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How to Easily Drill a Hole in Ceramic Tile

How to Easily Drill a Hole in Ceramic Tile

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If you need to drill a hole in some tile, you could chuck a masonry bit in your cordless drill and watch as the tip of the bit skates around on the glazed surface, ruining the tile, but there's a better way.

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Kitchen redo

Kitchen redo

This is a kitchen remodel. Maxx always inspects the job after lunch and before his afternoon nap.

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Marble Floor

Marble Floor

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When we had our house built, I asked the builder to put carpet in the foyer and the two front rooms on either side. He thought we were crazy because "nobody carpets the foyer," he said. However, we...

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tile floor

tile floor

This tile floor involved using Ditra, and then hand laying nearly 400 2x2 tiles all individually and hand cutting 10 x 10 tiles from the current 20 x 20 tiles. 

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Beautiful Fireplace

Beautiful Fireplace

This fireplace was the crowning achievement of a recent home ground level re-design by Royal Holland Incorporated (Tri-Cities, WA). It features custom hardwood shadow boxes, rustic porcelain tile, a...

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New Contemporary Fireplace

New Contemporary Fireplace

This fireplace was designed to create a focal point in a great room. The 7.5" deep wall was built of studs on 12" centres as the wall was being tiled in 12"X24" porcelain tiles over concrete board...

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Slate Fireplace In The Style Of Rookwood Pottery

Slate Fireplace In The Style Of Rookwood Pottery

After renovating a beautiful Victorian home in Santa Cruz, we moved to Washington to build a Craftsman style home. We wanted it to look like it fit in it's environment, in the traditional style. With...

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Bathroom Gut Job

Bathroom Gut Job

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This was a 100% bathroom remodel. We had a company that was contracted to work for Home Depot come in to do it and it took less than 2 weeks to finish. We would absolutely recommend using the same...

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Craftsman styled Curly maple & Cherry kitchen

Craftsman styled Curly maple & Cherry kitchen

This kitchen is the centerpiece of an open concept 2000 square foot, self built bungalow loosely based on a craftsman theme. Like most of the home the kitchen was designed and built from scratch by...

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Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

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The main house has a wine cellar, media room, marble flooring, custom trimwork, plasterwork, and custom cabinets throughout. Exterior is stucco and stone with wood windows, copper facia and copper...

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Offsetting tile joints to add visual interest

Offsetting tile joints to add visual interest

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When tiles are rectangular rather than square, you can create more interesting patterns by offsetting tile end joints.

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Bathroom remodel

Bathroom remodel

Hardwood on the shower floor? Actually, it's tile that looks like wood and creates a whole new look for bathroom shower floors.

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How to Lay Tile Over a Concrete Slab

How to Lay Tile Over a Concrete Slab

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Uncoupling membranes used between a tile floor and a concrete slab should prevent any cracks in the concrete from affecting the tile, but will it lower the thermal mass potential of the concrete?

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Bathroom and Kitchen Design: How to Choose Tile and Plan Tile Layouts

Bathroom and Kitchen Design: How to Choose Tile and Plan Tile Layouts

If you're planning a tile project and want ideas for creating attractive patterns or combining the right colors, these two free chapters will help you get started.

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Handmade Barrel Tile Set in Mortar

Handmade Barrel Tile Set in Mortar

This house was built in the late 30's, and for the restoration, the homeowner, and designer wanted a traditional barrel tile set in mortar.  We used a custom color oxide which is not period...

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Pull out cabinet in full bath

Pull out cabinet in full bath

This was a 2nd Floor bathroom remodel ( 5' x 9' )  So space is a premium at best for storage. We came up with the idea of using a media full extension swivel pull out by...

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Handmade Tile Back Splash

Handmade Tile Back Splash

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My husband and I designed and built our home in 2004. Since we designed the house I thought it appropriate to design and build our back splash. I came up with the design and my 2 daughters (1 with...

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Bath Retreat

Bath Retreat

This bathroom renovation was commissioned by two doctors who wanted a serene space to come home to and relax. Their pre-renovation bathroom suffered from an inefficient layout and did not convey...

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Bathroom

Bathroom

This old bathroom had good fixtures, albeit in dark brown, that needed an update from the lino floor. By buying a crate of broken tiles we kept under budget and were able to do the floors and walls...

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