September 1, 2001
Q: The roof in my timber-frame home is covered with 10-in. thick structural insulated panels (SIPs) with tongue-and-groove pine laminated to the bottom to create the cathedral-ceiling surface. The bathrooms under…
A thick mortar bed over a vinyl membrane makes a sturdy base for tile, but it pays to test for leaks
Q: The bathrooms in my house had already been tiled when I bought the house, and it looks as if the tile installer used slick, high-gloss wall tiles for the shower floor.…
Before this job, I had never installed 12-in. sq. by 3/8-in. thick tiles over my head. The marble-slab installers had done the walls of the tub/shower surround and preferred not…
January 1, 2001
These safety devices aren't there for looks—they must be well anchored to help prevent bathroom injuries.
November 1, 2000
There are lots of options for taking the chill off. Which one fits your house?
Sometimes you just have to tear it all back to bare studs and joists to get it right.
November 1, 1999
Choosing lamps and fixtures that will give you the most natural-looking and energy-efficient lighting.
A little planning along with a thoughtful selection of fittings and fixtures can make all the difference.
October 1, 1999
A donated sink and cast-off roofing slates meet up with a refurbished tub
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