A list of Universal Design new home features you should consider BEFORE building or remodeling your house. Plus reasons to consider “aging in place” in the home of your dreams! I encourage you to give these Universal Design principles a lot of thought before building or remodeling your house!
Before tackling a DIY bathroom remodel, start here! Homeowners are sharing their personal tips for decorating, remodeling, and fixing things in bathrooms yourself. Whether it's a small powder room or a large master bathroom suit, we've got some great ideas to help you get the most for your money.
See standard Shower sizes & dimensions, Toilet sizes & space requirements, bathroom Sink spacing issues, Tub placement & sizes, and overall Bathroom Room Sizes for a full bath, small bath, half bath, and water closet / powder room. Plus, ADA bathroom requirements and online tools to save time & money designing a bathroom.
Trying to decide if you could live in a house without a tub? And if a shower-only bathroom will hurt your home’s resale value? A list of pros & cons. Plus thoughts from someone who’s been in your shoes and currently lives in a house that has a bathroom with shower only.
A word of advice to all DIY home builders, contractors, and home architects… be sure to make enough room so both of the Jack and Jill bathroom doors can be opened at the same time without banging into one another.
Before installing a pocket door, read these helpful tips. Pocket doors are great, but they have their limitations too. We’re putting some in our home, but we were unable to use a pocket door in the bathroom like we wanted to.
Ready for some DIY drywall repair? Drywall spackle and sanding tools are important to get the job done and I’ve included my best tips to do it yourself!
Here is a preventative maintenance checklist (for inside your home AND outside your home) for the Fall season. Tips for saving money on your home heating bills, too!
I used to give my guest bath very little thought. Sound familiar? Give your guests a spa-like experience with these clever guest bathroom decorating ideas.
Do this and don’t do that! Before you start any home remodeling project, be sure to consider what adds value and what doesn’t if you plan to sell your home.
Don’t get caught remodeling your home without a building permit… it can be a costly mistake! Here’s when you need a building permit, and when you don’t.
Dreaming of decor like you’d find inside celebrity homes? 5 savvy decorating tips to spruce up your home like a celebrity… minus the expense.
8 simple fixes to dramatically enlarge your small bathroom. These small bathroom ideas are definitely budget-friendly… some can be accomplished for free!
Increase the value of your home without spending much money. From curb appeal to minor repairs – these 9 home improvement ideas will make a huge impact.
Unique master bathroom ideas to transform your dream into reality. Reap the rewards of your beautiful remodeled space while increasing your home’s value.
I wish I knew then what I know now about DIY home remodeling! Hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes and save some time… and money.
Need ideas for a budget bathroom remodel? These small bathroom makeovers will inspire you. Simple DIY ideas that can make a huge impact on your tiny space!
Thinking about picking out a new countertop in the near future? Add paper countertops to your list of types of materials to consider. Paper composite countertops are rock solid and do not harbor bacteria. It’s a serious contender amongst other green materials used and it’s green in many different ways.
Swapping out your old showerheads with new EPA WaterSense labeled showerheads would conserve at least 20% of your water usage. I’ve got the scoop on what you need to know before buying.
I have found the best granite countertop paint. Your friends won’t believe it isn’t actually stone. If you’ve been looking for an awesome kitchen countertop paint to transform your hum-drum counters, you need to follow these tips. Here’s how to paint countertops with a granite paint kit to update old, ugly counters to look like granite. It’s the next best thing to granite but at a mere fraction of the cost of granite countertops.
Installing a steam shower generator is a job for the pros but as a homeowner you need to know some basics about the subject in order to purchase everything required and also to hire the best contractor for the project .
Painting countertops might seem a little weird but if you want the look of granite without the cost of granite, take a look at this. This is a great solution to a dull and dated countertop. It’s durable and will last as long as the countertop you paint it onto. It’s a DIY money-saver, too.
A simple way to conserve water and save money at the same time is to install a dual flush kit on your old toilets in your home. They’re pretty cheap and they work as advertised. My comparisons will help you decide which brand to choose. A look into high-efficiency toilets (HETs), too.
Repainting a purple bathroom into something more appealing was a very rewarding experience. It wasn’t easy but it was well worth the trouble because it looks 1000% better than it did before it does now.
Painting bathroom cabinets can really give a fresh and updated look to your vanity. See how we refinished our existing cabinets from start to finish. So, refinishing bathroom cabinets isn’t as challenging as it may seem. All it took was a few supplies, time, and effort to turn it into a great looking bathroom cabinet.
Learn how to make and install a bathroom mirror frame yourself. This is a fairly easy DIY project that makes a mirror go from “boring” to “cool!” in no time. All materials and instructions are provided to complete the job. Customize it any way you like to make it unique.
Lots of information on WaterSense labeled high-efficient toilets (HET’s). Performance is much improved over the early HET’s. There are also many more brands, styles and models of HET’s to choose from than ever before. Get out the checkbook! It’s time to save some water…and eventually recoup the expense and labor of the new toilet over the old one.
Recycled glass tile is versatile, has unique properties, is recycled and recyclable and it is absolutely beautiful when it’s installed as a kitchen backsplash, as flooring in a foyer or bathroom and as an accent in and around a pool. See..I told you it was versatile.
Fiberglass tub repair can be done easily without hiring a professional if you follow these tips. If your bathtub repair includes fixing cracks, you should know that It isn’t necessarily the easiest of DIY home fix-it projects but you could prolong the usefulness of the tub by following these clear and concise instructions to seal the cracks.
Clear and concise DIY instructions on how to replace a toilet on your own. Add it to your DIY bookmarks for future reference. Great advice to save yourself a small mint by replacing the toilet on your own rather than calling on a plumber.
Tulip Poplar tree bark siding is a beautifully rustic choice of siding that can be used in some areas of your home, or outbuildings, that you may not have thought of before. I’ve provided a few photos of bark siding in use on an ‘outhouse’ on a beautifully landscaped estate. Come see.
One small feature that builders can install to attract buyers are bathroom furniture vanities rather than basic cabinetry. They add a custom touch and personality to an otherwise run-of-the-mill bathroom.
The TwoDaLoo is a dual-sided toilet that allows you and a very good friend to “go” at the same time whilst you talk about the day’s events. How dumb of an idea is that?
Be careful when making your water closet floor plans. Give it a lot of thought before you implement and don’t make this mistake.
If you’re thinking of having a custom shower system installed, make sure you know how much hot water volume and storage is required to do the job. Lots more info than just water volume and storage here.
A custom shower system with multiple shower heads is becoming more prevalent in today’s new homes with luxury features.
This master bathroom suite is cavernous and loaded with luxury features that are rarely seen in homes in this price range. Located in Hanover subdivision in Hiram, GA.
Liven up your bathroom with an aquarium toilet tank. How about a sleek looking aquarium sink to inject some interest in your lavatory.
Curious which toilets made a splash at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Vegas this year? Contemporary and Asian-inspired designs were influential as well as water conserving toilets.
Painting and caulking are easier than you may think. Advice for the do-it-yourselfer looking for professional results.
If you are remodeling your bathroom or just considering a new toilet, have you looked into the elongated toilet seat option available now? Comfort width (extra wide) toilet seats are ready and waiting. Here’s some very helpful information when choosing toilet seat sizes that are right for you and your home.
This is the final series of my photo posts of the English tudor-style cottage located in Marietta, GA. The home has an abundance of over-the-top quality features rarely seen in homebuilding today.
Here are some of my best photos of a full-blown authentic English cottage that was built adjacent to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Marietta, Georgia. There’s way too much to describe in this little excerpt.
If you’ve ever thought to include a touch of gothic architectural style to your water closet than here is a great example.
I’ve come across another DUMB homebuilding idea. This time is has to do with bathroom privacy and the lack thereof.
A cool looking master bathroom floor plan with pedestal sinks, tiled shower and garden tub plus a water closet. What more could you want in a lavatory?
This is a short entry regarding the European Sink Atlanta sign that is humorous and possibly disturbing, depending on your point of view and mood. Please enter with caution!