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 lower energy costs and make the house more viable when it’s time to sell in the future if you wish. Continue reading →
How to Begin a Home Control Project
A smart home uses technology to make your life easier by bringing different home systems together so that you can control them with one simple device. Security, lighting, audio, video, temperature, pool/spa and even appliances that are also considered “smart” can be connected via the control device in your home. This offers the ultimate in convenience, control and energy savings.
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 Do Good To Your Body With Zuma Tubs
Stress builds up; you can’t avoid it. Luckily, there are companies that provide products that help relieve it. While some of the solutions out there are extra, superfluous things that you may not need day to day, the products here by Zuma are necessities of everyday life. The first two provide bath tubs that are enhanced with extra features like spa jets, air bubbles and ergonomics. Hastings provides a way to fill up these relaxing bathroom solutions. Continue reading →
How to Install Metal Bathroom Backsplash
If you already have started your eco-friendly kitchen with bamboo cabinets, cork flooring, and new lighting, etc…
Now, might be the time to think about changing your backsplash. Believe it or not, you can do it all by yourself.
There are pretty simple steps to follow. This is how you go about creating an eco-friendly metal backsplash: Continue reading →
Tips for Creating An Outdoor Kitchen Area
Want to create an eye-catching outdoor kitchen that gathers a crowd? Many people are now taking the kitchen outdoors to enjoy nature while cooking. You can get the same options from your indoor kitchen for your outdoor kitchen. The largest difference between them is the exposure to the elements, so the best option is to go water-proof to avoid loss of durability and damage. An outdoor kitchen should complement the design of the home’s architecture and landscape. Here are some helpful tips in helping you make the best out of your outdoor space in the form of an eye-catching and crowd pleasing outdoor kitchen that is both functional and fun. Continue reading →
Do-It-Yourself: Install New Kitchen Countertops
Are you bored with the look of your kitchen? Are your countertops showing all the wear and tear of preparing and cooking your meals? What you can do is give your kitchen a new makeover with the simple task; install new kitchen countertops!
Step 1: Choose a Material for the Countertop
This project is for installing granite countertops, which may call for consulting with a professional for help on certain aspects. Some countertops are best left to the pros, who have the proper tools and technology and will measure and cut these large pieces with laser precision. But countertops can be made of many materials and once correctly cut are installed using the same steps. Once you decide what materials you are going to use for your countertops, check with the manufacturer for their suggested installation techniques. Continue reading →
Choosing Your Kitchen Countertop Tile
Kitchen countertops are the pride and joy of any great kitchen, which means picking the right countertop material, is an important task. Asking yourself (or the cook of the family) some important questions will help in the search for the perfect countertop. What is the priority in the kitchen; style, durability, usability, green factor or maintenance. All of these items should go into choosing the correct countertop for your new kitchen. Continue reading →
Kitchen Cabinets: Important Tips for Choosing New Cabinets
When it comes to adding value to your home, put your money where your mouths are. The 2 rooms that add or detract value most from a home are the kitchen and the bathroom. Right now stainless steel appliances are the trend but there is no sense investing in them only to put them next to shabby cabinets in an outdated kitchen. When renovating a kitchen, start with the cabinets first. An older refrigerator or stove will look better surrounded by new cabinets. Continue reading →
Go Green: Tropical, Coconut Mosaic Tiles
Let us introduce a very tropical product tile. It gives your home a feeling of warmth, natural, elegance, stylish and yet very GREEN. Mainly used in the commercial industry it is now making a breakthrough into the residential industry as more and more people want to make their home Eco-friendly with the warm, style of coconut mosaic tiles.
Coconut mosaic tiles give you a more responsible choice in decorating walls, ceilings and floors while at the same time helping a greener environment by making use of otherwise wasted coconut-shell materials. The coconut tiles will make any room in the home or business more sound proof also. The natural coconut material will buffer sound so that the high traffic rooms of a bathroom and kitchen are much quieter. The tiles are affordable also. These tiles are not out of reach for the residential consumer.
Coconut mosaic tiles are made of coconut-shell chips. Our coconut chips are cut from natural coconut shells which are abundant and found in many parts of Indonesia. By using coconut shell as tiles, we also could occupy at least 40 workers for the whole month. Now, coconut mosaic tiles gives the answer for environment issue and fighting for the world’s poverty. We design and create the tiles which are ready to use and very easy to apply.
Five Elements is distributor that we work with here at Plumbtile. If you would like more information you can view the coconut mosaic as well as other natural products they carry here. Call for our Extreme Savings at 866-369-8180 and speak to one of our sales consultants.