Need suggestions/help on tiling 4×7 area.

Need to redo laundry closet and maybe my bathroom if it’s not too hard. Im gonna see if there are any workshops at the home centers and read online how to do it. How easy is it to mess up? Both parts currently have linoleum with cement under it. Basically gonna redo most of the bathroom.

I want this

To turn into this

I certainly wouldn’t call tiling easy, but there are plenty of how-tos online

Like this one


home reno project – tiling

so to give you a brief deal of what’s going on…bought this place 1 year ago, need to sell to buy a bigger house, was going to throw a coat of paint on it to call it a day (ugliest colors ever, last owner lacked taste, and we never bothered to paint it), but my father in law offered to help us do serious renovations, so I said sure I suck at working with my hands (except with the ladiez of course ), but I learn quick

so it begins:

we ripped up the linolium that was in there…and there was the sticky paper under it, and we didn’t want to sand, so we started scraping with a scraper… this took a while

OT Tea Crew???

I picked up some gunpowder green tea a few days ago. Im so addicted now. I drink maybe 6-8cups a day and just picked up some really tasty sencha today. Im guessing what im drinking is crap since its ~$1.50 an oz.
Reasonably tasty tea doesn’t have to be uber expensive. However if your tastes are refined, loose-leaf teas which can be sometimes found in large coffe shops are’t that expensive in bulk. You can also, of course order online. Since you seem partial to green tea, I would also reccomend you try Smoked Green Tea (a robust flavor) or Jasmine tea, which is much like Sencha ( a traditional japanese blend) but with a more floral bouquet and aftertaste. If you’re in the mood for something british but refreshing, Earl Grey is nice, however orange pekoe is fuller bodied and richer in flavor. At any rate, enjoy your new addiction. Tea is great for you as it’s loaded with antioxidants and also helps to flush the system of other toxins. Green Teas are particularily well known for this, so you’re in good shape.

help finishing stairs and landings?

im at a dilemma.. hope someone can shed some light.

there are a set of stairs going from 1st to 2nd floor that were covered in carpet. its a newer construction (1995), and workmanship wasnt the highest of quality. plywood was used everywhere under all carpets. now, for floors, i plan on adding hardwood directly on top. thats straight forward. the problem is withthe stairs and 2 landings.

first – the treads are pine(?), with a lot of paint overspray, but i am sanding, then staining and polyeurethaning them, with white risers and ballisters. downside is that they are framed (dadoed?), so no exposed sides. this will have to stay for now, i cant afford to redo the entire staircase. i think once done, itll be a big improvement over the carpet.

basement reno has commenced…

ok, first off let me thank all you fine lads and lasses for all your help in the other thread

I will be updating this thread as the progress goes on…mods sticky this

the idea is :
-break the shit down…there’s a wall diving 2 rooms in my small basement, get rid of it
-reroute a pipe under the concreat
-reinsulate the whole thing and revapor barrier it, cause it’s done poorly
-finish it, make it sexy, watch hockey there with the boys…already got a nice LCD I’m eyeing