Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/lancas15/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cleaner-gallery/cleaner-gallery.php on line 84
home remodeling articles — Ruby Construction LLC

Home Remodeling

I’ll Take the Kitchen Remodel with a Side of Asparagus

Thumbnail image for I’ll Take the Kitchen Remodel with a Side of Asparagus

How do you go about selecting a remodeling company that is going to make you happy?

Unfortunately most consumers have no idea, and most remodeling companies can’t tell you either.

It’s a problem that every business wrestles with: “How do we make sure that the people our product or service fits with understand that our product or service is perfect for them?”

Read the full article →

Cutting Tile around a Toilet Flange

Thumbnail image for Cutting Tile around a Toilet Flange

If you’re laying a tile floor in a bathroom for the first time you might be stymied as to how you cut the tile around the toilet flange.  All marks on the tile should be made with something that won’t dissolve in water right away, I usually use a medium sized Sharpie. Step 1:  Lay [...]

Read the full article →

Top 7 Bathroom Remodeling Problems You Can’t See!

Thumbnail image for Top 7 Bathroom Remodeling Problems You Can’t See!

Don’t do a major bathroom remodel without seriously considering a full gut to expose hidden problems.

Read the full article →

EPA's RRP Rule

This blog has been getting a fair amount of traffic regarding the EPA’s Remodeling, Repair & Painting Rule that went into full effect April 22nd, 2010. Here is a list of resources for you folks looking for information: One of my colleagues, Sean Lintrow, has done a tremendous job of keeping up on this rule [...]

Read the full article →

The Myth of Radiant Barriers

I’ve been seeing more and more advertisements for radiant barriers, radiant insulation, and along with them wild claims about how the magical flow of radiant energy defies the otherwise present laws of science and robs our homes of warmth, cool and small children in cradles. Here are some of the most offensively deceptive claims: 90% [...]

Read the full article →

New EPA Lead Regulations May Affect You

The EPA is instituting new regulations that are going to have a major impact on owners of homes built prior to 1978.  There is a huge outcry and hot debate among contractors(the ones that are aware of the new regs) over the practicality of these regulations in the face of the monetary impact on homeowners, [...]

Read the full article →

Part VI: Corian and Plastic Kitchen Countertops

Thumbnail image for Part VI: Corian and Plastic Kitchen Countertops

Corian countertops were created over 30 years ago.  When they were introduced they were wildly popular, and with good reason.  In additiona to great looks, invisible seams and good repairablility they were also an inexpensive countertop option. Due to problem installations DuPont created a proprietary system for Corian and it is now available only from [...]

Read the full article →

Part V: Tile & Laminate Kitchen Countertops

Thumbnail image for Part V: Tile & Laminate Kitchen Countertops

Tile countertops were for many years considered a low end upgrade from laminate tops.  With the mind boggling array of tile choices and more advanced tile setting materials, grouts and edge trims tile has been resurging as an upscale countertop choice. These countertops are sporting Schluter Systems’ edge trims to give them a clean timeless look. [...]

Read the full article →

Part IV: Wood Kitchen Countertops

Thumbnail image for Part IV: Wood Kitchen Countertops

Wood countertops, though out of fashion for years, have always been a great option for kitchens.  Today even more species and styles of wood tops are available.  The classic butcher block tops are great to use at a work station or an island.   The boards can be run with the face grain showing, the edge [...]

Read the full article →

Part III: Paper Countertops and Concrete Countertops

Thumbnail image for Part III: Paper Countertops and Concrete Countertops

If you’re looking for a durable, eco-friendly countertop with rich beautiful colors look now further than paper countertops by Richlite.  These tops are made from Forest Stweardship(FSC) certified wood pulp and/or post consumer recycled cardboard cured in a phenolic resin.  Ok, now I know you might be saying to yourself “Paper countertops? durable?  Who does [...]

Read the full article →