Sophia Bates, Author at Pro Construction Guide
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Sophia Bates

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Building Your Workshop in 2018

With an array of new tools and equipment available, manufacturers will not disappoint in 2018. By Jennifer Morrell Innovation and emerging new technologies mean your workshop can be more functional and efficient than ever. Whether corded or non-corded, the tools of 2018 will pack a punch of unmatched power when building your workshop in 2018. [...]
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Tiling a Tub Enclosure Ceiling

The shower. The ceiling. The tiling. Most traditional tub and shower combinations have tile running up the walls to at least 7 feet – higher on custom installations. Some include a ceiling of tile, and a sliding door or folding door for a complete shower or tub enclosure. One of the biggest problems with tiling a [...]
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Stylish Safety in the Bathroom

When it comes to safety in the bathroom, it doesn't need to look boring. Harsh, unattractive grab bars in bathrooms are a thing of the past, thanks to an assortment of sleek, smooth looks available to remodelers. By Jennifer Morrell Today’s bathrooms are more stylish than ever, but they also call for safety compliance. With many of [...]
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What’s in a business construction owner’s toolbox?

Tom Popa  //  Popa Construction //  Odessa, Fla. When he was younger, Thomas Popa thought  construction business was all about the customer and their projects. And, while he understands that this is still a critical part of the job, he has found a higher purpose. “It’s all about being able to provide work for a [...]
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Tackling a shower tile backsplash

A tiled shower. Let's face it – at some stage during the "we-need-to-renovate-the-look-of-the-house-now" stage, every bathroom is in line for a refresh. And when it comes to refreshing the bathroom, nothing ticks that box like a shower tile backsplash. The other benefit to a shower tile backsplash is to head off any water damage. Water can [...]
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New A5 series from Hitachi adresses framers’ wish list

This Pro Construction Guide Product Showcase is brought to you by Hitachi Power Tools New A5 series from Hitachi adresses framers’ wish list The new A5 series from Hitachi gives Pros exactly what they've been asking for; a nailer just like the original NR83 model that delivers the feel they know, the speed they need, the durability [...]
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Installing Picture Rail Molding

It's visual. It doesn't make a mess of your walls. It works perfectly for the room. Picture rail molding is the look that keeps on giving. Along with providing a visual aesthetic to any room, you don't have to worry about making a bunch of holes in the wall to hang pictures. Here is how [...]
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Find the Right Crown Molding

The right trim can transform a room. That's where crown molding comes in. Providing that decorative look, it adds a visual aesthetic to any room. It also can give any project that custom look. The key is finding the right crown molding. If you're working with a large enough room, you can use more than [...]
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Installing Crown Molding

In the right room, with the right material and the right installation, nothing attracts more attention than crown molding. Ask any realtor, and he'll tell you that a room with crown molding artistically placed high on a wall and ceiling junction has a look that screams sophistication. If you're going to do it, you have [...]
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Operation Kitchen Backsplash

Prep. Set. Cut. Grout and clean. If you're looking to breathe new life into that tired, old kitchen, that's all you need. By adding a kitchen backsplash, you're creating a unique focal point between your cabinetry and countertop, as well as raising the aesthetic value of one of the favorite rooms in any home. Every [...]
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