Articles and Ideas2020-05-28T22:41:40-04:00

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

If you are considering a bathroom renovation, be sure to view our archive of articles for bathroom remodeling ideas. You’ll find suggestions on cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, sinks, tile, fixtures, and more, which you can incorporate into your bathroom renovation project plan.

The Best Tools for Removing Grout

Grout can be removed using a variety of power and manual tools. Each type of tool addresses a specific grout removal situation. This guide will help you choose among the ones deemed best for your project.

May 21st, 2020|

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace a Subfloor

Normally, a subfloor can last as long as the house itself, however, should it be damaged or defective, it may only last 20 to 30 years. If this is the case, a homeowner may need to remove layers of flooring to make repairs. Here are five signs it’s time to replace a subfloor.

April 28th, 2020|

The Best Toilet Plungers for Bathroom Emergencies

Even among toilet plungers, different models are distinguished by different designs, construction materials, and price points. Learn how to choose among the options, and get recommendations for the best toilet plunger options.

April 18th, 2020|

What’s the Difference? Spraying vs. Rolling Paint

Using a paint sprayer may sound like a faster application method, but that’s not necessarily the case. The surface, its location, and how much time you have are factors to consider when picking your tool for your paint job. Learn the pros and cons of spraying vs. rolling paint to see which tool best suits your project.

April 16th, 2020|

The Dos and Don’ts of Caulking the Bathroom

Caulk should appear seamless while keeping your walls, windows, floors, and ceilings adjacent to showers, tubs, and toilets safe from the excess moisture that is typical in a bathroom. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and get great tips that will have you caulking the bathroom like an expert.

April 14th, 2020|

Buying a Fixer Upper? Be Ready for These 9 Costs

It’s tempting to purchase a house with great bones and a bargain price, but a fixer upper can require more than cosmetic improvements and the cost of addressing serious structural or systems problems could easily add up to big bucks.

April 7th, 2020|

The Best Grout Cleaners for Backsplash and Shower Tile

While it’s possible to make a homemade grout cleaner, there are products on the market that can save time and energy while renewing grout. We’ve rounded up the best of the best grout cleaner options—plus some key information to consider first.

March 12th, 2020|

10 Factors That Make or Break the Value of Your Home

You may be a homeowner or a potential buyer, but whoever you are, you know that the best direction for a home's value to go is up. But the value of a home is contingent on many things, both inside and outside a homeowner’s control.

March 3rd, 2020|

5 Things Homebuyers Need to Know About Septic Systems

With a solid maintenance record and a good inspection, a septic tank and the associated parts can easily last for decades. If you’re considering a new home with this system, don’t automatically opt out because you don’t know the answer to, “How does a septic system work?”.

February 28th, 2020|
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