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Bathroom Design & Remodeling

California board approves emergency drought rules for toilets, faucets sold …

California board approves emergency drought rules for toilets, faucets sold …News from Sacramento Bee:
Faucets, toilets and urinals sold after Jan. 1 will have to use much less water under emergency drought regulations approved Wednesday by the California Energy Commission.
Acting under the authority of Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought executive order earlier this month, the energy commission voted unanimously for the higher water efficiency standards, which will reduce water flow limits by half or more for some appliances.
Officials said the move will save 10.3 billion gallons of water in the first [...] Continue Reading…

Top 2015 Bathroom Design Trends

Top 2015 Bathroom Design TrendsNews from Realty Today:
Posted by Staff writer (media@realtytoday.com) on Apr 17, 2015 10:06 PM EDT

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MIAMI BEACH, FL – MARCH 18: The bathroom is seen in the pool cabana during a tour of the former home of Al Capone on March 18, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. The home being restored by MB America was built in 1922 and bought by the prohibition-era gangster in 1928, the property, now renamed 93 Palm, is one of Miamis oldest and most notorious estates. The colonial-style, seven-bedroom property [...] Continue Reading…

Earth Day 45: Minnesotans encouraged protect planet by appreciating and …

Earth Day 45: Minnesotans encouraged protect planet by appreciating and …News from Brainerd Daily Dispatch:
“In the land of 10,000 lakes, we need to appreciate our great water resources and increase our concern for how we use water,” said Carmelita Nelson, Department of Natural Resources water conservation consultant. “Earth Day started because of dissatisfaction with how the environment was being treated. Although some aspects of our environment have improved since the 1970s, today we all need to focus energy on preserving water quality for future generations.”

“Toilets are the main source [...] Continue Reading…

Is that remodeling project worth it?

Is that remodeling project worth it?News from Omaha World-Herald:
Realtors and contractors agree: When it comes to remodeling, the sooner, the better.
“The message is do it now and enjoy it,” said Teresa Elliott, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and owner of Residence Revival, a staging and remodeling company that specializes in getting homes ready to sell.
That message may be more crucial to heed now than ever. A recent report by Remodeling magazine evaluated the return on investment for many major projects throughout the country, including in Omaha. It [...] Continue Reading…

Top 10 Tile Design Ideas for a Modern Bathroom for 2015 – Trendir

Top 10 Tile Design Ideas for a Modern Bathroom for 2015 – TrendirNews from Top 10 Tile Design Ideas for a Modern Bathroom for 2015 – Trendir:We’ve identified top 10 modern tile design ideas for bathrooms that are trending right now. If you’re currently remodeling or planning to soon and need to make decisions about your bathroom design, you’ll find this article handy.Now this is a beautiful tile idea. Reflective walls make the bathroom look bigger and brighter, even with the dark tile, and the overall look is really [...] Continue Reading…

Contemporary still tops in bath design trends

Contemporary still tops in bath design trendsNews from Boston Globe (subscription):Frameless heavy-glass enclosures are a huge design trend because they give a bathroom that spacious, luxury spa-like feeling homeowners want.
When it comes to bathroom remodeling, contemporary designs are soaking the competition.
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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry contends that bathroom remodels offer one of the better returns on investment for homeowners.
Top designers also find that when it comes to color, homeowners still favor white, but gray is making strides, and beige is losing ground, according to the National Kitchen [...] Continue Reading…

California drought: Toilets, faucets sold in ’16 must be low-flow – SFGate

California drought: Toilets, faucets sold in ’16 must be low-flow – SFGateNews from California drought: Toilets, faucets sold in ’16 must be low-flow – SFGate:

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How to save water indoors and outdoorsNews from Sacramento Bee:
California’s ongoing drought is causing residents across the state to ebb the flow of scarce and valuable water. Local agencies have imposed watering days and hours. Gov. Jerry Brown has changed his permitting approach for the controversial plan to build massive tunnels to divert [...] Continue Reading…

Tips on what to expect during kitchen remodeling

Tips on what to expect during kitchen remodelingNews from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Planning to remodel your kitchen? Those of us who have been there are happy to share advice. Most of these tips would apply to any remodeling project.
Take your time picking a builder, contractor or design-build firm. Interview more than one, ask many questions (and pay attention to not just the answers, but to how the answers are given), check references, listen to your gut. And then when you have a contract, read it line by line, word by [...] Continue Reading…

Florida Lifestyle Homes’ bath design leads style trends

Florida Lifestyle Homes’ bath design leads style trendsNews from Naples Daily News:
Late last year, articles began appearing in design publications predicting the trends for 2015, but the design team at Florida Lifestyle Homes was already leading the way with the luxurious master bath in the Antilles model at Quail West Golf & Country Club.
“Many of the elements that national designers predicted will be ‘hot’ items in the coming year are already being showcased in our Antilles model,” said Denise Ogden, sales executive with Florida Lifestyle Homes. “Our team has [...] Continue Reading…

Ask Angie: Is a building permit really necessary for remodeling project?

Ask Angie: Is a building permit really necessary for remodeling project?News from Lexington Herald Leader:
Dear Angie: We’re planning a bathroom remodel. How important is it to have a building permit? — Michael S., Oakton, Va.
Answer: Regulations governing building permits vary, depending on where you live. But if you or your contractor does work without required permits, you can face fines, the need to redo work and problems when selling. This isn’t an area where you want to beg forgiveness rather than ask permission.
Permits can also be a form of [...] Continue Reading…

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