Best Method to Stiffen A Half Wall

By Robert Robillard

Eliminating Half-Wall Wobble! We typically see half walls at stair openings, replacing railings and balusters, as well as in bathrooms. In remodeling we use half walls with glass, a lot more in showers, to allow in more light. Whether you call it a half wall, knee wall or Pony wall the issue is the same.  They…

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New Designer Finishes for Schluter Shower Drains

By Michael Hopp

Schluter KERDI-DRAIN Designs & Finishes Schluter has been releasing some beautiful finishes over the past few years.  From edge profiles to linear drains to now expanding their finishes with 4 new color options in shower grates.  They are advancing from what used to be standard and meh to nice ascents of a complete bathroom.  Schluter…

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Using the Schluter Shower System

By Robert Robillard

Waterproofing a Shower With the Schluter System What Clients Really Think About When remodeling a shower, the most important thing to consider is waterproofing. Unfortunately, many people do it wrong or cut corners. We all know countless shower pan and waterproofing horror stories. Leaks and call-backs take time, cost you money, and will hurt your…

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Replacing a Toilet

By Robert Robillard

How To Replace a Toilet Replacing a toilet is a straightforward task because the supply and waste pipes are already in position. If you want to relocate a toilet to a new position that will require rerouting pipes, and this is best done by a plumber. Below are some basic DIY steps for swapping out…

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Self Cleaning Toilet

By Robert Robillard

American Standard “ActiClean” Self-Cleaning Toilet The American Standard ActiClean toilet is a self cleaning toilet with a safe but effective cleaning solution that cleans and removes stains with a simple press of a button. Part of the VorMax Collection, the ActiClean toilet, features two cleaning cycles; Deep Clean and Quick Clean, and comes with a…

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Warmup Liberty Square Towel Heater

By Robert Robillard

Warmup’s Liberty Square Towel Heater -TW002 Installation Tips As a contractor that does bathroom remodels, we install a lot or WarmUp towel warmers, which are consider an upgrade feature to most folks. They often go hand in hand with their electric radiant floor heat. Warmup Towel Warmers  are made from high quality 304 stainless steel and…

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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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