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More Than Just Kitchen & Bathroom

You simply don’t have a choice, when you’re out in public you are at the mercy of the nearest restroom. The conditions aren’t always ideal and the appliance in question often looks like its straight outta 1940’s Army boot camp. It is what it is, but at home – that’s where you have a say. Your home is your kingdom, it’s where you’re most comfortable, why not make the most of it? You have the freedom to change whatever you don’t like, to make modifications that cater to your preferences. Why not? You work for a living, you’ve earned it. And...

We’ve all been there – that awkward moment when you use a certain bathroom for the first time, only to find a most unfavorable placement correlation between the toilet and window. You’re further distressed to see the window open. What’s this, no curtains or blinds?! You won’t be in a rush to use the facilities here again. And that is exactly what you don’t want for your own home. You want your guests to be comfortable. Problem is, you have a similarly unfortunate layout where a peek in the window could result in seeing something one shouldn’t. Well, the good news is...

Creative Ideas for Expanding Your Kitchen’s Potential The days of throwing the plastic waste basket in the corner are over. You no longer want to prop your brooms or mops up over there either. You’ve grown. You have style. And it’s time for your kitchen to reflect that. And a perfect way to achieve this goal is to make use of the oft-neglected corners. It’s time for them to earn their keep, to actually be efficient and functional. “Well, how do they do that?” you ask, “They’re JUST CORNERS…” “Just corners”? No. They serve a purpose beyond being mere connectors of walls....

Undoubtedly, most of us have a bathroom that features the shower combined with the bath. It’s extremely common. Sure, we’d like to have a luxurious tub dedicated to baths and a fancy enclosure designed solely for showers. But in the world of the common person, the shower accommodates both. And with it comes a standard option – choosing a shower door that swings or slides open, or a shower curtain that can be pulled open or closed. It may be a no-brainer for you. You might like the decorative touch a curtain provides.  On the other hand the durability of the...

With old homes come many potential surprises. Classic hardware, a prolific history, a wealth of neglected antiques in the attic… these are examples of good surprises. Unfortunately, they’re not as feasible as the more crummy ones. Surprises aren’t fun when they make you aware of problems… Perhaps your home has been in the family for decades, or you’ve been alerted to a steal-of-a-deal on the real estate market, when working with an old home it is necessary to be aware of the common pitfalls that betray its safety and value - and the costs affiliated in alleviating them. Let’s start with the...

I love hot tubs and Jacuzzis.  They are one of the best experiences in life. But owning your own Jacuzzi is so expensive and labor intensive that the only really good option is to live in a complex that has one.  While this solves all the cost and labor issues it then creates the new issue of having to share the space with the rest of the complex.  So a very nice compromise is to have a great shower in your bathroom. The privacy of your bathroom makes the shower a safe haven of relaxation.  So your shower is an area of...