Shopping at architectural salvage stores will not only save you money on a renovation, it also helps keep perfectly good household items out of landfills. If you're not interested in rebuilding with secondhand goods, you can also donate yours.
Back in 2006, Maxwell started a list of the best toilets for small spaces. Back then, water saving toilets with small footprints were difficult to find. There are more options today and yet there are still a couple toilets that review the best among readers. Based on reader comments, TOTO seems to be the most popular brand but we also saw shout outs for Kohler, Duravit and others. Check out the full list after the jump...
It seems like power outlets have been the same basic design for as long as they've existed. More than a decade into the 21st century, we're finally seeing some innovation in this area with electrical outlets and accessories that make life easier and conserve energy.
Buying a new toilet may seem totally daunting — one piece or two? round or elongated? what is a rough-in? — but with a little education you can skip ahead to the fun part, like looking at all the different designs, styles and colors. Here's a quick little guide to get you started with the basics…
Plan. Peel. Stik. Made from real wood (reclaimed or sustainably harvested), Stikwood is a peel and stick solid wood planking system. While it is not intended for floors, it can be applied to most flat surfaces including: walls, doors and furniture.
Comfort height toilets, also referred to as chair height toilets, are just a wee bit taller than standard commodes. With a seat height of a little over 17 inches, this style of toilet is ADA compliant and ideal for older folks or anyone living with chronic joint pain.
If you're running wires for the tech in your home and going through the trouble (but oh so worth it) of hiding your cables, why not go the extra mile and add custom wall plates to make for a clean professional look. There are tons of options out there, check out our guide from the common to uncommon!
We're seeing the reclaimed look all over the place these days - not only in furniture design but also interiors. Using recycled materials is an easy way to go green when renovating and the they can also lend warmth and character to a space. Reclaimed Designworks offers an impressive selection of reclaimed materials, which can be shipping all across the country.
In trying to configure her home office, Kelly from View Along the Way ran into what she describes as a very "hush-hush" problem for designers: the lamp cord. Rather than working around unsightly or trip-causing cords, Kelly and her husband figured out a clever, inexpensive way to get rid of the problem altogether.