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

Evaluating Energy loss in a typical Home

Evaluating Energy loss in a typical Home

The whole reason a home goes through the green LEED certification process is to ensure it is conserving as much energy as possible when built. While this is a lot easier to do during the building process, it is not impossible on an older home. Certain considerations with the building and processes need to be gone through to achieve the maximum savings in an...

Polished Concrete options

Polished Concrete options

In a home there are many choices about flooring these days. From the classic hardwood and various polished stones to newer man-made materials such as carpet and vinyl. One of the newer choices that is gaining traction is polished concrete floors. Concrete used to be subjugated to the basement or garage as a viable finished floor option. As houses have...

Fixing Mold Problems in the basement

Fixing Mold Problems in the basement

If you reside in a house that contains a basement area then you hopefully know about the importance of tackling water permeation problems. Any time it rains water saturates the walls and floor and it starts to seep into your basement, if it is not properly sealed. This can cause a constant moisture build up in the cellar and finally result in an accumulation...

Restoring Old metal

Restoring Old metal

Nothing is more green than conserving the old and restoring it. If you have an older home then it likely has old knobs, hinges, and latches on doors and windows. Many people opt to pull this old hardware off and replace it with some generic hardware made in china. But, there is a better way. Old painted hardware can be soaked in paint remover for a day and then...

Finding a Good Roofer

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 destructive forces in the decay of a home over time. They can rot the wood structure out, invite termites and cause foundation movement that results in cracks and even pipe...

Replacing that old diverter faucet in your tub area

Replacing that old diverter faucet in your tub area

Eventually it happens, the tub fixture looks like it was dragged behind a car during rush hour and it needs to be replaced along with the handles.  This is an easy fix and you can easily purchase a remodel kit that does everything you want to update the freshness of the tub area. As always, please make sure and turn off your water.  Almost all older tub...