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And, I’d say our utility cart turned vanity does just that…provides the unexpected. I’m fully expecting our guests to scratch their heads a little and wonder what I was thinking?! Honestly, this was an element that wasn’t part of the original design plans. It just popped into my head one day and I couldn’t shake it so that’s when I started scouring craigslist. It was meant to … Read More
In tough economic times, few of us are in the mood to go buy a new home and probably can’t sell the one we have anyway. So, more and more of us are looking for that fresh, new way to bring life to our existing home while adding lasting value that will reap a return on our investment dollar.
I find a $350 basic tub works just as well as at $3,000 tub. Avoid jetted tubs. They are expensive. They require additional electrical and permits, and to be honest, no one uses them. They just end up growing mildew in the pipes. Even many builders are now cutting them out. Replacing a bathtub with a spacious shower. A one-piece shower pan is a simple, leak-proof solution to the mistake-prone chore of traditional shower pan construction. Your idea is fantastic and you have great friends who pitched in. You must be … Read More
A finished basement by the Biehl Brothers can transform your seldom-used basement into a lively space that the whole family can enjoy. Whether you are looking to add an extra bedroom or fun recreational space for relaxing, let the Biehl Brothers team finish your basement.
If your vision for new living space in your basement extends beyond these basic ingredients, there are plenty more options from Basement Systems to consider. Our sister company, Total Basement Finishing, offers even more innovative products designed for creating dream basements. The second option seems like the most obvious to choose but I must be missing something. What thoughts do you have? Thanks.
Thanks Dolores, LOL!! That is hilarious! We are always recycling things through the family. Then the stories begin on who had it first and why it was passed. The beer can curtain has been priceless. My sister still can’t believe what a … 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
Add value and livability to a home for a fraction of the normal costs. These are all easy, inexpensive projects that will bring beauty, functionality and profitability to the bottom line.
Some people install wooden floors in their bathrooms. Although it provides a clean, sleek look, the wood will expand and shrink with the humidity, making it less durable over time. The wood will eventually warp or rot from the moisture. Now for the flooring itself. Ceramic tile is very slick – perfect for slip and fall accidents. Textured quarried tile is better, and carpet is better still. Don’t freak out! Wall-to-wall carpet is available in waterproof textures. Some really great decorating tips here. I will have to take a close look at the rooms in my house and make some changes. My son is looking for a house now. They will be buying a fixer-upper. Its the only thing … Read More
Deciding to purchase replacement windows for your home is a big deal. The cost can be quite high depending on what style and type of window you choose. So knowing the correct questions to ask is not only important, but essential for the wallet.
Brighter colors are the name of the game here as children in general love them. Nor should you limit the paint; older dressers can be painted and given a new life. One parent painted an thirty year old dresser in white and metallic blue automotive paint in a beautiful bedroom makeover. This is the cleanest and most time effective method since there is no actual rebuilding of the window opening or refinishing the interior. With this method, the exterior trim pieces (the brick molding and sill) are wrapped in a weatherproof vinyl or aluminum cladding and then sealed. Me either, Simone. Right now all I have … Read More
Journey with us as we explore various ideas for the use of bead board – it is not just for the family room – it is great in the kitchen, fantastic for the ceiling and even can be a little bit formal. Learn about the different types of bead board. Learn what to look for in your design elements and construction. Most of all, have fun dreaming. Remember, the journey is the reward.
We went with Buck Buckley’s Total Basement Finishing because we were impressed with the product and we felt that it was superior to drywall when it comes to dealing with moisture. By looking at the finished product, you would never know that it is not drywall and it looks great. Buck and the crew did an outstanding job and they were great at letting you know where they were in the process along the way.
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Elevation Basements is Denver’s premier basement finishing company. We are a fully integrated Design Build Firm that sees each project through from its conceptual design to its high quality finish. We have elevated” the art of basement remodeling ensuring that our customers have a positive experience from initial meeting to final punch list. We are fully insured and licensed.
If you’re not going to be in the home long, you might not want to go to the trouble and cost of adding insulation to walls and ceilings. If that’s the case, at least insulate any pipes in uninsulated exterior walls and ceilings. Use pipe insulation that has a split in it. The kind with self-sealing seams is the best and the easiest to use. This type of pipe insulation can be easily cut to fit your pipes. Before purchasing pipe insulation, measure the diameter of your pipes to make sure … Read More
Bathrooms are often among the smallest rooms in the house, but they are rich with opportunity in a green remodel. No matter what the design goals for the renovation, two practical essentials are managing water and steam and selecting durable materials that are made to handle what’s often a tough environment.
I do NOT recommend pine sol. Ive been using it for a year now and I dread washing the floors as it leaves spots and streaks. We are renting and I just had it on my to do list to find another product. Im off to buy some vinegar and a microfiber mop so I thank you for your help! I really debated whether or not to paint the pine planked ceiling. I actually like the look of the raw pine, but it didn’t match the other wood in the house, so I decided to go with my gut … Read More
Laundry duty ranks near the bottom of the list of household chores for most of us. It could possibly have to do with the fact that your laundry room is too small, located in the basement or garage. If that’s the case, then it’s time to consider a laundry room renovation. You spend enough time doing laundry, so the room should be inviting and filled with the latest innovations!
The eyebrow arch is a great consideration when replacing a front porch. The common circumstance is often adding a roof to the front entrance. Many colonial structures and ranches have no roof over the front entrance. This causes undo exposure to sun and rain. More importantly, IF completed with an eye to the architectural design as the photo sample below details, the added eyebrow entrance arch adds a great design element to your curb appeal of your home.
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