Before completing your home or bathroom remodeling project, make sure that your existing underground sewer lines are in good condition. This is especially important if your home is over 50 years old. A video camera is used to do this.
Home remodelers and builders often don’t consider the adequacy of existing water supply and underground sewer pipes in their remodeling plans. Underground sewer lines may be at the end of their useful lives after operating for over 50-60 years. So when you add bathrooms and additional appliances you could have a problem.
We remodeled several bathrooms in the last several years. Each had its challenges, but all came out reasonably well. Did we make some mistakes? Sure. Did we do some things very well? You bet. Here's a synopsis of what went right and wrong and more specific information on the issues so you can benefit when you remodel your bathrooms.
When decorating your home, neutral shades such as beige, taupe and sand are often popular choices. Not only do these neutral shades provide a nice background for the other colors in your decorating scheme, but they can also provide a very decorative look on their own. Because neutral shades tend to blend into the background, many people make the mistake of thinking that any neutral shade will work equally well. However, when choosing neutral colors such as beige, it's important to pay attention to the warmness or coolness of the color chosen, as well overall darkness or lightness.
Still missing your Christmas decorations? When they’ve been taken down your house can look bare, which is why it’s a good idea to brush up on interior décor trends for 2012 so you can get a head start of making your home feel like home again. So put those stockings and tinsel in the garage and start planning your brand new look home for the New Year with these trend ideas…
After hitting the slopes everyone needs a place to store their winter outdoor gear. Depending on your homes’ style and size, it may not always be easy to safely store your ski equipment. There are easy ways to implement safety, convenience and style to your storage choices. Stocking your winter outdoor gear, such as skis, snowboards, boots, batons, and helmets, in a preserved, minimum waste zone is always important. The common storage areas are the home and garage. Here are 5 organizing ideas to explore for these two common equipment deposits.
We should never underestimate the importance of the living room in our home. It’s the one place where we can all gather with our family at the end of a busy day and enjoy some relaxation and down time together. Often, though, because it’s a room that belongs to all the family, it can be a bit of a dumping ground for everyone’s belongings and no one really takes ownership of the room and keeping it looking good.
Conserving energy is the need of the hour, with precious resources on our planet being depleted by the second. Green or environmentally friendly living is no longer just an option you may wish to indulge in but a pressing need and a lifestyle choice that everyone must play their part in. When people usually think of green living they imagine communes in the hills or wide open farmlands that are neither practical nor feasible. They fear giving up certain aspects of their life that they are used to. But this is need not be the case.
Pocket doors should be considered especially by homeowners renovating smaller homes, townhouses and condominiums. Just make sure you plan your framing, electricity, HVAC, and plumbing around them. Pocket doors should be strongly considered by renovators and builders who are looking to maximize space and create a clean and uncluttered look.
When you’re remodeling an older house, especially one with cast iron sewer lines, it may pay to replace the pipe with PVC as part of the remodeling project. It will be much less expensive and emotionally draining in the end.
Now that I had decided to replace the existing sewer lines with PVC (Option 1 and 3), I obtained several bids from plumbing contractors. The final work plan was as follows:
A number of our readers also were having problems with their Trex deck, so we contacted Trex.
We spoke with Trex Customer Service Reprentative Ms. Pat McCarthy. We explained our problems and those that our web users are experiencing.
Pat explained that Trex decks have to be cleaned once or twice a year. She referred us to the Trex Cleaning and Care information on their website. . She mentioned that most ordinary deck cleaners would be fine and also mentioned some eco-friendly products like Corte-Clean and Chomp Pro.
Danze bathroom and kitchen faucets are available in many plumbing show rooms and on the Internet. However, we've often wondered who stands behind Danze? More important are they reliable like Kohler, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Delta, Moen and American Standard or problematic like Pegasus faucets. Turns out that Danze is one of the brands of Globe Union, a large multinational company based in Taiwan.
Howlow, my name is Rolf. I am an English bull dog who lives with Cheeky, a Siberian-Persian cat. This is the first time, we have blogged or for that matter spoken in human tongue. Bleeze excuse the paw spelling and gramar. We agreed to this interview to shed some light on what wee pets think of remodeling. Yes we have opinions too and have to put up with many inconveniences. The peeple at Millennial Living (MLVG) conducted the interview:
Anyone who has ever watched an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” or any of the dozens of home improvement shows on HGTV or DIY Network has probably considered undertaking a major renovation or repair project in his/her own home. Even the most ambitious projects take less than hour, right?