Finished Pivot Toilet Paper Holder Intallation

Installing Toilet Paper Holder Anchors

So far in this how-to series, we looked at the installation of the Moen Branbury Pivoting Toilet Paper Holder with the brushed nickel finish which we purchased at The Home Depot as part of its Renew and Redo Your Bath event and began the installation. Today we get the new bathroom accessory installed into the potty room of our en suite. Now, here once again are the different parts from the packaging which one uses to install either end of the toilet paper holder. For us, we only needed … [Read more...]

Completing Repair to Wooden Window Frame

Repainted Window Frame - Upper Left

Two days ago I showed you how I went about using Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler product to fill the holes in one of our bedroom's window frames. These holes were caused by removing the screws from a pair of anchor or mounting brackets for  window coverings as I installed new window coverings with the brackets installed in a different position. The picture below shows the condition for one area of the upper vertical portion of the window frame for one of the bedroom windows after I had … [Read more...]

Bathrooom Floor Tiling Project – Floor Preparation Continued

Bathroom Floor Prep Almost Completed

The past few articles in this series on our bathroom floor tiling project dealt with different aspects of floor preparation, following the removal of the carpet (yes, carpet), under-padding and baseboard molding. Today we complete our look at the floor preparation. So, the picture below of our backroom sub-floor is where things sat after dealing with the above, as well as with the single row of tile around the bathtub as well as the tile underneath the toilet. Look closely at the … [Read more...]

Directional Air Vent Register

Opening to Basement Stairs

Last year we wrote a series of articles on the selection and installation of a solar air heater to help heat the basement of our home, as shown in the picture immediately below. When our daughter would be home from attending university, we would use the air heated by the sun to help heat her basement bedroom. On those occasions, which was most of the time, when she was away at college, we wanted the air to help heat the rest of the basement and possibly rise up to the main … [Read more...]

Repairing Bathroom Double Towel Rack – 2

New Bathroom Towel Rack Anchor Position

Yesterday, in Part 1 we had removed the double towel rack from it's initial faulty location, located one wall stud to be used to secure the towel rack in it's new location had drilled the anchoring holes. Remember that we used a level to ensure that the pair of holes on either side would be, well, level. So, next I found a pair of screws larger than those which came with the double towel rack's packaging and screwed them past the drywall and into the wall stud to secure the anchoring … [Read more...]

Repairing Bathroom Double Towel Rack – 1

Bathroom Towel Rack Repair\Bathroom Towel Rack Repair 1

Today we write about one of the many home maintenance tips which are easy to do. Most bungalows, just like the one we call home, are short on space because any living space which is not in the basement is all on one floor. So, in our master bedroom's en-suite bathroom we had installed a double towel rack by the contractors as part of creating the en suite in the first place. Planning. A double towel rack holds two towels at once; it will need to hold double the weight of a regular … [Read more...]

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