Basements & Beyond

Almost everyone who owns a house with an unfinished basement, dreams of having it finished. How can you not think of it? After all, an unfinished basement is a whole floor’s worth of space that can be easily turned into any type of room your family needs.

Owens Corning offers an insulated wall panel for basement conversion composed of compressed fiberglass lined by vinyl on the finished side. It attaches to block and poured concrete foundation walls with special channels. If you need access to electrical wires or plumbing behind the panels, you can remove them. The panels are non-flammable, impact resistant, won’t trap water vapor, and don’t support mold. They may, however, be damaged in a flood if left standing in water for any length of time.

You can use a rough figure of $39.00 to $45.00 a square foot for basic and complete basement finishing for basements 1000 …

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Weekend Bathroom Remodel Part 1

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term DIY, it is actually an acronym for Do It Yourself…and this tiny acronym has taken the country by storm!

Porcelain is also a popular option for bathroom sinks , though it proved prone to chipping in our tests. Enamel-on-steel sinks were especially durable and stain-resistant, as were stainless steel sinks, which are becoming more popular for use in bathrooms. Solid-surface sinks are another durable option that allows the sink to be integrated with the vanity countertop and, if you like, the adjoining cove or backsplash.

Although my wanderlust has since widened my travel goals, I hadn’t fully appreciated the limitations of the 40 year old tin and birch veneer charmer. After three years of camping within a 4-hour secondary road circumference, buying glaciers-worth of cube ices for a minuscule icebox and keeping fingers crossed against salmonella, I was willing to …

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6 Tips Strategies Buying a Home in New Housing

Having a new home is the desire of own property owned by individuals who already have income, especially those already married. Today quite a lot of housing developers who create a variety of new housing with a location in the suburbs and in the city center. If you need more money, you can get a loans tips through http://www.creditcardssumo.com/.

The selection is returned to the consumer will have a house located in the city center or vice versa. In addition to the location as a careful buyer, should consider other things before making a purchase homes. One thing to note is in terms of the selling price of the house itself, whether in accordance with the value of land and buildings or not.
In order to obtain the appropriate residential home owners expectations, here are some things to consider in order to get a new occupancy as expected, among …

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Living With Mets, The New Normal

My parents had their bathroom remodeled over the summer, and for some dumb reason, I didn’t think to blog about it until now. I mean, it was done by the local Buckel Remodeling -which, full disclosure, is my boyfriend’s dad.

There are two types of radiant flooring, electric and hydronic (water). Electric mats are easier and less expensive to install because you don’t need a separate system to run the heat, they can run off your home’s electrical system. Hydronic systems need a separate power source, like a heat pump to run the water through the pipes. A hydronic system is more expensive to install, but in the long run, it is more affordable to operate.

On a daily basis, your home’s bathroom or bathrooms see the most water use, putting it and its underlying features at greater risk for water damage. When remodeling the bathroom, prevent structural damage and …

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DIY Remodeling The 1940s Duplex.

I got up at 6:15 this morning to be ready for the bathroom demolition crew when they arrive at 7:30. How do people start their work day so early?!

Loved by thousands of personal and professional users all over the world, RoomSketcher is the perfect home design and floor plan software for your needs. Get started creating your bathroom remodel today with RoomSketcher! The open up rack is the perfect option if you are seeking for an easy and straightforward way to organize your footwear and accessibility them.

The metal garden bench was taken from the back porch. All I did was remove the fabric, wash it, add thicker padding and put it back on, leaving the chippy, rusty frame as it was. The pedestal and the cement fountain piece were taken from the entry and the white floor vase was a 25¢ thrift buy. It is one of the …

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Remodel Bathroom Showers

RTA cabinets are a great way to save money on your next kitchen or bath remodel. They offer great value, quick turn around time, and rich features that can rival what you might find in a semi custom line costing twice as much. However, before you set your sights on imported RTA cabinets, its important that you realize what you are getting. There are several different construction methods and vast differences in finish and wood quality, overall selection and more. While you might find you can save some money, you may also find that the sacrifices you need to make may not be worth it.

Grouting turned out to be much easier that I had anticipated. I used the premixed variety in a complimentary color to my tiles. Using a grout tile, this has a rubber side, push the grout into the spaces between the tiles. You do this by …

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Cost To Finish A Basement

If you are planning on finishing or remodeling your basement, chances are you are probably considering the addition of a bathroom. The unique challenge of adding a bathroom to a basement is the concrete which can be labor intensive to remove. For this reason you must remove a section of concrete with either a jackhammer or a concrete saw. Typically a jackhammer is used to break up the concrete to access the plumbing drains.

If you’re not familiar with it, concrete acid stain isn’t a paint or finish coat. Typically a water-based solution of hydrochloric acid and inorganic salts, the stain reacts with minerals and lime in the concrete aggregate, and the result of the reaction is coloring. It works on new or old concrete, and is fairly durable if you maintain it with sealer or wax, since it won’t stain or chip. It can also be applied to both …

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How To Update A Boring Bathroom, Part Three (2)

In many new bathroom remodels, bathtubs are a thing of the past. Walk-in showers are becoming more popular and can also be customized to meet your liking and room specifications. There is also the cheaper option of going with pre-fabricated walk-in showers that are equipped with little or no threshold. Bigger walk-in showers have also been trending.

I would definately go for a new roof. Probably new steel roofing. It will outlast asphalt shingles and be a good home investment. some great information. I’m trying to arrange an inherited home in Austria that is already full to the brim with family stuff. I think paring down is in order. It also does not hurt to ask for references and any licensing or certifications. You can also ask to verify their insurance with the actual insurance company. It has not been unheard of for some less reputable contractors to be deceitful …

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Do It Yourself Kitchen Re

For some reason, I can’t convince myself to take it easy on projects around the house, and lately my mind has been wandering to the least favorite room in our home: The Bathroom.

A hook by the shower is another MUST for me. I want to easily grab my towel before I step out of the shower!!! If you couldn’t already tell, I’m hooked on hooks! There are 5 Elements to consider when trying to achieve good Feng Shui: Water, Earth, Wood, Fire, and Metal. Each major appliance and major piece of furniture in the kitchen is considered one of these elements.

The original bathroom floor was tile. But the subfloor underneath was rotten, so it had to go. If you would like to salvage your tile floor, but don’t like the color, try using this product It works miracles! I had used it on this floor the year before, …

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Bathroom Remodel Progress

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.

Since 1986, we’ve helped Livonia and Metro Detroit homeowners safely and affordably improve their homes. Whether you already have a design in mind, or would like to see more options, we are the local experts when it comes to finding and installing lighting, fixtures, plumbing, cabinets and flooring. There was one good thing that came of the extensive remodeling. With all the existing fixtures gone, it was possible to redesign the layout of the bathroom and put the fixtures into a better configuration.

Wonderful colors, the cabinets are so well painted (of course) and I love the glass knobs. What I like best is that the daisy girl REALLY does look like she has a secret! She …

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