My husband and I have gutted our master bathroom and we want to put in a glassed shower. We are looking at a quartz base and one glassed side will be the door with the other two sides tiled to the ceiling. Advise/cautions.
Commented on Feb 25, 2013
Rain-x Works well on shower glass. Are you going to be installing the tile? If so make sure
the walls that the glass attach to are plumb. Especially if you are going to go with a heavy frame less glass. Also before applying the tile to the durock backer board it is smart to use some type of Roll on membrane for waterproofing like this http://www.mapei.us/pdf/Realta/REALTA10_en.p... and if you want a semi maintenance free shower use epoxy grout.
Revive your NICD batteries with using this free tutorial. I just fixed about 20 of my own batteries and I figured I would share it with others for free since people are charging 20 dollars on Ebay for these instructions.
Commented on Sep 24, 2012
Thanks for all the positive feedback I hope this helps some of you guys with dead batteries I
We have cherry cabinets and dark countertops, what color would look best for the backsplash? We will be using tile of some sort, but after going this far with this kitchen redo, I don't want ordinary tile.
Commented on Jun 01, 2012
I would recommend using a light travertine similar to the picture I will attach and with the
style of your cabinets I would go with a subway tile rather that a square tile.
This door is no longer sitting properly in the frame. Looks like I need to do something with the bottom hinge in order to re-align it. House is 26 years old.
Commented on May 30, 2012
What is happening is that the weight of the door is pulling the jamb away from the framing
over time.all you need to do is get a 3" matching color screw and replace one of the screws on the very top hing. You will see is suck the door back into place.This will fix the problem if you dont have tools to do it (Screw Gun,1/8 Drill bit) Then call a handyman and they can fix it easy.
*deep breath* So I decided to replace my kitchen backsplash myself. I've removed the ceramic tile and of course, the existing drywall was damaged so I tore it all out. (See the photo
for what I am left with.) My question now is, what do I put back up there? Do I use more drywall or something else? And is there a concern about drywall transitioning to any of the other materials? I've repaired drywall before but using something else is new to me. Also, should I go ahead and put the material up now or wait until my countertops are removed and the granite put in??
I don't have a concern about water since my sink is in my island. A downdraft cooktop will be in the countertop near the backsplash.
Commented on May 20, 2012
GFCI is standard code anywhere in the kitchen not only by the sink so if it were a new house
the inspector would make you have 2 seperate GFCI circuits. Green board is optional but I always use it even though it is highly unlikley for it to get any moisture after the tile is instlaled the Mastic itself is water based and soaks into the sheetrock a tiny bit when installing the tiles so it helps prevent the sheetrock from soaking in that moisture.