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Kohler Elevance Bathtub Raises the Bar for Universal Design

Kohler Elevance Bathtub Raises the Bar for Universal Design

Universal design continues to influence product design and this years Builders Show was no different. We saw a number of great products but one of our favorites was the Elevance Bathtub from Kohler. Unlike other universal design bathtubs the Kohler Elevance uses a rising wall entrance feature instead of a […]

Unclog A Drain…Fashionably.

Unclog A Drain…Fashionably.

When Joan Crawford demanded the absence of wire hangers, she clearly never had to unclog her tub. For the past few weeks, I’ve avoided the growing pool of water by my feet during each of my morning showers. Chemical materials like Draino just aren’t for me and a plumber isn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beware: Unclogging a Bathtub Drain with Zip-It Can Be Disgusting

The Zip-It is one of the easiest tools around to unclog drains especially in a bathtub. It won’t damage pipes like Draino and other snaking devices. But the results can be a bit disgusting as the above video shows. At least you’ll have a tub that drains!

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 […]

How To Fix a Leaking Bathtub Faucet

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 gotten used to water always being in the tub and now considers it an alternate source of water beyond […]

Replacing Bathtub Sealant

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 process seems straight forward enough, check out this website before you start the project.

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.

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 […]