Do have an older bathroom with tiled walls? If so, chances are that some of the tiles are cracked or chipped, and the tile grouting might be stained or beginning to come loose. Maybe you’re just tired of the old tile and want a newer, more modern bath. Replacing tile is messy, time consuming, inconvenient, and expensive. The old tile has to be torn out, the backer board has to be replaced, and the new tile and grout have to be installed. Much easier options lie in tub surrounds.
But it’s really hard to use the bathroom – for me – because there are no mirrors. I am making progress though. Because there are only 20 1/2 inches between the two sconces, traditional mirrors aren’t working for the space. They’re either way too wide, or the ones narrow enough are too short and would look truly goofy in the space. … Read More
I thought I’d share a new remodel project that I’m working on. The house that my girlfriend just moved into is really great but the Master Bath has some issues. Since they were going to remodel the Basement anyway they decided to tackle the bath at the same time. Here is the Bath as it was when the house was for sale.
Very good tips. I’m not good at decorating. I leave that to my husband but you definitely have some very interesting points and maybe I’ll try a few of your suggestions and see how it goes. The dust, dirt, and fumes from paint or wood staining, glue from floor paneling or carpet, paste, and other odors may produce allergens and cause minor grief to family members and pets who are sensitive to irritants. Corner baths and showers are great for saving space and i have found that many … Read More
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Baskets are a popular choice. Baskets woven from wicker or grass can also be very attractive. You can set them on the back of the toilet, or on shelving. Baskets are great for smoothing out the décor of your small bathroom and give it a uniform feel by hiding clutter. You can hide toiletries, make-up, towels, etc. Great job! However, I like the look of and would have used Subway tile for the shower stall and the sink area. But, to each his own. Please continue to write more because it’s unusual that someone has something … Read More
Planning to remodel anything is an adventure. You delve into the likes and dislikes of those regularly use the bathroom. Part of the adventure is the challenge of sticking to the plan and bringing your remodel in on time and on budget. Get ideas everywhere you go. Keep a notebook of what you like and where you saw something you like. Peruse magazines, visit model homes and open houses in your neighborhood for remodeling ideas. Visits to Home Depot, Lowe’s and other home stores can give you ideas too.
If you have a senior you care for who’s still using a bathroom designed for the person who never ages, it’s time to remodel for safety so they can live a long, happy life at home. Whether your budget is tight, moderate or generous, you can make some worthwhile improvements. Set up a prep area somewhere away from wind and dust. … Read More
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Remodeling your home is a big investment and there’s a multitude of subjects that should be discussed when giving an estimate. Don’t cut yourself short with a quick home visit and come experience our proven process that ensures you get the most out of your home remodel. As is my normal practice before assembling enclosed wall shelves, I painted the back wall in white emulsion to reflect maximum light and to provide a good backdrop to the items kept or displayed on the shelves.
It took four days to lay and grout the new floor tiles and one day to install the kitchen base units. The kitchen units we chose was the usual 18mm chipboard for the caucus (MDF strut supports for added strength where desirable) with solid oak doors and drawers, drawers base … Read More
At Reno Renovators, we know that proper planning, designing and preparation are essential to any kitchen or bath remodel. When it comes to your home, you want a remodeling project to go as smoothly as possible, and that’s what we want for you and your family, as well.
To save money, you want to consider making the changes that have the greatest impact first – the things that will get the most bang for your buck. Things like paint, flooring, lighting, and arrangement and existence of appliances and furniture. A fresh coat of paint can quickly and economically update, brighten and enhance a home. Hiring a contractor is usually smart for plumbing and electrical work, as well as for complicated tile jobs or ones that require tearing out walls.
Choose tiles with colors like grey, black, white or brown to make your bathroom feels a more contemporary and modern. Tile … Read More
The first step to planning a bathroom remodel is evaluating the existing space. If you’re planning on updating or renovating an existing bathroom, what would you like to see improved? Do you want to update the look of the bathroom by changing details like lighting and mirrors, or are you interested in a major overhaul? Answering these question will help give you a clearer idea of what you want the finished product to look like.
There are several options when you are looking for a vacuum that will do the job. If you have multiple surfaces in your home or apartment, you may want to consider a vacuum cleaner that will work for all of them. Even if you go with a micro-fiber mop or steam mop, sometimes you just want to run the vacuum over the whole house. Then a plumber was called in to work his magic. A … Read More
If you are looking to spruce up your mid-century bathroom, you might want to think twice before tossing out the grungy, scummy old medicine cabinet that is inset in the wall.
Even if you personally don’t care about going green one way or the other, the market is trending toward this so it’s something to consider. And there are many budget friendly options for adding a green touch to your bathroom: a low flow toilet that uses less water and saves you money in water bills; low-VOC or no-VOC paints; vanities made from sustainably harvested wood; recycled glass tile surface countertops, etc.
To blend with the fixture color, you might try matching the fixture color exactly. Paint stores can computer match colors if you bring in a sample. Bringing the bathtub into the store doesn’t seem practical, but you might be able to take the toilet tank lid in with … Read More
Install bathroom accessories as necessary. Towel bar, toilet paper holder, towel ring, door hook, etc. Easy enough to install with screws and mini screws.
This subject brings back such fond memories of our first home where we had that ‘small bathroom challenge’. Loved IKEA store for reasonable, funky storage ‘thangs’, like your CD racks (so creative…) I perfectly agree that small can be beautiful and charming… I had selected the coolest black lab wallpaper (you really had to see it/ only worked in a very small area…) I also love green (plant/ life) in every bathroom and candles! Cool stuff, girlfriend!
If you do decide to replace or renovate an existing bathtub or bathtub surround, plan to budget accordingly. Depending on the style, size and material you choose, a bathtub itself can range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars. When purchasing a new bathtub unit, don’t … Read More
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