Bath

Spankin’ New Shower Enclosures

Spankin’ New Shower Enclosures

Have you ever gutted, dry walled, renovated and had to install a shower and tub in a bathroom? Well, I haven’t. But I have had to lay down new flooring, repaint, rip out cabinets, install new cabinets in a bathroom in my last home. But guess what had to stay? […]

Heath Tile Overstock – One man’s seconds is another man’s treasure

Heath Tile Overstock – One man’s seconds is another man’s treasure

Heath Ceramics is a Bay Area institution. The company’s skilled craftsmen have been producing exquisite tableware and tile at the Sausalito factory for over 50 years. Lucky for us, they are only human. Because the tile is made-to-order, they often churn out pieces that don’t pass Heath’s strict standards and […]

DIY Concrete Countertops Are Easier Than You Think

DIY Concrete Countertops Are Easier Than You Think

The beauty and strength of a concrete countertop can be yours with planning, some basic materials and a little patience. Create a beautiful, unique piece of art for your kitchen or bathroom with a DIY concrete countertop. Start With the Template A lot of the work in making concrete countertops […]

Bathroom Inspiration Ideas

Bathroom Inspiration Ideas

Many of us covet a new bathroom. We’ve collected some remodel and design ideas that could provide some inspiration for you to take on the job yourself or at least get you started. Designing an extraordinary bath (tips from Waterworks founder) Frame a beveled bathroom mirror to add some character […]

Designing an Extraordinary Bath

Designing an Extraordinary Bath

Last night we attended a panel discussion at the Waterworks store in West Hollywood that was presented by Waterworks and Remodelista. The focus was Online Resources for Designing the Extraordinary Bath. We were really hoping to come away with true resources but two of the panelists used this “discussion” to […]

Put Some Thought Behind Your Bathroom Design

Put Some Thought Behind Your Bathroom Design

The Joy of In Home Saunas

The Joy of In Home Saunas

The sauna experience derives from Finland, but an in-home sauna gives you the experience of a wet or dry heat session in the comfort and privacy of your own home, anywhere in the world. Before you purchase an in-home sauna, determine its purpose and make sure you want a sauna, […]

5 Quick Bathroom Furniture Ideas

5 Quick Bathroom Furniture Ideas

Many people underestimate the humble bathroom, but it is as important as any other room. To make the most out of your bathroom, here are some furniture ideas. 1. While a pedestal sink can look chic, a full vanity gives extra storage space, with room both below the sink as […]

Safety Tubs Bring Universal Design to the Bathroom

Safety Tubs Bring Universal Design to the Bathroom

Universal design to benefit seniors and the physically challenged is an under served sector of home and interior design. But with the aging boomer population, there is an opportunity for manufacturers and designers to work with people who have special needs when it comes to living in their home. There […]

Choosing a Vessel Sink Design For Your Bathroom

Choosing a Vessel Sink Design For Your Bathroom

Vessel sinks are the hottest new trend in bathroom design. In many ways, vessel sinks are a throwback to a time before plumbing when people washed up each morning in elaborate china basins that sat atop their bedroom vanities. During Victorian times these beautiful China fixtures were paired with matching […]

Kohler’s Assisted Living Toilet at 2010 Builders’ Show

Kohler’s Assisted Living Toilet at 2010 Builders’ Show

Universal design was a major theme at the 2010 Builders’ Show and Kohler delivered with their assisted living toilet, Fountainhead elongated one-piece toilet. It was displayed prominently in their gorgeous exhibitor space and you couldn’t help but press the buttons to see the seat rise and fall effortlessly. The toilet […]

PermaFLOW – The No Clog Drain at 2010 Builders’ Show

PermaFLOW – The No Clog Drain at 2010 Builders’ Show

We appreciate simple products that upon visual inspection are easy to recognize what purpose they serve. The PermaFLOW is one such product. Simply remove your current p-trap located below a kitchen or bathroom sink and replace it with a the PermaFLOW which will allow you to easily remove a drain […]

Bathtub Design Options are Plentiful

Bathtub Design Options are Plentiful

If you love a quiet getaway right in your own home, there’s no better place to rest and relax than in the bathtub. But with so many choices, it can be hard to decide which tub is right for you. Generally, bathtubs come as built-in, freestanding, soaking and whirlpool designs […]

Beware: Unclogging a Bathtub Drain with Zip-It Can Be Disgusting

The Zip-It is one of the easiest tools around to unclog drains especially in a bathtub. It won’t damage pipes like Draino and other snaking devices. But the results can be a bit disgusting as the above video shows. At least you’ll have a tub that drains!

Bathroom Decorating Tips – Focus

Bathroom Decorating Tips – Focus

While it may not be the most talked about room in the house, it should be one of the most functional. Here are some easy tips to consider when decorating the bathroom. While matching isn’t strictly necessary in all areas of a home, in a bathroom it can be the […]

Will a Bidet Replace Your Toilet?

Will a Bidet Replace Your Toilet?

While the bidet has long been a standard of hygiene in Europe, it has only recently begun to trickle over to America, where it is beginning to be the latest and greatest trend in bathrooms across the country. While the bidet has been in America since the 1960s, when it […]

World Toilet Day – November 19th

World Toilet Day – November 19th

Somehow we missed the news that yesterday was World Toilet Day. We want to stop and reflect on the most underrated of home necessities. Sinks and refrigerators continue to get all the glory but without the toilet, well let’s not even go there. Honor your toilet by keeping it operating […]

Do Bathtubs Affect Home Resale Value?

Do Bathtubs Affect Home Resale Value?

We’ve got mixed feelings on renovating bathrooms before resale. On one hand a sharp looking countertop, tile and fixtures can certainly give a wow impression especially if the taste level and decor sensibilities are the same for the buyer but many buyers just want to know that there is a […]