This was such a hard, but rewarding renovation. We did every little step (and misstep) ourselves after full days at work… demo, stud work, drywall, concrete floors, paint, installing toilets, sinks, faucets, and tile. The only thing we left to the professionals was installing the shower door (with glass that large, you’ve got to trust the professionals)!
The next step was is to refinish the kitchen cabinets. Now you could have the cabinets professionally refaced. Since I was going the rout of frugality, I opted to paint my cabinets and replace all the cabinet nobs and drawer pulls with all new hardware. Because our children were little when we bought this cabinet we fitted a hook fastening at the top. Although this cabinet is very stable, if you bought a similar one that was less stable, you could use a bracket to fasten it to a wall so avoiding small … Read More
Hello! I’m so excited to be the newest contributor here on Remodelaholic! My name is Colleen and I’m the DIY and lifestyle blogger behind Lemon Thistle – home to DIY, home decor, parties and babies. Before I share my bathroom renovation, let’s get to know each other, shall we? I’m a mama to 18 month old twins, I love to party, and my awesome hubby and I are working our way through renovations on our new home. Oh, and we’re operating on a budget too. Nice to meet you!
Moisture not only breeds mold and mildew, it can take a toll on finishes and painted surfaces. A bathroom fan is the best defense. Guidelines from the National Kitchen and Bath Association call for a ducted system that’s at least 50 cubic feet per minute, though you may need twice as much ventilation if the space is larger than 100 square … Read More
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Pale creamy yellow paint on the walls and fresh white trim completed the makeover, turning what was once a cramped, awkward space into a beautiful and stylish, totally successful, small bathroom renovation. We also replaced the old shutter style medicine cabinet with a new mirrored one Mirrors are always your friends! They make a space feel larger and brighter, use them whenever possible! Plan, plan, and plan again. Planning is critical because once the process starts it becomes difficult or costly when making changes.
I’m not the most confident driver. Part of my love for the Shasta Compact is that 1) it was within the towing capacity of my small RV -the Toyota Rav4 , and 2) its compactness makes towing a bit less intimidating. When planning a … Read More
Through failure we learn to succeed! This is a blog about fighting back. It’s about picking yourself up off the floor, dusting yourself off, and getting right back in there. It’s about holding yourself accountable, having the right mindset, and learning to live a healthy lifestyle.
Losing the entire floor also meant losing all the plumbing that was underneath the house as well. All the existing bathroom fixtures, bathtub, sink and commode were useless without extensive replacement plumbing and new fixtures. Yes, I like corner vanities too though sometimes they’re a bit too small for my liking. Still, it really does depend on available space. Changing the rug or towels in the bathroom, or a new bedspread or curtains in the bedroom can change of the look of the room without any remodeling whatsoever.
If you are tech-savvy, you might want to invest in floor plan software that will make … Read More
Back around to curbside. The louvered windows all work, and the storage cabinet holds the vintage leveling jacks that came with her.
Skylights work well in most any kitchen and any ceiling type. The size and positioning has to be carefully considered. A skylight doesn’t have to be large to make a big impact – the daylight will provide the impact – leave that to Mother Nature. Good idea for a closet in the bathroom. I have one and love the storage there and that items are hidden in there too. Good for you doing this reno!
A few things all old house lovers are familiar with: Drafty windows, less-than-perfect plumbing, squeaky floors—and small bathrooms. While new home baths have nearly doubled in size over the past 30 years, old home bathrooms average about 5- by 8-feet. For instance, if you were interested in changing the location of the toilet, … Read More
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Things to Remember: Only choose water-resistant paints, designed specifically for bathrooms. For better results, dust and clean the walls thoroughly before painting. Also, remember to remove all the accessories, towels and toothbrushes out of the bathroom to avoid paint splatters. CM – Oooo I hadn’t even thought about the sconces. That’s another good reason to do the straight ones. Although of course there are the curved parts underneath the glass, which is where I got the idea for the drawer pulls. Gah!
Another thing to consider is the moisture. Since mold and mildew develop easily in a bathroom, and humidity … Read More
I had talked about it several times.. and finally convinced Mr.Z and our contractor/cabinet maker son, that we needed to remodel the bathroom now and make it accessible for the elderly and handicap.
As a rule of thumb, artwork should be placed no more than five to nine inches above a sofa and no more than seven to ten inches above a table. The placement of your artwork should also relate to its surroundings. As a guideline for proportion, one or more pictures (including mirrors or other wall décor) should cover about 2/3 of the wall space above the piece of furniture. For example, if you have a 6 foot wide sofa, plan on a single picture or an arrangement that is about 4 feet wide and centered above the sofa.
Wow that is definitely a beautiful shower door! I have been wanting a new one like that for quite … Read More
Hello loves. It’s always ultra exciting to finally get to reveal a finished project to you, the culmination of months (sometimes a year+) of work. It’s pretty much the day that every designer lives for.
The main bath sports the requisite toilet and a sink with a very large built-in vanity. The bathtub, with its hand-held shower, takes up the end of the room, under a pebble glass, sliding window. The room is tiled all round to with subway tile and bull-nose topper to about a three foot height – very clean and quite modern looking. Kimberly – I lived with my sad sad bathroom (c’mon, I showed the pics) for a long time. And it is like having a dream come true.
Get at least three written estimates that clearly define the project and what materials will be used. Having an estimate in writing can help provide you recourse … Read More
When you are planning a remodeling project for your home there is a number of things you need to look for from your potential contractor. This article will deal with estimates and why details are so important.
In the photo below, my sister created a space for her son with old items on hand. She removed the bottom bunk and re-enforced the legs. She then added a lounge chair, TV on a rolling stand, and shelves next to it. This gave him a secluded feeling and space in which he could play his games. If his sister came to bug him, he would hand up a sheet to create a closed fort.
Nantucket is a tourist destination and summer colony. Nantucket is an island 30 miles (48.3 km) south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is a destination indicative of easy living, beach coming, it is a … Read More
Whatever your budget, whatever your dream, come to The Home Depot to get the bathroom remodel that’s perfect for you and your home. From small updates to a complete refresh, dream big and let our bath experts help you make it a reality.
Then add that to the $4,000 for the typical materials used, and that already creates a bill in excess of $10,000. Then you have to account for the back-end expenses and provide some profit to the owner of the company. That’s why the cost of a typical bathroom remodel in the United States is about $16,000. Updated backsplash- Tear out those old 70’s era tiles and try something a little more modern such as glass tiles or tumbled travertine tiles. RoomSketcher®, Live 3D Floor Plans, 3D Storefront and Viseno are trademarks of RoomSketcher AS in Norway and other countries. Very informative hub and I got inspired after … Read More