Quite frankly – shower windows can be a pain in the back end. What type of window can you use that will be private, add to the looks of your bathroom and shower and will not rot, rust or deteriorate. This is exactly the problem that Todd and Austene faced in their bathroom remodeling project shown on the DIY Home Network Brick Bye Brick show. Here’s how they solved this challenge: Continue reading “Project Spotlight: Colored and Frosted Glass Block Shower Window for DIY Home Network BATHtastic Brick Bye Brick Episode” »
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Project Spotlight: Colored and Frosted Glass Block Shower Window for DIY Home Network BATHtastic Brick Bye Brick EpisodeSaturday, October 23rd, 2010
Remember the old Fram oil filter commercial – “pay me now or pay me later.” If you’re repairing or building a new tile shower enclosure you know that pay me later can cost you big time (ripping out a shower from water damage is very expensive)! What you don’t see with a shower stall (the materials behind the finished wall) is every bit as important as what you do see. Follow these 5 tips to choose the right tile backer board:
In baseball being asked to take the bench is not a good thing – but in shower remodeling selecting the right shower seat will not only add comfort and luxury but can make your space safe and functional as well. Cover these bases to make a winning shower seat selection: Continue reading “Hit a Home Run with the Right Bench, Corner or Fold Down Shower Seat” »
In the 2000’s it was the bigger the better in bathroom remodeling projects – large soaking tubs, bathrooms the size of master bedrooms were all the rage. Well those days are long gone. We have a new economic reality in the United States and as we’re all discovering you’ve got to learn how to do more with less. Fortunately cool and functional does not have to be related to size when it comes to small bathroom remodeling project. Learn these 5 ½ steps to make your small bath project shine: Continue reading “Small Bath Remodeling – Size Doesn’t Matter” »
I’ve seen glass block showers get screwed up plenty of times. In most cases the culprit is poor planning or no planning. Since glass blocks cannot be cut - the shape, size and dimensions of the wall cannot be an afterthought. Follow these 5 ½ steps for a successful project. Continue reading “Glass block showers – design with the end in mind” »
If you’ve got 1, 1 ½ or 2 bathrooms in your house it can be very difficult to remodel. Going over to a friend or relatives to shower during a lengthy remodeling process can get to be old very quick! Fortunately there is a cost-effective and time effective way to remodel your tub, shower and surrounding walls without a major hassle. Consider using acrylic tub, shower and wall liners which are designed to go over the old materials in your bathroom. Here are some advantages of this system: Continue reading ““Save money and shorten the time to remodel with acrylic bath tubs, showers and walls”” »
Let’s face it selling a home in today’s economy can be very difficult – and getting a high resale price for your home right now might be near impossible. With this sales environment more homeowners are choosing to remodel a bathroom, kitchen and other high usage spaces of a home. You might be asking how you can improve your home, do it with a cost-conscious budget in mind, and maximize your home’s long term value. Here are some pointers to consider: Continue reading ““If you can’t sell your home, remodel it”” »
On a recent trip to Nemacolin Woodlands (a fantastic vacation spot) my 11 year old son met another boy his age from New Jersey. After talking to the boy I learned that he motivated his parents to drive him all the way from New Jersey to this vacation spot in Pennsylvania (about a 10 hour drive) because he wants to be an architect and wanted to see Fallingwater (the famous home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). I thought to myself how cool is it that an 11 year old boy would be excited enough about home design to be able to get his parents to take him this far just to see a house!
This young man should be an inspiration to us all. Why settle for a boring bathroom remodeling project when you can design something with a sense of wow and/or a feeling of tranquility? Why “settle” for a bland bathroom when with a little planning you can have something extraordinary? Here are some ideas to inspire your bathroom remodeling design: Continue reading “Your bathroom remodeling project – Be Inspired!” »
Figuring out the right shower replacement window can be difficult. Although it’s nice to have the sunlight and ability to get air flow through this window, the fact that it’s located inside the wet shower area presents privacy and frame deterioration concerns not normally associated with most windows. Here is the low-down on different types of shower windows to consider: Continue reading “How to Choose a Shower Window for a Remodeling Project” »
So you’ve come to the conclusion that something has to be done about your old outdated bathtub enclosure. The color of the old tiles may be outdated, cracked or look just really nasty with the growth of mold and mildew. A sound and budget saving solution to these problems is an acrylic wall surround.
If you’re in the market for an acrylic wall surround but are finding it difficult to know how to make the best selection for your project the following the answers to the following 5 questions should help you. Continue reading “How to Choose an Acrylic Bathtub Wall Surround” »