Recent Bathtubs & Showers Articles


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Fabulous Faucets for Kitchen or Bath: A Guide

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 03, 2015

What will they think of next? It used to be that the faucets for your sink came in two basic styles -- hot and cold, with knobs on top to turn them on or off. But ever since the amazingly...


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Trendy Tubs Add Brio to the Bathroom

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 12, 2015

Bathtubs are back! (Not that they ever really left.) While it's true that many folks enjoy the ease of hopping into a shower stall for their morning ablutions, you are still likely...


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6 Simple, Moneywise Steps to Greener Plumbing

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 19, 2015

If you're concerned about making your home plumbing more environmentally friendly, installing a greywater system or a solar water heater may be a "someday" dream of yours. But not every...


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Bathtub or Shower: What's Best for You?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 23, 2014

Will a bathtub or shower work better in your home? The answer is simple: there is no clear-cut answer. Both types of bathing facilities have numerous advantages and disadvantages,...


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Install a Safe Shower for Universal Access

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 02, 2014

The idea of universal design is all about offering quick and easy access to every part of your home. It builds in the flexibility to accommodate users in any state of health or physical...


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Space-Saving Fixtures Scaled to Fit Small Bathrooms

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 16, 2014

What do rural tiny homes, new suburban houses, and old apartments smack dab in the center of the city have in common? Most were built with bathrooms that can politely be termed minuscule....


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4 Ways Smart Homes Are Getting Smarter Than Ever

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 21, 2014

It used to be that we adults just had to worry about keeping up with our children in the smarts department. (Remember the first time you had to ask your offspring to show you how to...


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Should You Swap Your Tub for a Shower?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 06, 2014

Showers are big bathroom news right now. Up-to-the-minute features such as stone wall tiles, pebble floors, rain showerheads, body sprayers or no-threshold showers are making this often-neglected...