Caulking is an often overlooked, but essential part of many bathroom remodeling projects. The purpose of caulking is to seal joints or seams. Caulking the connection between your shower walls and tub prevents leaks and reduces mildew buildup. Removing old caulk and re-caulking joints between tiles and your tub is an annual bathroom maintenance job. There are several different types of caulking, such as: silicone caulking, latex caulking, paintable caulk, grout caulk, adhesive caulk
One thing we mention a lot in our blogs is pet friendly remodeling. However, another thing that must be considering when undertaking a remodeling project… kid friendly remodeling! Obviously safety for all parties is of the utmost importance of any remodeling project, but why not go with a remodeling project that has a kid’s theme?
So people are turned off by undertaking a remodeling project that has a kid’s theme. However, it must be noted that it isn’t hard to make changes to the design when the child outgrows it. In the meantime, remodeling with a kid’s theme provides many benefits. Continue reading →
The tub to shower conversion is quickly becoming one of the most popular remodeling projects throughout America. More and more people prefer a tub-less bathroom (in the past 5 years or so, the number of people who prefer shower-only bathrooms has increased by almost 50%, and now they represent the majority of the population). On the other hand, real estate agents are slower to catch up with the times, and they still insist that a house without a tub has a lower market value. As such, most houses that are sold have a tub in the bathroom, and the first thing the new owners do is covert it quickly to a shower.
If your browse the Internet for just a few minutes, you can find some absolutely stunning bathroom designs that use river rock pebbles. They’re a great way to emphasize the connection to nature, they can be used in connection with rustic, as well as modern designs, and they’re soft and friendly on the feet.
So, when redesigning your bathroom, you could do no better than using river rock pebbles for your shower. You can use the same tiles on the walls too, or at least on one of them. Before you get carried away, take a few moments to think and picture the room – since this will typically be a rather small space, adding too many shapes and colors may turn out to be just too much, and you’ll be better off with simpler walls in a solid color.
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New Jersey homeowner Lisa desperately wanted to remodel her kitchen to make it more modern and functional, but she couldn’t find a reliable local contractor she trusted. We are fortunate to have connected with Lisa on Houzz and work with her in designing and facilitating her much-anticipated project. Continue reading →
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Everyone knows how daunting getting into and out of the shower can be in the cold winter months when you feel like your hair is going to freeze into icicles if you do not immediately dry it. A great way to get around this and start the morning off feeling relaxed, warm, and at ease is by installing heat lamps in your bathroom. A bathroom heat lamp is an excellent idea if you are doing a remodel, or even if you are just making a few small changes. Not only will it help you and your family be more comfortable, if will raise the value of your house, as it is one of those little luxuries that makes a huge difference in daily life. Continue reading →
The idea of installing a bidet in a US bathroom remodel can seem silly and intimidating. Any American to have visited the European continent has been fascinated, horrified, and intrigued all at the same time by these mysterious and seemingly over complicated toilets. Bidets are extremely popular all over the world, especially in Japan where more than 70% of homes reported having one. The truth of the matter is, bidets are awesome and Americans would do well to install bidets in their bathrooms more often. There is a reason why these little fixtures are found all over the world. Following are some reasons why the USA should jump on the bandwagon. Continue reading →
We spend a lot of time in our laundry rooms, even more time than we spend in the bathroom, actually, and often times that time is spent not doing the most pleasant of tasks, like cleaning or scrubbing or trying to get stubborn stains out of clothing. So shouldn’t we try to make those spaces as functional and pleasant as possible? That way, we can both spend less time in the laundry or mud room and enjoy our time there as much as possible. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your laundry, mud room, or bathroom.
When undertaking a home renovation, many homeowners are often on the look for a durable, easy to maintain and budget friendly. Porcelain tile flooring is durable, easy to maintain and comes in many textures, appearances, and sizes.
There are many types of flooring options available in the market. Hardwood floors are one of the most liked and preferred choice of floor in residential and commercial settings. Hardwood also is one of the most expensive options. On the other hand, porcelain floor tile suits every type of budget and is also available in the hardwood appearance as well.