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 →
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.
I’m the new guy. My name is Jim Hedger. I am working with Plumbtile to improve the Plumbtile.com website. As means of an introduction, I am a highly experienced webmaster with over a decade of high level web work under my belt. I have had an extremely fortunate career as a webmaster and hope to become a helpful resource for my new teammates and for the readers, shoppers and visitors to Plumbtile.com. Continue reading →
Glass tile has steadily risen in popularity these past few years, and as a result costs have been driven down as competition increases between makers. Even better, eco-friendly processes have become involved, and some makers boast 100% recycled glass tile lines.
However, some contractors are reluctant to lay glass tile because they are not used to the methods to set it down. It’s different from ceramic tile and if done wrong can be costly to re-do. Contrary to popular belief, it’s fairly easy to do, as long as you’re prepared appropriately. Continue reading →
Modifying a bathroom to be more supportive as you get older is not a daunting task, but a necessary one. Our guide it to easily help you through the simple task of installing a grab bar in your shower. If you want to install one outside of it, follow the same steps .
Updating a kitchen is more than just installing brand new Jado fixtures or Herbeau sinks. The entire look of the kitchen needs to be taken into consideration. How do the cabinets make the room feel? How about the different in color and texture between the counter tops and floor? Are the stylings of the drawer pulls congruent with the contours of the oven hood? So here’s a guide with an eye to modern design.