Bathrooms

Millennial Living Quick Tip: How to waterproof a shower before laying tile?

When installing a new shower with ceramic tile, you may want to waterproof the substrate before layiung the tile. You may be thinking that cement board is enough, but water can get behind your tile and even cement board. That's especially true if you like to take long showers and steam up the room. Why take a chance and have to spend a lot of money to repair water damage. Three products are used to water proof tile showers.

Finding a Reliable Toilet for your bathroom renovation

Any bathroom renovation requires a reliable toilet that will flush wastes away. To do otherwise might mean destroying vanity cabinets, ceramic floor tiles and your peace of mind.

Selecting a toilet for your bathroom remodeling project could be easy as going down to the local home improvement store. You can pay from $49 to $3,600. Yes folks that's Three thousand six hundred dollars. Today's toilets do a lot more than flush waste water away and have come a long way since they were invented.

Millennial Living Quick Tip: Recessed or Wall Mounted Medicine Cabinets

If you are remodeling or creating a new bathroom, you must decide beforehand whether you will have a medicine cabinet. Then you have to decide whether or not you want it to be recessed in the wall or mounted on the wall. If you want the medicine cabinet recessed than tell the carpenter th size of the medicine cabinet that so that they can block it out when they are framing.

Providing your carpenter that information early will prevent your plumber, HVAC or electrical subcontractor from using the space for their own use and narrowing your choices.

Green Cleaning in the Bathroom

Go where the faint of heart rarely trod to complete the most challenging of tasks - cleaning the bathroom.  Instead of using harsh chemical bathroom cleaners, opt for environmentally friendly products.  As hard as it may be to believe, green cleaning can make the job of bathroom cleaning more enjoyable.  

Millennial Living Quick Tip: How much does tile installation generally cost?

Based on tiling in the Washington DC area, the best tile installers generally charge between $9 to $11 per square foot. Also remember that you you generally get what you pay for and that most of the best tilers are already retained by the top builders.

Costs depend on the complexity of the job and specifically what you are doing in each bathroom or kitchen. The costs also generally include labor and includes all the setting materials and grouting.

How to Caulk a Tub

Re-caulking your tub can be an easy way to make your bathroom look sparkling new again.  It is also a good way to prevent the growth of mold and mildew that can affect your family's health.  With a newly re-caulked tub, a bath at the end of the day will definitely be a relaxing experience.

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Millennial Living Quick Tip on One Piece Bathroom Vanity Sinks

One piece bathroom vanity sinks will save you a lot of time when remodeling your bathroom. You won't have to select a separate sink and then worry about finding a countertop. Besides the time savings, the sinks look good, especially if they are not installed with one side against the wall and are situated with plenty of room on each side like the one below.

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