Transform Your Dim and Drafty Basement Into A Brighter Living Space!

A simple basement finishing project instantly adds additional space and function to your home! You can transform your dusty basement into a play room for the kids, a home theater for the family, a recreational center for entertaining, or a home gym for you.At Excel Builders we understand that finishing a basement is an investment […]

Custom Bathroom Remodeling – How to Design a Custom Bathroom

You can be very creative when planning your customized bathroom-remodeling project given the vast variety of product choices. The possibilities are endless! An astonishing amount of information is available for you to access for bathroom-remodeling ides, such as magazines, books, and numerous online options.A bathroom-remodeling guide is a good starting point to begin looking for […]

Grouting Tile

Your remodel is almost complete! The tile is installed on the showers walls, and floor. Now it is time to grout the tile. Grout helps hold the tile in place and seals the gap between the tiles to create a solid surface. Grout is not water resistant contrary to popular belief. I recommend applying a […]

Installing Tile For a Bathtub Shower Surround

Remodeling a bathroom is challenging, time consuming, possibly stressful, but also rewarding when the job is completed. In my previous articles, I explained how to: Design a bathroom Measure for tile Demolition a bathroom Install a bathtub, toilet, and etc Design a layout To properly install tile, you need to first install a temporary ledger […]

Designing a Tile Layout For a Bathtub Shower Surround

At this phase of your bathroom remodel, you have completed the design, demolition, and preparation phases. Your bathroom remodel is nearing the end.You are now ready to set your tile. Designing the layout is the first step in setting your tile. Do not rush this very important step! This process could take 10 minutes to […]

How to Demolition Your Bathroom

Another important part of the bathroom-remodeling project is the demolition of your existing bathroom. You need to have a plan. There is a process to the demolition phase and it usually does not require a sledgehammer. It requires a plan and patience. Below is planning guide to the demolition process. Step 1: Remove the mirror. […]

Establishing a Bathroom Remodeling Budget

Designing and planning your bathroom remodel project is one of the most important steps of the bathroom remodeling process. Planning your bathroom remodel is not as easy as going to the local home improvement store, buying some tile, a new vanity, and some new fixtures, and going home to start tearing your bathroom apart.If you […]

How to Measure For Tile When Completing a Bathroom Remodel

Imagine this, you are thinking of remodeling a bathroom and already have an established budget. You are at a tile shop and see a tile sample you like. The price of the tile is $5.00 a square foot.How do you know if this $5.00 a square foot tile is within your budget? In addition to […]

Remodeling a Bathroom? Where to Start to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Are you thinking about remodeling a bathroom but do not know where to start? Maybe you know where to start but have a few questions. What kind of tile should I use? What kind of tools do I need to tile a bathroom? How do you prepare a bathroom for a remodel? Should I hire […]

How Do I Prepare a Bathroom For Tile Installation?

Throughout a series of articles, I am going through the steps involved for remodeling a bathroom. In this article, we are going to discuss the preparation process after the bathroom demolition is complete.What do you do now? I outlined the steps involved for tile installation.Step 1: Clean the bathroom. Remove any screws or nails in […]