This top post gives a quick overview for what this renovation info and advice blog is all about, and describes a little bit about me. In a nutshell, it’s a site for understanding proper materials and techniques for perfect home renovation project results. And, I’m a professional renovator who actually does the hands on work myself. Hopefully useful if you’d like a quick intro and roadmap before scrolling! Continue reading What’s This Site All About?
Here’s some information about and advice on different types of grout and the pros/cons of each. It doesn’t have DIY instructions for grouting a tile project yourself, but does have all the info you’ll need to have a clear and informed discussion with an installation pro about what’s the best specific grout to use for YOUR particular tile reno project! Continue reading Let’s Talk about GROUT!
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
This project was typical with a twist. It’s very common to upgrade a bath renovation with a new tub, tub surround tile, floor tile, etc. It’s less common to also add a window or replace every bit of drywall. But, if you’re already going mostly to the studs on a renovation project anyway, then it’s usually only an added incremental cost to go ahead and … Continue reading Tub Surround Replacing
This is the second of a two-part custom shower renovation project description. If you’d like to get all the background, then just click back to “Custom Shower Upgrade: part I“ Step FIVE: Tile Install! Finally, the actual tile work starts. This would be “step one” for a more traditional tile install tradesperson. With me, folks get the value added of a one stop shop for … Continue reading Custom Shower Upgrade: part II