Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #342 – Heating – Insulate Basement Walls

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 342, Basement Walls' Insulation. If you do not have a finished basement, you should consider investing in a partial basement renovation project to at least place insulation on the full height of all your exterior basement walls. This will help keep the coolness of the … [Read more...]

The Home Depot Renew and Redo Your Bath Event

Themed Bathrooms for Renew Your Bath

You may have already heard about it, The Home Depot Renew and Redo Your Bath event in the USA. This is more than a sales event. I don't have to tell you about the nasty weather outside, which makes it a good time for those indoors home improvement and renovation project. Renewing a bath can mean a variety of updates including changing out a vanity, adding new lighting, installing a new floor, changing out the toilet, replacing the showerhead or adding a new paint color. During their … [Read more...]

Solution To Covering Open Floor By Sunken Room

Unfinished Floor Tile Edge by Sunken Room

Last time we looked at the finishing solution used on the vertical stairway riser by the newly laid floor tile. Today we have a similar dilemma for the edge of the newly laid hallway floor tile at the end of the sunken living room. Here is a picture of the sunken living room entrance to the front hall before the floor tiling renovation project began. And now here is a picture of the same area once the new floor tile has been laid in the front hall. Notice the difference? … [Read more...]

Adding More Concrete Mixture To Level Floor

Adding Concrete Tile Laying Mixture

In the prior article within this tile installation home renovation project series, we discussed how a support beam caused part of the front hall floor to be a little unlevel and the impact it had on the newly laid floor tile. Today I thought I would show you where the additional flooring concrete mixture was added to level the floor. First, here is a picture of the area by the living room and basement stairway. That is quite a large amount of mixture added. What I tried to get in … [Read more...]

Starting To Lay Floor Tile

Chalk Line

In the prior article within our floor tiling home renovation project series, the preparation of floor in the front foyer and adjoining laundry room had been completed. The project is now ready to start the tile laying task. Where to start? Where to lay the first tile? Well, since the visual focal point of the new floor was to be the tile insert in the middle of the front foyer, one needs to start at one end and build up towards that focal point. So, it was decided to begin at the … [Read more...]

Bagster Bag Review

Unfolding Bagster

Yesterday I described the Bagster Bag, the so called dumpster in a bag, waste removal product for home renovation, demolition and other contractor or DIY projects. We were honoured that DailyHomeRenoTips.com was the first to use this product in Canada. It has been available in the United States for a while now. We received one to try and just in the nick of time as we had just finished our bathroom floor tiling project. The completion of this renovation project saw a fair amount of waste … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Floor Preparation Under the Bathtub

Bathtub With Tile Floor Border Broken

In yesterday's article we began the preparation of the floor within the bathroom we were going to apply floor tile.Once the carpet, under-padding and baseboard molding were removed, Bennett started to work on the flooring by the bathtub. Why? Well, here is a picture of the bathtub just after the carpet was removed. What you should notice are two things. First, the bathtub has a skirt along its length (removed in the above picture; however you can still see the wooden support frame). … [Read more...]

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