9 Steps To Remodel Your Kitchen

Plumbtile: Native Trails

So you finally got tired of looking at the peeling flower wallpaper on your kitchen walls, and decided it’s time to do a complete revamp. Great! But… Now what? Not knowing where to start, many homeowners fall under two umbrellas. Some start by looking at appliances. Others start by collecting a mountain high stack of inspiring kitchen photos. Some decide they need more room. Some people find themselves in this exploration stage for a year or longer before they even start to seek out workers. Continue reading →

How To: Install your own bathroom faucet – no plumber needed

Finding the perfect new bathroom fixtures are only half the battle, the next step is getting your old hardware out and installing the new hardware to complete your updated look. While the task may seem daunting, this step by step guide will walk you through from beginning to end, and help you get the new polished look you want in your bathroom.

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Pick your faucet. If your sink already has a single stem faucet might be wise to stick with that style, and same for three stem systems. That way we avoid having to drill any holes in porcelain. Continue reading →

Do-It-Yourself: Install New Kitchen Countertops

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Are you bored with the look of your kitchen? Are your countertops showing all the wear and tear of preparing and cooking your meals? What you can do is give your kitchen a new makeover with the simple task; install new kitchen countertops!

Step 1: Choose a Material for the Countertop

This project is for installing granite countertops, which may call for consulting with a professional for help on certain aspects. Some countertops are best left to the pros, who have the proper tools and technology and will measure and cut these large pieces with laser precision. But countertops can be made of many materials and once correctly cut are installed using the same steps. Once you decide what materials you are going to use for your countertops, check with the manufacturer for their suggested installation techniques. Continue reading →

Installing a Traditional Kitchen Tile Backsplash.

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Among the improvements for the kitchen is the replacement of a rather ordinary tile backsplash with one or more visually compelling designs. Below is a summary of steps, as well as a list of tools and materials used, as seen in this project.  Continue reading →

How To Guide for Installing Your Kitchen Sink

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Granite composite sinks make great additions to many kitchen designs. Their sleek appearance and relatively thick edge make a drop-in installation appear more contemporary and custom than drop-in sinks made of stainless steel or cast iron. Here is a step- by- step guide!  Continue reading →

Top 5 Steps on How To Make Your Home Green

Plumbtile: Native Trails

As you build your new home, there are so many decisions you need to make. Location, style, materials…etc. But have you thought of ways you can save money as well as your environment? Adding Green elements can benefit you and your future in so many ways. You can add green materials and products that will help you gain in lower energy costs, and make the house more viable when it’s time to sell in the future if you wish.  Continue reading →

Better Living Design in the Bathroom

Plumbtile: Hydro Systems

You have a bathroom that you just love and adore. However, you feel it is time for a facelift or in construction design terms, remodeling. Remodeling your bathroom is the process of taking your current restroom, water closet, lavatory, or whatever word you prefer to call it, and giving it a make-over. A make-over can consist of rebuilding or redesigning your vanity and or mirror, installing a better or more water-efficient toilet, or even transforming your shower-in-bath, to just a seven-person spa tub, or a two-person rain shower room. Wouldn’t we all love to do that?  Continue reading →

How to Create a Craftsman-Style Kitchen

Plumbtile: Native Trails Kitchen

A overview of how easily build Craftsman style kitchen in your own home.

One of the more popular choices when it comes to designing or redesigning your personal food preparation sanctuary is the theme of a Craftsman style kitchen. While its elegance and class are highly sought after while remodeling the area with this stylistic theme, it is possible to create the aura and energy of this trendy set up on your own. With a few key components, a little creativity, and a clear vision of your dream setup, you can easily turn this beautiful scene within your mind into a tangible and fully functional reality in no time.  Continue reading →

How to Install Your New Bathtub

Plumbtile: Kaldewei Bath tubs

Are you looking to create an oasis in your bathroom? Plan on starting with a bathtub that you can relax in. The bathtub can be your relaxing and stress free zone to forget about the day. If you are planning on remodeling your bathroom which includes a new soaking tub, follow these simple steps for installing your new tub…and enjoy! Continue reading →

How to Take Charge of your Bathroom and Kitchen Design Like a Pro

Plumbtile: farm sinks

Designing your new kitchen or bathroom can be frightening and exciting at the same time. The entire process can seem extremely overwhelming before you even know where to start. It is natural to want to jump in and start picking out fixtures, pour over cabinet designs and compare color swatches that will eventually fulfill your design vision – but try to resist that temptation. There are several key necessary steps you should always do for any big design project first that will shape the overall outcome.  Continue reading →