Thought that I would show off a little bit of my handy work... I'm actually proud of this photo from a few years ago because on a contractor forum I posted it up and got a huge response of "likes" for being the "money cut". Just looking at it the other day got me thinking about how it's not really all that hard to do but mainly that's it's tedious work (shave a little off - re fit - shave some … [Read more...] about Cutting Tile for a nice fit in a Shower Replacement
This is somewhat of a wishy-washy topic that I have mixed feelings on so I'll make sure to do my best to describe the different scenarios associated. This should leave you with something to think about in the end result while you spend a little time looking around for remodeling contractors in the area. Your larger corporate type companies normally do special deals every other month or for … [Read more...] about HUGE Winter discounts on Remodeling
It's always a pleasure to talk about the great things going on in the remodeling industry but with the good comes the Bad. Most people are already aware of all the happenings with shady contractors that are well known to come in with extremely low estimates to capture the business and try to make homeowners feel great about saving piles of cash. Typically, all that saved money (on the front … [Read more...] about A new wave of Bad Designers
The best way to get a proper Tile Flooring Installation is to hire the qualified professional right? Of course it is because we all study the right way to do things, learn from other seasoned veterans and douse our brains in the TCNA Handbook for the best references for the various situations that arise. This is something that doesn't happen over night because it takes years in the field to get … [Read more...] about Need a proper Tile Floor Installation? DIY isn’t always the right path…
ATTENTION: No pictures are used in this article. The content is VERY important and I'd like for you to get through this without distraction! Depending on your situation, budget or willingness to do a tile shower installation on your own... there are plenty of things to study up on before pulling the trigger. One of the most important things is that if you definitely decide to DIY - then make … [Read more...] about Finding a Contractor to Finish your Tile Shower Project
Bet you haven’t thought of this but what if you hired a contractor for your project (maybe he seemed qualified) and you come to notice that he is on the phone all day… Next thing you know, your kitchen or bathroom project is now over 8 weeks and still not complete. How would you handle that? Should there be rules about cell phone usage? Do you think it should be noted in the contract (oh, … [Read more...] about Cell Phones on the Job – Is your Contractor a Yapper?!?!
In the last few years it seems like tub-to-shower conversions have been king of the crop but now we’re taking a swing back into the tub replacement “industry”. Yep, bathroom remodeling is such a specialized area that each service could be considered its own niche. A walk-in bathtub may have a bit more appeal to you because you will have the option of both bathing and showering in somewhat of a … [Read more...] about Walk-In Bathtub Replacement – What to buy…?
Because this is such a broad and obscure term I don’t know how well I can answer that for you, however, I can do my best to explain this! If you search for a specialty contractor you will find many different contractors offering different services so you may have to sift through multiple pages to find what you’re looking for. You may find topics like: Driveway Sealing Excavation Fire … [Read more...] about A “Specialty” Contractor – What exactly is that?
It's common these days to hear about a membrane from your local tile contractor. Are they needed… or is it an unnecessary up-sell? Let me give you the breakdown. A tile membrane will offer crack isolation properties when installing tile provided the sub floor and existing structure meets deflection requirements. Deflection is a calculation based on the span of the floor, size of joists (and a … [Read more...] about Why do I need a membrane for a Tile Floor?
Most closets are obviously used for hanging clothes or storing random household items but one of our client’s had a different vision… We were working with a bedroom that is used for an office/library and every intention of having a nice place to store a LARGE vinyl record collection (probably the latter of 5,000+). Although they plan to live in the home for quite a few years to come we put our … [Read more...] about Customizing a Closet Suite