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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Bathroom Remodeling

By Robert Robillard

Kitchens and baths are the two remodeling projects that will increase the home’s value and appeal for resale. But, they are also the most expensive per square foot due to the complexities and materials and fixtures selected. The average bathroom remodeling project cost $17,735 in 2014, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), with…

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Bathroom Humidity Issues

By Robert Robillard

Importance Of Bathroom Ventilation Bathroom fans are a necessity in today’s air tight and energy efficient homes and help mitigate bathroom humidity issues. Ventilating the pollutants from cooking and showering is vital to the health of the residents and to the structural integrity of the home. Bathroom Humidity Issues When humidity builds up in a…

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On-Demand Water Heaters

By Robert Robillard

Tank-less, On Demand Hot Water Heaters Tired of running out of hot water? Is it time to replace you old water heater and you want to save money? Wish your house was “greener” and wasted fewer resources? Do you hate having to heat hot water while you’re not home? On-Demand Saves Energy A tank-less  “on…

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Blending New Wallboard To Old Wallboard

By Robert Robillard

Adding New Walls Next to Old Plaster Walls I run a remodeling company and on many projects we find ourselves removing portions of rooms to access pipes and wires and later blending new wallboard to old wallboard.  sounds simple enough and it is if you take a few preparation steps. Many folks feel that you…

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Choosing Bathroom Fixtures and Materials

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Fixture Guide When choosing the bathroom fixtures and materials one of the most important aspects to consider is the quality construction and finish on the product you select. In the last ten years bathroom fixtures and materials have changed dramatically.   Energy efficiency has become a focus with companies producing more efficient flushing toilets, faucets…

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Reinforcing Floor Joists

By Robert Robillard

Structural Floor Joist Repairs As a remodeling contractor and carpenter one common structural framing issue I see alot of in bathroom remodeling jobs are  floor joists that were cut, drilled, notched or need to be cut out to accommodate plumbing pipes and drains.  The time to address these structural issues, like reinforcing floor joists, is…

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Remodeling A Bathroom Shower

By Robert Robillard

Preparing A Shower For Tile When folks decide to remodel a bathroom they get excited about choosing fixtures, tiles, glass walls and surrounds, radiant floor heat and colors.  What most folk don’t think about is water proofing their shower. There are several great systems to choose from in order to water proof your shower.   This…

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