This project is continued from Part 2. Laying New Tile: Before you begin, decide how you want to layout the field pattern (on the diagonal or square with the walls). The focal point is typically the most visible tile, which in my case the doorway. I was careful to continue the existing field pattern from [...]
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This project is continued from Part 1. Solatube Roof Installation The screw that driven through the roof deck from inside the attic is located and a circle drawn in crayon using the Solatube flashing as a guide. Carefully observe the Solatube installation instructions to cut the hole 1/2 inch larger than the marked circle. A [...]
This is the final update of the “How to finish a Basement Bathroom” project series for the Do-It-Yourself handyman or homeowner. Links to each construction phase of the project are summarized below, starting from the bare walls to the finished bathroom. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
My daughter’s bedroom needed more light than the two small dormer windows could supply. To solve the problem, I installed a Solatube 290 DS skylight. The Solatube tubular skylight – or sun tunnel – that is relatively easy to install, has a slim profile and does a fantastic job at delivering natural light to a [...]
The home network is extended to the basement game room by running Cat 5e cable and installing a new Ethernet jack. A “wired” network connection was needed at this location due to a weak WiFi (wireless) LAN signal. This was a “high priority” according to my teenage son for better Xbox Live performance. Copyright © [...]
I bought a house with an unfinished bathroom in the basement. The builder had roughed in the electrical and plumbing connections, including the sewage basin. The remaining tasks to finish the basement bath are: Obtain a building permit. Paint the walls. Install a ceiling ventilation fan. Install a vent to the outside for the fan. [...]