Steps to Installing a Faucet

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For a big impact with small investment for your bathroom or kitchen, consider changing the faucet! It’s a super easy, relatively low cost improvement, that in some cases, can totally change the look and feel of your space!

Faucets are available in a wide range of prices and styles from very inexpensive, mostly plastic models to high-quality brass units. You’re better off buying a brand-name faucet. Some of the better brand-name washerless faucets have lifetime warranties.  Continue reading →

Installing Your Shower Set

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Installing Bathroom Fixture

Some things that get overlooked when updating your bathroom can be the simplest to install. If you are looking to finish off your bathroom with a gorgeous spa like shower head but do not know how to install one. These simple steps can help guide you in that direction. There are so many shower fixtures to choose from at Plumbtile. Such as Graff – Shower Panel and Handles or Dornbracht – Wall-Mounted Thermostat, With Rainhead And Hand Shower Set Continue reading →

How Not to Waste Space

 

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Source: This Old House

Most people don’t realize that there is quite a bit of wasted space in the home. Your garage, attic or even mudroom can become a cluttered, neglected mess. There are so many things you can do to organize and create usable space in those rooms. Take your utility room and add storage to create a functional mudroom. Continue reading →

Replace Your Broken Tiles

 

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Unfortunately, sometimes porcelain tiles can break over time and then there is a need to replace them. But you may not want to replace your entire floor. You can actually just replace the tiles that are broken. First what you will want to do is to remove the grout. In order to do that you will need a handheld grout saw, and carbide tipped cutting knife, a triangular grout saw, and an oscillating multi tool with grout.  Continue reading →

Upgrade Your Porch for Summer

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The weather is changing and there is nothing better than spending time outside with friends and family. But what if you don’t have a porch or your porch is in disarray. We have some budget friendly porch ideas. You may want to clear out those cobwebs and fix that porch swing. Spruce your space up without going over your budget. Continue reading →

Tips to Protect Your House From Water Damage

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Doing maintenance around the home is an absolute must. Therefore, making sure you keep your house safe and clear of water damage is a top priority. Some tips to avoid water damage in your home is imminent. First you want to make sure all hoses are disconnected. Standing water in a hose may freeze back into the pipe and create an ice block that, in a best-case scenario, stops your water flow. You don’t want to create any damage to walls, floor and foundation.

Always make sure to clean your gutters at least twice a year. This will help to avoid any ice jams or blockage. Not clearing your gutters can cause overflow and can damage roof as well as foundation issues.

You will also want to make sure to clear any trees or shrubs. Shrubs and tree roots can wrap around your pipes and break them. You always want to make sure to keep your landscaping close to the home very minimal.

Check and maintain regular maintenance of appliance. Making sure none have leaks or have any standing water. If there are any leaks you will want to fix them immediately. Not doing so can cause great problems. Such as mold, mildew, rot and structural damage to your home. Continue reading →

Waterproofing Your Shower

 

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When you are remodeling your bathroom, you want to make sure everything is perfectly set. This means making sure all plumbing seals are good, all tiles are grouted properly but most importantly you waterproof the areas that have excessive water.  In order to waterproof your shower, you will want to first mark your area. Make sure to properly measure your wall and mark out where you will be waterproofing. Once you have your area measured out you can mask off the section with masking tape. A good rule of thumb is to extend your waterproofing 100mm above your water outlet and 100mm wider than the edges of your shower. Continue reading →

Refinishing your Cabinet

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If your kitchen cabinets are looking old and outdated, you don’t need to purchase new ones. Just refinish them! This easy process will give your kitchen a new updated look.

The first thing you will want to do is remove all cabinet doors and shelves. Once that is done. If the screws have some old paint on them you will want to make sure they are cleaned off.  Clean cabinets thoroughly making sure any grease remaining on the surfaces will interfere with refinishing. You can use Simple Green which is environmentally friendly to remove any deposits from yours hands or oils.   Continue reading →

Spring Clean Anytime!

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Spring is upon us in a few months. Are you getting ready for some spring cleaning? Did you know that it actually promotes wellness both mentally and physically by keeping your environment clean and free of clutter. A cluttered house can actually be detrimental to your health. Here are some of the tips to help you with your spring cleaning. Continue reading →