September 1, 1999
Q: In a conventional tiled shower stall, the loor of the shower is lined with a shower an or membrane. A raised threshold or jam keeps shower water from running into…
Sometimes we have to pack a lot of things into a small bathroom, and every square inch of space counts. Once in a while, the only way we can make…
July 1, 1999
Cementitious backerboard speeds up the job, but start with a subfloor that is firm and flat
September 1, 1998
An earthy alternative to the cold, austere look of marble, limestone is easy to work with and maintain.
July 1, 1998
Setting a toilet single-handedly presents a tricky problem: If you don't accurately line up the closet bolts with the holes in the base of the toilet bowl, you can damage…
March 1, 1998
Q: I need to install a grab bar in an existing one-piece fiberglass tub/shower. It seems that the wall of the shower alone is not strong enough to support a lot…
January 1, 1998
Before you're sold on style alone, consider how the faucet is made, the type of valve it uses, and the finish.
A modest renovation transforms hodgepodge of revival styles into a coherent shingle-style design.
September 1, 1997
Fewer walls, a bigger bathroom, and lots of light turn a confining second floor into a spacious master suite.
For caulking around bathroom and kitchen fixtures, nothing lasts longer or keeps out moisture better than silicone.
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