Is your family in need of another bathroom, a second or even a third bathroom? This bathroom is all about function over relaxation, the idea is to get in and get out: toilet, sink, and/or shower while keeping it simple. But this doesn’t mean the space has to be plain Jane or ho hum. Adding interesting tile, updated fixtures, a unique mirror or decorative light fixture will spruce up this space.
The toilet handle you have to jiggle a little, the shower doors that will almost instantly get mildewed unless you leave them open “just so,” the slightly loose tile on the floor to the right of the sink? There are lots of irritating little bathroom flaws that we never seem to take care of and just learn to live with them instead.
Do you have a small bathroom but still want a bathtub in it rather than just a shower? Maybe you have a half bath that you would like to convert into a full bath for a growing family. With all of today’s small bathtub ideas and options, fear not—it can be done with a little research and creativity.
Do you have a small bathroom but still want a bathtub in it rather than just a shower? Maybe you have a half bath that you would like to convert into a full bath for a growing family. With all of today’s small bathtub ideas and options, fear not—it can be done with a little research and creativity. Continue reading
Before you shop for shower fixtures, it’s important to understand the basics of shower controls. What options are there? What will fit your space and budget best?
There are three basic systems for controlling the water temperature and flow rates:
- Simple single levers or knobs that control both water temperature and flow
- Combination temperature controls, which can include two or even three extra fixtures
- A separate thermostatic control valve (temperature only) and flow valve (volume only)
There’s little that makes me crazier than a squeaking shower floor. Because there are so many reasons your floor could be squeaking, it can be tricky to see how to fix it — or if it’s fixable. Your best bet is to prevent squeaks in your fiberglass or acrylic shower base from ever getting started. Here’s what to watch out for.
While the bathroom is the place that you shower, bathe, brush your teeth, wash your hands, flush a toilet, you don’t want excess water to stick around on the floors or in the shower. So instead of always getting out a towel to wipe up excess water, opt for tiles that can stand up to your bath-hating pets, daily steamy showers, or the kids’ tidal waves. Here are a few ways to use tile to increase the water-resistance of your bathroom. Continue reading
First thing every morning you take a shower to wake up, the end of the day you take a shower to wash off the day and your troubles. Your shower might be yours or you might be in a hotel or at someone’s house. Either way we are all in a quest for the perfect shower, just enough pressure and spray that helps to melt your troubles and grime away. There are so many different showerheads and now you can get a shower system that gives you the “spa experience” you just need to find the one that is best for you.
If you’re remodeling or creating a new bathroom, it’s important to take the time to consider all the shower options available, including the fixtures. You can change the look and feel of your bathroom with the design of your new shower. Make sure you feel good about your choice and that it fits all your needs and is beautiful and functional. Continue reading