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 Dishwasher Air-Gap Kit

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A clog in your kitchen sink drain could cause dirty water to back-flow into the dishwasher and contaminate the inside of the washer tub. Some municipalities require you install an air gap between your dishwasher and garbage disposal or sink drain to avoid such an occurrence. You can install an air gap in a single afternoon without the help of a plumber. Dishwasher air gap kits are available with everything needed for the air gap, but not the additional hose required to attach the gap to either the sink drain or the disposal.

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How To Install a Center Faucet

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One of the most common types of bath faucets is a center-set faucet. These are available in a wide selection styles and prices, and are generally easy to install. The steps below describe how to properly install most common center-set bath faucets.
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Installing A Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

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Adding a new attractive stainless steel kitchen sink to replace to old, dingy one that you’ve been looking at for too long, is a fairly easy do-it-yourself project. You’ll most likely need a drop-in, surface mounted sink. This will typically be of average difficulty to replace and you’ll need: a new sink of the same size opening that you are replacing, plumber’s putty/silicone caulk, an adjustable wrench, phillips and straight head screwdrivers, Teflon tape for threaded connections, new plumbing and drain parts as required. 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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How to Update Your Kitchen With the Newest Trends

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Looking to update your kitchen with improvements that will make your friends and family gasp in astonishment? The latest kitchen trends will put you on the fast track to exactly that reaction.  Continue reading →

How To Install Eco-Friendly Tile

 

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Tile is a popular choice for many purposes and applications and can add to the look you are trying to achieve, even in a small space. And even better news is that manufactures are reclaiming and recycling materials into eco-friendly tiles that are versatile and look great. Some eco-friendly tile require special considerations when installing. So let’s take a look at some of them. Continue reading →

9 Steps To Remodel Your Kitchen

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So you finally got tired of looking at the peeling flower wallpaper on your kitchen walls, and decided it’s time to do a complete revamp. Great! But… Now what? Not knowing where to start, many homeowners fall under two umbrellas. Some start by looking at appliances. Others start by collecting a mountain high stack of inspiring kitchen photos. Some decide they need more room. Some people find themselves in this exploration stage for a year or longer before they even start to seek out workers. Continue reading →

Installing A Whirlpool Tub

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Getting Ready For The Whirlpool bathtub Install

Whirlpool bathtubs come in a variety of sizes and shapes and, generally are not too difficult to install. Some prep work is a good idea to help alleviate any problems along the way. Planning for some surprises or unforeseen circumstances along the way is always a good idea as well. Be sure to shut off your water supply to the house at the main valve. Open the faucets to let any remaining water drain out. Depending on your location, you may want to check with your local building department for information on any permits that be required. This will not be a quick one or two hour project. It will definitely be more involved. So plan and take your time. It will certainly be worth it. Continue reading →