Articles and Ideas 2018-03-20T21:18:31-04:00

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.

Buyer's Guide: Deck Stains

18 Apr 2019, 12:00 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

Harsh UV rays, battering rain, and temperature extremes can take a toll on your wood deck, leaving it faded and dull....

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Things I Never Knew Before Becoming a Realtor

18 Apr 2019, 6:26 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

Home buyers and home sellers often comment that real estate agents are overpaid, believing that they do little more than show potential buyers through houses, help them write contracts, and then collect large commission checks at closing. Many of today’s Realtors (members of the National Association of Realtors) had their own misconceptions before they started working in the field. Click through to learn a few realities about the real estate business that caught these Realtors by surprise.

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Bob Vila Radio: The One Place You Shouldn't Mount Your TV

24 Dec 2018, 12:26 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

Homebuilders often install electrical and cable outlets over the fireplace mantle to allow homeowners to set up a fla...

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Bob Vila Radio: Quick Tips Before You Install Recessed Lighting

25 Dec 2018, 1:30 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

Whether you need task lighting above a desk or countertop or accent lighting to brighten a dark corner, recessed ligh...

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Bob Vila Radio: Driveway Aprons 101

2 Jan 2019, 7:07 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

The driveway apron, also known as the approach, is the 8 to 15 feet of the hardscaping located closest to the road. I...

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3 Ways to Improve Sliding Door Security

17 Apr 2019, 2:00 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

If you have a glass sliding door in your home, you no doubt appreciate how it creates a nearly seamless visual connec...

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10 Creative Ways to Care for Your Yard

17 Apr 2019, 9:08 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

Maintaining a manicured yard requires effort, patience, and the right tools. If you’re responsible for the landscaping chores at your house then you should already have the basics—rake, hose, mower—but there’s a whole other world of gear out there that's designed to target specific problems and make your work a lot easier. Check out these creative tools you can call upon this spring, summer, and fall.

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The 30 Best Storage Ideas for When You Have No More Floor Space

18 Apr 2019, 2:50 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

Are you fresh out of floor space for stowing your possessions? Fortunately, there are plenty of storage solutions, both store-bought and homemade, that take up little or no square footage. Click through for 30 of the best storage ideas for the space-starved home.

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The Best Options for Bathroom Floor Tile

15 Apr 2019, 11:00 pm | Bathroom Tile

While there are many bathroom floor tile options, knowing the pros and cons for each will help you make the right choice in your home.

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How to Establish Privacy When You Have a Window in the Shower

4 Apr 2019, 4:00 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

Keep sunlight in and prying eyes out with these privacy enhancements for shower windows.

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Don't Mess Up This First Step When Tiling a Floor

3 Apr 2019, 6:00 pm | Bathroom Tile

Learn all about tile underlayment materials and installation to ensure a smooth, stable surface beneath your tile flooring project.

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How To Paint a Ceiling

26 Mar 2019, 12:00 pm | Bathroom Painting

Here are some pointers on prep and techniques for how to paint a ceiling that will help you accomplish the job easily and successfully, just like a pro.

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10 Shower Tile Ideas that Make a Splash

11 Mar 2019, 3:42 pm | Bathroom Tile

When it comes to retiling a shower, or planning a new bathroom remodel from scratch, many homeowners are overwhelmed by the array of options for tile material, design, and placement. From the classic to the kinetic, here are 10 shower tile ideas to help inspire your own shower redo.

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Buyer's Guide: Toilet Bowl Cleaners

8 Mar 2019, 4:00 pm | Bathoom Maintenance

Get this bathroom chore done quickly and easily with the right formula for your household.

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How To Grout Tile

4 Mar 2019, 8:00 pm | Bathroom Tile

Fill the joints between your new tiles with fresh grout in four easy steps.

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10 Hidden Signs That You Have a Plumbing Problem

5 Mar 2019, 1:30 am | Bathoom Maintenance

Read through these 10 hidden signs of plumbing problems in your home so you'll know when it may be time to call in a professional.

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Buyer's Guide: Caulks for Shower or Tub

22 Feb 2019, 1:00 pm | Bathoom Maintenance

Learn what caulk is right for your bathroom project and enlist one of our picks for good-looking, long-lasting results.

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The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring

28 Feb 2019, 10:00 am | Bathroom Tile

Understand what makes vinyl such a viable flooring option—as well as the downsides to this popular product—to decide whether to install it or remove it from your home.

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Buyer's Guide: Shower Curtains

28 Feb 2019, 6:00 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

Find a shower curtain that’s the perfect size, style, and fabric for your bathroom.

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What's the Difference: Grout vs Caulk

27 Feb 2019, 7:00 pm | Bathroom Tile

Understand how these common adhesives are used in various tile projects to get great-looking, long-lasting results.

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How To Paint a Bathtub

21 Feb 2019, 3:00 pm | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

Renew your loo by putting a fresh, clean coat on your worn-out old tub.

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How Long Caulk Actually Takes to Dry

5 Feb 2019, 11:00 am | Bathoom Maintenance

Make sure the caulk you apply for your next project dries and cures completely to achieve long-lasting results.

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Bathroom Floor Tile: Which Is Best for You?

1 Feb 2019, 7:00 pm | Bathroom Tile

While there are many bathroom floor tile options, knowing the pros and cons for each will help you make the right choice in your home.

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Here's How Much People Spend on Popular Home Upgrades

2 Feb 2019, 12:08 am | Bathroom Finishing Ideas

before you call a contractor or pick out the perfect slab of granite for your new countertop, you should know how much the renovation project you're about to tackle typically costs. Here’s what Americans are spending, on average, for some of the most popular home upgrades.

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The One Detail You Don't Want to Forget in Your Bathroom Renovation

10 Dec 2018, 5:37 pm | Bathroom Fixtures

When upgrading your bathroom, don’t forget to think beyond backsplashes and vanities to consider what lighting elements would best assist in your morning routine.

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