Happenings In The House Of Hoke (2)

If you are considering adding another bathroom to your home but wonder if you have space, consider a wet room. These, properly laid out, can take up very little space. The absence of a shower cubicle opens up the small area providing ample space This not only gives you the added convenience of another bathroom, it will also increase the value of your home. Homes that have bedrooms that are en-suite are always preferred and thus normally command higher prices when put up for sale.

Since I already liked the flooring in my kitchen, the countertops would be the last step, and the crowning glory, of my new” kitchen. Of course I wanted granite, or, a solid surface countertop, but there was no way that my budget would stretch that far. After many hours on the computer reading articles and watching YouTube videos, I decided I would tile my countertops and backsplash myself. This was the most involved project in my kitchen.

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After: This remodel started with a full demolition, Beasley says, because the shower, sink and tub all were getting replaced. Because the bathroom’s layout remained practically the same, no major (read: expensive) plumbing or electrical work needed to be done. Once the homeowners chose new materials and finishes, it was just a matter of installing the upgraded fixtures, which included a his-and-her vanity area with recessed lighting and a storage cabinet with a shelf for a small TV.

But inform him that if he gets the work done within the five-day limit you’ll pay him a $1,000 bonus. You’ll pay a $500 bonus plus the daily extension fee if the work is done within seven working days. You just gave incentive for the contractor to triple his or her profit and to get your job done quickly. Either way you get your project done at or very near your $5,000 limit as long as you don’t go crazy on materials.