It’s a brand new year and many of us are turning over a new leaf. For some, this means bathroom renovations. If you’ll be ringing in the new year with an updated bathroom, you’ll want to keep your style, decor and functionality aligned with the times. And that means ultra-modern design, energy-efficient fixtures and minimalistic sensibility. Check out how some of these forward looking bathrooms pull this off with contemporary showers, tubs, sinks and bathroom vanities.
As anyone who’s ever been on the road knows, travel can be rough. Musicians, actors and politicians fall into an interesting subset of high class individuals accustomed to the utmost in comfort and class who are consistently forced to eat, sleep and relax outside of their comfort zones. In order to entice hardworking, road-weary luminaries, hotels go to great lengths to make their accommodations every bit as luxurious and comfortable as the opulent abodes they likely have back at home. Here, we’ve highlighted some of the essential comforts that hotels have integrated into their luxury bathrooms in order to make celebrities feel at ease. Read more »
When you want to install a toilet, the first step is the most fun — you get to choose a new toilet. There are a variety of different styles and colors to choose from, made by trusted companies such as Barclay, Porcher, Deca and more. So, browse the various options and select a toilet that will fit your bathroom design or match your bathroom vanity, then move on to the installation.
How to Install a Toilet – 6 Steps
- Look behind your old toilet and locate the water shut-off valve. Turn it off. Then, flush the toilet to get rid of all water. Next, remove the old toilet by unscrewing the water connection, floor bolts, and finally the wax ring holding it to the floor. Dispose of the old toilet properly.
- Unwrap the new toilet. Locate the new wax ring or plastic collar and affix it to the floor drain. Next, caulk the toilet base and the drain separately. When they are pressed together it will help prevent leakage. Read more »
It’s an economic fact: Staying green, means saving green, especially at home. There are many small steps that you can take that will add up to saving you considerable money on energy costs at home. And in these economic times, saving money has never been more important.
Here are ten ways to stay green in your home, and keep a bit more green in your wallet:
- Replace those leaky kitchen faucets: The drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet isn’t just annoying, its like tossing money down the drain. In fact, the typical leaky faucet wastes nearly three gallons of water each and every day! Just think of how much money you’re wasting. Replace those kitchen faucets with a new, stylish faucet like these. Read more »
We’ve all seen it. That sticky mess in our soap dish left by bar soap. Or the little drops of goo that collect under a hand-pump. Well, to eliminate these unsightly messes, and to add a bit of flair to your new bathroom design, consider a wall-mounted soap dispenser. They’ll also save on counter-space in small bathrooms, and the no-drip nozzle will keep your bathroom clean.
Here is a basic overview on installing one of these fashionable additions:
- Determine how you will mount the soap dispenser: For lightweight dispensers, you can use commercial grade adhesive. But, for more permanent and stable dispensers, you will install using the hardware included in your soap dispenser unit. Read more »
With the current volatility of the housing and lending market, many homeowners are staying in their current residences rather than purchasing larger homes. Families that may have planned to stay in their present home for just 5 or 6 years, are finding themselves staying there a decade or more. So, to increase the beauty and resale value of their home, they are upgrading their homes by redesigning their kitchens or bathrooms.
A bathroom renovation can add a 100% return on investment (ROI) to the value of a home, and a kitchen redesign can add nearly 95% ROI, according to the NY Home and Garden Show. Not to mention, an updated kitchen or bathroom design is appealing to new home owners, who won’t have to invest the time, money and effort into updating the room on their own.
As you know, the kitchen is the heart of a home. Whether you are throwing a party, or just chit-chatting with family, people mainly congregate in the kitchen. So a kitchen designed with comfort and accommodation in mind, can dramatically increase the value and sale-ability of a home. Function and convenience is paramount of course, but to implement family-friendly and comfortable features into the design as well, like new kitchen sinks and/or kitchen faucets, which will make it even more appealing to future buyers.
The same goes for bathrooms. Unlike kitchens which are a “meeting place” for the family, the bathroom is a place for solitude and private time. So with that in mind, aim to make the place as comfortable as possible. Utilize modern fixtures such as bathroom vanities and add space-saving storage.
As said before, you can expect roughly a 100% ROI on your kitchen or bathroom redesign. So, if you spend $5000 on a new bathroom, you can add $5000 to the selling price of your home. With that in mind, what do you have to lose?
Products to help you upgrade or redesign you kitchen and bathroom:
- Rohl Products
- Bathroom Vanities
- Kitchen Sinks
- Kitchen Faucets
- A Jacuzzi Whirlpool or Jacuzzi Tub
- Whirlpools & Air Tubs
- Aquatic Products & Aquatic Whirlpools