Unique Water Shut-Off Position

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I took a photo of this in my friend T.J.’s model home, because I thought it was such a smart idea. I have spent many agonizing hours trying to paint around, tape around, wallpaper around, and upholster around the water shut-off under the commode. You’ve done this haven’t you? You try laying on the commode,…

Are Vessel Sinks Practical?

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OK, I don’t have a vessel sink but I do think they can be stunning. I just wonder if there is a possibility that you might keep running into it as you move your hands around with toothbrushes, tubes, bottles and the like. Also, do they collect dust and bathroom debris under them and are…

How To Survive Wallpaper Nightmares

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After having wallpapered dozens of rooms, and of course removed just as much paper, I can tell you I’ve been through dream projects and nightmares as well. However, between Matt’s and my experience, we can get you through any wallpaper dilemma and have you begging for more….wallpapering that is, not dilemmas. 1. Can I prime…

A Curved Shower Rod is The Bomb!

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Don’t you hate it when the shower curtain floats into the tub and either sticks to your wet body or leaves you little or no room to wash up? Well, my daughter and I solved that in her bathroom with a curved shower curtain and we’ll never go back to the old style! Have you…

Vessel Sinks are All The Rage

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Another interesting item I found at the Great Big Home & Garden Show in Cleveland, was this beautiful vessel sink. I love the patterns and colors, but I do have an opinion about vessel sinks in use.  although they look intriguing and dramatic in a bathroom, I find that I’m constantly banging my hand, or…

Make a Corner Cupboard for Additional Storage

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Turn an empty corner into useful storage and display space with an easy to make corner cupboard. Shari and I have decorated numerous bathrooms, and all of them share one common problem – not enough storage.  Typically, the only places to store items are the medicine cabinet and under the vanity, neither of which were…

How to Paint a Faux Tile Backsplash

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Tile can be expensive, but paint is easily affordable and using it you can create a fantastic backsplash that most will think is really tile!  Nothing can give your kitchen cabinets more pizzazz than a beautiful tile backsplash.  It adds color, depth and a totally customized look.  However, ceramic and glass tiles can be expensive and quite…

Personalize Your Bath with a Home Made Shower Curtain

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In a bathroom the shower curtain is usually the inspiration piece that brings everything together so it better be one that you love.  To guarantee it, make your own!  This is probably about the fifth or sixth shower curtain I have made over the years and I’m surprised, with how easy they are, that I…

Creative Shower Curtain Ideas and Details

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Don’t let your shower curtain – the main fabric in your bathroom – be boring!  Try some of these creative ideas for pumping up it’s style! You know, surprisingly enough, as simple as a shower curtain might seem, I have a lot to say about sewing a shower curtain. Yes, they are basically a flat panel…

Customize Bathroom Waste Cans and Tissue Boxes

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Matt takes on this craft project and proves that anyone can create beautiful accessories for their bathroom! Ok, Shari always thinks she’s so smart with the craft items so this time I’m leading the craft – basically because it is so easy, anyone can do it – even me! I usually shine in the shop,…

4 Must Haves for a Beautiful Bathroom

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Two of these four make the bathroom function well too, like plenty of counter space and storage.  It’s the design statement and accessories that make it beautiful! Bathrooms are certainly worth talking about when it comes to decorating because we do spend plenty of our time in them.  And, it’s important to get them done…

Freshen Grout with Coat of Armor Grout Solutions

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That’s right, it’s a Mold, Mildew and Stain Resistant Grout Color and Sealer in One! In the many years that Shari and I have been doing home improvement projects, we have been asked countless times, what can I do about my dull, dirty, stained or discolored grout on my floor tiles. We have tried countless…

Enhance a Store Bought Shower Curtain

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The disadvantage to purchasing items “off the shelf”, or “ready made” is that they never quite fit perfectly. But with a little creativity you can make them perfect for you! It’s the same with clothing and home products.  I find that there is no sheet out there that exactly fits my bed.  Some fitted sheets…