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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How To Design And Plan A New Bathroom

By Robert Robillard

Designing Your Bathroom As a remodeling contractor bathroom remodeling projects are high on my request list. Before you get started in any project you need a bathroom remodeling plan and then you need to consider three remodeling elements; Type Style Finish Types Of Bathrooms: The three basic types of bathrooms are: Master bathroom [luxury] Family…

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Bathroom Plumbing Disconnect – The Easy Way

By Robert Robillard

Plumbing Disconnect You’re remodeling your bathroom and are finally ready to replace the old chipped vanity and dull and worn out shower surround.    You want to demo the bathroom yourself to save money but your nervous of the live water pipes in the wall. Don’t be – here’s a simple approach to performing a plumbing disconnect…

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