In modern residential bathrooms, there are many fixtures. Even still, the shower continues to be one of the most important fixtures. The shower doesn’t utilize dozens and dozens of components like other fixtures do, yet all the components they do utilize are essential.
Bathrooms and lavatories have never been synonymous with cleanliness, but we do expect and want them to be clean. So when we find that unwanted, always unwelcome, and quite frankly, unsightly grey toilet water, questions arise. First and foremost, is why is my toilet water grey, most often and quickly followed by the question, what can I do about it.
Black and white tile is a popular combo in many bathrooms. It can be modern, vintage, rustic, and everything in between, depending on the overall style. What color you paint a black and white tile bathroom plays a large role in the overall design.
There can come a time where your shower or bathroom starts to look outdated. It can really drag the overall appeal and aesthetic of the home down. When that happens, it can require a change or an update to the bathroom. So, how do you retile a shower floor?
If you open up your toilet and for the first time notice several black spots in the bowl, it’s likely you’ll wonder what these are and whether or not they need to be taken care of. In most cases, the black spots are either mineral deposits or mold growth.
Tiles look great in the bathroom. When you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, one of the questions that will cross your mind is whether tiles can be installed over drywall in the shower. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get different answers to this question.
When it comes to remodeling or designing your bathroom, nothing makes quite the impact as the vanity countertop. The right bathroom vanity top can deliver sophistication, complement an existing theme, or bring the natural beauty of the outdoors inside, and so much more. It is, arguably, the most important feature in a bathroom.
There are a lot of options when it comes to metal finishes. Nickel is one of the most popular of these finishes. If you are decorating or redecorating your home, one of the easiest ways to change a room’s feel, like a bathroom, or kitchen, is by changing the hardware and fixtures.
Let’s say that you noticed your shower acting wonky. It’s drippy, not running well…and it’s becoming a significant pain. The chances are that you’re going to have to replace the shower valve. If you have a two-handle shower valve, hiring a handyman to replace it might cost as much as $600.
The toilet is one of the most used fixtures in the modern home, and these fixtures are supposed to dispose of human waste in a way that’s quick, sanitary, and convenient.
You’ve decorated your living room, bedroom, and foyer. The bathroom is the only room that has been left untouched. You’re considering hanging a canvas print in there, but you’re aware that the restroom is one of the most humid rooms in the house. So, you’re left wondering: Are you able to hang a canvas print in the bathroom?
Dressers have been a staple in homes for hundreds of years, but many homeowners would instead not use one. Whether it be an issue of space, preference, or style, dressers are not a fit for every homeowner, and that’s understandable. It’s easy to come by a dresser, but what are some of the best alternatives a homeowner can find?
If while running your washer you hear a toilet or sink making a gurgling sound, it’s likely air has reached a spot in the pipes where it shouldn’t be. If the gurgling sound is absent and instead your toilets and sinks bubble when the washer runs, it’s likely misplaced air is again the culprit.
Toilets are indispensable bathroom fixtures that have been around for centuries. Over the many years, toilets have been used, they’ve been updated in a variety of ways. Now toilets are highly functional, long-lasting, easy to use, and reliable.
Many people consider showers to be the focal feature in their bathrooms. When remodeling your bathroom and you want to add a new shower, there are dozens of options to choose from. Of late, many homeowners have been opting for thermostatic showers. But, what is a thermostatic shower valve, and how does it work?
Slow-close toilet seats have become popular in recent years, particularly because there are a lot of benefits associated with using these seats. But when a slow-close toilet seat malfunctions, such can be a real pain.
Leaks are distinctly problematic for homeowners, as leaks can occur in numerous places around a home. What’s causing a leak is not always apparent, but there are a few common things to look out for. If you can pinpoint the exact cause and location of a leak, then addressing it will be easier.
Creating the right bathroom aesthetic depends on a lot on your own personal tastes. There are certain guidelines out there for what is “in style” but those can be somewhat arbitrary. That said, there are a few things that fall under the universal “out of style” tag.
There’s nothing like a hot shower until someone barges in to use the bathroom, or your toddler rushes in to ask a question. Suddenly, your beautiful glass-door shower seems a little too…revealing.
It’s definitely not an enjoyable task but certainly a necessary one, and that’s cleaning a toilet once or twice a week. Routine cleaning will ensure the toilet is sanitary, odor-free, and operating properly.
When your toilet is working as it should, it is an indispensable fixture that conveniently, quickly, and sanitarily gets rid of human waste. But a toilet is not infallible, and even one that’s maintained well will malfunction eventually.
As people become increasingly tired of urban living, the call to a simpler time started to become noticeable in modern home design. Even in the deepest of urban neighborhoods, people are now starting to look into the “farmhouse chic” aesthetic. This is especially true when it comes to bathroom design, and as a result, rustic farmhouse bathroom vanities have started to take the center stage.
If there’s one type of bathroom furniture that’s coming back with a vengeance, it’s vanities. They are becoming the most commonly-requested amenities in upscale bathrooms across the nation. They’re incredibly beautiful and are known for adding a stately touch to an otherwise traditional bathroom setting.
When the power goes out, it makes sense that appliances and fixtures which run on electricity will be inoperable. Plumbing fixtures, on the other hand, should be fine, except if these in some way depend on electricity.
Interior design trends tend to come and go faster than a lousy boyfriend. Still, others stick around like faithful companions. Keeping up with the latest styles can be confusing, and many people opt to stick with tried-and-true classics. But if you want the newest ideas in your home, you’re all about knowing what interior design trends are in for 2023.
When you walk into your bathroom one morning and your nose is immediately struck with the unmistakable smell of sewerage, it’s likely you’ll feel disgust, confusion, and worry all at once. It’s almost certain that the sewage smell is due to your home’s connection to the sewer line being exposed, but how could this be?
If you wake up one morning and find that your toilet is clogged—you may go back to bed thinking that the problem will resolve itself in an hour or so. This is possible if what’s causing the clog is a lot of toilet paper, as toilet paper dissolves, albeit slowly, when it’s exposed to water.
When you flush, the toilet is the water that refills the bowl coming out brown or discolored? Are you only noticing this in your toilet and not coming from any other taps (shower/sinks/etc.) throughout your home?
The wax ring is one of the most important parts of the toilet, as this component helps keep the toilet steady while also serving as an effective barrier between the toilet and the sewer below. If your toilet’s wax ring is damaged, it’s likely you’ll experience leaks as well as the foul smell of sewer gas emanating from the drain pipe.
Proper lighting in a bathroom is essential since it’s the principal place you get ready for the day. Between fixing your hair, doing make-up, and taking care of your skin, your bathroom mirror needs to give you an accurate picture. But if your vanity lights hang over the mirror, it could negatively affect what you see.
The size of a toilet waste pipe may not seem all that important, but the difference of just 1 inch allows a 4-inch pipe to move a lot more waste than a 3-inch pipe. Generally speaking, if your toilet’s drain pipe is 3 inches or larger, it’ll be sufficient for household waste disposal. More space also makes clogs less likely.
Bleach is used for many different reasons. But in most homes, bleach is mainly used to get stains out of clothes or as a reliable disinfectant. Bleach can be used to make plumbing fixtures more sanitary, and it can also help bring out the porcelain shine that a lot of plumbing fixtures have when they’re brand new.
If you turn on your sink and hear a gurgling sound coming from it, then it could be that your sink’s P-trap has air passing through it. This is not good, and it indicates that there’s either a clog somewhere or something else is causing the water to drain slowly.
Is there a strange humming noise coming from in or around your toilet? Does the noise happen when you flush the toilet, or is it a continuous sound happening all the time?
A shower is often the focal point of a bathroom, which explains why a lot of homeowners go above and beyond to customize their showers. An important part of any shower is its door, and these days framed, semi-frameless, and frameless shower doors are commonly used. Here, we’re going to explain what semi-frameless shower doors are, why they’re used, and what their downsides are.
Speaking of showerheads, faucets, and other bathroom and kitchen products, most have heard of the two leading manufacturers: Grohe and Hansgrohe. But which one is better?
Shower pans are necessary because they provide an even base for your shower. This can improve drainage and make the shower floor level, and homeowners generally install shower pans with mortar. It can be difficult to choose which mortar to use for a shower pan given the wide variety.
Showers are a common feature in bathrooms, but walk-in showers have become a popular modern and luxurious addition. Unlike traditional shower enclosures, walk-in showers are more of a shower room, with no doors or large glass panels. These types of showers are fully-tiled, open areas that are often associated with more luxe bathrooms.