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  • Beautiful Open-Air Showers

    This photo slideshow from Dwell shows some of the sharpest outdoor showers and baths we’ve ever seen. The settings certainly help (the mountain one) but they all are minimalist and tend…

  • How To Fix a Leaking Bathtub Faucet

    We’ve had a leaking bathtub faucet for awhile and never realized just how much water we were wasting until we placed a canister underneath which filled up overnight. Our dog had…

  • Japanese Ofuro Soaking Tubs

    The Japanese soaking tubs (Ofuro) are becoming much more popular in the West due to their convenient size and ease of use and although the ofuro is used for washing it’s…

  • New York City Subway Tile

    Anyone who has visited New York is probably familiar with the iconic subway map that was designed by Michael Hertz Associates. Illustrator Christoph Niemann was remodeling his bathroom and took subway…

  • Interior Design Room Visualizer

    One of the best virtual interior design applications we’ve seen was recently launched by Autodesk Labs Project Showroom. Their virtual showroom has a photo-like quality to it and it renders changes…

  • Remove White Caulk from Kitchen

    This homeowner just had a new granite countertop installed but unfortunately the contractors used white caulk instead of clear to seal the countertop to the back wall of the kitchen. The…

  • Replacing Bathtub Sealant

    If the sealant in your bathtub has become moldy or is just old and not protecting as well as it should, it may be time to replace it. Even if the…

  • Macerating Toilets Make a Half-Bath Possible

    Adding a half-bath is almost always a great idea. Typically they are located in areas for convenience and are also chosen for high-traffic areas in your home. But as families grow…

  • Springtime Shower Curtains

    Sometimes all it takes to give a room in your home a whole new look is to change one tiny detail. If your bathroom has been boring you lately and a…

  • K/BIS 2008 New Product and Coverage Roundup

    Hansa Stella Faucet The K/BIS 2008 conference and show in Chicago has wrapped up and we’ve pulled together a list of the best coverage. Some of favorite new products include the…

  • K/BIS 2008 in Chicago

    K/BIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) is under way in Chicago and the cancellation of more than 1000 American Airlines flights hopefully won’t damper the launch of the show although we…

  • Bathroom Trends

    Just as you take cues from style experts when building your wardrobe, decorating and design mavens can offer valuable insight into upcoming home décor trends. If you’d like to introduce British…

  • Bathroom Mirror Frame-Up

    The final post from our guest blogger this week the DIY Maven is a great how-to article about framing a beveled-edge mirror to add detail and character. When we moved into…

  • Conserve Water While You Shower

    What if simply changing your showerhead could save you over 2,700 gallons of water per year? With one of the worst years for drought behind us, as evidenced by the extensive…

  • How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

    You may have picked out your lavatory faucets, clawfoot tub, and subway tile, but beyond those luxury items do you really know how much your bathroom remodel will cost? Remodeling a…

  • Fix a Leaky Bath Faucet Forever

    Well maybe not forever but this simple how-to from Danny Lipford will fix your bathtub leak in short order by simply replacing the washer and sealing the valve threads with Teflon…

  • Recycling Slate Rooftop Tiles for Flooring

    From the Building a timberframe home from scratch blog we’ve found a great posting of how they used scraps and leftovers from their slate roof installation to tile their bathroom and…

  • Techniques for Cleaning Tile Grout

    We’ve found that oxygen bleach and water work great for cleaning tile grout but to thoroughly clean your tile you’ll need to take the time to remove the top layer of…

  • Japanese Toilets

    The Japanese are seriously cramped for space and their bathrooms suffer for it. But they’ve overcome with some toilet styles that you won’t likely see anywhere else.…

  • Choose the Right Caulk

    Selecting the right caulk for your job is important and it may be a bit intimidating to see the variety available at your local hardware store. Silicon Caulk is by far…

  • DIY Bathroom Paint Job

    Over at Modern Self they were inspired by the wallpaper designs of Twenty2 Wallpaper and decided to paint their walls instead. Their results (above) look great but it’s a bit modern…