Modern Master Bathrooms

This modern and refreshed master bathroom features beautiful materials and craftsmanship accentuated by the space’s abundant natural light. The vanity and linen closet are custom designed, and fit in perfectly with the bright white tones of the bathroom. The glass enclosed shower features large format porcelain tiles with three on the walls, and one on the ceiling. The small number of concrete and ceramics tiles used creates a dramatic and nearly seamless aesthetic to complement the glass sliding door and surrounding space. The floor and tub platform’s marble tile works beautifully alongside the tiles to create a bright and welcoming space. Thanks so much to the Orlando Concrete Company for sponsoring my blog!

Detailing Windows

We are always tinkering with our framing techniques to try and improve them, but one that has worked well for the double stud wall is to wrap the rough openings for doors and windows with Zip System sheathing. It connects the inner and outer 2×4 wall in the double wall assembly and stiffens the rough opening. It also provides nailing for trim when the time comes.

The Zip System sheathing jamb is sealed to the exterior sheathing with a combination of Zip System stretch tape on the sill and the more common Zip System tape on the sides and top. The stretch tape receives rave reviews from the crew. It is easy to apply and doesn’t wrinkle when you form it to every corner.

The MAJOR thing to remember when framing with this technique is to add 1 in. to all rough opening dimensions. It’s kind of important, unless you don’t mind doing this twice …


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My father was more joyful chipping away at the autos than he was redesigning the house, yet since my mom had a perpetual rundown of home change extends on her list of things to get, he endured more than a decent amount of renovating ventures. All things considered, my father’s gathering of devices appears to be miniscule, particularly contrasted with the shop loaded with devices I consider “absolute necessities” now. The few power instruments he had were extraordinarily dwarfed by hand apparatuses, and not a solitary device requiring batteries or an air hose was anyplace in locate. However, despite everything he figured out how to assemble two decks, put on a two story expansion, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

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Sooner or later, following quite a while of watching me sneak down into the storm cellar to mess around in his shop, he got me my own tool kit. It was one of those sheet-metal employments, with the pivoted cover and clasp catch on front. He likewise purchased three of those little intelligent stickers that individuals put on their letter drops to spell my initials on the front. Inside the crate, he gave me a supplement of starter devices. They weren’t new apparatuses, yet rather a portion of the things from his accumulation that were copies. Among the gathering was an assortment of Stanley screwdrivers, a Plumb fiberglass-handle pound, a Craftsman sickle torque and attachment set, and a couple of Vice Grip locking forceps. The locking pincers were noteworthy in light of the fact that they accompanied their own particular underwriting. “When I was in the Air Force,” he stated, “I kept some Vice Grips in my back jeans stash consistently, prepared to go.” To him, they were kind of a technician’s jack-of-all-apparatuses, you may state.

I’m appreciative that my father didn’t get me a toy tool kit, or one of those across the board units you can purchase at a home focus that has light obligation substance. He gave me a genuine metal tool kit with my initials on it, with genuine, quality brand-name devices inside. Despite the fact that the devices have since moved out of that crate and into the all inclusive community of my own gathering, I’m certain regardless I have the vast majority of those unique things. Also, as should be obvious from the photograph, that tool compartment still looks as good as can be expected.

Help your children out: when they’re mature enough to securely utilize hand apparatuses, give them a genuine set up. Reveal to them how the devices function, where each is helpful, and clarify that this setup is presently all theirs. It will affect them more than you may understand. Ask me how I know.


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