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Imagine a Kitchen Cabinet Like This

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 12:35:00 PM


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Topics: kitchen, bath, cabinets, antique, gadgets

Cool Cabinets Add Functionality for Kitchen and Bath

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 11:25:00 AM

Special cabinets can do more to enhance the functionality of your kitchen than pretty much anything else and can cut down on the number of cabinets you need.  More cabinets doesn't always mean better use of space - sometimes it just means more expense and more clutter.

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Topics: kitchen, bath, Home Improvements, design, bliss

Prevent Water Intrusion by William Burke

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 3:38:00 PM

Many of our clients are renovating their existing master bathroom and updating the showers. In this example we have removed the old 4 x 4 tiles and will replace with an 8 x 16 brick pattern and a nice glass mosaic accent band. It will be beautiful when complete and a huge improvement over the old tile design.

During the demolition of the showers, in many instances, we find water damage because of poor installation and the use of sub-standard materials. Water leaks cause mold accumulation and attract termites, carpenter ants and worse.

The proper building techniques and materials used are of paramount importance. What is equally important is the preparation for the installation. This photo is a great example of the added measures we take to be certain that there will not be any water intrusion. In the photo, it can be seen that we have used Durarock cement board for the substrate. The cement board is essential for wet areas.  The red “paint” seen in the photo is actually an elastomeric membrane that is applied over every screw hole and seam in the shower. 

The cement board and tile alone would be sufficient to prevent water intrusion. The “Red Guard” sealant will ensure it.

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Topics: renovation, bath, water damage

More Television Reno - The Boys of Wednesday Night

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 11:13:00 AM

Wednesdays are heating up!  Nothing to watch on TV?  Head on over to HGTV from 8:00 to 11:00 pm... even if you don't love renovation shows it could be worth a look!  

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Topics: kitchen, television, renovation, show, bath