Bathroom Remodel Checklist


So you’ve finally decided to remodel your bathroom, eh? It’s a big undertaking that requires a lot of planning and proper budgeting to keep your project on track. Most importantly, it’s important to know what you should do yourself and when to bring in a professional. DIY: Gather Inspiration and Make a Wish List It’s always easier to start with a plan. Before you even start pricing fixtures and looking for contractors, it’s important to know what vision you’re trying to achieve. Visit home renovation websites or attend home and garden shows. Take notes and save articles with designs you […]

Read more »

Easy Ways to Liven Up Your Bathroom


Bathrooms serve a lot of functions in the home, and we spend a lot of time there. From en suits to powder rooms, having a comfortable and inviting space is important in any home. Furthermore, a nice bathroom can be a huge selling point when you’re putting your house on the market. Regardless of your reasons, even if you don’t have time for a full remodel, you can make your bathroom a masterpiece with these simple tips. Add More Storage No one likes a messy bathroom. Having tons of hair care products and makeup strewn about everywhere can make your […]

Read more »

Toilets are Literally Exploding in the Midwest


Unless you were on vacation last week, you probably noticed how cold it was in Pittsburgh. With the windchill, outside temperatures felt like -4 degrees or lower in some areas. As freezing as things got around “The Burgh” this week, we’ve got nothing on parts of the Midwest like Minnesota. Last week, temperatures plummeted -9 with a windchill of -45! That’s seriously cold. On top of normal cold weather plumbing issues like frozen pipes, some Minnesotans experienced frozen toilets that literally exploded. Why Are Toilets Freezing? Most of us know that water freezes at 32 degrees. However, it rarely gets […]

Read more »

What’s Your Shower Trying to Tell You?


There’s nothing better than a hot shower to start or end your day. It’s the perfect way to unwind, relax and forget about the outside world. Unfortunately, sometimes our plumbing has other plans. There are a number of issues associated with your shower, but we can pinpoint these by listening to what the shower has to say. Low Pressure Low water pressure is never fun. You just don’t feel as clean. But what causes low water pressure from your shower? As it turns out, it could be a number of things. One common problem that’s easy to fix is that […]

Read more »

Innovations in Your Bathroom


As another new year gets going, we started thinking about all the new innovations we’re excited to see in 2019. Believe it or not, bathrooms are getting smarter, and proving they’re not just a place to shower, but a destination you won’t want to leave! Here are just a few things we’re excited about. Hi-Tech Appliances and Fixtures It seems like every room in the house has gone through a “smart” evolution. Entertainment systems and computers have improved our living spaces, and every kitchen appliance comes with high-tech features. So why not the bathroom? Everything from automated faucets to sensor […]

Read more »

Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2019


It’s almost here. 2019 is just around the corner. With a new year comes new possibilities, goals and challenges. However, when you’re in the remodeling business like we are, a new year means new design trends. Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in the house, and keeping yours up-to-date makes it that much more inviting and attractive when you’re ready to sell. If you’re planning a bathroom remodel in the near future, here are a few trends to keep in mind. Vintage Decor is Back In If you’re a follower of trends, then you know history has a […]

Read more »

A Brief History of Your Bathroom


With the holidays approaching, many homes will play host to tons of family and friends. If your home is the one being invaded, you’re probably going to want some alone time sooner rather than later. What better place than the bathroom? It’s designed for one person and there’s a lock on the door. While you’re in there, we’ve got the perfect light reading for you. Learn how the modern day toilet came to be. The Dawn of Indoor Plumbing In a world of chamber pots and outhouses, getting rid of waste wasn’t the easiest task. However, Sir John Harrington aimed […]

Read more »

Preparing Your Bathroom for Holiday Guests


If you’re hosting family or friends this holiday season, you’ve probably already started preparing. Cleaning and preparing your home can feel like a fulltime job, and the bathroom always feels like the steepest mountain to climb. With a few of these tips, you’ll not only have a perfectly clean bathroom, but one that will have your guests wanting to come back year after year! Clean, Clean, Clean! This probably goes without saying, but no one ever wants to use a dirty bathroom. You’ve probably already scrubbed, wiped and sanitized every surface possible, but there are often a few things we […]

Read more »

How to Update Your Bathroom Using Modern Fixtures


Is your bathroom starting to look a little dated? It’s an easy fix. Most of the things in a bathroom that we find antiquated are really fixtures. Unless you want to rip out the tile and replace the tub, updating a bathroom could be as simple as purchasing some new handles, faucets and shower heads. Here’s how to get started. Make a List of Your Current Fixtures When you change out your fixtures, it’s best to change them all out. After all, you don’t want a bunch of mismatched drawer pulls. Begin by making a list of all the fixtures […]

Read more »

Don’t Flush Baby Wipes!


Yes, it can be tempting to just flush a lot of things down the toilet. After all, it’s an easy way to get rid of things, isn’t it? Whether it be  Q-tips, toilet paper, etc., all of those things can be flushed with no problem. Baby wipes, on the other hand, look harmless, right? Well, unfortunately, they’re not. Why can’t I flush baby wipes? We can make a long blog post really short and just tell you not to flush wipes down the toilet because we said so. But nobody ever appreciates that sort of tone. So why can’t you […]

Read more »