When we think about the holidays we’re overwhelmed with thoughts of delicious feasts and the company of loved ones. With an abundance of people and food preparation, there is always the threat of germs and food-borne illness. Proper handwashing and sanitizing of surfaces goes a long way to keeping your family safe and healthy. However, there are even better ways to avoid the transfer of germs and bacteria…touch-free faucets and soap dispensers. Continue reading →
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 showerhead installer yourself!
When you are remodeling your bathroom, you want to make sure everything is perfectly set. This means making sure all plumbing seals are good, all tiles are grouted properly but most importantly you waterproof the areas that have excessive water. In order to waterproof your shower, you will want to first mark your area. Make sure to properly measure your wall and mark out where you will be waterproofing. Once you have your area measured out you can mask off the section with masking tape. A good rule of thumb is to extend your waterproofing 100mm above your water outlet and 100mm wider than the edges of your shower. Continue reading →
Spring is upon us in a few months. Are you getting ready for some spring cleaning? Did you know that it actually promotes wellness both mentally and physically by keeping your environment clean and free of clutter. A cluttered house can actually be detrimental to your health. Here are some of the tips to help you with your spring cleaning. Continue reading →
Do you ever get mold build up in your bathroom? Well that can be attributed to poor ventilation. You always want to make sure you have some sort of ventilation system or a fan in your bathroom. Plumbtile has a Myson – Condensate Pump Kit that can help with any condensation from a shower to eliminate the mold or mildew buildup. Be sure to have this installed otherwise you may be doing more than just cleaning the tile. You may be replacing them. Of course, Plumbtile has everything you will need to remodel your bathroom. Continue reading →
There are many reasons why families decide to renovate their homes. Often times it’s because they can’t afford a bigger purchase. It may also be that they already have a well established life in their community and can’t seem to leave a place they’ve known and loved for so long. Love your home and just can’t see living anywhere else, the kitchen or bathroom just needs a face lift or even the flooring needs to be replaced. Whatever the reason, there are ways to assess the home, see how your family has outgrown it and implement change to adapt to your growing family’s needs.
What areas of my home should I focus on renovating?
Did you know that the average home will use as much as a 1000 gallons of water every day? This is based on a report from the EPA that shows during the off-peak season the average water usage is just 260 gallons. This is usually due to more of the family being home during the day flushing the toilets and taking showers, watering the lawn and washing the cars.
Your choice in countertops are drastically important to the look and feel of the room, whether it’s in the kitchen or bathroom. It pulls every other element in your room together from wall color to backsplashes. In addition, countertops have to be durable. They have to accommodate your needs, no matter what those are. It is important to be aware of when you need new countertops in your kitchen or bathroom.
When you’re renovating your bathroom for the entire family, there are so many things to consider. It’s even harder in small or shared spaces. Mom needs room for all of her make-up. Dad wants ample space for his thrown to do his business. And the kids want to have fun during bath time. So how is everyone being accommodated?
If you are like me, your shower curtain is the last thing you think about cleaning in the bathroom. It is always there when you need it but not a high priority in your bathroom cleaning routine, but it should be. With multiple uses your curtain will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Most shower curtains can just be taken down and put in the washing machine to clean but this doesn’t really keep it clean. Removing those tough stains can be easier than you think! Making your own cleaners will not only remove the dirt and mildew but also keep it looking like new. With a few household items you can make your own cleaner effectively and cost effective. Here’s how to do it: