Your shiny new bathroom sink, along with a new faucet and countertop, will jazz up your bathroom design as much as new flooring and accessories, and for a lot less money. Before you start the installation process though, make sure you have all the measurements you need to connect the sink to the drain including the inside the pipe fittings and how much space there is underneath your sink.Continue reading →
Spring Clean Anytime!
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 →
DIY: Install A Pedestal Sink
It is time to update your bathroom and you have so many choices of sinks to pick from. In bathrooms, especially in small bathrooms, make homeowners choose the pedestal sinks.
Pedestal sinks are elegant, space saving solutions that have existed in bathrooms for hundreds of years. These are slightly more complicated to install than a standard sink, so a DIY guide can be helpful so you can conquer this task yourself. Continue reading →
How to have your home be more Sustainable
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.
How-To: Easily Install A Pedestal Sink
Installing a pedestal sink is a quick way to add elegance to your bathroom. This classic look has been around for over a hundred years and still a sought-after style in bathrooms. They are slightly more complicated to install than a standard sink, but we can help walk you through the process with our steps.
How To: Clean Your Bathroom Like a Pro
Whether cozy, sleek or luxurious, hotel baths are the perfect getaway. Now you can transform your bathroom into just such an escape. While you may not want to clean your entire bathroom every day, doing small things such as wiping down the counters, faucet and sink, and spot-cleaning the mirror can give your bathroom a daily perk-up. The rest is all in the weekly routine.
Designer Spotlight : Hansgrohe
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.
How To Install a Center Faucet
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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Renovate, Revitalize, Restore, Remodel….Your Bathroom
Homeowners have many important questions about their Bathroom Remodeling Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Bathroom Remodeling investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right? Give your bathroom design a boost with a little planning and a few bathroom ideas. Whether you’re looking for bathroom remodeling ideas or bathroom pictures to help you update your old one, start here!
Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan and to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price. Continue reading →
Make Bathroom Cleaning a Breeze by Streamlining Design
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.