Bathroom, Plumbing / 06.09.2019

What might have been stylish back in the 1970s might not look so good today. That's ok, because it's not difficult to remove an old bathroom faucet so that you can replace it with a new one. You don't need any special tools, and the process can be completed in under an hour, even for a newbie DIYer. As with just about any other plumbing project, the most important part of this process is to ensure that you have the water supply turned off before you begin work. Turn Off...

Bathroom / 05.09.2019

Renovations and home improvement can be a daunting task. This step-by-step guide will help begin the bathroom design process. Any type of home improvement should be approached carefully. While there are times when it seems so simple; just purchase some tile and plumbing fixtures and either put them in yourself or hire someone to do it, things can quickly get out of hand if you don’t take the time to properly orient yourself to the task. Begin With Some Research While most people who want to undergo a bathroom renovation may...

Bathroom, Electrical Work / 13.06.2018

Bathrooms are unique in the home when it comes to electrical service. By nature, bathrooms are damp environments and water and electricity make poor bedfellows. Considerations for Bathroom Electrical Circuits Like all home electrical work, it’s important to consult with the local building code before beginning to wire a home bathroom. Building codes vary by area but some things are common. For instance, it is generally a requirement that the electrical receptacles be on one circuit and the exhaust fan and the light fixtures be on another. As with other rooms,...

Bathroom / 13.06.2018

Some studies have shown that the two most important rooms in the modern home are the kitchen and the bathroom. That makes sense; the first is the most public and the second is the most private. As time goes on, any living space is going to need to be remodeled, either to bring it up to the latest fashion or because of normal wear and tear. There are a few things to be aware of when you remodel your bathroom walls. Removing the Wallpaper Your bathroom has either wallpaper or...

Bathroom, DIY / 13.06.2018

Installing a laminate countertop can be completed yourself with a few tools, and you can follow these simple instructions to replace a countertop and install a new sink as well. Remove the Sink Shut off the water supply by turning off the water valve underneath the sink. Take out the bathroom sink. Remove any objects off the countertops. Disconnect the faucet from the water lines by unscrewing the nut underneath the sink that attaches the sink to the waterlines and it will be near the top of the lines. Undo...

Bathroom / 13.06.2018

Before power ventilation was invented, bathroom ventilation was performed by simply opening a window. As we have progressed in our understanding of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and moisture control, bathroom ventilation fans have become the main tool used in order to evacuate moisture from the bathroom and prevent mold and mildew from forming. Different Types of Bathroom Exhaust Fans As with all bath fixtures and furnishings, from plumbing and skylights to sunken tubs and marble tile, a homeowner, architect, or interior decorator can spend buckets of money in this...

Bathroom / 12.06.2018

If you walk into your bathroom only to find a foul odor (well, let's just say fouler than normal) or see a puddle of water seeping from underneath your toilet, you might have a broken toilet flange on your hands. The function of the toilet flange is to connect the lower part of your toilet, the bowl, to the inlet for your home's sewer system. In the old days, flanges were made of metal, but nowadays they are more typically made out of PVC or similar plastic. These flanges...

Bathroom / 12.06.2018

Although that pink toilet might have been the epitome of style back in 1955, these days it just stands out like a sore thumb. What's worse, these old toilets use much more water than newer toilets, costing you money in water bills. Luckily, removing an old toilet is easier than you think and, best of all, you don't even need to call a plumber. Read more about how to replace toilet seat and how to replace toilet wax ring. Turn off The Water An obvious step, but still nonetheless missed by some newbie...

Bathroom / 12.06.2018

Generally speaking, fixing common toilet problems is an easy task, although some adjustment might be required. This is particularly true when dealing with ballcock or float cup fill valves. The first thing to check when the bathroom toilet (or water closet) develops a side to side rocking motion is the set of bolts that hold it down to the floor. The nuts should be snug but not overly tight; the porcelain or vitreous china may crack. If you have problems with the broken toilet flange or toilet fill valve check out...