This was such a hard, but rewarding renovation. We did every little step (and misstep) ourselves after full days at work… demo, stud work, drywall, concrete floors, paint, installing toilets, sinks, faucets, and tile. The only thing we left to the professionals was installing the shower door (with glass that large, you’ve got to trust the professionals)!
The next step was is to refinish the kitchen cabinets. Now you could have the cabinets professionally refaced. Since I was going the rout of frugality, I opted to paint my cabinets and replace all the cabinet nobs and drawer pulls with all new hardware. Because our children were little when we bought this cabinet we fitted a hook fastening at the top. Although this cabinet is very stable, if you bought a similar one that was less stable, you could use a bracket to fasten it to a wall so avoiding small … Read More
Journey with us as we explore various ideas for the use of bead board – it is not just for the family room – it is great in the kitchen, fantastic for the ceiling and even can be a little bit formal. Learn about the different types of bead board. Learn what to look for in your design elements and construction. Most of all, have fun dreaming. Remember, the journey is the reward.
I’ve always wanted an eat-in kitchen and especially a booth if possible. It was a tight fit, but we managed to squeeze one in! Badger Basement Systems is your locally owned and operated Total Basement Finishing contractor in the Wisconsin area. We proudly serve Madison, Fitchburg, Watertown, Eau Claire, Sumner and surrounding WI areas. Wow! I loved seeing this transformation. I am not ready to change our bathroom yet, but will keep this hub in mind!
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The bathroom could be considered one of the most important spaces of the house. It is the room where we do our private stuffs and it is also essential that we make it looks good and comfortable. Well, I believe that most of us decorate the bedroom and living room nicely or perhaps have them remodeled, so why not remodel the bathroom too.
Aren’t the kitchens amazing. Yes, budgets are limited, often it is simply the little stuff – the porcelain switch plates, the cabinet hardware – these make a big difference too – thank you for stopping by. Loving this lens. We just helped re-decorat my grans livingroom and we applied a number of the fixes that you’ve mentioned. I can’t believe how much stuff people can collect over the years! What a drool-worthy bathroom! Love the light fixtures, the tile, the mirrored cabinets beside the vanity. Gorgeous!
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Once upon a time there was an ugly, dark and outdated basement…we lived in our house for 4 years and barely (if ever) used it.
After using degreasers, chemical strippers, or other cleaning compounds, it’s necessary to clean the floor again to remove all residue. Schmidt scrubs the surface once again with TSP followed by a thorough rinsing with clean water. Home ownership is expensive. Remodeling and caring for your home is for most of us are primary investment. Maintenance and care go a long way but adding a focal point to add character will pay dividends over time. The EverLast embodies everything you would look for in a basement wall panel system from exceptional insulation value to innovative waterproofing qualities, as well as the timeless beauty that is completely maintenance free.
Our ceiling is old beams that were here and we left them like that. My husband added two … Read More
Hello! I’m so excited to be the newest contributor here on Remodelaholic! My name is Colleen and I’m the DIY and lifestyle blogger behind Lemon Thistle – home to DIY, home decor, parties and babies. Before I share my bathroom renovation, let’s get to know each other, shall we? I’m a mama to 18 month old twins, I love to party, and my awesome hubby and I are working our way through renovations on our new home. Oh, and we’re operating on a budget too. Nice to meet you!
Moisture not only breeds mold and mildew, it can take a toll on finishes and painted surfaces. A bathroom fan is the best defense. Guidelines from the National Kitchen and Bath Association call for a ducted system that’s at least 50 cubic feet per minute, though you may need twice as much ventilation if the space is larger than 100 square … Read More
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Hey, I really appreciate the tips from this page. Every couple of years during the winter season I end up with a few broken or leaky pipes. I’m not much of a handy man myself so I usually look for a quality plumber. If you ever need plumbing in colorado springs done, this company has always done great work. Sports theme. Pictures and large stickers of sporting equipment on the walls, soccer balls or footballs on the dresser. A locker with shelves instead of a dresser. A hockey stick hung on the wall. So we were suddenly left with a blank slate, it was time to refinish this 500sq, with not much of a budget.
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I don’t blame you if you forgot. After all I began the project back in March. If you remember there were all sorts of setbacks. But basically this was the BEFORE”. Brown yucky cabinets, old faucets, a nasty vanity top…you get the idea.
I don’t know about you but it’s hard for me to make a run to the store in less than two hours. Every item you have on site and ready for the contractor is time and effort saved in labor cost. And, I’ll tell you, anytime your workers leave your project there’s no guarantee when they’ll come back. This drives construction managers crazy, too. This time is hard to track. If you choose to have the contractor buy the materials then make sure you have an agreed upon budget for these items in your contract.
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With the number of remodeling contractors offering their services in the market these days, it pays a lot to be wise and cautious when it comes to choosing the right one to work with. If you are planning to have a home improvement project for your basement, it does not end in hiring a contractor which you think can help you in making the proper enhancement for your home. In order for you to end up with the best professionals to work on your home project, take into good consideration the following factors before hiring one.
Just got the estimates for constructing new master bedroom and bath in my unfinished 1500 sf basement. I told them I would do demo, and to itemize the estimates so I could figure out items that I could do myself or postpone to save money. The general contractor with a plumbing and electrical sub … Read More