Toilet Shopping Tips

By Sarah Carmichael

 Cake, Prosecco and an American Standard Toilet When my husband and I were engaged to be married, my work colleagues threw us the most beautiful surprise wedding shower, complete with garden-party theme. The women wore flowery skirts or cardigans, and the men wore floral-print ties. There was cake and prosecco. And then, the big gift:…

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Preparing For Bathroom Remodeling

By Robert Robillard

Preparing For Bathroom Remodeling – The Right Way Preparing for bathroom remodeling isn’t something you’re born knowing how to do. For most people, it’s not until after they’ve renovated a bathroom or two that they really know what to expect. As a restoration contractor, I’ve seen many situations where homeowners have spent thousands of dollars…

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Remodeling a Small Bathroom

By Phil Benevides

Remodeling a Small Bathroom A bathroom remodel is consistently a good choice for your home’s value and YOUR quality of life. Often kitchens are highlighted as the most important renovation you can do in your home, which I have to agree with, BUT from a practical stand point there is a lot to be said…

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Warmup Electric Radiant Heat

By Robert Robillard

L-shaped bathroom floor layout Warmup Electric Radiant Heat StickyMat Floor System The science behind electric radiant floor heating is quite simple: electric heating coils warm the floor surface, which effectively becomes a low-temperature radiator! Electric radiant heat systems deliver heat people and objects in the room by heating up a mass (the floor) and “radiating”…

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How to Prepare a Floor for Tile

By Phil Benevides

How to Prepare a Floor for Tile In the remodeling industry plenty of smaller outfits still do their own tile work, but a majority of professional remodelers sub contract this specialty skill out. But what general contractors and remodelers are still stuck with is the prep work and framing repairs that often come with a bathroom…

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Small Bathroom Design

By Phil Benevides

Small Bathroom Design Planning a successful bathroom renovation requires careful thought and a detailed driven mindset. Coordinating almost every trade in one centralized location, staying on budget, and keeping the project moving can be challenging in this high stakes reno. This is true for even the smallest bathroom, in fact, when designing a small bathroom…

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Sealing Tile and Grout

By Robert Robillard

How To Seal Tile and Grout I’m a remodeling contractor in the Northeast and can tell you that most bathroom re-modeler do not take the time to seal tile grout for their customers. We could debate why and I’ll probably point to a missing level of professionalism, ignorance, communication and cost but that’s for a…

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Bathroom Mystery Smell

By Robert Robillard

How To Eliminate Bathroom Mold, Yeast Smells Bathrooms are notorious for smells but its the mystery ones that freak us out the most. The simplest answer is that the bathroom mystery smell could be mold or mildew somewhere in the bathroom. There is a lot of things that come to mind so let’s break this down: Shower…

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