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Bathroom Trends

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 d├ęcor trends. If you’d like to introduce British flavor into your surroundings without crossing the pond, the UK’s IdealHome magazine presents this year’s bathroom trends.

Bathroom Mirror Frame-Up

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 our present home, one of our bathrooms had a beveled-edge, frameless mirror. It’s not necessarily the most attractive look […]

Conserve Water While You Shower

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 California wildfires, water conservation is no longer an option. Lucky for homeowners, new technology is constantly entering the market […]

This Roomfinder Delivers Real Rooms(which aren’t all pretty)

This Roomfinder Delivers Real Rooms
(which aren’t all pretty)

The glossies have such beautiful spreads that sometimes it’s hard to imagine how your own home could come close to looking like the magnificent rooms shown in the magazines. If you’d like to see the home environments of everyday people from around the world you can now visit NormalRoom.com and […]

Bathroom Renovation Rises from the Ashes

Bathroom Renovation Rises from the Ashes

Brownstoner is profiling some bathroom remodels and renovations and this one has to qualify as one of the best considering the “before” state was a burned out jumble of porcelain and steel. Here are a couple more that prove that $3,000 goes a long way, and when it comes to […]

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

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 bathroom costs, on average, $7,000 to $25,000. The first step in creating your budget is to have a bath […]

Fix a Leaky Bath Faucet Forever

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 tape.

Recycling Slate Rooftop Tiles for Flooring

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 sunroom. With the help of a wet saw they were on their way. This is a great example of […]

Techniques for Cleaning Tile Grout

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 old grout then re-apply new grout. This is a time consuming process and you must be careful as to […]

Japanese Toilets

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

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 the most popular type of caulk that can be used in many different applications but is has it’s drawbacks […]

DIY Bathroom Paint Job

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 for our tastes (but perfect for the Modern Self). Check out more Bathroom remodels.

K/BIS 2007 Recap

K/BIS 2007 Recap

The 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show wrapped up yesterday in Las Vegas and we’ve got some recaps from a couple of our favorite editors/bloggers. Kristen Mucci of This Old House has been covering the tradeshow from the TOH Hardware Aisle. This is her 7th year attending and one of the larger […]

Selecting Tiles

Selecting Tiles

Choosing the right tile can be an arduous and painful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead visualize how your ideal tile will look in your home before setting foot into any tile shop or speaking to a tile setter. Your gut feelings should guide you towards colors that […]

Installing a Bathroom Vent and Exhaust Fan

Installing a Bathroom Vent and Exhaust Fan

This catskill houseblogger faced a problem that many homeowners with older homes must deal with and that is proper bathroom ventilation. His bathroom is located in the middle of the home which makes this problem a bit more complicated but his installation went smoothly and it all started with determining […]

Infinity Bathtub

Infinity Bathtub

Kohler has introduced an infinity bathtub made for two that will make even the most die-hard shower takers indulge. It’s extra deep and offers “chromatherapy and champagne-like effervescent bubbles” whatever that means it sounds divine.

Great John Toilets

Great John Toilets

Face it, Americans are big people, so why are we still stuck with wimpy standard sized toilet seats? One-size does not fit all when it comes to a comfortable seat to do your business. Great John toilets offer “~150% more sitting area than a standard elongated toilet seat and ~200% […]

Subway Tile

Subway Tile

Subway tile looks great in any home and here are the resources to find the best tile and the know-how to install it.