How to: Installing Heated Bathroom Floors | Terrys Plumbing

How to: Installing Heated Bathroom Floors


Walking on a cold bathroom floor is a harsh way to start the morning. While most people avoid cold feet by covering bathroom floors with enormous mats, radiant heating is a great way to keep the floor warm while increasing your home’s energy efficiency. Here is a quick guide on how to install heated bathroom flooring in your home without breaking your budget.

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Pros and Cons of Heated Bathroom Floors | Terrys Plumbing

Pros and Cons of Heated Bathroom Floors


There’s no doubt that heated bathroom floors are a luxury more than a necessity. Heated bathroom floors not only make your bathroom more comfortable and appealing, but they also contribute to more efficient heating. It’s hard to resist adding this bit of spa-like luxury to your home. Here we look at the pros and cons of adding heated floors to your next bathroom remodel.  How Do Heated Bathroom Floors Work? Creating heated floors in a bathroom involves installing a source of radiant heat underneath your flooring. The heat could be provided by either an electric heating element or hydronic heating. […]

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Reading and Understanding “Blueprints” | Terrys Plumbing | Pittsburgh

Reading and Understanding “Blueprints”


Blueprints provide a map for building a home. The symbols on the blueprints tell carpenters, plumbers and electricians all they need to know about the home’s design and building materials. Plumbing blueprints detail everything from the type and size of sinks to the location of gas lines, drains and vents. Most times, plumbers must take extensive courses to learn how to read all the details of a plumbing blueprint. In this blog we give a crash course on how to understand blueprints and different things to consider when reading them. What are Blueprints? Blueprints are 2-dimensional architectural design drawings that […]

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Kitchen Materials to Never use During a Remodel | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

Materials to Never use During a Kitchen Remodel


Ready to remodel your old kitchen? Picking the right materials is easy if you do your homework and there are amazing products out there. When remodeling you’re going to be looking at price point, sanitation, durability and maintenance. This means you must resist the temptation to buy the cheapest or shiniest materials available and go for durable options that can stand up to regular abuse. Keeping those features in mind, here are some materials to avoid during your next kitchen project.

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6 Hacks to Maximize Bathroom Storage Space | Pittsburgh | Terrys Plumbing

6 Hacks to Maximize Bathroom Storage Space


Do you fantasize about having a bathroom space that can be your personal refuge from the hustle and bustle of life? But instead, you’ve got a bathroom cluttered with toiletries and towels–which means you need more storage space. In this blog, we share 6 hacks to help you maximize your bathroom space.

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Things to Consider before Painting your Kitchen Cabinets | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

Things to Consider before Painting your Kitchen Cabinets


If your kitchen needs a facelift but you’re on a strict budget, consider painting your kitchen cabinets. Cabinets cover the bulk of the wall space in a kitchen, so a fresh coat of paint or a new color can drastically alter their appearance. With that being said, potential project mishaps can produce imperfect results and waste your time and money. Therefore, you should do some planning before picking up that paintbrush. To achieve a pro-quality paint job on your kitchen cabinets, take these 5 things into consideration.

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The top 3 kitchen trash cans | pittsburgh | terry's plumbing

The Top 3 Kitchen Trash Cans


Garbage piles up after cooking, cleaning, and simply living day to day. Managing that trash can be a hassle without a proper trash can. A top-quality trash can seals in all the smells and keeps bugs out. Whether you’ve just moved, or need to buy a replacement trash can, continue reading our blog for tips that will help you navigate your options.

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How to re-grout tile | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

How to Re-Grout Tile


Grouting is probably the best part of a tiling job–and not just because you get to smear mud all over the place. When you grout your tile, your project starts looking more complete, instead of like a collection of individual tiles. A tile project can be DIYed with ease if you’ve brushed up on the process and have the right materials. In this blog we cover everything you need to get the job done right!

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The care and keeping of countertops | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

The Care and Keeping of Countertops


Maintaining your countertops requires more than a simple cleaning! Here are some helpful tips for how to keep your countertops like new, no matter what type they are.

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DIY Facelift or your tub | Pittsburgh | Terry's Plumbing

DIY Facelift for your Tub


Often times the focal point of a full bathroom is the tub – which is expected to be pristine and gleaming. If yours is chipped, scratched, or sporting an old-fashioned color there’s a simple solution.  Spare yourself the bother and expense of ripping it out and replacing it by painting it.

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