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Not sure what your shower tile backer should look like?  The most important aspect of any tile job is the substrate material.  Having a stable, solid surface for the tile to adhere to is essential to a long lasting surface.  When it comes to showers and tub shower surrounds, there really is only one choice [...]

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Shower Valve Replacement Tips

Shower valve replacement can be a messy process.  No, we are not talking about replacing a shower cartridge…we are talking about replacing the whole valve that’s inside the wall.  We just produced a video with some tips to save you time and effort when tackling this project.  Let’s take a look. When Shower Valve Replacement [...]

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We would like to introduce you to a new shower remodel video series we will be publishing over the next week or two.  We will be introducing you to some great new products that you probably have never heard of.  We will also share with you some great quality tips to avoid extra hassles and [...]

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Low Cost Bath Remodel

A high quality, low cost bath remodel can be achieved by using stock items and customizing them to fit your bathroom.  You can start with one of the more expensive components of your bath…the vanities.  When a vanity cabinet is a stock item it’s typically much more affordable than if you purchase one to be [...]

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Housing affordability has reached a new all-time high for the first quarter of this year.  Along with this, mortgage rates are now at an all-time low (3.75 for 30 year fixed).  But what does that really mean?  For anyone who doesn’t yet own, now is a great time to buy a home and make it [...]

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Today we are going to share with you a couple of great trim ideas for your new bath remodel.  We’ve been talking about how to update your bath without spending a ton of money.  Here we will share with you an inexpensive way to combine two low cost pieces of trim, to make a custom [...]

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Replacing your tub and shower faucet look can be easy and inexpensive if you go about it the right way.  If your valve inside the wall still works, you will most likely be able to just replace all the pieces that you see without doing any real plumbing.  This will save you from having to [...]

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Adding a glass tile art niche is a great way to update the look of any space. With about $30 and some time, you can create a great, new focal point.  Here we will discuss how we added a new glass tile art niche to our bathroom remodel. Open up the space.  To create the [...]

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DIY mirror molding for bath renovation is easy with a product called Mirrorscapes by Moen. Your bathroom can be completely transformed in 45 minutes by virtually anyone that can follow simple directions. Your vanity mirror takes up a big portion of the wall space in your bathroom. So if you can upgrade your mirror, you [...]

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Bath Tub Restoration

We are currently in the process of planning a complete bathroom remodel.  One of the issues we are dealing with is the existing cast iron tub.  The tub has stains from the water in the porcelain.  Do we spend $600-$800 to replace the tub or do we try and restore the finish and save a [...]

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