As an internet retailer, it can sometimes be hard to develop strong bonds with your most valued customers due to the anonymity of the computer screen. So when someone sends us a letter thanking us for the help we’ve delivered, we’re ecstatic.
If you browse blogs for architecture, design or interior decorating, often times you’ll see nicely rendered three-dimensional drawings of rooms or houses. These detailed mockups are part and parcel of the realm of architects and professional home decorators, but a few companies have made steps to make the process easier for the average homeowner (and professionals as well). Continue reading →
So obviously we’ve all thought of moving to the middle of nowhere, right? You wouldn’t need much, just a place to sleep, a shelf for your things, somewhere to cook and a bathroom. A trailer home could provide that, even a classic Airstream on wheels. It’s the embodiment of simplicity, right? Continue reading →
Refinishing a cast iron tub is a daunting task but attainable with the right amount of preparation and tools. While you may wish to go with a professional, by carefully following these instructions, we feel confident that you’ll be able to turn an old, dull tub into a brightly shining fixture in less than two hours. Continue reading →
So for those of you who missed it last weekend, the Dwell on Design show was amazing. It’s the West Coast’s biggest design event, was at the LA Convention Center and is put on by Dwell magazine (check out their twitter here). The top names in interior decoration, kitchen fixtures, bathroom tile, modern furniture and advanced appliances were present to help turn the houses of today into the homes of the future. Continue reading →
This will be the final installment in our sinks series. Previously we have covered pedestal sinks and drop in sinks. The undermount sink is a practical version that’s easier to install than most people think. Once installed, it allows a seamless surface for your counter, allow you to sweep up mess directly into the sink without it catching on any lip. Continue reading →
As part of our ongoing series to illuminate one aspect of home installations and how-tos, we’ve come up with a tutorial on installing kitchen sinks.
I have experience with many upgrades, installations and repairs, but this was idea was just outside of my usual area of expertise. It’s an interesting mod that appeals to those who want to save the environment without sacrificing their wallet.
The DIY fix here is to make your existing toilet a Dual Flush mode toilet. The idea is that it uses less water for flushing liquid waste vs a normal flush for solid. The mod kit in the link below costs $20 and can save up to $100 a year per toilet. Check it out and tell me how it goes.