Post Tagged with: "bathroom"

KOHLER Touchless Flush Toilets and Kit

KOHLER Touchless Flush Toilets and Kit

Touchless Toilet Technology for residential spaces, providing homeowners–particularly families with children–a safer way to control the toilet’s flush. Simply holding a hand over the tank lid directly above the sensor activates the flush.

You CAN Paint Tile

You CAN Paint Tile

Before our second child was born, we realized that our bathroom, shown above, needed some serious TLC. After three years of time warping every time we needed to tinkle and one genetic byproduct underfoot as it was, we needed our only(!) bathroom to not just become more functional, but be […]

The Chronicles of Refinishing a Claw-Foot Tub: Finding Clementine

The Chronicles of Refinishing a Claw-Foot Tub: Finding Clementine

When we bought our house in 2007, we did it fully intending to renovate it from top to bottom. We looked at the modestly-sized home for its bones, and were sold on the fact that most of the major structural repairs, such as the windows, roof, plumbing, and siding had […]

The Best Place To Store Valuables (Besides A Safe)?

The Best Place To Store Valuables (Besides A Safe)?

Believe it or not, the kitchen is one of the safest places in which to store valuables while you’re away from home. According to a post by Lifehacker, the kitchen is often overlooked in favor of other rooms such as living rooms and bedrooms, which are considered more likely to […]

Caulking That Gap Between Your Tub And Tile The Green Way

Caulking That Gap Between Your Tub And Tile The Green Way

You know the spot. That small gap between the tub and bathroom tile is where grime and other unmentionables collect. Hard to clean and at times downright ugly, this spot screams to be filled with a water resistant sealer. But is there an environmentally friendly way to tackle this simple […]

Designers Can Return to a Project

Designers Can Return to a Project

Our final question in the series from kitchen and bath designer Cheryl Clendenon. “I think I can handle this on my own but just want you to come in later and help with the finishing details” I can’t say I will not do this because I am doing it now. […]

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 […]

Put Some Thought Behind Your Bathroom Design

Put Some Thought Behind Your Bathroom Design

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Japanese Ofuro Soaking Tubs

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 primary purpose is relaxation. You should definitely test the tub before buying one. You’ll want to sit in it […]

New York City Subway Tile

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 tile to the next level. He used this map as inspiration to tile his bathroom floors and walls.

Easy Home Plumbing Tips

Easy Home Plumbing Tips

Toilet clogged, won’t flush, constantly running, or you’ve got noisy banging pipes? Here are some easy home plumbing tips you should try before bringing in the pros. Most often they will usually work and if it doesn’t at least you’ll know a lot more about your plumbing than you did […]

Friday Fix: The Running Toilet

Friday Fix: The Running Toilet

This week’s Friday Fix is courtesy of Nathaniel from Garber’s Hardware and was originally printed in the Westview paper. So, your toilet is running. It won’t stop. You tried jiggling the handle. You tried asking your toilet nicely to behave. You tried to get your landlord to send a plumber. […]

Macerating Toilets Make a Half-Bath Possible

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 and areas of your home evolve we encounter issues with installing half-baths because they weren’t selected in original house […]

Springtime Shower Curtains

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 complete redesign is out of the question, there’s still hope. Just think how a brand new, bright shower curtain […]