A list of Universal Design new home features you should consider BEFORE building or remodeling your house. Plus reasons to consider “aging in place” in the home of your dreams! I encourage you to give these Universal Design principles a lot of thought before building or remodeling your house!
Read this before you replace your toilet... or toilet seat! Homeowners share their most helpful tips for DIY toilet repairs and everything you need to know before replacing or updating a toilet. See how to choose a toilet seat, info about dual flush toilets, and how to save money & conserve water in the bathroom -- including toilet flush ratings.
See standard Shower sizes & dimensions, Toilet sizes & space requirements, bathroom Sink spacing issues, Tub placement & sizes, and overall Bathroom Room Sizes for a full bath, small bath, half bath, and water closet / powder room. Plus, ADA bathroom requirements and online tools to save time & money designing a bathroom.
Toilet flush ratings are no laughing matter. They really are important when choosing the best toilet that is energy-efficient and flushes (your business) like nobody’s business! Here’s what to look for in Maximum Performance (MaP) toilet flush ratings. I’ll explain how a MaP rating is verified and how they put toilets to the test.
Wondering how to get your hands on cheap building materials for your home remodel or new home? Construction materials are expensive, but I’ve got a few ways for you to save big bucks when remodeling or building a house on a budget. Hint: You don’t have to be a contractor to get the contractor discount!
My old toilet is like new and it’s smarter, too. See how I installed a dual flush converter kit, a standard flush valve, and a new fill valve.
If you have a septic system, there are many important facts that you need to know in order to keep it operating as designed. I’ve got a lot of useful tips that you can use to help you maintain your septic system.
A simple way to conserve water and save money at the same time is to install a dual flush kit on your old toilets in your home. They’re pretty cheap and they work as advertised. My comparisons will help you decide which brand to choose. A look into high-efficiency toilets (HETs), too.
Lots of information on WaterSense labeled high-efficient toilets (HET’s). Performance is much improved over the early HET’s. There are also many more brands, styles and models of HET’s to choose from than ever before. Get out the checkbook! It’s time to save some water…and eventually recoup the expense and labor of the new toilet over the old one.
Clear and concise DIY instructions on how to replace a toilet on your own. Add it to your DIY bookmarks for future reference. Great advice to save yourself a small mint by replacing the toilet on your own rather than calling on a plumber.
Tulip Poplar tree bark siding is a beautifully rustic choice of siding that can be used in some areas of your home, or outbuildings, that you may not have thought of before. I’ve provided a few photos of bark siding in use on an ‘outhouse’ on a beautifully landscaped estate. Come see.