About Remodeling Guy

December 10, 2008

1. This blog is about possibilities.

2. This blog is about ideas.

3. This blog is about turning dreams into reality.

4. This blog is about inspiration and instruction.


RemodelingGuy.net is a blog with an identity crisis.

Sometimes it’s pure informational website where I just try and share all the tidbits of home remodeling information rolling around in my noggin.

Sometimes it’s a little like a personal blog where I share my thoughts on life, family, and stuff in general. Usually it’s tied to houses somehow.

And to round things off, sometimes it is a pure design site, where all I do is share an idea I think is brilliant and maybe say a few words about it.


So What Do I Know, Anyway?

Surprisingly, quite a bit!  I’m pushing (revised: past!) 40 now, so you pick up some things just by osmosis, but I also spent the time since I was eleven years old until now on construction sites.  Sure, there was a little time off here and there, but for the most part my days have been spent around remodeling and restoration.

I became a building contractor in Florida at age 19. I’ve managed construction projects of all shapes and sizes and have had my own hands on just about every kind of work there is (almost). I also designed the majority of our projects myself, drawing the plans and all.

I love design and I write about design as often as I can on RemodelingGuy.net.  To me, great design is about two things. “Wow” and usefulness. If it makes me say wow then it’s a step in the right direction. If it does that and works great at the job intended, then it’s great design.

Enjoy The Blog

If you’re new here, I hope you decide to look around. You can use the categories along the 1st sidebar for navigation, or try the site search. There are hundreds of posts all about remodeling, construction, design, and DIY just waiting to be explored.

If I can do anything to help you, feel free to email me directly: tim@remodelingguy.net If you have a remodeling question, please ask it in the comments on a related post, and I’ll do my best to answer it there. Please keep questions pointed to one or two related issues at a time.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 lou ann rager September 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

I saw a great wood table with a booth on your web site. Did you make it or can you tell me where it can be purchased? Thank you.


2 lou ann rager September 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

I saw a great wood table with a booth on your web site. Did you make it or can you tell me where it can be purchased? Thank you.


3 Melissa December 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Hi, I just found your blog and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We just purchased a house built in the ’40′s and that hasn’t been touched since probably the 70′s. So we’re doing a whole house update. We’re looking at moving the kitchen into the existing dining room space and knocking down an existing kitchen, laundry, utility room to combine it into one open family room and dining room connected to the kitchen. One of the first problems we’ve encountered in this plan is that the existing dining room (which is connected to the living room) has oak floors. The rest of the space has linoleum (and no wood underneath). To make the new space cohesive, we want to make everything one flooring. But should we tear up all the existing oak flooring or try to feather in new oak flooring? We’d prefer to reuse existing for cost savings. Problem with feathering is that everything is one level right now but if we add oak floors to the linoleum portions, it would raise that section. If we replace all the flooring, what flooring should we choose? Remember that the flooring will be used in the kitchen as well. So can we use pre-engineered wood floors or must we use finish-in-place hardwood?

Any suggestions you might have would be great!


4 Ray December 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Hi Tim,

Sorry to bother you but I was reading your note in the October Familyhandyman on the Delta Addison raincan shower head and was intrigued by it. However I cannot find anything close to the $87 price range on the Delta site?

Anything even remotely close was around $150 and up just for the showerhead – and way up over $200 if you include the faucet?

I’d like to get one if the price was around that $87 figure you suggested which looks good compared to what I’ve found so far. On liine, I found just the shower head at Home depot for around $75 and Lowes might have the chrome version for just over a $100, but haven’t found the stainless or nickel there yet.

Thanks for any suggestions.



5 Michelle June 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Hi there,
I am looking to do beadboard in my toddlers room in a new home we are moving into soon. I really like the photo you have of a bathroom with 2/3 beadboard on wall and ceiling bead board. that’s what i would like to do. with the reclaimed would flooring i plan to install and a reclaimed beam that i plan to install along the peak of the ceiling, i think it will look great. However I don’t know where to get this. I live in the toronto area and home depot only has the sheet stuff. do you know any where?
Michelle :)


6 Tim Layton June 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Hi Michelle,

You can use the beadboard panels to do the 2/3 height look, but that might not be what you’re asking. If your question is mostly a “where do I get 1-by solid beadboard?” then the answer to that is probably as simple as google. You can use Google Maps to zoom in on your area and then search for “lumber supplier”, “specialty lumber”, “specialty building materials”, “custom wood trim” or related terms. On the off chance you can’t find a supplier that already has the material cut, you need a “millwork shop”. Usually they have blades for the beadboard shape already cut and can run the material for you at a decent cost.

I hope that helps!



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8 Susan covington February 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

In picture named “beautiful curved banquette seating” the chair that you can only see the back of…..where can that chair be found?
Would you please help me to locate this chair as I have a client who is very interested in purchasing that particular chair to use with her banquette.
Thank you so much,
Susan covington


9 Ornametals February 11, 2014 at 6:42 pm

We think that your blog is great! We looked through quite a bit, and really liked the bamboo backyard shed. If you’d like we’d love to talk on your blog about zinc and copper gutters. Please let us know if we could do that.


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