How-To: Install Cabinet Hardware

The knobs and pulls you see on your cabinets are discrete, out of the way, but say a certain something about your kitchen or bathroom. They are a necessary element of your room that is not only functional, but decorative. And due to their small size and ease of manufacture, the endless varieties of each can be overwhelming. So to help make one aspect to using decorative hardware easier, we’re going to show you how to install them properly. Continue reading →

Mini-Blog: How To Make your own Dual Flush Toilet

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.

Adding A Dual Flush Kit & A Diaper Sprayer To An Old Toilet

How To: Introduce yourself to a new community

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I’m the new guy. My name is Jim Hedger. I am working with Plumbtile to improve the 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 Continue reading →

How-To: Lay Glass Tile

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.

Oceanside Glass Tile Mosaic

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 →

How-To: Make a Kitchen with Modern Style

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.

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