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Repairing Shower Leaks

Shower leaks can be a tremendous headache for homeowners.  Imagine spending thousands of dollars on a new shower to find water leaking through the new surfaces which can cause major damage over time and possibly even mold.  Here is a recent reader question who has this problem and wanted some guidance on diagnosing and repairing [...]

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We’ve been getting some questions about our video called, Tub Shower Faucet Replacement Tip (video is below).  This is a secret that most plumbers and plumbing supply companies don’t want you to know.  If you are looking to update your bath and have a budget to keep, you may want to consider a tub shower [...]

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A great looking vanity can do wonders for a boring bathroom.  There are some really nice designer stock vanities out there that provide a custom look at a budget friendly price.  Let’s take a look at some quality considerations you will want to keep in mind when looking at new bath vanities for your building [...]

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A standard bathroom vanity mirror can be pretty boring.  Why not spice it up a bit with a DIY mirror frame with glass mosaic tile?  You can add a unique custom look to an inexpensive vanity mirror by framing it out in glass tile.  No, we aren’t talking about putting tile on top of the [...]

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In our last article we talked about how you can install your own frameless, tub shower enclosure for under $500.  Sure, you can have this done for you if you can find a reasonably priced glass contractor.  As with all home building activities, sometimes the prices are too outrageous and we must take matters into [...]

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We’ve been sharing with you our latest bath remodel so we thought it would be a good time to mention the awesome deal we found on a frameless shower enclusure.  After getting bids from four different companies with prices ranging up to several thousand dollars, we landed on a great looking model for less than [...]

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You can easily prevent shower leaks in your new bathroom.  Unfortunately, many contractors take shortcuts when installing tile.  There are so many things that can go wrong if you don’t follow certain quality practices and when they do, the damage from shower leaks can be costly.  Let’s take a look at some best practices so [...]

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Using pieces of a remnant stone slab can save you huge amounts of money on your next home building or remodeling project.  We should know…we recently installed a new shower and used a remnant piece of quartz for the shower ledge.  The best part is, the quartz cost us a tiny fraction of what similar [...]

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Tile Installation with Bondera

Tile Installation with Bondera Tile Mat Set. Tile installation can be a messy project.  When using traditional thin set mortar, mixing and cleanup can add time and frustration.  What if you had an alternative to using mortar for adhering your new tile?  There is a relatively new product called Bondera that comes in sheets and [...]

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Tile backer board installation really isn’t all that difficult.  With a few simple tools and a couple hours of your time, you can install new cement board for your new shower wall tile project.  Let’s take a look at some of the things you will need for installation and talk about a few critical quality [...]

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