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.
When updating your kitchen island and hanging pendant lighting be sure to coordinate the metal finish to other fixtures and appliances in your kitchen. If you add counter stools to your island, be sure that the finish and materials of the stools also compliment the hanging light glass fixtures. Mirrors framed in wood add a warm and sophisticated note, whereas mirrors … 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.
The main bath of our 1940s, lath-and-plaster home has several problems, only one of which is storage. The plumbing is stacked with the downstairs bathroom, and eventually, we will have to do a full gut and re-build. The main bath is only used as a guest bathroom right now. We use the downstairs bathroom – the one with the shower – for our bathroom, so we decided to keep the fixture placement until we are ready to renovate the basement.
A bathroom vanity can be one of the … Read More
Whether your bathroom remodeling project calls for a simple update of surfaces, a historically-accurate restoration, or a modern master bathroom addition, we have the craftspeople, designer relationships, and management prowess to execute your project beautifully.
What do you think? Would you hire us? I think we’re totally burnt out on remodeling! Too bad because I have dreams for the other bathroom and the laundry room…not to mention the kitchen! Plywood utility panels to the rescue. They come in 8′ x 4′ sheets for around $24/each. After a little wood conditioner and stain, we ripped them into strips and nailed them right over the existing beam.
One of the challenges with a conversion van is figuring out where to look for parts and information; especially because our van’s previous owner couldn’t provide any owners manuals. The part of the reno that I found the most difficult was creating a new opening … Read More
Normal everyday people who just want to get a professional look in our small typical size bathroom there is hope after all. Over 90% of the homes are not mansions or million dollar style custom homes and with budgets for us normal people being a little less than the typical millionaire, we have to be creative when decorating our space. Bathrooms are by far the most used rooms in a typical house and yet they tend to get overlooked when decorating. We tend to look at the main entertaining areas of our home first. Below are some ideas that can give inspiration when decorating your small bathroom.
Now your bathroom is clean and has a theme. The next step is to accessorize and perhaps repaint it. Do you like the color of the walls? If you find simple white walls pleasant and comforting, keep them that way. If you would … Read More
A small bathroom has its advantages. A small space means less to clean and less to maintain. However, a small space— bathroom or otherwise—can also feel cramped. Believe it or not, the right decorating can fix that problem. You can decorate your small bathroom to make it feel more spacious. Here’s how to make your small bathroom look bigger.
When doing a bathroom remodeling project, consider refinishing the tub vs replacing it. If your tub has a porcelain coating, there are people that specialize in doing this for you. These companies will also be able to refinish your tile around your bathtub and not have to take it off. There is no reason to go to the expense of replacing unless there is water damage in those areas.
We opted for this system when remodelling our kitchen simply because unlike the conventional wall radiator it doesn’t take up any usable … Read More
The upstairs bathroom has been out of commission for some time. We decided not to remodel it when we did our big addition/remodel on our house back in 2008. But now that the girls are getting a bit older, it would be very nice to let them use their own bathroom! The space is so so so so small that Andy can’t even stand up all the way in there. This bathroom will be for 3 girls! Yep, that’s right!!
Plenty of storage is essential in a small space. Before deciding on storage however, it may be a good idea to purge all non-essential items. Once you have cleared out the clutter then it is just a matter of finding a space for everything—and returning items where they go when you are done using them. Cool, I haven’t thought about pendant lighting for the island, I’m thinking you could also … Read More
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These bathroom sinks are the latest trend in bathroom remodeling. Vessel sinks sit above the counter or vanity instead of being flush with the countertop. They add a lot of interest to a bathroom, and many are more like works of art than just a utilitarian bathroom sink. Vessel sinks might be made of copper, stone, wood, glass, or ceramic. The vessel sink faucets can be dramatic, too. They’re available in a variety of configurations and might be made of a number of materials. Different finishes for vessel sink faucets are also available. Especially popular are the waterfall vessel sink faucets. See the examples … Read More
The investment you make in remodeling your bathroom could return some of that cost. The Remodeling magazine has statistics for the United States based upon location and type of remodeling project.
The base boards are unfinished pine that were given two coats of the trim color, and then fitted and nailed in place with finishing nails and a compressor-driven nail gun. Many Feng Shui consultants recommend hanging something reflective, such as a mirror on the backsplash area of the stove. The reflective surface can be any size, but the bigger it is, the more powerful the correction will be.
Drop-in. This sink requires that the countertop or vanity have an adequately sized or custom-cut hole to ensure the sink can be dropped in and that the sink’s rim, which supports the sink by resting its lip over the surface, sits flush against the surface. You’ve done such smart things with … Read More
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I have found it is important to try different cleaners in small spots or if you have any extra pieces left over, you could test them without risk of damaging your floors. AFTER: I sanded and painted the wood panel, trim and plastic handle with gray primer and spray paint to put them all in the same color family with the interior plastic color. The blue rug on the bottom just needed a little cleaning. Prime and paint the window jambs and sill before setting the glass block panel to save time-consuming painting details.
Get hold of windows or sliding glass cupboard doors (new or recycled) of an appropriate size and make your backsplash to fit them, then mount them over the wallpaper or fabric. Every room … Read More
I’d convince myself that I needed a new home bar….right in the corner of my living room…it would look nice and I could be the bar maid and the paying customer too, it would be much fun like I owned a real bar or something!!
You’ll want to start by taking precise measurements of the existing room and then decide whether or not you’d like to modify the layout. Depending on your style preferences and the functionality changes you’d like to make, you’ll need to set your budget accordingly. From time to time, we may reach out to you to help us support legislation and/or policies that may have an impact on you, the homeowner. You can choose to join our cause. Or you can choose not to. Regardless, your privacy is safe with us.
For those who would like a more comfortable feel under their bare feet, hardwood floors … Read More