Bathroom Renovation Essentials

October 24, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms & Accessories

Bathroom RenovationYour home’s bathroom is the place which should always be neat, clean and well arranged. If you have a bathroom which is dingy, have leaking pipes and de-coloring walls, then maybe its time for a renovation. First of all, you need to check what kind of repairs you need in the bathroom and depending upon that, you should select the items required for the renovation. If you’re planning to change the tiles, go for tiles which look bright and give the bathroom an edgy look. White ceramic tiles are traditional but there’s nothing wrong in bringing in some contemporary styles in shades of red, black or even green.

You should make sure that there’s at least one vanity cabinet and several closets or cabinets to store your cosmetics, toiletries and towels. The lighting is also very important. Have one right light over the vanity cabinet and go for softer lighting for the rest of the bathroom for a serene feel. Have room fresheners to keep the bathroom fresh at all times. Also an exhaust fan is a must have to get rid of the dampness.

Tips for laying concrete

October 12, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Construction

Home renovation, construction tipsIf you’re planning to do any sort of a home project or renovation yourself, you might have to deal with concrete. This is not as tough as it sounds. Knowing the right method to do it will help you get through the entire project very easily. First of all, make sure that you have all the raw materials ready at hand. There is no harm in buying some extra materials in case you need any. You could save up the rest for future projects or even for repair work.

Using the measuring tape, make out a rough plan of the area you’re going to cover. You will also need plywood of the right shape and size. You could ask your local constructor to give you some instructions too. Dig out the foundation and pour in the materials. Make sure that the top layer is smooth and leveled. After making use of the plywood, make sure that you have pout in at least 2 inches of gravel.