Matt Muenster, a licensed contractor and host of DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and Bathtastic!, shares his list of the 10 best bathroom remodeling trends.
Although conversion vans are relatively rare in the campgrounds we’ve visited, and they probably hadn’t entered my mind much outside of a childhood love for Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine, back in the vanning heyday of the 1970s, the more research we did, the more it made sense of us to increase our options without increasing our size or budget too much.
However, as a savvy buyer, you still need to be aware of what makes a quality cabinet (regardless of where it is made) and what you may be sacrificing when you purchase imported cabinetry. I want to stress, there is nothing inherently wrong with Chinese cabinetry, but you need to go into the purchase with your eyes open because sometimes the ‘super low, factory direct pricing’ can have you giddy and you never consider WHY the price is so low.
This is a very popular choice but it also comes with a high price tag. However, granite is not only pleasing to the eye, it is also scratch resistant, extremely durable and will not stain. It makes for very easy cleaning and has a tendency to hide dirt. Scalding hot pots and pans can go right on top of granite without causing any damage to the surface.
When laying tile, it’s always advised to find the center and work outwards from there. The reason for this is because walls are almost never perfectly square, so if you use a wall as your guide on one side, you could end up with a funky line on the other. The other reason is below. We used a combination of laser levels and chalk lines to figure out our starting point.