Kitchens & Baths

Trowel and Error: How to Lay BIG Tile

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Sloppy mortar application means sloppy tile that #Fails

It Takes 10 Minutes to Waterproof a Shampoo Niche #TheRightWay

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"This is the most important part to waterproof because this is the place where all the water will end up and it might leak if not done correctly." 

—Michal Mroczko

Seal Holes from Pipes and Wires

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An item on the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. Item 5.1.2, to be exact ...

Universal Design Handbook

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Making a house easy to live in regardless of your age or ability seems like a good idea, but it is rarely done.

South American Sinks

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Latinos have some pretty cool lavatories. This sink illustrates the point: This cool sink gets its chic from the way it’s made, with back-splash high pieces of scraps of the marble that made the counter.

How to Install Tile in a Tub or Shower Surround

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Seven tips for a better installation and some advanced tile saw acrobatics, too

 

Shop-Made Kitchen Cabinet Boxes

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Kitchen cabinet carcasses are just four-sided cubes made with plywood and simple joinery. Repetition is the name of this game.

Shower WaterProofing Advanced Topics

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7 less common (but potentially problematic) shower waterproofing situations

 

5 Step Waterproofing System: Best Practices for Tile Showers

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All complex assemblies involving multiple trades demand the critical, and constant, focus of supervisors. Where one trade ends and another begins must show continuity. If you do not build redundancy into the system, you are building in risk.