Bathroom Remodeling Strategies – My Top 3

By Robert Robillard

3 Bathroom Remodeling Strategies When you look at your bathroom to spruce it up or remodel it you need to ask yourself whether you have the time, energy and budget to take a project like this on.   At the end of the day there are three bathroom remodeling strategies to consider and all three are…

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Installing A Wine Closet

By Robert Robillard

Converting A Closet Into A Wine Cellar Storing wine does not necessarily mean you need a huge project of installing a wine closet or wine cellar. Look for Available Space When considering installing a wine closet look for available or unused space such as a small closet, the dead space under stairs, an alcove or…

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Tips On Building A Wine Cellar

By Robert Robillard

  Things To Consider When Building A Wine Cellar 1. What is the purpose of the wine room? Are you interested in maximum wine storage, entertaining, or a mix of both? The following article will give you some thought provoking tips on building a wine cellar. Many people just want to store and cool the…

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Installing A New Fireplace Mantel

By Robert Robillard

Reworking a Gas Fireplace and Mantel Friday the Limestone hearth and surround was installed around the fireplace.   Today we had planned on installing a new fireplace mantel.  This [photo below] is what I saw when I walked in this morning. The painter will finish up this room tomorrow. Premier Mantels:  Algonquin Style The Algonquin Mantle…

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Remodel or Remuddle

By Robert Robillard

Remodeling Without a Conscience Remodel or Remuddle? Everyone knows what remodeling is but what is remuddle? Remuddling is to remodel a building or room in a way that obscures or destroys key aspects of the original design.   There’s a ton of stuff to read out there that portray the remodeling process as fun, glamorous…

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Custom Drawer Fronts

By Robert Robillard

Adding Drawers to a Built In Cubby This existing hallway built-in has two cabinet doors with flat panels but the existing drawers did not match, they had flat faces. The homeowner wanted to dress up the drawer fronts a bit and match them to the doors. New Drawer Faces We made new custom drawer fronts…

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WoodTrac Closet System

By Robert Robillard

WOODTRAC Closet System Looks Custom Closet design and selection is pretty easy to do with the new WoodTrac Closet System. WoodTrac, a division of Sauder Woodworking Co., recently introduced its wood-based closet system in order to address residential organizational needs.  Gone are the days of running a wooden rod and shelf in a closet and calling it…

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Tin Ceilings

By Robert Robillard

Tin Ceilings are on a come back Tin ceilings were very popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s and graced many Victorian homes and stores in many areas of the United States. Tin ceiling tiles were also used to cover over unsightly plastered or damaged ceilings.Tin ceilings had an added benefit – they were…

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