Dubbed the "world's most intelligent shower," the EcoVéa is an innovative shower system that recycles and filters your used shower water, so you can still enjoy long showers while reducing your water and energy usage at the same time.
Whether you're gutting your bathroom or just giving it a little facelift, sometimes the hardest part of getting started is sourcing the essentials. While our list is in no way complete, these stores are some of our favorites.
Designer Gina De Pasquale renovated this Las Vegas residence that needed a little updating throughout. Her work is most impressive in the bathroom where she did a great a job of mixing high and low pieces, all while staying true to the mid-century aesthetic.
In my quest for sleek, spare minimalism, I never thought I'd become a fan of infusing my décor with a touch of whimsy. Quirky, cutesy, ironic — these were words I never associated with stylish design. But lately, I'm all about adding a punch of unexpected humor to liven up my pad. Inspired by my recent stay at the very whimsical Mondrian South Beach, I've selected a few items that can add a similar charm to your home. What do you think — hot, or just plain hokey?
Having in-unit laundry machines is a luxury right up there with having a dishwasher, a flood of natural light and perhaps parking. When you get a stain, have guests over or just plain need something clean to wear, there's nothing better than being able to do a quick load without having to schelp all your stuff to the laundromat. If you have a little space that you can give up in your bathroom or closet, you might be able to gain a whole laundry area.
Q: Since my fiance and I just bought a tiny fixer-upper from my aunt and uncle, we knew that we'd need to make a few adjustments to suit our needs, starting with maximizing the space, especially in the bathroom. Since there is one bathroom in the whole one floor home, we need to make the best of it. There is no storage at all in the bathroom, and that will be a problem, so we were thinking about ditching the tub and just installing a stall shower, BUT we are starting a family soon and we know that a tub is always a plus in any home.
Clean and serene — those are pretty idyllic words for a bathroom. But neat and organized? That might seem a little out of reach for those of us with small spaces shared with roommates and family members. If you're looking for a little inspiration, there's nothing better than taking a cue from some of the best bathrooms from our house tours:
Windowless bathroom? Have no fear! Consider this nifty idea of using a window as a shower door. Of course, it's not as good as an actual window because it won't be admitting natural light into the room. But this is a close second for its other window-ly qualities of adding architectural interest and bouncing light around a bit:
I've been rockin' a Brita for years, but in 2012 I've resolved to finally start filtering my shower water. While away for the holidays, I was amazed by the way my "problem" hair was soft and glossy and my post-shower skin was no longer itchy and red. Unless my mom's Costco shampoo is a serious miracle worker, I'm pretty sure the pure, clean well water at my parent's house was the catalyst.
Our friends over at Practically Green have come up with five ways for you to reduce water consumption and save energy at the same time. Read on to see how you can reduce your water and energy footprints in the laundry room, kitchen, and bathroom.