There comes a time when every bathroom could use a new bathtub – whether due to obsolescence or, well, just plain not-good-looking-ness. Is it that time for your home? Time to get a brand new bath tub to reinvigorate and revitalize your bathroom interior? If it is, or even if you are just curious about what’s out there, here are some current bathtub designs and ideas to help you get inspired! Take a look and get the remodel of your dreams today. Special thanks to FurnitureFashion.com for these excellent images!
Smartphones in the Bathroom, Weird Shower Curtains, and the Venezuelan Toilet Paper Crisis: It’s the Weekly Round-Up!May 17th, 2013
It’s been a long week filled with great bathroom design, remodeling, and news stories. We can barely contain our excitement to share our favorite finds with you! That’s right, Trade Winds readers, it’s time to kick off another Weekly Round-Up!
In this edition, we explore how often people use their smartphones while in the bathroom (and what they’re doing on those phones), adding upholstered chairs to your master bathroom design, working with a small space, adding a little “zing” to your shower curtain style, and on a serious note, learn about the Venezuelan toilet paper shortage. Remember to click the headlines to read the full articles! And of course, if there are any stories we missed, or stories you’d like to see featured here, be sure to contact us and let us know all about it!
So without further ado: these are the stories that really caught our attention this week. Enjoy, and happy Friday!
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This is a great article we found in our newsfeed today:
CLAWFOOT TUBS ARE GROWING INTO one the most common remodeling necessities. A stand-alone tub can transform an entire bathroom. Accent colored tubs can also liven up your three year old paint job. Legged tubs are easy to install, because they do not require any major construction. You can’t go wrong with replacing your shower with a Clawfoot tub; in exchange you’ll receive more comfort, better durability and many more compliments.
New innovations to save water with every flush!
Bayside High School in Queens is one of two public schools (along with Hillcrest High) in New York City that are part of a pilot program to change out old water-wasting toilets with new low-flow toilets. This pilot program is a great way to for the Department of Environmental Protection to gauge how long the replacement of all existing toilets within these schools will take. The new toilets being used reduce the normal 3.5 to 4.5 gallons used to a much lower 1.2 gallons of water for each flush. This is due to the design of the toilet bowl which allows for more efficient emptying and flushing with much less water.
From the article:
“I was able to list and sell both of our old bathroom vanities on our local “craigslist” KSL.com for a good deal. I love selling on KSL, and I love that we were able to find a home for the old vanities. It helped offset the cost of the …“
Appliances, counter-tops and furniture, oh my! What is their expected life expectancy? This is a BIG question when it comes to building a house. What materials should the items installed be made of?
These questions depend on a number of things such as amount of use, material quality, quality of installation, weather and climate and level and effort of maintenance.
Within the bathroom the expected life expectancy of an item is different than they would be elsewhere in the home because of the moisture and humidity caused by the shower.
Items to consider are as flows:
- If taken care of properly bathroom cabinets can last a lifetime.
- Caulking around the base of the shower or tub will last between 2 and 20 years but may want to be changed more often simply to ensure its integrity.
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Remodeling Budgets, Color Schemes, and We Teach You How to Make DIY Antique Cabinets (and shoot ourselves in the foot in the process): It’s the Weekly Round-Up!May 10th, 2013
It’s Friday, and even though I took a couple weeks off, it’s time for another Weekly Round-up! This week we saw many collections of beautiful images, helpful tutorials, and interesting videos all across the web. But for some reason, the things that struck us most were in the “colors and DIY” categories. It’s just been one of those weeks. So, we’ve collected a few fine tutorials to help you get the bathroom design of your dreams!
Anything catch your eye in the last week? Anything catch your eye in the last three weeks? Let me know and we’ll retroactively write Round-Ups for all the time I missed. See? Time travel IS possible! And there’s always plenty of great stuff to blog about in the bathroom design and remodeling space.
So without further ado: these are the stories that really caught our attention this week. Full speed ahead, dear reader!
Tired of your current bathroom décor? Don’t worry, there are plenty of others out there in the same boat. With the current economy bathroom makeovers are few and far apart.
What is one of the first things that comes to mind when remodeling a bathroom? For some it may be what type of materials to use, for others it might have something to do with wanting a nice big tub or rain shower. Actually, the key though when it comes to bathroom makeovers is the COST and how to use your money effectively.
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Out with the old, in with the new! If it is time for a complete bathroom remodel or you are simply looking for a new vanity, it is probably time to get rid of the old bathroom vanity. But you should know throwing your old vanity away is not your only option – besides, that’s just wasteful. How about doing something a little more… helpful? Mother Nature and others will thank you if you try to either donate or recycle your old cabinet pieces instead! It isn’t as hard as it may seem, and there are quite a few different options out there. Read on and see how you can make a difference!