Remodeling Tips and Reviews

Bathroom

Understanding ADA single bathroom requirements

We are currently doing a commercial remodel for a large yoga studio and one of the requirements is that is has an ADA bathroom and shower. I have been doing research to make sure...

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roofing

Finding a Good Roofer

The importance of finding a good roofer with credentials and a good standing with the BBB is paramount when it comes to keeping your house dry. Leaky roofs are one of the most...

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electrical

Moving a Light Fixture on the Ceiling with an Attic Overhead

We frequently have to move lights in older homes because the owner wants the light over a table or centered in the room. Moving one is not that difficult, but there are a few things...

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granite

Fixing that undermount sink that fell from under the granite

Falling sinks after a granite install is something I get calls on all the time and it is easy to prevent, but many granite installers don’t bother to do it. It is a 5 minute...

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Recent Posts

Your Residence Is Almost Perfect But Your Kitchen Area Needs Remodeling

Your Residence Is Almost Perfect But Your Kitchen Area Needs Remodeling

You would like to invest in a new home and your real estate agent shows you a house with three bedrooms, two baths with an open floor plan. As you head into the house, it seems very spacious with nice hardwood floors. You will find a respectable size dining room and nice windows for added light. You then walk into a kitchen space that feels like it hasn’t...

Understanding ADA single bathroom requirements

Understanding ADA single bathroom requirements

We are currently doing a commercial remodel for a large yoga studio and one of the requirements is that is has an ADA bathroom and shower. I have been doing research to make sure the bathroom is compliant and thought I would share my research to help other people . The space as a whole has to allow 5 feet of turning radius for a wheelchair to do a full 360....

Preventing water from seeping into your walls from outside your home

Preventing water from seeping into your walls from outside your home

If you live in an area, like Texas, where we get sudden heavy rain storms, then you need to be concerned about possible flash flooding in your yard and water permeating your home through your walls from the sudden rise in water before it can run off. One of the simplest ways to create a barrier for this is to use metal flashing all the way around the home or...

Cool concept homes in Australia

Cool concept homes in Australia

The outback is known for its desert like lands, kangaroos, sharks and beer. But there are some home builders in Australia building some great homes that incorporate green construction with great looks. Take these home builders in perth who have created some great contemporary home models such as the Armada and the Empire. These home have an Energy Star Rating...

Choosing a door for your home

A home’s attractiveness is determined from the street, whether it is considered a pretty home, or a shack, we call it curb appeal. But, as you walk up to a house and the front entry comes into focus it always comes down to the front door. Is it attractive, dull or just plain ugly. As a remodeler, I have seen them all and I know a front door can make or...

Polished Concrete Floor Options

Polished Concrete Floor Options

Part of optimizing a home for green construction is utilizing materials wisely. Concrete is one of the best examples of this adage. It is a highly versatile material and can be poured into just about any shape imaginable. It is incredibly durable and will last hundreds of years. The Roman’s actually mastered concrete and made the aqueducts ...