Complete Bathroom Remodel

Bathrooms that have an inexpensive or damaged bathtub might be better off replacing than reglazing. And poorly done reglazing jobs will result in the finish flaking off. If you’re looking to undertake the work yourself, the first step is to look up the average prices for all the equipment you’ll need, so you can establish your minimum spend. There are also many tips out there on ways you could reduce your reno costs by prioritizing some things over others.

But if the project is done incorrectly it can affect resale value and present safety hazards. Licensed contractors leave a professional look and feel to their work and the job will be done to code. Prefabricated showers are factory-built fiberglass solutions that are shipped typically in one piece, but sometimes in multiple pieces with minimal seams. By design, prefabricated showers are inexpensive and easy-to-install when compared to the cost and … Read More

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18 Small Living Room Design Ideas to Transform Your Space

Mali Azima

Nowadays, so many influencers and designers showcase immense spaces with endless room for furniture and decor. As stunning as their designs are, they’re not always realistic for every type of renter or homeowner. With that in mind, please allow us to assure you that endless space and stellar design are not synonymous. To prove it, today’s topic is none other than small living room design ideas. Whether your home is equipped with a small separate room that serves as your living room or a fraction of an open floor plan that sprawls into your kitchen and bedroom, here, you’ll uncover over a dozen different small living room ideas to spruce up your space. Where some ideas center on singular colors and complementary palettes, others illustrate how small spaces can seem larger and more welcoming with specific design styles. All this to say, regardless of the size of your

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Friendship House renovation approval delayed

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The kitchen has been gutted and primed for construction, but final approval for a North Valley nonprofit’s renovation plans has been delayed for two weeks.

Friendship House, a nonprofit that assists low-income families with wraparound services and programs, is looking to renovate the kitchen and pave the parking lot with $130,000 of their own funds.

“The kids are going to be cooking in there, be able to serve hot meals out of there, so it’s a big deal in terms of the amount of families its going to help,” said Marcellus Sommerville, CEO of Friendship House.

There are also plans to add a drive-through window for easier meal pickup during the winter.

“If individuals can stay in their car and be an arm lift away to receive services instead of walking in the freezing cold… The thought is to meet families where they are,” said Sommerville.

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Lightning strike blamed for fire that seriously damages large house in Glenview

GLENVIEW, Ill. (CBS) — Fire officials in Glenview said a lightning strike caused a fire that severely damaged a house Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 3:32 p.m. in the large, upscale house at 1701 Annapolis Dr., just north of Lake Avenue and west of Lehigh Avenue. It is part of The Glen, a subdivision of upscale homes on the former site of the Glenview Naval Air Station.

Fire crews arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the roof. Neighbors told firefighters the house was unoccupied at the time – except for a dog that firefighters rescued. No one was injured.

Firefighters sprayed multiple hose lines onto the second-floor interior of the home, where they encountered heavy fire and partially collapsed roof. Firefighters who initially went inside had to evacuate and stick to defensive firefighting operations from outside the house.

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House of the Day: Colonialtown North duplex asking $639,000

This duplex in Colonialtown North is located at 1333/1335 N. Fern Creek Avenue [GMap], close to Virginia Drive with easy access to Ivanhoe Village, Audubon Park, and Mills 50.

The property includes a unit on the second floor and a unit on the ground floor and each unit features an open floorplan with a connected living and dining room, two spacious bedrooms, and one bathroom apiece.

Both of the kitchens were renovated in 2018 and feature new floor-to-ceiling cabinets for plenty of storage, quartzite countertops, penny tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, new can lights, and bamboo flooring. The main living areas have bamboo flooring as well, the bathrooms are tiled, and the bedrooms are carpeted with a durable, stain-resistant carpet and thick padding. All of the bedrooms are nicely sized and are located towards the rear of the building.

The top unit features a rooftop patio and the

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