Archives: Bathrooms

American Standard at IBS 2011

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms, Plumbing

American Standard I spent some time walking through the American Standard booth at this years 2011 International Builder’s Show. This year’s focus was all about water conservation, style and our ever aging population. Aging Population Over the last few years we’ve seen so many advances in plumbing fixtures that allow seniors to live in their…

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American Standard First Dual Flush Toilets Help School Go Green

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms

American Standard H2Option Dual Flush Toilet Based on the simple premise of “push 1 for 1 and push 2 for 2,” dual flush toilets have become a breakout green product success story in the US. Since most perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts, while saving up to 25 percent on water,…

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His and Her Bathroom Vanity Design

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms, Cabinetry

His & Her Vanities His and her master bathroom vanities are very popular right now. When we remodeled our first home I came up with a master bathroom his and her vanity design that we liked so much we built it in the new house also. The picture shows the vanity design that I used…

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DewStop Bathroom Fan Switch Review

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms, Product Reviews

DewStop™ – Condensation Sensing Fan Switch The folks at DewStop™ sent us their FS-100 Fan Switch to review. In today’s tighter more energy efficient homes there’s a huge need for better ventilation and moisture control. We’ve written several articles on the causes of window condensation and the leading culprit is too much moisture in the…

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American Standard OutReach Centerset Lavatory Faucet

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms

Here’s a new product that is really hard to imagine hasn’t existed until now! Finally a bath faucet with the convenience of a pull-out sprayer! The New OutReach Centerset Lavatory Faucet Puts Innovation and Convenience Well Within Reach A new pull-out spray spout introduces one-of-a-kind flexibility to the bathroom PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 8, 2010) —…

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Saving Vintage Pink Bathrooms?

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms

Pink Bathrooms From The 50’s Today I stumbled across a site that made me chuckle and it reminded me of my first bathroom remodeling project. Save The Pink Bathrooms is a site dedicated to the preservation of those “fabulous” mid-century pink bathrooms that existed in millions of homes across this C0untry. If you’re into that…

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How To Remove Soap Scum – Shower Doors

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms, Maintanence

How To Remove Soap Scum Our new home has a fantastic large two person shower which is one of my favorite features in the entire house. However, the great glass shower door has become a real challenge to keep clean. Our problem is with really hard to clean soap scum on the glass shower door.…

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Great Bathroom Faucet Types

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms, Feature Story, Interior Decorating, Plumbing

Whether you’re building new or remodeling an existing bathroom there are lots of great bathroom faucet types to choose from. Before you make a bathroom faucet selection it’s important to know what types are available and what limitations and benefits they offer. Faucet Color & Finish Faucets come in so many different colors and finishes.…

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