Best Kitchen Remodeling Tips (2)

I honestly can’t think of a single person who doesn’t feel better after a warm bath. Being immersed in the caressing water soothes sore muscles, relieves stress, and rejuvenates the spirit. If you’re building a home, you can design your bathroom any way you want it. If you’re remodeling or improving an existing bathroom, however, you might be working with a small amount of space. What’s the answer? Corner bathtubs, like the ones at plumbing point dot com!

If you ordered at a store and your cabinets were delivered, you still need to contact the store where you ordered the cabinets. Call them and describe exactly what’s missing (you should be able to get exact part numbers off the instructions). The first step in any good renovation is to remove everything down to the bare bones of the space you are rebuilding – that is, strip your space down to the bare studs. This will allow you to see what is behind your walls, in terms of wiring, and spot any potential problems before they become major obstacles.

Cutting in around the tops, bottoms, and sides of the walls made rolling the color on much easier. As well, the indentations in the wallboard were hand-painted with a brush. The finished effect was a pattern similar to irregular bead board – a charming look for a dressing room. I’m looking forward to reading these, not sure if I’ll get one done – it could be a worthwhile challenge though!

SO when we got the 2 layers of sheetrock off… well you can see that green square tile on the left wall (I am just now realizing I painted the bathroom almost that exact same color! Holy Cow GOOSEBUMPS!) The tile matched the 1940’s linoleum. Fasten cement board with special, coated cement-board screws spaced 6 in. on butt joints and every 8 in. in the middle of sheets.

The plaster walls and floor were pretty rotten, so we pulled out the old cast iron tub and went ahead with demolition. Taking a sledgehammer to a wall can be so much fun! I’ve recently thought about redoing my own bathroom. My house was built in 1900 and I have one very small bathroom. Thanks to an unfortunate paint color choice, the walls look as if they were hosed down with Pepto Bismal. In other words, it really needs some work and repainting is number one on my list.

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