Mold and mildew can become problems in high moisture areas of the house such as a bathroom or kitchen. Repair or install drywall and tile with mold resistant products and joint tape. Many of these brands are available at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s. A No Mold product may cost a few dollars more but can be worth the peace of mind when you spend money on home remodeling.

Ideal for kitchen cupboards and display cabinets, a good selection of shelf support which if fitted properly and used sensibly will securely support a lot of weight e.g. more weight than needs supporting in a kitchen cupboard. The secret to a secure fit for some designs, such as the plastic pegs, is to make the holes slightly smaller than the pegs so the pegs are a tight fit.

Since grooming is the main task at the vanity, it’s important to have plenty of surface area to put things down. While the his-and-her double sink configuration has been popular in the past, it often makes sense to have a single sink and more counter space. Couples I work with usually realize that the second source of water is less important than the additional countertop,” says Carolyn Cheetham, president of Design Works by Cheetham in Alberta, Canada. Besides maximizing the counter space, opting for a single sink vanity saves you the expense of the second sink and faucet. And eliminating a set of plumbing expands the available storage space inside the vanity.

The old bathroom had no ventilation, causing consistently high humidity, and its galvanized steel pipes had corroded, saturating the floor around the tub and toilet areas and damaging the floor and subfloor. The couple’s highest priority was to create a durable bathroom that would remain mold-free. This meant proper detailing and rethinking plumbing, ventilation, and finishes. They also wanted to include as many environmental features and materials as their budget and the small space would allow. They chose a bathroom theme celebrating water and nature as works of art, and a style befitting an average suburban home, making it suitable for resale.

After: Fennekohl and his crew gutted the entire bathroom and were able to fix the water-damaged flooring. Once that was complete, they rebuilt the bathroom from the ground up with all new fixtures, including the tub and toilet. Fennekohl was able to stay under the homeowners’ budget of $10,000. That allowed them to add on extras, such as a built-in soap niche, safety rails and a custom sink.

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