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High-end buyers extend luxury concepts to bathrooms

High-end buyers extend luxury concepts to bathroomsNews from Livemint: Mumbai/Bangalore: Two months ago, a shopper walked into the FCML lifestyle retail store in New Delhi looking for a wash basin. He found one that he liked, with a price tag of Rs 2.5 crore, the price of a fairly large apartment in most parts of [...]

Tapping in to your hidden space: Renovations that bypass expansion | The Republic

Tapping in to your hidden space: Renovations that bypass expansion | The RepublicNews from The Republic: HACKENSACK, N.J. — When it comes to renovation projects, contractors say homeowners often don’t (pardon the pun) think outside the box. Want a closet? You can steal some space from a neighboring room. Want a room? You can repurpose [...]

Project Home: Saving water and energy

Project Home: Saving water and energyNews from Red Bluff Daily News: From the toilet and faucet to the showerhead and lighting, the bathroom is one giant chance to save water, energy and money. The easiest way to conserve in the bathroom is through your faucet, tub and shower fixtures, and toilet. Treating and delivering our [...]

Personal tech hitting bathrooms

Personal tech hitting bathroomsNews from AZ Central.com: by Wendy Koch – May. 30, 2012 08:58 AMUSA TODAY Not even the bathroom is free from technology these days. Now it’s becoming the iBathroom. As bathrooms overtake kitchens as the nation’s top remodeling priority, more consumers are going high-tech: steam showers with built-in speakers, medicine cabinets with [...]

Latest bathroom design trends focus on form and function

Latest bathroom design trends focus on form and functionNews from Kennebec Journal: Yesterday at 1:59 PM Zillow.com Forget the jetted tubs of the 1980s along with sliding glass shower doors, shower curtains and inefficient 5-gallon toilet tanks. Say hello to the newest, slickest kids on the block: dual-flush toilets, LED lighting and walk-in showers. These [...]

California State University Renovations: School System Spends Millions … – Huffington Post

California State University Renovations: School System Spends Millions … – Huffington PostNews from California State University Renovations: School System Spends Millions … – Huffington Post: This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Erica Perez California State University campuses have in the last 10 years spent more than $ 2 million renovating eight [...]

Remodeling jobs keep builders afloat

Remodeling jobs keep builders afloatNews from Northern Nevada Business Weekly: Remodeling jobs keep builders afloatRob Sabo, 5/28/2012 With the prolonged downturn in new building construction, tenant improvements and commercial remodeling jobs are about the only reason many northern Nevada construction firms are still solvent. And it’s not just small firms that are scratching out a [...]

The Bum in the Unlocked Bathroom: How Bad User Interfaces are Ruining … – Kotaku

The Bum in the Unlocked Bathroom: How Bad User Interfaces are Ruining … – KotakuNews from The Bum in the Unlocked Bathroom: How Bad User Interfaces are Ruining … – Kotaku: I can summarize my experience designing user interfaces like this: if you were to place a refrigerator and a toilet side by side in [...]

Baths are popular remodel targets

Baths are popular remodel targetsNews from USA TODAY: Kitchens may be the hearth of the home, but bathrooms are an even more popular target for remodeling. By Barry Rustin,, The Tauton Press Clever: Extending the mirror to the ceiling makes the space look bigger. And a small cabinet to store extra toilet paper can be [...]

Looks Best Profits for Home Remodels: Houzz Study

Looks Best Profits for Home Remodels: Houzz StudyNews from woodworkingnetwork.com: Home > News > Woodworking Industry News > Looks Best Profits for Home Remodels: Houzz Study By Rich Christianson | 05/27/2012 10:30:00 AM   PALO ALTO, CA – U.S. homeowners are investing in their homes far more to improve aesthetics than to increase home value, [...]

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