6 Bathroom Remodel Structural Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodel Structural Issues With bathroom remodels people often focus on color, layout, heated floors and moving things around. These are all important things, but if you’re not thinking about the stuff behind the walls and under the floors to make the overall design work well. If you’re not concerned about “Hidden Conditions,” You’re about…

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Using Electric Floor Heat on Bathroom Remodels

By Robert Robillard

Warmup Floor Heat Solves Remodeling Problems By Sarah Green Carmichael Before we moved to the suburbs, my husband and I somehow won the apartment rental lottery. We scored a two bedroom, two bathroom, apartment in the city  — and, in unheard-of fashion for a rental, one of the bathrooms had electric floor heat under our…

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Installing A Glass Shower Enclosure

By Sarah Carmichael

Installing A Basco Glass Shower Enclosure by Sarah Green Carmichael If you’ve redone a bathroom lately — or even taken a peek inside a home design magazine or coffee table book — you know that one thing all desirable modern bathrooms have is frameless glass showers. Installing A Glass Shower Enclosure When we were redoing…

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Choosing Bathroom Fixtures

By Sarah Carmichael

By Sarah Green Carmichael Using American Standard fixtures On a Bathroom Remodel Bath fixtures might not be the first thing you think of when you start your bathroom renovation — most people start by thinking about the big things, like layout, tile, and vanities — but they are an important aspect of the finished product. Essentially,…

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Bathroom Remodeling Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodeling Plumbing and Electrical Considerations More than any other room in your house, a bathroom combines intense usage needs with tight space constraints. This makes it a tough room to remodel. Analysis paralysis can set in when you’re just thinking about cosmetic features like tile and paint. But that’s just the fun stuff. Where…

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3 Tips When Choosing A Vanity

By Sarah Carmichael

James Martin Charleston 60″ Vanity Common Sense Tips When Choosing A Vanity We’d lived in our house for just over two years before we started the remodel of our upstairs bathroom. Why the delay? Well, things happen (like our furnace breaking down during the Great Boston Winter of 2015). But it also turns out that…

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Wedi Waterproof Shower System

By Robert Robillard

Building a Waterproof Shower I think we can all agree the single most important thing to consider when building a shower is waterproofing.  Building a waterproof barrier is an essential part of preparing these showers and unfortunately, many people do it wrong or cut corners. We all know countless shower pan and waterproofing horror stories.…

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Warmup Towel Warmer

By Sarah Carmichael

Warmup Towel Warmer By Sarah Green Carmichael Say what you will about British plumbing — there’s a lot to say about it, and almost none of it is good — but one of the things I’ve enjoyed on my trips to the UK is that you can be staying in the world’s remotest, tiniest wayside…

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