A very BRIGHT Bath Do-over

This project was for clients who wanted to get rid of a terribly designed (and not well installed) shower and tub combo. It’s unfortunate when a previous renovator vomits dark travertine limestone all over every surface in sight for no good reason at all. This house is a 1930s two-story saltbox bungalow in Austin’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood. Sometime in the 1990s, a previous owner … Continue reading A very BRIGHT Bath Do-over

Outdoor Patio Tile Install

This post gives a detailed description for how to install patio tile for a crack-free lifetime guarantee. If you want to cover an outdoor concrete patio slab with ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone tile, then you need to consider how daily and seasonal heating and cooling can cause the tile and concrete below to expand and contract at different rates. This combined with freezing and thawing moisture often results in an eventual cracked tile mess. Here is a step by step guide for making a perfectly tiled outdoor space. Continue reading Outdoor Patio Tile Install

Shower and Garden Tub Re-do

This project was for clients who wanted to turn a very blah builder-grade 1990s -era master bath into a stylish contemporary space while still keeping to a pretty tight budget. As realtors, they understood that bathroom remodels do add to a home’s value and definitely reduce time on market when selling. For example, which of these two bathroom showers would YOU rather buy? And as … Continue reading Shower and Garden Tub Re-do