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
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Lay your top and bottom plates for your new wall on the floor side by side and mark out your studs at either at 16 inch on center or if you prefer 2 foot on center. This way there all your upright studs will be plumb. We were never able to just give the kids free rein with their imagination – ages didn’t match up … Read More
These days with the housing market in the dumps and the current state of financial affairs ravaging the U.S. economy, people are looking for value-added materials and projects to increase their home values for one or two reasons. They either want to make it better than their neighbors so they can sell it as houses for sale right now are a dime a dozen or the latest housing market woes have really hit their house values hard. Either way, doing a little maintenance and replacing the siding on your current home could add a way for you to conquer each of these scenario’s.
Use a buffer with a black pad and scrub the floor thoroughly. Flood the floor with water and shop vac the floor to achieve the cleanest floor possible for concrete floor acid stain application. The drywall is another area that it really pays to have an expert. … Read More
This past weekend, we did a quick remodel of our bathroom. My spouse repainted the walls, doors, and trim. He replaced the baseboard and the vanity, because water took a toll on our only bathroom, and the laminate started to come off the vanity. We have new baseboard that is a type of vinyl, but it looks like wood now that it is painted and caulked. My spouse is so handy from fixing everything around here that he works fast. The vanity and sink that we removed was donated to Stardust: Goodwill’s version of a ReStore. The sink was in great condition.
As your kitchen or bath is transformed into what you’ve always dreamed of, you’ll be glad that you chose Reno Renovators. Our professional, experienced contractors will ensure that the project is completed as promised. You will notice extreme attention to detail. We welcome your questions as the project … Read More
I have no experience with design and decorating, none-the-less we are a pretty handy family. We did an addition on our house some years ago. We certainly are not new to D.I.Y. projects.
One of his sons lived in the house for years until he died. He was known to be a hermit. He did not believe in electricity or plumbing. He used an outhouse, kerosene lanterns and had an old cast iron wood stove for heat and cooking. The house sat empty for a few years and vandals set fire on the floor. In 1963 electricity and plumbing was installed, and not expertly I might add, when a family purchased the house and moved in.
As with all Dun-Rite projects, in bathroom remodels we embrace the philosophy of doing it right or not bothering.” We will not offer plastic tub and shower overlays, nor will we offer to re-caulk … Read More
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Pale creamy yellow paint on the walls and fresh white trim completed the makeover, turning what was once a cramped, awkward space into a beautiful and stylish, totally successful, small bathroom renovation. We also replaced the old shutter style medicine cabinet with a new mirrored one Mirrors are always your friends! They make a space feel larger and brighter, use them whenever possible! Plan, plan, and plan again. Planning is critical because once the process starts it becomes difficult or costly when making changes.
I’m not the most confident driver. Part of my love for the Shasta Compact is that 1) it was within the towing capacity of my small RV -the Toyota Rav4 , and 2) its compactness makes towing a bit less intimidating. When planning a … Read More
Through failure we learn to succeed! This is a blog about fighting back. It’s about picking yourself up off the floor, dusting yourself off, and getting right back in there. It’s about holding yourself accountable, having the right mindset, and learning to live a healthy lifestyle.
Losing the entire floor also meant losing all the plumbing that was underneath the house as well. All the existing bathroom fixtures, bathtub, sink and commode were useless without extensive replacement plumbing and new fixtures. Yes, I like corner vanities too though sometimes they’re a bit too small for my liking. Still, it really does depend on available space. Changing the rug or towels in the bathroom, or a new bedspread or curtains in the bedroom can change of the look of the room without any remodeling whatsoever.
If you are tech-savvy, you might want to invest in floor plan software that will make … Read More