Sustainability 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.
Installing a sturdy grab bar is much easier than one would think. Use our guide below to easily and effectively install a bar in your shower. If you are wanting to install one outside of the shower area, just follow the same steps.
In the run up to the German bathroom tradeshow, ISH 2015, the Association of the German Sanitation Industry is using its Pop Up My Bathroom trend forum to address designing for different stages of life.
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.
Getting the results you are looking for can be rewarding when you are remodeling your bathroom. Especially if you have the shower of your dreams! There are so many ideas when it comes to showers, and you can customize your shower to your needs and of your families. Continue reading →
Everyone dreads cleaning the bathroom, you can however make cleaning easier by making design choices that keep your style in mind while making cleaning a breeze. Small changes when you are designing your new bathroom will save you cleaning time for the whole time you live in your home. Plumbtile has the bathroom supplies to help you create the stylish, easy to clean bathroom thats right for your home.
One area that gives everyone headaches when cleaning is grout. There are a few design options that eliminate grout from the equation entirely. Whether you decide to use stone panels for the walls or go with an easy to wash vinyl covering (just wipe down with a sponge). Another option for both walls and countertops is back painted glass. It gives you the option to customize color, and it is much easier to clean than tile full of grout. Plumbtile has options to
Another great place to save time and effort when cleaning is in the shower. Small tiles are often used in showers to allow the floor to slope towards a traditional center drain. Choosing a linear drain allows you to use larger tile that slopes uniformly to one direction, meaning you can use larger tiles and less grout, easier cleaning for you! Plumbtile has a great selection of linear drains and large format tiles to fit any style. Another great asset for cleaning with ease is a removable shower head. Hand held shower heads allow you to clean hard to reach areas with water right from your shower, and are also great for every day use.
Another great way to make cleaning a breeze is wall mounting the hardware in your bathroom. Wall mounted hardware catches less water residue and less dust, making cleaning easier and eliminating water pooling around the faucet bases which can lead to rust. You can also invest in a wall mounted toilet to make cleaning the floor easier, and keep the theme running throughout the bathroom.
Another important aspect of making cleaning easy is making sure you have a place in mind for everything in the bathroom, whether its hair dryers or extra towels. Building in specific drawers for specific items during a remodel can save you time and hassle later on. If you aren’t looking to build anything new, making your storage needs a focus of your bathroom update ensures you are never stressed about finding a place to stash extra items.
Taking the time to think through design details before you renovate a bathroom will save you time and help make cleaning a breeze later on.
Homeowners have a wide range of choices when it comes to shower stalls. Some are pre-fabricated (already put together in a kit) or all the components can be purchased separately to create a custom designed shower. Just check out our website at www.plumbtile.com. One thing to keep in mind is that with pre-fabricated kits it may be difficult to get all the pieces through an existing door (they would work absolutely fine though in a new construction area). Continue reading →
As you build your new home, there are so many decisions you need to make. Location, style, materials…etc. But have you thought of ways you can save money as well as your environment? Adding Green elements can benefit you and your future in so many ways. You can add green materials and products that will help you gain in lower energy costs, and make the house more viable when it’s time to sell in the future if you wish. Continue reading →
You have a bathroom that you just love and adore. However, you feel it is time for a facelift or in construction design terms, remodeling. Remodeling your bathroom is the process of taking your current restroom, water closet, lavatory, or whatever word you prefer to call it, and giving it a make-over. A make-over can consist of rebuilding or redesigning your vanity and or mirror, installing a better or more water-efficient toilet, or even transforming your shower-in-bath, to just a seven-person spa tub, or a two-person rain shower room. Wouldn’t we all love to do that? Continue reading →
Let’s face who doesn’t look forward to their shower? And who doesn’t rate the shower in someone else’s home, hotel or vacation spot? We all long for that perfect shower the one with just the right amount or pressure, maybe it has the added feature of a message spray or it is hand held. What type of shower head is for you? And who doesn’t walk into a hardware store go by the bath department and are captivated by all the LOVELY shower heads? Everyone even small children love a good shower and to do that you must start with the shower head. Continue reading →