Baths

We all can become victim to the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality when it comes to home maintenance or repair. The health of an older shower pan can certainly fall under this category. If your shower pan becomes faulty, it’s time to take action. The shower pan is one of the insulating materials used in the proper construction of all showers. It keeps the moisture inside the shower and away from the materials that could rot as a result of excessive moisture. Ceramic and marble tile showers are not waterproof: they are water-repellent. Under the tiled floor surface about two inches...
When to think about tub or tile refinishingDoes your cherub-pink 1950s bathtub give you nightmares? Mint-green tile surround got you down? If your bathroom tub and tile are in sound condition but simply need an aesthetic makeover, you might be considering repainting or refinishing them yourself. But make sure you know all your options before you pick up that spray gun. If you can’t stomach the idea of a full-on bathroom remodel—or you want to tone down that electric-blue surround until you can afford the bathroom of your dreams—here are your options: Call in a professional refinisher A...
Bathroom renovations don’t have to be big, messy, expensive and painful. If you have a standard bathroom that has seen better days, a renovation can be easily within your reach. The key to a smooth bath remodel is planning.  When a wise person said “the devil is in the details” one wonders if they were talking about home renovation! The first step is to think about what doesn’t work in your space. That’s probably the easiest part and on the forefront of your mind. But maybe think a bit deeper. If lack of storage is something you struggle with, identify which specific items you can’t find...
We all can become victim to the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality when it comes to home maintenance or repair. The health of an older shower pan can certainly fall under this category. If your shower pan becomes faulty, it’s time to take action. The shower pan is one of the insulating materials used in the proper construction of all showers. It keeps the moisture inside the shower and away from the materials that could rot as a result of excessive moisture. Ceramic and marble tile showers are not waterproof: they are water-repellent. Under the tiled floor surface about two inches of...
When it is time to buy a bath tub, the choices can be overwhelming.  Even for the standard 32- x 60-inch bathtub, you have several choices of materials. And the material you select determines the tub's price, durability, and cleanability.Plastic, either fiberglass or acrylic, offers the greatest design flexibility because it can be molded into many shapes. It's warm to the touch and insulates well, too, so water doesn't cool as fast as in enameled steel or cast iron tubs. Plastic is also the lightest tub, weighing in between 60 and 70 pounds. Although it doesn't chip easily, abrasive...
Shower doors come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations these days, and they can be easier to add to your existing bathroom than you may imagine.  DogGoneHandy has replaced many outdated sliding shower doors found in older homes with crisp new glass that improves the look and functionality of the bathroom.   If your shower door is one of those outdated track systems that always comes off its runners, or if your shower door has a glass pattern that you’d rather not see, we have a great solution for you.  We can update it with a new track system that will always stay on its...
One of the most used components of practically every bathroom is the mirror, but so often it’s significance as a stylish accessory is overlooked.   A unique mirror can be one of the most dramatic ways to add character to any bathroom, without adding big costs.  But sometimes, with a mirror’s weight and often-clumsy dimensions, it can be a real challenge to get it mounted perfectly.  Save yourself the headache, the backache, and even (but hopefully not) the cost to replace a broken mirror by calling to schedule one of the multitalented techs at DogGoneHandy.  ...
Practically all homeowners are guilty of experiencing some degree of an “out of sight, out of mind” scenario in regards to home repairs and maintenance.  An older shower pan could be exactly one of these items.  DogGoneHandy is here to help you to determine the best plan of attack when you home’s shower pan goes bad.   The shower pan is one of the insulating materials used in the proper construction of all showers.  It keeps the moisture inside the shower and away from the materials that could rot as a result of excessive moisture.  A leaky shower pan can cause nasty...
Want to update your bathroom without breaking the bank?  Need more storage for your home beauty treatments and Costco size mouthwash bottle?  Curling iron burns making your bathroom countertop look a bit more used than you’d like?  No problem – DogGoneHandy can make solving all of these problems a breeze!  One of the most dramatic ways to update any bathroom that has seen better days is with a quick and easy bathroom facelift!  Although replacing a bathroom vanity - with the hassle of coordinating a carpenter, a plumber, and a countertop fabricator -used to be a...
Many of the great details included in homes built during the first few decades of the twentieth century have been lost in today’s effort to cut cost out of home construction.  One of those details, the mirrored bathroom medicine cabinet, can be easily added to, or can replace an existing bathroom mirror during a single visit from one of DogGoneHandy’s skilled handymen.  There are two basic bathroom mirror options that can both dramatically update the style and increase functionality of even the smallest of bathrooms.  The most straightforward solution is the surface mount...
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