People are more cautious than ever when loosening their purse strings. We’ve all learned that becoming educated consumers not only helps us get the right products, but get them at the right price. Most people don’t know what’s involved in getting their bathrooms remodeled by contractors, and because of that, they don’t know how much it should cost. Here, we’ll discuss the general guidelines for pricing.
Not surprisingly after a few days of this, Boyfiancé and his dad took it upon themselves to install the new toilet. Fasten cement board with special, coated cement-board screws spaced 6 in. on butt joints and every 8 in. in the middle of sheets. In the back you’ll see the two working tail lights, the license holder with a faux light above it. Perhaps it worked in its early day. Now it just looks pretty. Hiding behind the toilet tank was the original, hideous, … Read More
Part of any good bathroom renovation, especially in the case of a walk-through closet and en-suite combination, will include renovating your walk-through closet. Some might advocate re-purposing the walk-through area, so that the bathroom can be expanded, but this would also entail changing the footprint of the original bathroom. If you already have limited storage in the bedroom, this may not be your best solution.
When looking to replace counter tops, go with granite. Most granite is attractive looking, durable, reasonably priced and is able to withhold hot products. Also, because it is so hard, it will not scratch, blister, or crack. It is easy to clean and does not wear down like other counter tops. I was in shock that it was different shades of blue, and that one of those shades was the SAME as my wall color!
However, there are other alternatives that homeowners need to be … Read More
For those of you who like Curava, now they have a resin based mixed with the cement. It is smooth and maintenance free, unlike its origins. Sales have increased because of the resin base. In fact those who like quartz will like this resin mix. You get the look and it is maintenance free. The one I like the most are the one’s with blue and ice like tones. Other quartz that I have seen have many earth tones, like browns. Some of us need other tones like cool blues, greens and grays.
It is a excellent way to boost the existing décor. Integrateded storage systems increase functionality and visual appeal in a small bath. These systems give you a scope to enhance the appearance of your toilet location. Make it sure that you create these built-ins near the tub, mirror and sink They are going to be beneficial for … Read More
It’s really a pain to blog from my cell phone and my part 1 post a few days ago was really incomplete. Here’s to a sleepless night – I’ve been up for hours – and a couple of hours to do a little blogging.
Tear out the existing piping (Photos 5 and 6). Then frame the 2×6 walls that will contain the new plumbing and the opposite end of the shower base (Photos 8, 9 and 14). It’s easiest to nail the bottom plate to the floor and the top plate to the ceiling, then fill in the studs one at a time by toenailing them in at the top and bottom. Stack the studs directly in front of the old ones wherever possible. Space the studs in the center of the shower about 12 in. apart to leave room for the shower valve and showerhead. The studs behind the … Read More
How often do you see a filthy spa bathroom with a mildewed ceiling? If spa owners let their bathrooms deteriorate like that, they certainly won’t receive many customers. No matter how spacious or well-decorated your bathroom is, it will not become a true place to relax unless it is sparkling clean. So the first step of creating a bathroom spa is to make everything look spotless. Pay extra attention to all the corners and hard-to-reach spots. Throw away old bottles of shampoo and soap that have been sitting there untouched for ages.
Plan on a large food budget as you may be purchasing items which you do not normally use such as paper plates and plastic utensils as it can be cumbersome washing dishes and pots and pans from the outdoor faucet, a utility room sink, or the bathroom sink. This is by far the BEST how-to I’ve ever come … Read More
Anyway we decided that we had better tear out everything and totally replace the subfloor… What a joke!
Designing a room in your home that is practical and stylish is deceptively difficult if it’s not what you do for a living; so to have photographs to use as references along the way can really help. I hope you find enough ideas here to help you decide exactly what you want. You have some wonderful ideas here. I love the variety of hubs topics you write. Always informative and fun. And I agree, you don’t really need a wicker chair in the bathroom, right? It would just be a place to leave clothes laying around. Great tips! congrats on the purple star. it’s so nice that you were awarded for a helpful lens that helps people! kudos!
Give me 100 grand and I’d toss in better insulation, hardwood floors on the … Read More
In an average home, basements comprise approximately one third available space of the house; and it’s commonly noticed that most basements are used as storage repositories, makeshift laundry rooms, or home offices. In one word, most basements are used less than it should be. Here, we are going to discuss some of the cost-efficient basement remodeling ideas which will help you to utilize the space in your basement to its optimum with very little spending.
Rose Cobis purchased this Quonset hut from the city of Kodiak, Alaska, and made it her own. I think Rose has a thing for wood. She’s probably reading a book about wood. Needless to say, there was a line at the slide the whole night of our party! And, yes, the adults can slide too and they do too!! Wow, This was fun! I love the beer can curtain idea. I think I have enough … Read More
Our fixer upper that A and I purchased in Indiana was slowly becoming our dream. Room by room we repaired floors, walls, fixtures, and replaced furniture. When we learned of A’s relocation we knew we would have to start all over again. It’s not in the cards for us to purchase our dream home finished for us, plus it’s more fun to create that dream.
I don’t know if you’ve seen some of that faux wood tile recently, but they are getting GOOD. I had my heart set on this beautiful ash white specimen for much of the debate. I finally had to admit that wood floor tile would simply detract from the beauty of the natural teak-wood siding we were planning for. The toilet had never been sealed to the floor, caulked around, and there was a lot of pee and water that had seeped under it over many, … Read More
a plumber may be all you need. But if you are looking to reconfigure the layout of the room, or need help with design ideas, a full-service remodeler may be the better option. The benefit of working with a full-service remodeler like Case is that the design and construction is all under one roof. An experienced designer will help guide you in your design decisions. Once you feel good about your material and product selections a project manager will be assigned to you to oversee the construction of your project. This helps ensure a seamless process from start to finish.
After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Guess that’s why I don’t have an avatar. Want people to imagine me however they want in their own mind, rather than have a preconceived notion based on an … Read More
Getting rid of clutter will also clear up space and will make the rooms look bigger than they did when they were crammed with things.
Make your midrange remodeling project even more affordable by selecting good-quality-but-lower-priced fixtures and materials, advise the experts we’ve talked to. Pick an American Standard over a Toto toilet, for example, or laminate over granite countertops. Also minimize layout changes. The less the need to relocate plumbing and electrical, the lower the final renovation bill. Here’s a before-and-after look at five affordable midrange bathroom projects that cost less than $15,000.
When updating your bathroom, don’t forget to redesign with the environment in mind. Low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower heads will not only help you conserve water , but they’ll also save you money. Plus, water-saving shower heads and faucets often cost the same, if not less, than traditional ones. So you won’t have to spend money … Read More