When designing this tile shower, the homeowner wanted to get away from their old 1970s look of mint green tile with black trim. It was too much going on and the colors just weren't cutting it anymore. That said, the main body of the bathroom was going to be a bone-colored subway tile. This would extend through the shower walls and also around all the bathroom walls as … [Read more...] about Matching Tile Shower Floor and Ceiling
On a recent tub to shower conversion project in Harrisburg, PA I had a situation where an elderly homeowner fell while getting out of her tub & shower unit. Stepping over the tub rail becomes a task and was time to make a change. In this situation we decided against installing a full tile shower because the process can take a bit longer. She looked at some fiberglass and … [Read more...] about Tiled shower with Anti-Slip floor
Somewhere along the lines... I ended up with this big project outside of Harrisburg, in Thompsontown, PA. Mostly because there aren't really any contractors in that area and they thought I was the coolest one in all of America and the free world! :) All kidding aside and after seeing the photo's you can only imagine the time I spent on this bathroom remodel... so obviously, the homeowner's … [Read more...] about Tile Shower with Boulder Seat and Custom Pebble floor.
Winter time is notorious for frozen pipes and water bursts if you're not careful. In my daily path of travel, I see more garden hoses still hooked up to hose bibs than I can count. Just know that's the first problem with emergency leaks in your home. If your hose is still hooked up, the water will freeze and expand back through the hose faucet into the house. The pipes will expand and burst … [Read more...] about Avoiding Frozen Pipes and Emergency Leaks during Winter
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
You may have heard of the Swanstone product line because there are a few distributors that may have some samples and we install quite of bit of this in bathrooms. This product is commonly known as a Solid Surface material just like Corian, Hanex etc... and is a top quality product for both kitchen and bathroom renovations. All types of solid surface materials are also used in commercial work … [Read more...] about Swanstone VS. Acrylic for your Shower Renovation!
Before After! There's quite a few angles to this question that can cause a whole train derailment of worries... Normally because your friends at work or a Realtor you know simply demands that your house just has to have a bathtub. Are they living there? Will they be buying the home...? (exactly … [Read more...] about Will a Bathtub bring more Re-Sale Value?
How to know if your Contractor is using proper and legal documentation to endorse a Home Improvement project Throughout the whole process of dealing with a contractor and planning a project you will go through many phases including: Initial contact. In home consultation. Product selections and design work. General scope of work and cost presentation. Depending on the type of … [Read more...] about Successful Home Improvement Projects START with a Legitimate Contractor & Legal Paperwork
Many homeowners live by the phrase “If it’s not broke… don’t fix it” but waiting too long to repair your shower facility can do more harm than good. Uncovering walls will bring surprises like damaged framing, rotted subfloors, termites <ick>, mold etc… Here are a few signs that you may need a tub replacement: Soap dish fell off the wall. Missing grout. Moldy grout. MOUNDS of … [Read more...] about 3 Options for a Tub Replacement
Many homes in the Harrisburg, PA area are filled with old plaster walls that are now worn out, weak and cracked. Plaster installations were the wave of the future back then and respectively handled the test of time very well, however, you may be faced with replacing walls to give your home that much needed update that you've been wanting. You may not have a full list of plaster experts at your … [Read more...] about Drywall Installation, Finishing & Skim Coats – Learn yourself… Or Hire an Artist?