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Apr 10

Cabin Comforts Round One: Win Bathroom Accessories



Cabin Comforts Giveaway has begun! We’ve got a collection of prizes you’re going to love. We’re kicking off this giveaway with a bevy of bathroom accessories, from aromatherapy items and plush robes to towel sets and bathtub pillows. You can vote up to ten times per day and enter once per day for a chance to win these luxurious prizes.

Hurry! Voting and entry for round one ends April 22, 2014 at 8:59 am ET.


Let us know in the comments below what you voted on.

  • Posted at 3:02 pm on April 4, 2014
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  1. Am I the first to post a comment? Yay!

    travelfun on April 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm
    • Yes you are! congratulations.

      Eugenia27 on April 10, 2014 at 7:18 pm
  2. Nice selection of prizes!

    Lester B on April 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm
  3. Photo's originally noticed on the HGTV Remodels Web Site are now available on this Web Site.

    Go to the MAIN tab in this website. Under the heading of MUST-SEE FEATURES, the 2nd "Bullet Point" is: 50 Photos Remodeling Diary.

    Hope this helps.

    MAOW on April 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm
  4. Great goodies to help you 'clean up your act' … Enter away!


    Laurie_March on April 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm
    • You guys are too good to us. I love everything that has been picked out. When you have a hard time deciding which one you want you know it is good. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for all the wonderful choices you guys are giving us to vote on. Stay safe and have a great week. God Bless.

      CheleRS3 on April 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm
    • Thank you Laurie,
      I love the choices I am voting every day.
      Maria, N.J.

      Maria on April 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm
    • Love all the choices! It makes it hard to choose sometime, but if that were the only problem to deal with it would be HEAVEN! Progress is coming so far, so fast! Makes me wonder what I'll be doing after this is over :S

      Thank you for keeping us up to date!


      Sha on April 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm
    • Hi Laurie! It is great to see you here again! And man, did you see the size of that tub? Whoohooo! I will be cleaning up my act every day with a nice, warm relaxing bath! It just is becoming so beautiful in the inside it makes me crave for more pictures! Thanks for all you do for sun here on the blog!! <3

      jchristie24 on April 10, 2014 at 6:44 pm
    • Laurie,
      Thans you for the updates. The pictures tell it all. I have read the articals over and over again, going back and forth to the pictures. Those are some beams the put in. We all have been blogging on how the team will achieve what they were planning. To be able to see everything before it was all covered up was great. Just loved it. thanks

      Jay Michajluk on April 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm
  5. While we are blogging on the BATH, I wonder what FLOORING will be used?

    The only flooring we voted on is TIGER STRAND BAMBOO which isn't suggested to be used for humid area's such as BATHROOMS.

    MAOW on April 10, 2014 at 3:28 pm
    • I thought the look we voted on during the Master Suite period hinted at tile……but I could be wrong! :D

      stlmom1 on April 11, 2014 at 8:34 am
    • Stlmom1,

      Wow, your memory is better than mine. I had to got back to the BC voting records.

      In checking the People's Choice Vote I found a Master Bath Style vote and a Master Bath Shower Floor vote.

      The Master Bath Style choices were Spa which showed what appeared to be a Dark Wood Floor and Traditional which showed what appeared to be a Tile Floor. Spa won. However, based on comments by the experienced Bloggers the pictures are for general reference only so the Spa style actually used could be different than the Spa picture shown and could theoretically include Tile.

      The Master Bath Shower Floor choices were Mosiac and Pebble. Mosiac won. I recall during voting that I found it interesting that we were just voting on the Shower Floor, not the Bath Room Floor.

      Lately when I watch Bath Crashers it seems Matt is always using Cork Flooring so I am interested to see if that trend continues.

      MAOW on April 11, 2014 at 9:59 am
    • Wish they would try and keep some of the original flooring. Old hard wood looks so pretty sanded and restrained.

      Lana on April 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm
    • I, too, love the look of the old hardwoods. A little sanding and some elbow grease makes for a beautiful floor that generations will enjoy. We may yet have a flooring surprise downstairs. Upstairs where the floors were completely rebuilt it is less likely.

      Having said that, I have lived in an apartment with hardwood floors in the bathroom. It was not a comfortable environment and the wood was not easy to clean. While it never warped or did anything strange, the dust (i.e. makeup, powder, etc.) and spilled soaps seemed to stick easier and I was not so eager to scrub hard to clean them. It also stained from a soap bottle and a spray foam can. While cleaners have come a long way since then, wood is still wood and moisture is still moisture.

      stlmom1 on April 12, 2014 at 8:38 am
    • I was watching DIY tv the other night and a Lumber Liquidators$ commercial specifically stated that bamboo is ideal for moist environments like kitchens and bathrooms. I even backed it up to make sure I heard it right since so many here on the blog have stated the opposite.

      LAUDGIRL on April 11, 2014 at 10:09 am
    • On Lumber Liquidators website on the bamboo flooring Q&A they state, clearly, that bamboo Isn't recommended for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and other high moisture areas.

      DannyF on April 11, 2014 at 8:49 pm
    • When we installed our bamboo flooring a couple of years ago, it was recommended to us that in only be installed in a large, well ventilated bathroom and not around the bathtub or sink where water would fall directly on it. Large and well ventilated does not describe our bathroom, so we went another direction in that room. We love our bamboo flooring in the rest of our home!:)

      stlmom1 on April 12, 2014 at 8:50 am
  6. Thanks for that insight MAOW I hadn't thought of that. I do love the choices though

    Joyce in NJ on April 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm
  7. Thanks Laurie for sharing, I loved the new pictures of the BC, they got a lot done inside too. I still see some of the old wood flooring in there, I wonder if they are going to keep it there and refinish it or what?
    if you haven't seen the pictures yet go take a look…

    home_girl on April 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm
    • Thanks for sharing the link home girl. I have been wanting to see the inside. Please tell me the hideous blue walls are just the drywall color and will not stay that color. I do know how to paint so I guess that will be the first thing on my agenda to fix when I win. Also, surprised that there is only a front and back door. Thought there would be access from kitchen or office to the outside. Wonder where the doggie door that we voted on will be.

      Lana on April 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm
    • I think you are seeing the sound dampening drywall that DIY is now using in their homes. The color package voted on in March was Neutral Nuance, here is the link:
      Hope it helps!

      stlmom1 on April 12, 2014 at 9:00 am
    • Why would you ever want to fix the paint color? It will be fabulous, wait and see. Yes, that purple color is the newer drywall, that is resistant to most everything. A very good choice when building any new home.

      There is no need for more doors. Most all houses have only a front and back door.

      Builder on April 13, 2014 at 9:46 am
  8. On some of the choices, I could have gone either way. I voted that way, too.

    The canister vs. the rack, I started thinking canister. Then, I remembered some of us have those wonderfully hotel style towels that might not fit the canister.

    The guys were considered with the apricot vs. coconut decision. Guys, would you use the apricot? or, prefer the coconut?

    Love the choices and love seeing the siding going up. As our's went up, I took photo after photo. What a transformation new windows and siding can do for a house! Ohhhhh, I noticed the new doors, too. W2G.

    Now, we'll be asking to see what's happening inside. It's the way we are.

    Trish on April 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm
  9. I like the BATH choices and I hope there is enough room for everything. I hope the BATHTUB is big enough to fit the Memory Foam Pillow, Stainless Steel Bath Caddy, and my Rubber Duck (and ME).

    MAOW on April 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    • I guess it would depend on the size of your Rubber Ducky! ;) I love the stainless too! ( I hope people realize that chrome may be shiney, but it's a coating and will flake off with the bath moisture)

      The bath has to be bigger than mine! I'm 4'11" and I still have to bend my knees! =/

      Sha on April 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm
    • I'm voting for the stainless too. I had a chrome rack few years ago and the finish didn't last. It's very relaxing to soak in the tub and read books or magazine and let your elbow get moisturized, just like your tootsies! :)

      Lia_M on April 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm
    • Sha,

      Since I am 6' 6" I am pretty sure that the Rubber Ducky will not be the reason I will have trouble fitting into the BC tub.

      The Memory Foam Pillow and SS Bath Caddy will have to be sold at a garage sale. No room.

      Good point regarding Chrome. Shouldn't be used were it is exposed to moisture (Kitchen or Bath).

      MAOW on April 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm
    • You are a tall one. I am also 4'11" and am jealous of the 6'6" – LOL

      Jennifer Smith on April 11, 2014 at 8:11 am
    • I'm not jealous of the 6'6"…they get rained on first!:D

      I'll have to wait and see the size of the baths with everything in it , what doesn't fit in the Master bath, may fit in the first floor bath… yep dreaming it's mine ;D

      Sha on April 11, 2014 at 2:29 pm
    • True but I can also put the Star on the top of my 8' Christmas Tree or change light bulbs without using a ladder. B)

      MAOW on April 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm
    • I hope your home is designed for your height. Being vertically challenged (on the other side of the spectrum) I know it can be frustrating when every thing is made for "average" people.

      I hope you have good posture. Us short people who have height envy, can't stand to see a tall person slump. God made you tall, so stand up strait. ;)

      Eugenia27 on April 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm
    • We didn't build our current home but I certainly checked out the basement to ensure I had access without needing to bend over before we toured the rest of the house..

      The biggest challenge we had when we moved into our current home was agreeing on where to hang the mirrors. My DW is 5' 4" so when she looks in the mirror she is at the bottom and I am at the top (Which comes in handy when we both need to use the mirror at the same time. I just stand behind her and look right over her).

      MAOW on April 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm
    • That is great about using the mirror at the same time. My favorite spouse is only 5"8" but when we first got married he hung the mirrors and when I walked past, all I could see, was if my hair part was straight.

      Eugenia27 on April 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm
    • The best thing I learned from a tall person was: If my feet don't touch the ground when I'm sitting down, I can get a foot stool. If I can't reach something up high, I can get a step stool.
      I used to have height envy, no more. It costs more to feed a tall person (they need more calories) It cost more to dress them (more fabric) They also don't hide well in a crowd.
      My best friend would love to be 4'11" (she lies about her height and says she is that tall)

      Eugenia27 on April 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  10. I am so in love with this house. I love watching the 3D virtual tour. I just sit and dream, dream and dream. Everyday I get more and more excited. I can't wait to see what is next for us. Stay safe everyone and have a good week and weekend.

    CheleRS3 on April 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

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