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How Much Light Do You Need in Your Bathroom?

Whether it's with a warm bath after a long day or a hot shower to start your morning, the bathroom is where you’ll want to relax and unwind so having the perfect lighting is essential. Since you spend some of life's most important moments in your bathroom, you’ll want not only enough illumination, but beautiful light fixtures that speak to your style and personality while also helping you put your best face forward every day.

Topics: Bathroom- Decision Guide- Lighting

Read More 1/2/19 12:57 PM

How to Measure a Bathtub for Replacement

When you need to replace your bathtub, your first inclination might be to look at tub designs and layouts, but you shouldn’t do anything until you’ve measured your space. Hold off on shopping until you’re sure you know what size tub you need.

Topics: Bathroom- Decision Guide- Bathtub

Read More 10/8/18 11:00 AM

What's The Perfect Height For A Toilet?

Your toilet is the most important seat in your house, so installing one at the most comfortable height will have a positive impact on your bathroom experience.

 

"Height" refers to the measurement from your bathroom floor to the top of the bowl WITHOUT the seat. And, while many toilets available today are marketed as comfort height, not everyone may find them comfortable.

Topics: Bathroom- Decision Guide- Toilet

Read More 10/3/18 8:43 PM

Dreamline vs VIGO Shower Doors

Adding a shower door to your bathroom can be both practical and stylish. You have a number of glass options - clear, patterned or opaque - and installation choices - framed, frameless, sliding doors or pivot - to help you create a truly unique space that reflects your lifestyle and helps your morning routines run smoother. Dreamline and VIGO both offer shower doors for both tub and walk-in shower configurations.

Topics: Bathroom- Shower- Decision Guide

Read More 8/30/18 8:09 PM

Kitchen Sinks: Copper vs Stainless Steel Sinks

Your kitchen sink can set the tone for your remodel, and two of the most popular sink materials on the market - copper and stainless steel - can help you create a space uniquely yours. Copper is a naturally anti-microbial and ages beautifully over time while requiring relatively little maintenance. A stainless steel sink is a classic for a reason; built to last and look great for years while blending in seamlessly with nearly any style.

Topics: Kitchen- Decision Guide- Sink

Read More 8/15/18 3:00 PM

Two Smart Shower Solutions To Take Your Bathroom To Another Level

In the digital age, everything is getting smarter. Cars come with built-in navigation, you can do everything from order dinner to pay your bills on a phone, and we can even control the temperature and light in our homes from the palm of our hands. There’s no doubt that we’re living in an increasingly technologically-reliant world, so why wouldn’t that sophistication carry over to something else you use every day like your shower?

There are two main systems — U by Moen and Kohler DTV+ — that will bring your shower online and add unprecedented sophistication to your bathroom. Either the Moen or Kohler smart shower system could be the ideal addition to your space, so let's discover the difference to determine which one fits your life best.

Topics: Technology- Bathroom- Shower- Decision Guide

Read More 8/6/18 11:00 AM

Towel Bar vs Towel Hook

An organized bathroom has a place for everything and everything in its place, which is one reason why bathroom accessories are so important. Accessories are also the finishing touch for any bathroom design; the details are small but matter, like whether or not you install towel bars or towel hooks. Each one has it own aesthetic and make your new bathroom look great, but the one that works best for you can vary depending on the size of your bathroom and how much ventilation you have in your bathroom.

Topics: Bathroom- Decision Guide- Accessories

Read More 7/30/18 12:49 PM

Why Choose an Enclosure Over a Shower Door

Glass shower doors and enclosures have a definitive high-end appeal you just can't capture with a shower curtain. While a shower curtain can provide color and a softer material that absorbs sound and reduces echo, choosing glass is a definite upgrade. If you move from a shower door to a full shower enclosure, you are making a luxurious style statement. Here's why you might choose an enclosure over a shower door.

Topics: Bathroom- Shower- Decision Guide

Read More 7/11/18 4:04 PM

What Is A Shower Enclosure And Why Do I Need One?

As homes become more modern and sleek, bathrooms are changing to accommodate new styles, technologies and fixtures. Your shower is a perfect example.

Showers are no longer bound to tubs. Instead, you shower can be the focal point for relaxation and comfort. With a shower enclosure, contemporary showers have everything you need within one beautifully crafted area. Continue reading to discover the ways shower enclosures have evolved.beautifully crafted area. Continue reading to discover the ways shower enclosures have evolved.

Topics: Bathroom- Shower- Decision Guide

Read More 7/9/18 7:00 PM

5 Reasons You Need A Prep Sink In Your Kitchen

A modern kitchen needs to strike a balance between style and functionality. We're always looking for new ways to take advantage of unused or underused countertop space to improve the overall look and feel of our kitchen.

With stylish options from Kohler, Ruvati, Elkay, Houzer, and Barclay, bar/prep sinks are quickly becoming a "must have" for homebuyers and homeowners alike.

Topics: Decision Guide- Sink

Read More 6/8/18 1:37 PM

5 Reasons to Upgrade to a Clawfoot Tub

When is a bathtub more than just a tub? When it’s a Clawfoot Bathtub.

Clawfoot style tubs instantly convey a sense of luxury and elegance. With their dramatic contours, inviting roll rim edges, and ornately adorned feet, it’s easy to fall in love with these iconic freestanding tubs.

In addition to their beautiful appearance, clawfoot bathtubs are comfortable. It’s no surprise that this 19th century tub design continues to be a popular choice among discerning bathers.

Still not convinced? Here are the top 5 reasons why you should buy a clawfoot tub.

Topics: Bathroom- Decision Guide- Bathtub

Read More 5/26/18 8:00 AM

Shower Thresholds: Yay or Nay?

Shower bases (also known as shower pans) are waterproof flooring that protects the subfloor in the shower area. Shower bases are available as a single, double or zero-threshold design. Single and double shower bases have an integrated track that guides the shower door and acts as a curb to keep water contained to the shower while a zero-threshold pan is level with the floor outside the shower. 

Zero-threshold shower bases can be extremely handy if a member of your household utilizes a wheelchair or if you prefer the seamless transition between your bathroom floor and your shower. 

Topics: Bathroom- Shower- Decision Guide

Read More 5/16/18 6:25 PM

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