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Sandy's SnapStone Floor Tile Approval

From time to time we have shown our pet dog, Sandy, participating in a few of our home renovation and energy saving projects. She does a very, very good job. :) Don't believe me? Well, here is a picture of Sandy, a Cockapoo, which is part Cocker Spaniel and part Poodle, supervising the installation of floor tile in our daughter's bathroom. She realizes that we are not yet finished that home renovation project. And here she is giving the final inspection of our newly installed … [Read more...]

Preparing The Front Hall Floor for Tiles – Part 2

Inserting Long Screws Into Sub Floor Depression Filled With Double Plywood

In our continuing series about our front hallway and adjoining laundry room floor tiling project, we reviewed the filling of the sub floor gaps by the stairs, laundry room and living room caused by the previously floors use of narrow yet thick marble inserts. Today we continue with the front hall floor's preparation for new tile. The next step to prepare the floor was of course to screw down the double narrow plywood inserts at the living room, stairs and kitchen areas. Now, look … [Read more...]

Foundation Wall Crack Project Repair Completed

Finishing Nails and Spike

Yesterday I placed the carpet back into position and almost had the baseboard trim in place. I say 'almost' as there were some gaps which I wanted to see if I could reduce. So, I found some finishing nails from a prior project and proceeded to hammer a few of them into areas with what I thought was excessive gaps between the baseboard trim and the base of the wall. My goal was to reduce as much of this gap as practical to both have a uniform finished appearance and reduce the amount of … [Read more...]

Finishing Bathroom With Caulking – 2

DAP 30 Kitchen and Bathroom Caulking

Yesterday, we wrote about two areas of our daughter's bathroom which were not properly finished with caulking. Here is a before picture for one of the areas just to remind you. The product we used was this one from DAP, their 3.0 Kitchen and Bathroom caulking. Here is what the area on the left now looks like after having applied the caulking along the corner where the ceramic tiled wall meets the wall just with drywall. Now, remember that I certainly do not profess to be … [Read more...]

Finishing Bathroom With Caulking – 1

Uneven Paint in Corner

To me, caulking is one of those home renovation finishing projects which if it is used no one really notices but if it is not used the project looks, well, un-finished. Let me show you our daughter's bathroom. In particular, we are going to focus on two areas. First, look in the picture below where the wall with ceramic tile (on the right) meets the wall with only drywall (on the left). See in the corner how the blue paint is unevenly applied to the corner? Here is a close-up to … [Read more...]

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