Bathrooms

How To – Designing An Efficient And Environmentally Friendly Bathroom

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    Making over your bathroom can be expensive depending on whether you hire someone to perform the work,  have a professional perform some of the work or do it all yourself. Although the average initial cost can come in around $7,000 it is also important to think about how you may end up flushing money down the toilet for years if you don’t pick and choose your fixtures and materials correctly.

    Water use will be a …

    How To – Using Bleach As A Household Disinfectant

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      The next time that you are at the store and are looking for a bottle of disinfectant to clean bathroom, kitchen and other surfaces in your home you should take a closer look at what is really in the ingredients.

      Surprisingly you are likely to find that along with some possible soaps and fragrances the main active ingredient in most disinfectants is Bleach or chemically known as Sodium Hypochlorite.

      You will also find a listing showing …

      How To – Cleaning Black Mold From Whirlpool And Hot Tubs

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        Most new whirlpool owners forget the fact that along with the added features found in their new tub there is also extended maintenance necessary to keep there tub clean and healthy for using.

        There are two different types of Whirlpool tubs. The first is an Air Jet system that does not circulate water through the pump. The second is a water circulation system that provides water jets. Either of these types can be found in …

        How To – Considerations Before Replacing A Bathroom Sink

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          Your bathroom sink has been damaged or maybe its just time for an upgrade and change of color so what considerations should you take into account and how can you complete the job quickly and on budget.

          The first consideration you have to take into account is what other supporting parts of your sink may need to be replaced.
          Wall Mount Sinks
          If you are replacing a wall mount or pedestal sink without a vanity then …

          How To – Glass Decals For Safety And Style

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            Glass decals can be used around your home for both decorative and personal safety reasons and their design and application is pretty much limited only by your imagination.

            One of the best things about decals is that they can be removed if you change your style or want to sell your home. This way your personal taste can change and you don’t need to make expensive repairs.

            There are two basic types of ways decals can …

            How To – Cleaning Clogged Drains And Pipes

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              Tools & Hardware : Drain Sweep Drain SnakeEvery home will eventually have a clogged drain there is really not much you can do to prevent it so it is important that you prepare for the situation, not panic when it happens and have the tools you need to get things working again.

              Although in some cases you may need to call in a professional if a pipe needs to be replaced or a line needs to …

              HowTo Making Bathtub Cleaning A Little Easier

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                Whether you like it or not eventually you are going to have to clean your bathroom.

                Because bathtubs are the largest items they often go unmanaged for a couple weeks and during that time soap scum and mold can buildup. To reduce the hassles here are a few tips to making the chore a little easier.

                Probably the worst culprit in your bathroom is the non slip bath mat. Flexible made of a porous rubberized plastic …

                How To – Bathroom Sink Clog – P-trap and Pop-up

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                  Bathroom sinks are notorious for getting clogged. In some instances it is almost a on going problem but curing the clog yourself is not always that difficult.

                  For the most part I never suggest a chemical cleaner and the reason for this is often the clog is in an area where the chemical won’t come in extended contact with the material. Another good reason is if the Chemical does not work you will have caustic chemicals within pipes …

                  How To – Painting Laminate Countertop

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                    In a recent conversation with a friend they told me of a laminate countertop that they were unhappy with due to discoloration over many years. Although the countertop was in relatively decent physical condition it seems stains, scuffs and scratches were making the countertop look unappealing. They then asked my opinion on painting the countertop and told me of a few websites that had suggested painting could restore the countertop to new condition.

                    After hearing …

                    Choosing a Bathroom Faucet

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                      Wide Spread FaucetEvery bathroom needs fixtures that look good and perform with excellence. When viewing the vast number of choices in a store or online your visual and functional needs can quickly narrow the choices.
                      Every Manufacturer follows some basic design specs so you can expect to see many of the same mechanical features across all product lines.
                      First you must pick a model that physically fits your sink top….