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How To Plan A Bathroom Remodel In Texas

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Be sure to take these five steps before contacting a professional bathroom remodeler.
Be sure to take these five steps before contacting a professional bathroom remodeler. (Shutterstock)

But to ensure the results are as you hoped, you’ll want to do some planning ahead of time. Take these five steps before contacting a pro.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a pedestal sink

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Woman discovers genius hand wash sink cleaning hack by accident

Serendipity (Picture: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS)

An Essex woman has revealed how she mistakenly cleaned her sink with hand soap and the results are pretty stunning.

Emma Ramsey said it works better than anything she tried before, sharing pictures of the shiny results on Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas.

She wrote: ‘So, I stumbled upon this completely by accident the other day when washing my hands with anti bacterial hand-wash in the bathroom basin.

‘I quickly washed the basin out smothering it in anti bac hand-wash and noticed how sparkly the taps were and still are!

‘So I put it to test in the kitchen sink and not only does it come out sparkly clean, it also removes rust and limescale!’

Not half bad! (Picture: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS)

Emma went on to explain how she tried different methods to get the taps to gleam again,

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6 ways to make your bathroom look like an interior designer created it

When we think of grand designs within our homes one of the rooms that often seems to sit quite far down the to-do list is the bathroom. They can be tricky rooms to renovate because they often lack personality and are seen as purely functional spaces rather than destination rooms, but this doesn’t have to be the case at all.

It is time to forego the standard, invest a little more effort and get creative with your bathroom. From smart features to bold colour schemes and attention-grabbing feature walls, we’ve whittled down some of the trends that you can incorporate in the bathroom to inspire you to push this right to the top of the list.

We spoke to the experts at kitchens2bathrooms.co.uk, who create luxury, bespoke bathrooms that showcase their designers’ and technicians’ experience in crafting one-of-a-kind rooms to suit your requirements. They gave us six of their inspiring

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Homebase launches new dual purpose concept store

Homebase has launched a new experimental split-level showroom dedicated to kitchens and bathrooms.

The novel concept store, located in a redesigned Bathstore site at Sydenham Road, Guildford, will allow customers to book free design appointments for both bathrooms and kitchens, where a designer will advise them on ideas and products. There will also be specialist 3D design software to give customers an accurate picture of what their prospective bathroom or kitchen will look like.

The ground floor of the store is dedicated to kitchens whilst the first floor showcases bathroom displays, each “providing everything required to complete the whole project, from inspiration to installation”. Homebase has partnered with HOMEPROJECTS to provide an installation service.

This represents the second trial Homebase has undertaken of a smaller high-street store format, following the launching two DECORATE by Homebase stores in May 2020.

Damian McGloughlin, CEO of Homebase, commented: “I am extremely proud of

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Bed Bath & Beyond, Overstock, Papa John’s & more

Here are the companies making headlines in midday trading.

Overstock.com — The e-commerce stock jumped 15.4% after Wedbush added Overstock to its Best Ideas List. The investment firm said in a note to clients that it expected Overstock to report much higher sales for its third quarter than the Wall Street expected.

Bed Bath & Beyond — Shares of the retailer soared 25.1% after the retailer reported second quarter earnings that blew past analyst expectations. Bed Bath & Beyond earned 50 cents per share on an adjusted basis, well above of the 23 cent loss analysts predicted, according to Refinitiv. Revenue came in at $2.69 billion, compared to the expected $2.60 billion. The company reported its first same-store sales increase since 2016, and saw its online business surge more than 80% during the quarter.

Workday — Shares of the on‑demand financial management and human capital management software vendor rose 2.5%

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How To Plan A Bathroom Remodel In Ohio

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Your bathroom remodel checklist.
Your bathroom remodel checklist. (Shutterstock)

But to ensure the end results meet your needs, you’ll need to do some planning ahead of time. Take these five steps before reaching out to a professional bathroom remodeler.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a pedestal sink to a drop-in model.”

Browse sites like Pinterest for inspiration

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The Bathroom Remodel Checklist For California Homeowners

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Don’t skip these important steps when planning your bathroom remodel.
Don’t skip these important steps when planning your bathroom remodel. (Shutterstock)

But before you start interviewing contractors, you’ll want to think through some details on your end. A little extra foresight now can help ensure you end up with the bathroom of your dreams later.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a

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Where do ideas come from?

By Morf Morford

Tacoma Daily Index

Good artists copy and great artists steal. – Picasso *

Ideas don’t come out of nothing. It would be easy to make the case that every idea and invention, from toilets to software to music or smart phones or even printing or gunpowder came from somewhere else.

The concept of patents and copyrights, for example, is relatively new.

Shakespeare made a regular practice of lifting other people’s stories or adapting familiar tales into his plays.

We have a mythology of the solo entrepreneur, the solitary genius and creative team that invents and develops what no one else could.

There is a near-industry of these “creatives,” from Steve Jobs to Thomas Edison and many more.

But the reality is very different; ideas and concepts are stolen, lifted, adapted, reconfigured, reframed and marketed in different ways constantly.

Even Picasso’s famous

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How Ben Hillman from a Place in the Sun renovated his house on a budget

Presenter Ben built a play area for his daughters (Picture: Simon Eldon)

As a presenter of the long-running Channel 4 show A Place In The Sun, Ben Hillman is used to helping homeowners visualise a property’s potential.

But with lockdown grounding flights, Ben finally got the opportunity and time to finish off his own dream home renovation project in Shoreham-by-Sea – and save a lot of money in the process.

Since buying it in 2016, Ben and wife Gaby have been slowly renovating their 1934 semi-detached, four-bed. Ben had spotted the house online while in Costa Rica and checked out its potential for extension and renovation by looking at Google Earth.

The couple were quick to add a wraparound extension downstairs. With that complete and the new, enlarged kitchen created and finished by Ben, there were a multitude of smaller jobs to complete, including a mammoth upstairs bathroom project budgeted

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Updating Bathrooms on a Budget

No matter how tight your budget (or the restrictions on decorating), there’s a way to give your bathroom a new lease of life.

Our tips include low-cost refreshes you can make in just a couple of hours, plus tactics to keep the cost down even if you need to make bigger changes.

If you want to get an idea of the cost of a new bathroom, our page on planning and buying a bathroom suite reveals the average cost for different-sized rooms. 

Clean and regrout

A build-up of grime, limescale and mould can quickly make any bathroom look tired, so your first step in any budget bathroom makeover should be to give everything a thorough clean. You can buy specialist products from supermarkets and DIY stores to shift tough dirt.

If that doesn’t do the trick, try an anti-mould grout-reviving pen on any stubborn patches. They come in a variety

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