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Results found for "hiding water heater"

  • Basement Wine Cellar, We are planning to use our basement for a home photography studio. There is a section off to the side that has been framed but not walled off yet. We would like to use this space to make a wine cellar., Garages Design

    Basement Wine Cellar

    4 photos, 1,439 Views, Flag

  • Home Improvement Projects from Hell 4, Please see the previous correlating 3 posts. , Other Spaces Design

    Home Improvement Pro...

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  • My Amazing Master Bath / Dressing Room Reno, I designed and general contracted my upscale master bath / dressing room (12'x16') remodel in a 30 yr old contemporary home. I spent almost 2 years designing and planning it – I bought EVERYTHING online, including a metric ton of porcelain tile (, and saved $$$$. I did all of the demolition myself. We also replaced the outside walls’ old insulation with new, higher rated insulation and insulated the interior walls and ceiling for sound proofing.

The only thing I didn't move was the toilet (Toto). The old bath had a double vanity and the standard 5' tub with a shower head. Now we have a 60"x42' jetted tub (SaniJet) and a separate 42"x42" shower. Accessibility for my tall husband who uses a wheelchair drove a lot of the design: wall hung double sinks (Sonia P05), pivoting mirrors (Motiv), a vanity (Ikea) on wheels, grab bars, and the shower has custom fold-down teak bench ( and an exposed shower pipe (Hansgrohe) that combines both a 10" rain shower head and a hand shower. We also replaced the room’s hard-to-open pocket door with a "barn door" style sliding door with a large, easy to grab handle. I also added a heated towel rack which is a wonderful treat in the morning after a shower.

The 3 old clothes closets had a lot of unusable space. We installed built-in wardrobes (Ikea) customized with drawers, pants and shoe racks, and a corner unit so all of the space is now usable giving us twice as much usable clothes and storage space. The old space also had a closet for the electric hot water tank. We replaced it with a gas tankless water heater (Noritz) that's "hidden" in one of the wardrobe cabinets. Having it so close to the sinks and shower gives us almost instant hot water plus the water tastes a lot better. 

The tiles (Pietra by Casa Dulce Casa) are 24"x24" with a contrasting strip of 4"x24". Even though I was buy it online (at 30% of list), I only considered the tile that was available locally so I could see the actual tile and colors before buying it. The shower, tub cabinet, sinks, and wall alcoves were designed to align with the tile. Since I knew that the tile layout and installation was critical to overall design of the room, I made sure that I hired an experienced artisan who understood the design and could install the tile to my specs. My tiler said it was different from anything he had ever done before but he did an incredible job!

I was also incredibly fortunate to find an excellent contractor through AngiesList. He helped me get expert subs - including my tiler. Watching them all work was like having HGTV live in bathroom. The project was a little more complicated than a standard master bath renovation as we also had gas lines run for the water heater and also up to our kitchen where we switched from an electric to new a dual-fuel range (GE Café). (We also had new plumbing run up to the kitchen and added a pot filler faucet over the range.) It took 3 months once the framers started. 

Attention to detail in both the design and construction meant no rework or added expenses. I hope you love it and much as we do. - Amy, Bathrooms Design

    My Amazing Master B...

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  • Single Room Cabin, 448 sq.ft.

Originally, our little cabin had no water, no plumbing, no septic, no kitchen, and no bathroom. 

My wife was a total trooper and decided it would be fun to 'camp' at our cabin and make it livable as we went. 

With some expert advice, I plumbed the cabin, installed the bathroom with a bath/shower combo, with the help of a local geologist we designed a constructed wetlands septic system which eventually was permitted by the county, so I installed the minimum requirements to get it passed by the county so we could use the facilities I had installed.

We found some cheap reclaimed kitchen cabinets on craigslist and installed as many pieces as possible to increase the virtually non-existent storage space. In fact, everything in the kitchen was found on craigslistL: the refridgerator, the dishwasher, the 1950's oven, the front-loading washing machine and the cabinets (as was almost every other fixture and piece of furniture in the cabin, some of which was even free!) 

Because we have virtually no space to play with, we have opted to keep the cabin as open-plan as possible, but this has had a direct impact on storage and layout.

The bed is in the middle of one wall with the couch backing onto it creating a separate space. The wardrobe is open to the cabin, so we have all our clothes on display.

Having brought many of our furnishings from Scotland, we've tried to incorporate as many of these items into the design, but most of them are either still outside in our shed or just thrown around the cabin to remind us of our roomier times!

Trying to keep as green as possible, we have chosen to use second-hand, used, recycled and reclaimed materials whenever and wherever possible. Along the same lines, I designed, built and installed a batch-tank solar water heater on our roof, so now we have 'free' hot water 70% of the year! (And we have this crazy looking glass box on our roof for the neighbors to enjoy.)

Though we've been camping for months on end, we've been enjoying our new life so much, we finally got pregnant! The only catch with this is... where is all the baby stuff going to go?! , Other Spaces Design

    Single Room Cabin

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  • Green glass tile mosaic guest bath!, guest bathroom that is long and narrow and connects our guest bedroom with our library.soft green paint white bead board  polished nickel trimmed hardware and faucets.  , Bathrooms Design

    Green glass tile mosai...

    15 photos, 3,106 Views, Flag

  • Hall Bathroom, Hall Bathroom renovation started in (2008), Bathrooms Design

    Hall Bathroom

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  • TNG Tiki Bar,                    This is a detached, enclosed, insulated TIKI Bar - aprox the size of a one car garage.  We custom built it, adding things and making changes throughout the past few years.  The exterior siding, windows, shutters and shingles match the main house.  Full working bar, with running water/sink, heater, a/c unit, keg/tap set up, fridge and ice maker.  Custom murals line three walls and cut bamboo lines the back wall behind the three lit liquor shelves.  Four adjustable swings serve as seats at the bar.  They can be moved out of the way if bar is crowded.  Ceiling and bar front is covered in cedar shake shingles.  Tongue in groove lacquered bar top - with hooks underneath to hold purses -, ceiling fan, smoke machine -smoke pours out of nose of main TIKI God mural and in a PVC pipe at base of the floorboard -, club lights and electrical set up to run music, via ipad, through speaker system.  Oversized bulletin board contains photos of visitors.  Flat Screen HD tv on adjustable wall mount. Full sized Mrs. PacMan Arcade Game.  Optional camera feed, in interior of the bar, should a party choose to be recorded.  Planked floor so that hose - located behind bar - can be used to clean up any spills.  Created, from the floor up, by husband and wife team and a core group of family and friends.  Mural and custom TNG sign were done by artists., Media Rooms Design

    TNG Tiki Bar

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  • Casual Condo Living Room, When renting a codo there are significant design challenges that homeowners won't face. There are certain permanent aspects that cannot be changed so a creative approach is needed to work around undesirable features, like this ugly, dated wall heater and a large boxy floor plan. , Living Rooms Design

    Casual Condo Living R...

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  • Rear of House, I had to completely remodel the rear addition to the house as the roof was leaking around the chimney.  Also the windows were old and in poor shape.  They didn't open so the room was very hot in the summer and freezing in the winter!, Home Exterior Design

    Rear of House

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  • First Floor remodel after water heater flood, Our water heater flooded our first floor of our townhouse.  All the flooring had to be taken down to the concrete slab.   We are putting in laminate in the living room dining room and foyer/hallway.  Ceramic tile in kitchen.  Congoleum vinyl in wash room utility room and 1/2 bath.  We are replacing 3-14" baseboards with 4-1/4" too., Living Rooms Design

    First Floor remodel a...

    12 photos, 1,622 Views, Flag

  • Laundry Room Needs Space Saving Ideas, I painted our laundry room/ entrance area in 6175 Sagey by SW.  I need ideas on how to use this tiny room with space saving ideas.  A way to hide the electrical box would be nice.  Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated. The laundry area leads into the kitchen so my plan is to paint the kitchen with the same green color.  I put this in the Kitchen section because there isn't a Laundry room area! , Kitchens Design

    Laundry Room Needs S...

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  • British CALL BOX...   "Pantry", This 30x30 closet works great for a MUCH NEEDED Pantry.  Using the glass canisters with the mirrors on the back wall adds an airy look., Closets Design

    British CALL BOX......

    5 photos, 3,917 Views, Flag

  • Garage, Our Garage has no back end to it; therefore, anybody can enter our garage easily. Our washer and dryer and extremly old hook-ups and will need to be replaced. After a home inspection the inspector told me the water heater is out of code. It needs to be raised 18" off the ground. The wood is infested with termites and there are holes in the walls. We have a vision of a home gym with mirrors on all the walls. The garage is very small and I would love to extend it a couple of feet out., Garages Design


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  • Multi-purpose Basement Master Bath, This room is the master bath, laundry room, and water heater cloest, all rolled into one tiny space. Things are placed in strange places, the floor is not flat, the shower and toilet are practically on top of each other, there is horrible ventilation, outdated and ugly fixtures, and nothing goes together. There is also absolutley no storage even though this is the only utility place in the house. I have absolutely NO idea how to fix this room up. Especially for real cheap. Sorry for all the pictures, it is just so tight in here I couldn't get any good pictures . . ., Bathrooms Design

    Multi-purpose Baseme...

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  • Kitchen pantry is in the water heater closet & the window looks into the basement access closet, My kitchen is about 150 sq. ft. and when I first bought this house 5 years ago- it was scary- I've put in new floors, painted cabinets, I had a problem with my new wouldn't fit in space - so I got the circular saw out & took out  a cabinet & shelves- oh, and I had to knock out a few tiles to squeeze fridge in.  I have wanted to also knock out the top cabinets so that I could put in an island and maybe open up the kitchen into family room.  I have a window that looks into a closet- the previous owner didn't replace with drywall when he did remodeling- and it's still there.  I would also love new tile or granite or concrete counter tops...ooooh some day., Kitchens Design

    Kitchen pantry is in t...

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  • Entire house, completely rehabbed inside and out, This is a lovely Key west-style cottage in south florida, completely redone inside and out, Home Exterior Design

    Entire house, complet...

    26 photos, 1,611 Views, Flag

  • Space-saving Laundy Room, Enclosed Laundry Room from Garage. 
Added AC, Ceiling Fan, Dog Door, painted concrete floor.
Sliding glass door was the only option for saving space and creating open feel.
Dog loves it!!, Garages Design

    Space-saving Laundy R...

    4 photos, 1,117 Views, Flag

  • The Granny Kitchen, This kitchen is orginal to my 100 year old home.  , Kitchens Design

    The Granny Kitchen

    3 photos, 281 Views, Flag

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