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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How To Install A Bathroom Fan

By Robert Robillard

Swapping Out A Bathroom Fan While are remodeling this bathroom we decided to change out the 23 year old existing exhaust fan with a new, properly sized Panasonic WhisperCeiling exhaust fan.  We felt the existing fan was too noisy and not large enough to handle the bathroom size.  After measuring the room and using the bathroom…

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Bathroom Duct Venting

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom shower Vent This article will address bathroom duct venting options.  The two most common ways to route duct work to vent bathroom moist air outside are: 1. through the ceiling and out through an exterior wall. 2. through the ceiling and out through the roof. Of the two bathroom duct venting options. a vent…

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Installing A Bathroom Vent Duct

By Robert Robillard

Photos: Concord Carpenter Venting A Bathroom This article is about installing a bathroom vent duct. Recently a client asked me to evaluate her bathroom fan and how difficult it would be installing a bathroom vent duct. The existing fan was not removing the steam from the bathroom during showers. Avoid Long Runs When I inspected…

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How To Remove A Tile Floor and Underlayment

By Robert Robillard

How To Remove Tile and Underlayment Plywood This article will focus on how to remove a tile floor and underlayment. Part of our remodeling project requires us to remove the tile floor and underlayment beneath it.  The tile floor needs to be removed so we can rework the plumbing drains for our new American Standard…

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How To Plan A Bathroom Remodel

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodeling Many people do not know how to plan a bathroom remodel.  As a restoration contractor I have seen many situations where homeowners have spend thousands of dollars in restorations that commence with no planning, no idea of a budget and unrealistic expectations.   Planning A Stress-free Bathroom Remodel Project Many a folk hastily jump into…

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Custom Bathroom Mirror

By Robert Robillard

  New Mirror Designed to Look Old I wanted a mirror with a medicine chest in my new bathroom and did not want tit to detract from all of the wainscoting on the walls and old, stain glass window I installed. Look A Magazines for Ideas: I tell people all the time to look on…

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Liquid Waterproofing And Vapor Barriers For Tile Showers

By Robert Robillard

Waterproofing membranes vs Vapor barriers There are many acceptable methods to construct a quality tile shower, all of them involve different proprietary products and methods.   This article touches on the pros and cons, vapor barriers and waterproofing products. When folks decide to remodel a shower they usually get excited on the aesthetic aspects such as tile…

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