Month: August 2019

fireplace remodel

Thermal Mass Stove Design (2)

A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. And, with the help of the organizers at l’Associació Persei , in February 2012 I taught a workshop at Milmanda on How to Design and Build a Thermal Mass Stove. I hope Milmanda’s new thermal mass stove will be cooking Maria’s delicious Catalan casseroles for many years to come!

I love this – it is a good idea for our red brick fireplace, which I loathe! Your living room now looks like something from a magazine, it is so gorgeous. I really wanted the trim overlap far enough to meet that inside piece of the mantel. We made an insulative mix using expanded clay to slow down the rate of heat loss in the firebox, white oven and heat riser, and a denser mix was used to direct the conduction of heat towards the face of the stove and into …

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5th Wheel RV Remodel (2)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. We learned how to properly scale the stove in relation to the space it is being built to heat. I love to rug hook, design folk art, and play in my studio as well as work in my veggie garden. After the mantle was done we attached furring strips to the top half of the fireplace brick just like we had done to the bottom half.fireplace remodel

Below you can see the photos of the finished thermal mass stove. For the sides, I just smoothed some caulk directly on and painted a straight line after the fact. Taping off the edges helped to keep the caulk line clean. To begin with my husband and I do not like brass, light pink, flower curtains, and the lack of personality in our trailer.

We began with the classroom element of the workshop, introducing the …

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Bathroom Remodel (3)

There are a host of options available in the market when it comes to massage bathtubs. Doug relocated the water supply under the subfloor, capped the vent below the subfloor, moved the showerhead over some, installed the shower valve, moved the shower drain over and added a better p-trap.

Having a large floor space for your bathroom is important if you want to install a circular tub. The electronic defoggers give you the advantage of freeing up time, since you do not have to blow dry, wait, or wipe your mirror after bathing. These were things I already knew we wanted to do. My problem was with the design aspect of it. If this were my permanent home I would have mosaic tiles and all kinds of ethnic details but we only plan to live here for about 5 years-ish.

If you have a large and bulky cabinet in your …

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Renovation Rehab (12)

Studio’s success is based on professional experience, knowledge and traditions of many generations of old masters combined with advanced materials and technology. I particularly love the architecture and finishes from the 1920’s, so this project has been such a joy to work on from the beginning.renovation

Publié par MDB Projects – Interior Design Services – Paris France à. So, now I bring you the incredible master closet. At the end of this row of cabinets is a small cabinet that conceals a washer/ dryer combo unit We selected a unit that uses a ventless connection so that we wouldn’t need all of the space for a traditional hook up. The unit is also super quiet.

It was a pleasure to meet you today and to see your portfolio of very accomplished work. It’s really a happy surprise to see such good design in San Antonio. Art studio designing and producing …

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Bathroom Remodeling

With our floor tile in, it was time to focus on the daunting task of doing up the shower walls. I am excited to finally be able to offer Bathroom Remodel – Bling on a Shoestring” to the public since I received rave reviews during my pre release. Porcelain tile will require less maintenance bc the surface is of course man made and a glazed which makes the surface impervious to water, chemicals etc…this makes it easier to clean since the surface is not porous.

Recently I have been doing contemporary bathroom remodeling with a twist. Com – The Home Improvement, Remodeling and Repair Site for.. of ten worst corporations. That meant opening up the hallway wall, removing a half-wall on the other side of it, and removing the built-in drawers and doors of the closet.

It’s hard—they’ve learned to be frugal and they have to juggle spending on the …

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Kitchen Remodel REVEAL (4)

Okay, I know it’s considered gauche to talk about money, but we’re laying out all the details of our final budget because when we first started thinking about remodeling our kitchen, that was the one area that we were totally in the dark about, and we would have loved to have seen detailed budgets of other kitchen remodels.

You can find this information on their website: Cost Vs. Value. Then we started with the total tear out of our old kitchen. It seems like I’m glazing over A LOT of work here but it was all really repetitive; rip, joint, cut, join, glue, clamp and sand… So I guess at this point we see some before and after pics.kitchen remodel cost

I did some negotiating with various contractors and got the price down. We himed and hawed about what tile to use and decided to go with 18in square. I don’t think …

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The Kitchen Remodel (8)

And if you’re not rearranging the layout, there is no reason to gut the kitchen. Thanks, Joni for the post and to the owner as well, for providing all the details! I found The Gardener’s Cottage (years ago) from a picture I saw of your kitchen on another blog and it’s been my favorite ever since.

Remember, the kitchen is small and only has 3 base cabinets and one upper (w/ doors) so that kept costs down. This is also a very good post which I really enjoyed reading. As you can see from the detailed budget below, we exceeded our initial budget by a little over $20,000!

Labor costs (Includes: electrical; drywall; install cabinets, appliances, sink, faucet; install gas line for gas cook top; install plywood decking for granite countertops): $25,407. It is no big deal and again, love the way it looks. It’s hard to see the cracked …

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Hydronic Hot Water Vs. Electric Heating (2)

Over the years, Lowe’s Home Improvement has advanced in productivity and quality. Finally, there are low-voltage radiant heat systems. While Smith has since found employment, she is not earning at the salary level she was making at Lowe’s, Pearson said. Lowe’s has not been regulating inventory levels, keeping an eye on sales trends or historical experience.

Since the company secures its merchandise from multiple vendors, it has little control over product quality. Recent low-mass products have been developed to avoid these challenges by fitting the tubing into pre-cut wood panels making hydronic systems more convenient and possible for most major remodeling projects.lowe's home improvement

Your best economies of scale are achieved for hydronic systems in large areas or entire homes because of their expensive components and operational costs. Lowe’s is always in need of different suppliers because they don’t have a lot of standing relationships with quality suppliers.

Many of these items …

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‘Improve, Don’t Move’ Trend Boosts Home Extension Applications (3)

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If those values aren’t being served, well then you dread your work. Jet JMS-12SCMS 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Slіdе Cоmроund Mіtеr Sаw Prоѕ аnd Cоnѕ. This makes code more compact and also gave us a chance to cleanup terminology and fix mistakes and oddities crept in over years.

Thіѕ wіll be time well ѕреnt, since еасh hоmе іmрrоvеmеnt оr repair уоu mаkе will increase уоur hоmе’ѕ vаluе. I am bit concerned about the identical code folding, but according to the feedback from gold developers, the user confusion is not …

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Fireplace Remodel Is Finally Complete! (4)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. I painted the area around the fireplace box with Olympics Flat latex Zero Voc paint in Black Magic and the rest of the fireplace in Cloud White (flat latex) a Benjamin Moore color. Then we built a new firebox with a white oven on top, in the old fireplace.

Cool Outdoor Fireplace for your Garden by Hagen and Zohar DigsDigs. Love not only the fireplace but the rest of the room as well. My fireplace obviously has no mantel – not because I made a conscious decision not to have one but because I hadn’t thought to make plans for one before the time of the stone installation.fireplace remodel

Another option to consider is using natural stone for the hearth even if you used manufactured stone veneer for the rest of the fireplace. Notice behind the stove is just plain boring wallpaper. …