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Undoubtedly, most of us have a bathroom that features the shower combined with the bath. It’s extremely common. Sure, we’d like to have a luxurious tub dedicated to baths and a fancy enclosure designed solely for showers. But in the world of the common person, the shower accommodates both. And with it comes a standard option – choosing a shower door that swings or slides open, or a shower curtain that can be pulled open or closed.It may be a no-brainer for you. You might like the decorative touch a curtain provides.  On the other hand the durability of the...

With old homes come many potential surprises. Classic hardware, a prolific history, a wealth of neglected antiques in the attic… these are examples of good surprises. Unfortunately, they’re not as feasible as the more crummy ones. Surprises aren’t fun when they make you aware of problems…Perhaps your home has been in the family for decades, or you’ve been alerted to a steal-of-a-deal on the real estate market, when working with an old home it is necessary to be aware of the common pitfalls that betray its safety and value - and the costs affiliated in alleviating them.     Let’s start with the...

I love hot tubs and Jacuzzis.  They are one of the best experiences in life.But owning your own Jacuzzi is so expensive and labor intensive that the only really good option is to live in a complex that has one.  While this solves all the cost and labor issues it then creates the new issue of having to share the space with the rest of the complex.  So a very nice compromise is to have a great shower in your bathroom.The privacy of your bathroom makes the shower a safe haven of relaxation.  So your shower is an area of...

Yup, being in your bathroom is like taking a time machine to 1982. The hardware is at least that old. The hard-to-reach places are getting moldy. You’ve already replaced the shower head, but the rest of it is a bit rusty. The tub has a permanent gray ring caused by a chiliad of baths that has slowly defied scrubbing. It’s time for a change.But where do you start? Obviously, your budget needs to be considered. Materials vary greatly in quality, from basic to very high-end. Luckily, much of the labor is easily incurred by the consumer.  Stylistically, there is a particular...

Overcoming the Hurdles of Kitchen Remodeling Many people hope to remodel their kitchen – someday. Many simply can’t afford it. However, with a little research they may learn that they can achieve their dream  – by working at it one step at a time.By breaking a remodel down in stages you can realistically forecast a start date, end date and an affordable budget. By avoiding the temptation to go 'ull-speed ahead' you actually allow yourself a safety net that may protect you from unforeseen circumstances.First you need to get a firm grasp of exactly what you want. Visualize. Discuss it with...

Kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles can be a huge undertaking or it can be a simple changing out of the sink and countertops. Many homeowners choose to remodel their kitchens themselves with minimal help from contractors. You don’t have to be a licensed contractor to find cabinets and flooring at discounted prices. Anyone who is renovating a kitchen can find everything they need to give the kitchen a facelift or totally rehab the entire space.The first step to kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles is to set a budget. You will know exactly how much you can do to the kitchen...

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