Bath

Kitchen and Bath Design

Kitchen and Bath Design

Beyond the consumer kitchen and bath design magazines there are two trade publications that are geared towards professional designers and builders. With the line continuing to blur between designers and consumers and with more manufacturers selling direct to customers you deserve to find the latest and greatest products without going […]

Bathtub Bliss

Bathtub Bliss

You don’t need a vintage clawfoot tub to enjoy a relaxing bath but there are many steps you can take to ensure you’ve chosen the correct tub for your space, the tub is installed properly, and the tub is regularly scrubbed and cleaned. Tip: Make sure you consider your water […]

Clawfoot Tubs

Clawfoot Tubs

In a world of indoor jacuzzi tubs and whirlpools, the clawfoot tub still has a place for the most disciminating bather. Modern day advances have not made the classic designs and comforts of clawfoot tubs obselete and if you’ve got the space and are considering a new tub then take […]

Bathroom Caulk & Grout Repair

Bathroom Caulk & Grout Repair

Sealing the tiles and spaces around your bath and shower is vital to keeping moisture from seeping into the walls as well as protecting your home from mold and mildew. Here’s a how-to from the HGTV show “Help Around the House” that takes you through the steps of caulking and […]

Futuristic Faucets

Futuristic Faucets

These faucets from Equa emit a colored LED depending on the temperature of the water that flows through it. Red is hot, violet is warm, blue is cold. This feature is a novel idea that should be filed under “why didn’t we think of that”. Currently these are only sold […]

Buildup Toilet Flange

When a floor or subfloor is built-up around a toilet, the toilet flange must also be raised to achieve a proper seal. Shortcuts such as using two wax rings are against code and you will probably have leaks. The topic of buildup flanges is discussed in more depth in the […]

HGTV launches Bath Design website

HGTV launches Bath Design website

Houseinprogress.net has been blogging the KBIS show in Chicago all week (these are truly dedicated DIY’ers) and one of their last stops was the launch event for the new HGTV Bath Design website which comes hot on the heels of their recent Kitchen Design site. According to HIP the site […]

Hands Free Faucet

Hands Free Faucet

Now that we’ve got the technology we should use it. The Brizo Pascal is a hand’s free faucet system that works well in the bathroom or kitchen. It debuted at the Builder’s show this year so expect in stores in fall 2006 at a price of $700-$1100. Brizo Hands Free […]

Vintage Trough Sink

Vintage Trough Sink

Bathrooms are tough enough for adults to keep clean and for kids…fugghedaboutit! Brownstoner installed a vintage trough sink for the kids bathroom that is both fun and functional. All surface areas to clean are inside the sink and when the kids get dirty (as kids sometimes do), they can easily […]