come … Read More
We know a bathroom remodel can create chaos in your home. A major benefit of working with Sears Home Services is the employment of a highly skilled installation team. Our bathroom remodeling services include complete project management, from bathroom remodel ideals to professional installation We coordinate all aspects of your job including permits, material orders, and installation. Take comfort, your home is in capable hands.
I think a touch of black in a room makes things elegant. We spied this little daisy loving girl in a gold and black velvet frame at an estate sale for $4. The Fashionista loved her 60’s era bouffant hairdo so she came home with us. While feeling crummy, my life was enriched by lots of conversations like this. Everyone has a story. Even when I didn’t have much strength I could still listen and encourage. Spread thin-set mortar on floors under cement board with … Read More
Our bathroom design is the perfect solution for the old, heavily used, small bathroom that you can never quite get clean enough. We not only pulled a few rabbits out of the hat to produce features that make the room easy to clean but also used smoke and mirrors to make it appear much larger.
A patterned, decorative band of small, one inch, contrasting tiles was let into the new shower enclosure, and continued around the rest of the new bathroom’s walls to make a wainscoting border, with larger tile below the decorative border, and painted walls above. Decorators began offering their insight and soon how-to-manuals and television programs featuring redecorating and interior design gained popularity with the masses.
Below is the bedroom we turned into an office/den. We replaced the stained blue carpet in all four bedrooms with a warm, neutral brown, which, if you looked closely, was mixed … Read More