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How to Fix the Top 5 Basement Window Problems

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Basement Remodeling, Glass Block, Windows

Basement window with bugs and spiders on it

Updated January 20 2019

“My basement windows are nasty!” Ellen said to me on a recent appointment. The reality is when people talk about their basement windows the adjectives they use are not flattering (they’re drafty, ugly, bug-infested, rotten and unsafe are just a few examples). Whether you’re in the middle of a basement remodeling project or just want to make your lower level space more secure, energy efficient or better looking – fixing old, deteriorating basement windows can be a good investment. The article below highlights practical tips I shared with Ellen to fix the biggest problems associated with basement windows.

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Remodeling a 5’ x 7’ Bathroom in Parma Ohio Now Feels like a Luxury Hotel Bath

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

5' x 7' tile bathroom remodel in Parma Ohio for Kalkbrenner family

5′ x 7′ tile bathroom remodel in Parma Ohio for Kalkbrenner family

“Our small 5’ x 7’ bathroom was in need of a major overhaul. The toilet didn’t flush well, the cast iron tub didn’t drain properly and the finish on the tub was peeling off, and the pink and gray tiles created an outdated look. A few cosmetic touches just wasn’t going to cut it, said Margie Kalkbrenner of Parma Ohio.” The Kalkbrenner’s not only wanted a bathroom that was nice to look at, but also one that used high quality construction methods to ensure the long term performance of the space (with an eye towards keeping the budget in check as well).


Parma bathroom before remodel with old pink and gray tiles

Parma bathroom before remodel with old pink and gray tiles


Learn below how Margie and Carl Kalkbrenner (with the assistance of Cleveland Design and Remodeling) turned this small space into one that Margie says feels like a fancy hotel today.


Project Spotlight: Small Bathroom Makeover – How to create space, style & improve function – Cleveland Ohio

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Finished small bathroom remodeling pic pedestal sink and floating glass shelves

Finished small bathroom remodel - pedestal sink and floating glass shelves provide more room & storage


Last week we posted an article about a small kitchen remodel we did for the Chipner’s (from the Fairview Park suburb of Cleveland). This week we’ll turn our attention to the small bath remodel portion of the project. The Chipner’s existing bathroom was tight on space & storage, did not provide enough lighting and there was mold present in between the tile joints in the tub/shower area.


Learn below how Cheryl Chipner in conjunction with Cleveland Design & Remodeling and The Bath Doctor divisions of Innovate Building Solutions developed creative solutions to turn this small 5’ x 7’ area into a functional and stylish space.  


The benefits and options of an exhaust ventilation fan in a bathroom remodeling project

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

If your bathroom has mold, mildew, deteriorated plumbing fixtures, peeling paint, failing drywall/framing or cabinetry and doors that are warped you could benefit from the installation of a ventilation exhaust fan. Even if a home has an operable window the humidity caused by showers/tubs, whirlpools and toilets can leave behind the harmful effects of moisture and bad smells.


In the article below learn the benefits and options of a bath ventilation fan and other key considerations in choosing the right fan for your home.

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