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Trending on Remodelista: Remodeling Secrets 101

September 30, 2016

What color grout looks best with white subway tile? How can you transform off-the-shelf plumbing parts into a stylish faucet? What prevents curtains under a kitchen sink from looking kitschy? The Remodelista editors spent the week learning the answers to these basic remodeling questions and more:

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Above: Photograph by Jessica Comingore for Remodelista.

Meredith uncovers a few facts that can make all the difference between a beautifully tiled surface and a miss in Remodeling 101: All About Grout.

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Above: Inexpensive and easy, curtains have long been a DIY alternative to cabinet fronts. Margot lays out the basics to prevent a skirted sink from “looking country kitschy” in the Kitchen of the Week post.

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Above: Who doesn’t love colorful antique Portuguese tile? Annie has some suggestions for how to make the tin-glazed ceramic tiles look modern in this week’s Object Lessons post.

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Above: Julie’s tip for how to save money on a bathroom remodel: use reclaimed sinks (these marble slabs came from an old laundry) and DIY plumbing from simple copper parts. See more in A Modern Masseria in Puglia with Traditional Influences.

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Above: How can remodel a 150-year-old townhouse to create one  “of the most charmingly eccentric and innovative interiors” Alexa’s seen in a while? See The All-Vintage Renovation by Quintana Partners in Spain.

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