Our Journal

Bathroom wrapped

These are photos of a bathroom we just finishes. Swanstone top, Moen faucets, with Quality cabinets. We had gutted the entire bathroom. Installed “Schluter”   water proofing in the tub area and on the floor. New tile on the floor, new toilet, tub and tile walls (we previously posted photos of the tub and walls).  

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Another Finished Bath

Below are photos of another bathroom we just finished.  It was a job with its fair share of challenges. Plaster walls being one, hidden electric another (aside from the earlier post where we found extension cords used as electrical circuits we also found electrical wires run under and behind the base board), and some framing […]

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I love finding “no-no’s”…not

This outlet was within 3 feet of a bathroom sink, no gfi (Ground Fault Interrupter), and it was illegally installed (no inspector would have passed this, nor would any licensed electrician install it). The outlet was fed with an extension cord wire (no ground and wrong wire size). It never really surprises me that we […]

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Water damage

What a little water damage can do is pretty staggering. The previous homeowner had metal tiles up in the entire bathroom. They obviously started having an issue with water and instead of dealing with the problem went over it with drywall and new tile. It only lasted a few years and now has to be […]

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Complete Bathroom Remodeling for Under $4200.00

That’s right. We now offer a complete bathroom remodel for under $4200.00 (based on the average 5’*8′ bathroom). One of the challenges to remodeling is the overwhelming number of design choices one has to make to complete the project. Many people find this overwhelming. To assist with this challenge we have compiled a complete bathroom […]

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Happy New Year’s

A big belated “Happy New Years” to all! We at Houck Remodeling are very excited for the 2011 year. We are getting ready to expand the business in a complementary direction, and offer some new, simpler remodeling options.  We will still be doing remodeling, offering all the quality products and services our customers and the […]

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A Diagonal Brick Lay

We’ve done hundreds of straight lays,  lots of brick lays, and plenty of diagonal lays, but never a “diagonal-brick lay”. This was a first. Most people opt for a conservative layout for their back-splash, maybe a little color insert here and there to add a little something. The next is the brick lay.  Simple, yet […]

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Cutting board and a Backsplash

This was a quick little job. The homeowner wanted a new back-splash installed, and she was tired of looking at the old and outdated  glass cutting board. The back-splash was simple enough, field tile on a brick lay, cut out for a few outlets, grout and “ta-da” you have a back-splash. The cutting board was […]

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Master Bath Update

Like the previous post concerning the Hall Bath, this was a remodeling project with several things that could go wrong. The floor wasn’t being replaced, nor was the wallpaper. There was also a great deal of water damage that (we were concerned) might be difficult to deal with and save the wall paper near the […]

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