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Dual-Flush Toilets True Water Savers

dualNewer and more efficient dual flush fixtures for toilets are now commonly available for most types and models allowing you to transform your water guzzling toilet into a nature loving low consumption chair. Normal flushing takes the whole contents of a tank which is normally at two gallons, sending it down the drain may it be for pee or poop. Having a dual-flush fixture allows you to flush at half capacity for liquid waste and full capacity for solids making your toilet green.
The human digestive tract takes 12 hours to fully digest food, liquid waste passes through the system faster resulting in more liquid waste that the once or two for solid waste for a day which means more wasted water. Installing a dual-flush toilet or upgrading an existing one saves you by as much as half your normal consumption of water used for flushing help save one of our most precious natural resources, water. Other toilets that use water from the sink for flushing are available for extreme recycling needs plus more environmentally friendly products that are in the process of development for the toilet users of tomorrow.


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Sit in a bathtub before buying it!

One of the highlights of any bathroom is the tub. You can soak away a whole workday’s worth of stress with a long, hot bubble bath. But how sure are you that a bathtub is comfortable unless you sit in it? If you’re renovating your bathroom, and you’re planning to install a new bathtub, there are a lot of considerations. One of them is size.

Bigger isn’t always better. A 5-foot tub is good enough for most people. This size offers ample space to stretch out, and gives a good foothold, offering that feeling of security. This way, you don’t float into oblivion when the tub is full (and possibly drown!). Do check the back if it’s angled well enough for your built and height. You should get good neck support from your tub.

A tub for two people should slant at either end and has taps in between. However, if your bathroom only has space for a small tub, then do opt for an extra-deep one!

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Bathroom Comfort

Remodeling isn’t just about improving your interior, but it’s all about the comfort that your bathroom gives you.

Other than your bedroom, this is the place where you can be yourself even when you go naked. This is the place where you can relax while bathing in a nice comfortable spa-look-a-like tub. In other words, turn your bathroom into an everyday experience spa. Make your daily visit inside your bathroom like a day pleasure spent in the spa. Live best even inside your bathroom. However, think about reasonable aspects (you can either recycle the existing decors), and your living comfort during remodeling.

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Bathroom Renovation for the Differently-abled

small__6575695837Many bathroom renovations often lean toward the luxurious and cutting-edge technological side of things. Architectural sinks, ergonomic tubs, and even heated floors and toilets all connote living in the lap of luxury. However, there are also some renovations you can do to your bathroom to make it a more inclusive place. While these may not necessarily be applicable to certain home bathrooms, it will certainly be to a company’s benefit to put these renovations into effect.

For the differently-abled, it is important that everything is executed to make their trips to the loo as hassle-free and easy as possible. Installing Braille signs on many things (from the door signs to the diaper-changing station to the hand soap container and hand dryer) will make bathroom experiences for the visually-impaired a lot easier. Stalls with bidets and more room for a wheelchair to maneuver into will be a boon to many who traverse by wheelchair.

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Finding the Right Place to Live In

Published on February 5, 2015, by in Facts, Guide.

Property investment can be a one shot deal for some. We all want that place where we can eventually retire and something that will surely be our one and last stop towards respite. But while many of us find them supposedly, we find ourselves checking out other properties as well considering new properties spaces being developed one after the other.

So the next time you think that it may be your last stop, think again. You may end up biting your lip and finding something better. With all the people getting into real estate, you can imagine the various designs offered in the world today.

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Mortgage and Payment Issues

Published on January 29, 2015, by in Facts, Guide.

Choosing a real estate property is easy. It is really the payment part the becomes a pain for most people. In the initial stages, it may not be felt. But once the lending institutions start debiting the dues, that is when all people will start feeling the ill-effects of the investment that they have done.

Some condition their minds that this investment for the future. We all know that it takes a lot of sacrifice to make dreams come true. In this case, just look at mortgages and payments as helping aids that have to be taken care of. Otherwise you lose both in the end.

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Plastic Plastic Everywhere

plasticshowerPlastic fixtures, shower screens, hangers and tubs, it seems there’s no end to the possibilities when it comes to plastic one of the most polluting and pervasive materials invented by man. They are tough and non-reactive to acids and base chemicals but they do have one very nasty trait, scratches would most surely result in ugly, stained and quite unappealing. Plastic scrubbing pads only that tends to glide over the surface but any solvents that gets into it, would also result in ugly melted plastics so keep lacquer and other strong solvents away. Want a nifty way to make them water-proof (like a windshield), use the same stuff you use on your car applying two times to ensure proper coverage. Just be sure to read the label and warnings so you don’t end up making an ugly plastic enclosure well uglier? (more…)

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Bathroom Remodeling Cost Considerations

Bathroom remodeling cost is an important factor in formulating your bathroom remodeling idea. Therefore, a budget should be developed for the project. Carefully project cost requirements not only for the project, but for unexpected “emergency” costs, as well. Before selecting a contractor, prudent homeowners will have a list of questions ready to ask the contractor.

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Water-Saving Toilets

The world is changing and people are becoming more environmentally responsible. You can do your share at saving the environment, while at the same time fixing up your home. One way is to replace your old toilet with a water-saving model. Most older homes have toilets that use as much as 5 gallons or 19 liters per flush. That means an average daily water use of twenty-four gallons of water in a normal house, a lot of water that is being wasted! Most new toilets now require only 6 liters to flush, some newer toilets even require just 4 liters. An ultra-low volume (ULV) 6 liter flush model means a 70% savings in water flushed, and will cut indoor water use by about 30%. You can save an average of a hundred dollars a year. There are also toilets like the one above from Toto, that uses a dual-flush system. You can choose the amount of water you’ll use (1.6 GPF or 0.9 GPF), depending on what bodily function you did. This translates to less water used and higher savings!

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Basic Plumbing 101

Published on January 1, 2015, by in Bathroom Repair.

Here comes the monthly bill! Oh no, why is our water bill so high? Sometimes, you want to give your water bill a second look especially if your current balance is high and you don’t even have any pool in your home. What should you do first before you call the concessionaire that handles your utility? First, check the water meter outside your home by turning off its main valve. Then, close all faucets in your house. When the valve is closed and everything else is turned off and the meter is still running, then you have a leak whether on one of your faucets or other attachments or there is a busted pipe somewhere.

Sometimes, you need to know a simple few things to be able to run your home smoothly. Becoming a jack of all trades is not a bad idea after all. Here are a few tips on what to do to give solution to any simple bathroom problem. Let us begin first with the tools of the trade:

• Plumber’s Tape (Teflon tape)- it is used to wrap around the outer threads of a pie to seal the fit of the outer and inner threads of two pipes.
• Pipe Wrench- it is used to turn pipes and fitting. It is best used in pairs when one is used to counter turn the other.
• Outer Thread- often referred to as male. It is at the outer side at the end of a tube or fitting.
• Inner Thread- often referred to as female. It is at the inner side at the end of a tube or fitting.
• Pipe- This comes in two types, galvanized iron (G.I) and Polyvinylchloride (PVC).
• Faucet Aid Kit- it contains different sizes of rubber valve and different sizes of screw.