Author: Patricia McMahon

Create Your Zen Bathroom Around a New Bathtub

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Reece-I-Love-My-Bathroom-winner-landscapeIf you need a respite from your busy life, consider transforming your bathroom design into a personal refuge.  There is a Zen saying that goes like this:

Silently sitting by the window. Leaves fall and flowers bloom. The seasons come and go.

Could there be a better life? Zen design highlights our relationship with nature and achieving balance between the two creates the serenity that has made Zen baths so popular.

Hastings Tubs, Toilets and Showers is renowned for providing high-quality, trend-setting bath and tile products. Hastings provides both contemporary and traditional designs imported from the finest manufacturers in Europe. With a diverse selection of ceramic, porcelain, glass, and stone tile & trim; faucets, coordinating accessories, white china basins, and bathroom furniture pieces, the Hastings Tile & Bath Collections takes home decor to the cutting edge of design in order to help you achieve your Zen dream.

Here are some simple concepts to keep in mind:

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Add Value to Your Home with Bathroom Upgrades

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Adding style and value to your home is as simple as upgrading the bathroom flooring and fixtures. This relatively easy fix can breathe new life into spaces and increase the value of your home. Whether you are looking to create a modern escape, a tranquil spa or a traditional feel, Plumbtile has the fixtures and tiles you are looking for to help create the perfect bathroom to compliment your home. Read More

Tile Kitchen Countertops

While many homeowners reserve tile for floors and backsplashes, tile countertops can be an excellent—and affordable—option. Ceramic tile is impervious to heat and water, and when properly glazed, it won’t stain. Proper sealant helps ensure grout won’t discolor or stain, and large-format tiles cover a lot of area with minimal grout lines. Still most popular out west, ceramic tile is a solid option worth a second look. Read More

Modernize Your Bathroom

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Up until now, bathrooms have had very functional looking toilets, tubs, and faucets. They look nice, yes, but not necessarily classy or modern. It is time to modernize your bathroom! The trend today is to revamp your bathroom; make it have style, grace, and individuality while still maintaining that old-as-time functionality. So what does a bathroom need? Tubs, toilets, faucets, and a little storage space for toiletries, towels, and other bathroom necessities, right? The possibilities are endless when you think about it. So many combinations of colors, textures, and uniquely designed furniture and fixtures offer infinite options when you take into the account the uniqueness of the individual who’s got it in their head to remodel and modernize their bathroom. Check out the following tips and ideas for modernizing your bathroom.  Read More

Green Resources

Green design is a science, not an art. Some principles apply across the board, but many measures will depend on your home’s age, construction techniques used, building codes, local climate (temperature and humidity) and the land on which your home sits. If you’re going to get serious about green, you’ll want to do a lot of research and eventually some testing. To help you along, we’ve provided this list of recommended resources. Read More

Light Up Your “Layout!”

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You may have been thinking about maybe giving your beautiful home a new lighting makeover to bring out the elegant qualities that you would love to show off to family and friends. So, whether you want to just make a minor adjustment or a whole-house upgrade, we will give you some great room-by-room tips on bringing out the best lighting in your home.

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5 Kitchen Styles and How to Find the One for You

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Style is very easy to recognize with your eyes – it’s easy to tell a modern kitchen design from a rustic one – but often harder to decide what style o=is best for you. After all, you will be equally drawn to chrome as you are to aged wood. Here are 5 of the top kitchen styles, and a few tips on how to decide which is right one for you.

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