Yesterday was a long day spent cleaning out Matt’s Grandmother’s house so we can finally list it on the market on behalf of her estate. The process has taken a lot longer than expected, it’s a two hour drive round trip each time we visit and there was more to be done than expected but finally there’s a light at the end of the tunnel now that the bathroom makeover is finally complete!
So how can you save here? First, look at the color. Neutral colors like tan, brown, and light beige are more popular, which means they’re more expensive. To save money, consider and price out a wider swath of colors. We have always had this little niche above the hallway leading into our bedroom. Never have done anything with it, but I thought it would be a great spot to add more candles and this great vintage rose … Read More
Increase the energy efficiency of your home by increasing the insulation in the walls and ceilings. Home built 20 years ago or more have little or no insulation. Thinly insulated ceilings allow heat to escape in the winter and hot air in during the summer. Fiberglass blankets and rolls applied to the ceilings are relatively easy for the home remodeler to handle while loose-fill and blown-in materials are often left to insulation professionals. Wall insulation can be increased by blowing it in through a hole in the wall or during major remodeling when either the wallboard or siding has been removed. The U.S. Dept. of Energy lists the guidelines for homes based on region. Learn more about increasing the insulation in your home here.
Hi Patti – Well, if you are the general contractor you can save quite a bit – but it sounds like you’d be hiring out all … Read More
It was a small house in Flagstaff, Arizona – just under 1300 square feet – and not a fancy house by any means. And it needed a lot of work.
You’ve everything covered from faucet to the color of the walls. Granted that bathrooms are quite private, still, an inviting ambience is a definite plus. Will keep these tips in mind. Thanks and rated up. Does the contractor get along with your dogs? If someone is going to be in your house for any length of time your dogs need to approve of him. Once we’d decided to renovate the main floor bathroom, the first step was to take stock of the existing features.
Wanna know what else we are reusing? All of the faucets, towel bars, and other hardware for the sinks and bathtub. We just so happen to have a complete matching set that is in perfect condition. … Read More
I also like to think of myself as a professional amateur interior designer and furniture expert. I’m quite handy around the house, as it turns out.
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Making a few cosmetic changes like fresh paint, new bathroom fixtures and a little yard work, I thought this would be something I could do on the weekends while I held down a full time job. What I found … Read More
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Knowledge to make repairs to drywall, replace tile and easy plumbing fixes led the way to more difficult and challenging renovations. As more and more people started looking for home renovation information, sites began springing up all over the world-wide-web. Teeny cabinets are gone! Can you believe they were only 32 inches tall? The floor was protected as we were keeping the existing tile.
An excellent hub on remodeling on a budget. Great tips. Love the idea of turning a dresser into an island for the kitchen as well as the bookcase for cookbooks etc. Voted way up, useful, awesome, interesting and will share. The furniture was moved, but never completely moved out of the room. The dressers were too heavy and … Read More
Neighborhood Law 85 (LL85) expects structures to meet the most current vitality code for any remodel or adjustment venture. LL85’s necessity depends on a progression of neighborhood vitality laws, all in all called new york city commissioning laws . NYCEEC right now involves the 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS), Local Law 85 of 2009, Local Law 48 of 2010 and Local Law 1 of 2011. The NYCECC is required to be changed again starting at July 1, 2013.
Before the entry of Local Law 85, the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code just expected structures to move up to current code norms amid redesigns where the greater part of the building’s frameworks were being supplanted. In New York City, almost all redesigns influence under half of the building, and subsequently, these tasks were not required to move up to the most exceptional gauges, in … Read More
One of the biggest home renovation challenges can be creating space in a small, main bath where no space actually exists.
I never thought I’d find such a great use for white pearlized faux alligator vinyl. But how slick would that look to replace the dirty blue fabric on the door panels? Now I’ll have to update the door pulls to white too! Either way, radiant floor heat works best with natural stone and tile because their thermal properties hold the heat better. Really great hub, Video is excellent and some great tips, who knew hot irons and floors do mix. Great job.
I work for a company that builds these quonset structures and they are incredible affordable, easy to heat, and durable against everything including super high wind and rain! This commenter is a Washington Post contributor. Post contributors aren’t staff, but may write articles or columns. In some … Read More
The Katlia Construction design team of bathroom remodel professionals come prepared to take on any project, big or small. Whether you just need a new tub surround or bathroom vanity to a complete gut and rebuild, our experienced contractors have the skills to create the bathroom of your dreams.
a cost-effective way to restyle your kitchen with minimal disruption and no compromise on quality. go for quality replacement kitchen doors in a wide range of styles and colours to match any type of kitchen. We wainscoted our living room walls and painted it clay beige. It provides a lot of texture and cottage feel while still feeling clean and somewhat more modern. We love it! Great lens with some very helpful tips! ‘Liked’ it a lot!
I have a small home. My house has a great room. Part of it is dining the other is living room. to put a … Read More
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Well researched article, I believe the numbers are true for the homeowner that has to hire a contractor to do the work but not for a home owner with a little time and a little do-it-yourself skill. Like you said the walls are already there. Owens corning puts out a great basement refinishing product that is easy to install if you can handle a tape measure and skill saw. Most wet basements can be cured by installing a sump pump ans sealing the walls with a product that goes on like paint, both available at Lowes or home depot for under 500.00.
Chair railing and wainscoting add architectural interest to a room. Wainscoting is wooden paneling that lines the lower part of the walls of a room and as we have … Read More
We gutted the entire space except for the tub which was in perfect condition and replaced the boring, square beige tiles with large format tiles of a subtle, threaded pattern. A decorative, highly textured band of stainless steel, stone, and glass runs through the shower and defines the counter of the new dark vanity which is now in scale with the room. New sconces in matte opal glass are twined with ribbons of forged iron. Walls are in a chic hue called Thunder Grey.
Prime the RV Walls:I started with the spray primer on all the fixed interior surfaces since I knew there would be over-spray that I could correct with the traditional paint-on primer afterwards. I used a gray Rustoleum Spray Primer for the cabinets and walls which would have a dark color finish and a white spray primer for the upper cabinets which would be finished in a … Read More