Going green in the bathroom is one of the most effective ways to save money and help protect the environment without requiring a significant amount of time or effort on your part.
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]