How to have your home be more Sustainable

envforum logoSustainability is a big buzzword these days, but what exactly does it mean? Sustainability means meeting your current needs without having a negative impact on the needs of future generations. It also requires you to make environmentally-conscious choices about the way you live. It’s not really plausible for most of us to have a completely sustainable home — one that uses only nature’s infinite resources with no affect on the environment around us. But fortunately, there are some measures you can take to make your home more sustainable.

Your choices as a consumer greatly affect the sustainability of your home. Using rechargeable batteries limits the waste of items that often can’t be recycled. Buying paper products made with recycled content continues the chain of sustainability. Better yet, lose the paper towels and use a washable cloth. Biodegradable trash bags and cups are made of corn that dissolves over time, adding one less type of plastic to our landfills. And energy/water saver appliances can all help contribute to a more sustainable way of living.

In this particular blog we are going to highlight a particular brand that we at Plumbtile are proud to provide; California Faucets takes water sustainability very seriously! Read more below.

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Designer Spotlight : Hansgrohe

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Do you often find yourself worrying about the stress of your day while you shower? Do you find yourself listing all of the things that have to be done, and the things that didn’t go as planned as the water falls all around you? Maybe it’s time for a different shower experience. With Hansgrohe, your daily shower can be the most relaxing part of your day.

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How to Install a Wall Mounted Showerhead

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One of the final steps in completing a custom shower project is selecting and installing the shower fixtures. While the task of selecting a shower fixture from the wide variety of styles can be challenging, installing the fixture is a simple job. With basic plumbing tools and skills, any do-it-yourselfer can install a shower fixture. Read on, and become a shower head installer yourself!

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Renovate, Revitalize, Restore, Remodel….Your Bathroom

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Homeowners have many important questions about their Bathroom Remodeling Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Bathroom Remodeling investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right? Give your bathroom design a boost with a little planning and a few bathroom ideas. Whether you’re looking for bathroom remodeling ideas or bathroom pictures to help you update your old one, start here!

Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan and to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price. Continue reading →

Do-It-Yourself Lighting Installation

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Save yourself a visit from the electrician and a hefty bill for 5 to 10 minutes of work. We know that everyone is not naturally confident about performing home repairs. Installing a light fixture is one of them. It can be hard to find an electrician who will come to your house for a 5- to 10-minute job — and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay an arm and a leg. In the long run, you’re better off learning to install a light fixture (or replace one) on your own. We will show you step-by step on how to install your own light fixture.

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Characterize your Bathroom with Chrome

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When designing, remodeling, or updating your bathroom, you’ll find that as you gather your ideas, a trend will emerge in what you are most interested in. If you are going for a sleek, modern look, you’ll find chrome accessories that suit your style. The same is true if you are looking for a more nostalgic or old style look. You’ll also find lovely extras such as vanity chairs, lotion dispensers, glass canisters and many other items with chrome trim that you can further decorate with.  Continue reading →