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

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How to Save on a Kitchen Reno

Kitchen renovations can get very expensive very quickly. And, unlike a bedroom or bathroom or other kind of reno project, most homes have only one kitchen. So you’ll want to both keep costs down and also plan carefully to speed everything along once the reno work starts. This post has tips and tricks for speedy kitchen makeover ideas that won’t break your bank. Continue reading How to Save on a Kitchen Reno

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How to Save on a Bathroom Reno

You ideally want to get the best results for the lowest price on your bath remodel project. Careful shopping and smart design can help keep the costs of fixtures and tile and other materials low. But contractor labor is the biggest cost for any full reno. This post has ideas for how to get quality bids without inflated labor pricing. The bottom line? Good contractors really like to work for organized clients who have clear plans. Read on to find out why and how! Continue reading How to Save on a Bathroom Reno

The Seam-y Side of Stone Pebble Mosaics

Natural stone mosaic tile is a popular choice for shower and bathroom floors nowadays. And it can be a great way to add natural color and flair to a renovation design. However using natural stone mosaics can also result in annoyingly obvious seams. Human brains are really great at pattern recognition. So it can be difficult to hide the seams between individual mosaic tile mats for a perfectly uniform looking final result. Read on if you’d like some tips for installing seamless stone tile mosaics! Continue reading The Seam-y Side of Stone Pebble Mosaics