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The cost of a bathroom makeover can be daunting, but there are ways to save. One smart strategy is to focus your renovation efforts on a smaller, more commonly used bathroom rather than an expansive master.

The night the work began we had a wall washing party. Three friends and I washed walls. TSP comes in several different formulas. We had the one that needed to dry for four hours. I really want to do our master bath, but I can’t go over 7,000. We still have carpet in our bathroom and our shower need to be taken out and the BIG soaker tub I want to be smaller I think we will just have to wait a little longer. This article was very helpful. I just can’t justify the cost right now. will let you know in the future.

A bathroom can be rendered impractical or downright dangerous without … Read More

Installing Laminate Flooring Made Easy.

Finishing your previously unused basement gives you additional space in your home and so much more. It offers you a rare opportunity to exploit your creative side through the design process. And ultimately, you will transform a dark, uninviting space into a room that adds value and comfort to your home, making it an integral part of your family’s daily life.

Consider installing pullout laundry hampers under the counter. Designate one hamper for colors, one for whites and one for delicates. Include a wall-mounted drying rack for hanging up delicates during inclement weather. Multi-activity space such as this are a terrific way to make the most out of a basement. Parents can watch kids at play while working out in the home gym.

We’ve created several design tools and estimators to make it easy for you to visualize a new Armstrong ceiling in your basement and get an estimate for … Read More

Recycled Glass Counter Tops For Your Home

When you are remodeling a small bathroom, you need to make sure that your costs are always in the forefront of your mind.

Disabled bathrooms should have several grab bars placed at strategic locations. One should be placed near the toilet, one near the sink, and one near the bathtub or shower. And don’t think grab bars have to be ugly, either. Grab bars are available in several materials and finishes, including bronze, brass, and nickel, and they can be screwed into the wall or applied with strong suction cups. You need to be aware that the suction-type grab bars are not as strong as the type that screws into the wall. They’re more for steadying than for pulling up with. These are fine for placing along walls, but it’s best to use the screw-in bars near the toilet, sink, and tub or shower.

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Read This Before You Finish Your Basement

An unfinished basement (or a basement that is damp, dark and dingy) is a waste of valuable space in your home. With the help of Fiderio & Sons, you can turn your basement into a bright, warm and comfortable space that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. All for less than you might expect.

Thanks Sis, I couldn’t have done this one without ya! I never thought about the smell from the cans. Glad to know that. Somewhere I think I have a hub on ways a Redneck annoys the neighbor. If not, it may be under a Big Nam series. I will have to dig around and post it with these. At least you had a spare room for the spill over. It could have carried over into the yard like some we know. Now it is your turn to post the Redneck Remodeling…Hint! Hint!

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The Downstairs Bathroom Remodel

I notice that every time I searched the web for interior lighting designs, the bathroom is given the least credit here. There are lots of pictures of beautiful lighting ideas on kitchen and living room. But less do I found information about bathroom lighting designs.

dahoglund, I understand the energy thing we’re running out of it and it takes longer to get anything done around here. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sharing. Hey, great lens. It really gave me some insperational ideas I can do to my kitchen. I just got some Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets that I can’t wait to put up. Your great ideas will be a big help. I have this great sponge mop that does the job so well – all that’s needed is some very hot water! Vinegar is also a good natural cleaner. Agreed, true friendships are inspirational, supportive, and most … Read More

Basement Finishing System

Every family is different, so when looking for basement ideas make sure you pinpoint how you spend your time and then cater to those hobbies and interests. If you host parties often or are beer and wine aficionados, turning your basement into a home bar or wine cellar would be a good investment. If you’re looking for a kid-friendly hangout, become the neighborhood hot spot with a massive family and media room combo. Give the guy in your family the ultimate escape with a man cave, game room and home gym, or be practical above all else by adding extra bedrooms and another bathroom.

Make this space inviting by finishing and decorating it like any upstairs room. Choose comfortable furnishings that can be easily rearranged to accommodate a few people or a crowd. Incorporate sound systems, internet connections, and good lighting to make the space functional. Look for curtains on … Read More

Bathroom Remodeling

Our master bathroom is finally done!! It was our most complicated DIY project to date, just because we had to move/add some plumbing. We have never attempted that before. It was extremely hard to get a before picture of the bathroom because it was 2 small tight spaces. One was a walkthrough vanity area and the other was the toilet, sink and stall shower.

And for your viewing pleasure, this is what it looked like a mere 12 weeks ago (although my hairstyle has changed at least 3 times since I actually took this picture). It is Mrs Renau, I estimated it to be around 11,000. with all the changes but I will consider giving you a call when I start this project. Courtney, your bathroom is gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! I truly never believed a bathroom could be just so stunning! Exact measurements are taken so our bathroom renovation products … Read More

Bathroom Remodel Progress

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It is common when remodeling a bathroom to find plumbing problems, so it is important to have some plumbers involved in the remodel! I found this little plant stand at an estate sale in our neighborhood awhile back. I wasn’t sure where I was going to put it but now it’s found the perfect spot. You did a wonderful job, Delores. The bath is classic, timeless and under budget!!! Cannot get any better than that.

This page will help you to understand which styles of dĂ©cor you find most appealing, and will offer you hundreds of ideas so that you can pick … Read More

Bathroom Remodel Ideas And Inspiration For Your Home

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Well, my house was almost completely renovated when I moved in. The only thing I didn’t replace were the kitchen cabinets, so I’d probably do those. I’m not sure how much cabinets run these days, and I’m sure it depends on wood, how many, etc. If I had enough money left after the cabinets, I’d consider a new roof. If you then find you don’t get on with this then the Dremel itself is a handy little tool that has hundreds of other practical DIY uses around the home.

Take out the soffit – install a few taller cabinets and glaze in your chosen color and then you have a completely new kitchen without the expense and time of a complete renovation. Great Job!! Where did you … Read More

Goth It Yourself

Laminate wood floors are more popular than ever, they look good, they are fairly inexpensive and they are easy to maintain. If you have or are thinking about installing new flooring, you will want to find out how to clean them that will preserve them and keep them looking new!

Be sure your choice for tub and shower surroundings sheds water effectively and is easy to clean. Never use gypsum drywall (even the moisture-resistant variety) under tile in a shower or around the tub. I really like the first bathroom. Good job GmaGoldie and thank you for the information. I recently redid my bathroom but this makes me want to redo it again. You see, our castle was built in 1979. The bathroom of which I speak is black. Toilet, sink, tiles, and tub. All black. The walls were adorned with silver wallpaper, the lighting, like a Hollywood dressing room. … Read More