7 Unique Countertop Ideas for Your Remodel

Tile Refinishing | A1 ReglazingThere is probably no room in the house that has as many functions as your kitchen. No longer is it limited to the utilitarian function of preparing meals and washing dishes. The modern kitchen is often the hub of the home—family and guests gather there to share meals, drinks, and conversation. As such, you want your kitchen to reflect your tastes and sense of style while providing the functionality that you need. Continue reading “7 Unique Countertop Ideas for Your Remodel”

Home Improvement: Is Refinishing Tile an Option?

Home Improvement: Can You Refinish Tiles? | A1 ReglazingNow that you’ve paid off a few debts and have some spare cash, the idea of making some house improvements holds a lot of appeal. Specifically, you’d like to update the look of the master bathroom. That means something has to be done with the tile. Instead of replacing it, why not look into the idea of tile refinishing? Here are some of the perks that come along with this approach and improvement.

Updating the Color

You really like the size of the tiles used in your bathroom, and they are still in great shape after all these years. The main beef has to do with the color. A couple of decades ago, it was right in line with the times. Now it makes the bathroom look like a relic of the past.

You really don’t have to rip out those perfectly good tiles in order to change the color. A professional can refinish the surfaces of those tiles while they remain in position. You get to choose any color that you like. If you really want to mix things up a bit, there’s the option of using more than one color of tiles. Keep in mind that if you choose colors known to remain popular even as styles change, you may never need to have anything else done to those tiles.

Hiding Blemishes

Most of the tiles are in good shape, but there are a few spots that could use some help. Attempting to find original tiles to take the place of those that have cracks or chips is futile, since the tile has been out of production for years. While that may be enough to make you think everything has to be ripped out and replaced with new product, think again.

A professional will know how to fill in those tiny cracks and spaces and then refinish the surfaces so that the tile looks brand new. When the work is finished, you won’t be able to tell which tiles were damaged. Best of all, the time needed to accomplish this transformation is much less than taking out the old product and replacing it with new tile. This improvement makes your tile look brand new.

A Durable Solution

Did you know that the refinishing and improvement process will not weaken the existing tiles? In fact, this approach will have the opposite effect. Once they are refinished, the tiles will be just as durable as the day they were first installed. Thanks to the quality of the work, they’ll also look as if they were just installed yesterday.

Saving Money

While it’s true that you have some cash on hand to spend toward renovating the bathroom, the amount you can afford is limited. There’s no doubt that choosing to refinish the existing tiles will be much less expensive than installing new ones. That leaves more money for you to spend on other things, like new fixtures for the lavatory, or maybe even having the tub refinished along with the tiles.

There’s no need to live with a bathroom that is anything less than attractive. Take a moment to learn more about the basics of tile refinishing and consider what this strategy would do for your bathroom in order to create that perfect house improvement. After getting a better idea of how it can transform the look and still be kind to your budget, there’s a good chance that you will be on the phone and arranging for a professional to drop by and provide a quote.


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Budget Friendly Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

kitchen and bathroom remodelIt can be tricky to figure out what the possibilities are for a kitchen and bathroom remodel when you are on a budget. Luckily, there are many ways to Make the space look brand new without having to buy a whole knew kitchen or bathroom. For example, if you have cabinets that look outdated you can paint them. In addition, if you do not like the layout of your cabinets, you can remove and reinstall them.

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Make Your Countertops Look New Again With Professional Refinishing

Make Your Countertops New Again With Professional Refinishing | A1 ReglazingChances are your kitchen’s countertops are subject to regular wear and tear. After years of use, they may begin to look worn out with gouges, chips, scratches and stains all over the place. If you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen, there are solutions to get beautiful countertops that you will be proud of with professional refinishing.
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How Tile Refinishing Provides Cost Effective Solutions for Renovations

How Refinishing Tiles Proves a Cost Effective Solution for Renovations | A1 ReglazingOne of the selling points of using ceramic tile over other building materials for floors, countertops, backsplashes and shower surrounds is its durability when properly installed. With the exception of the occasional cracked or chipped tile from extreme wear and tear, a ceramic tile floor can remain functional for decades. This unique benefit can make some home decor enthusiasts inwardly groan, however, when they think about the cost of pulling up old ceramic tile and replacing them just because the old tiles are dull, faded or just don’t fit the home’s color scheme anymore. If these home decorators are savvy enough to do their research, they will discover that a great alternative to tile replacement is refinishing. Refinishing provides cost effective solutions for both kitchens and bathrooms. Here’s what professional tile refinishers can do to breathe new life into outdated tile.

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What to Note When Choosing Tile For Your Shower

Choosing Tile For Your Shower | A1 ReglazingThe tiles in your bathroom usually serve two functions; protect the wall underneath from moisture, and add décor to the bathroom. There is no particular limit to how one can use their wall tiles. Thus, what you choose will be dependent on a number of factors: material used future maintenance and the color scheme you want. These tips will help you get the right materials when choosing tile for your shower.

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Choosing the Right Kitchen Tile

Choosing the Right Kitchen Tile | A1 ReglazingThe kitchen is one place in the home that can accommodate various types of tiles and still look beautiful. Before selecting the tile for your kitchen, you have to consider the place it goes first. For instance, you can’t have the glossy wall tile go on the floor because of safety reasons. Here are some ideas that can help in getting the right type and application of kitchen tile for your renovation.

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5 Affordable Home Renovation Projects

home renovationsThe next time you start thinking about selling your home to buy a better one, remember the high cost of changing homes and the value of your current house. If you’re just bored with your house, there are several quick and affordable home renovation projects that can give your home a face-lift. Here are a few exciting options to consider.

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Save Money by Having Fixtures and Tile Refinished

Save Money By Having Your Fixtures and Tile Refinished | A1 ReglazingIf kitchen and bathroom fixture surfaces in your home are looking shabby or degraded, then it is time to contact a technician who understands how to re-glaze countertop tile, sinks and bathtubs. Over many years, your home’s bathroom and kitchen fixtures may develop scratched enamel surfaces that make the items look unattractive. Without enough protective enamel on bathtubs or sinks, the underlying metal is likely to rust and develop holes. While it is possible to replace these degraded fixtures completely, you might prefer to keep vintage or antique sinks and bathtubs. Fortunately, there are expert technicians who understand how to analyze fixtures to save money by having tile refinished.

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Transform Your Bathroom for a Fraction of the Price of a Typical Renovation

Transform Your Bathroom For a Fraction of the Price | A1 ReglazingDo you hate your bathroom? Is it dingy or out of date? Are the surfaces scratched and stained? Perhaps you have been dreaming about a complete bathroom renovation, but you do not think you have the budget available to make it work. Well, think again. Instead of tearing out and replacing all the materials in your bathroom, it is significantly cheaper to have materials refinished by experts. Here are some of the materials that can be refinished in order to transform your bathroom:

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