Giveaway: Moen Twist Showerhead ($100 Value)

by Bruno Bornsztein


This week we've paired up with the folks at Moen to give away one of their new Twist Showerheads. The Twist is an innovative little gadget, a handheld shower that lets you switch between four spray settings easily, with the flick of your thumb. We got one to try out in our shower, and loved in (especially for bathing the little one).

Read on to find out how to enter the giveaway, and to hear what I thought about the review unit we tested out.

The Twist Showerhead from Moen

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Make It: A Super Easy DIY Wine Cork Bath Mat

by Capree K

created at: 06/22/2011

And by super easy, I mean if you have any motor skills AT ALL, you can make a bath mat just like this recycled cork one ($125) (shop other cork bath mats, and here)

Danny Seo from the craft blog Daily Danny shares this DIY bath mat idea.  All you need is a whole bunch of wine corks* and a shadow box/frame.  Then, take your corks and arrange them vertically inside the box.  No cutting, gluing, sealing, or drilling required.  BAM...

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Before and After: A Bathroom Transformed

by Ethan

Our guest bathroom was in sorry shape- cracked floor tiles, vanity falling apart, even the toilet wasn't salvageable. So, we knew it was due for a major overhaul.

Here's what we planned:

  • Retile the floor: It was obvious that the subfloor was uneven causing the tiles to break apart. We needed to remove all the tile and put down concrete board to provide a nice, even surface.
  • New vanity: The bathroom vanity was original to the house, and 25...

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The Kitchen/Bath Combo

by DIY Maven

My mother has a picture of me at about 9 months old getting a bath in the kitchen sink. It could very well be Phillippe Malouin’s mother has a similar picture of him at home too, which ultimately served as inspiration for the designer’s ‘The Unit’.

created on: 04/02/08

‘The Unit’ is a kitchen, table, refrigerator (the rectangle on the lower left) and a bath tub. It looks like there's an insert for the tub when not in use, which transforms the vessel into a kitchen...

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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Bathroom Feel New.

by Chris Gardner

"Is it difficult to find enthusiasm about cleaning the bathroom? Are you living in a place that someone else rented or owned before you? If you said yes to both, try not to think about what may have happened in your bathroom before you moved in....Here are five inexpensive things you can do to make your bathroom truly feel like it is yours. Doing these will not make the room look new but it will make it feel much more new to you."


  1. Replace the...

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DIY Concrete Ofuro (Japanese Soaking Tub).

by Chris Gardner

Splatgirl shares her totally amazing and DIY'd bathroom on Apartment Therapy:


Hello! I would love to share my bathroom. I designed and DIY'd this room from scratch. It includes a poured concrete Japanese soaking tub, concrete countertops and a 9 1/2 foot tall tile mosaic shower wall. It has his and hers vanities and a double shower with ceiling mount rain heads...


As far as bathrooms go, it was done very inexpensively and incorporates some...

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How to Unclog a Showerhead

by Chris Gardner

You know your shower isn't functioning properly when it spurts and sputters, or your forced to rinse yourself with a minimal trickle.

The traditional technique is to unscrew the showerhead, and soak in CLR for a few minutes, then scrub away any buildup with a toothbrush, as suggested in this tip from Real Simple.

But, to avoid the drama of removing your showerhead, simply fill a plastic sandwich bag with white vinegar, and tape it...

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Basic Soap Making.

by Chris Gardner

"The intention here is to provide the basic data on how to make soap from the most basic materials. There are many fancier soap recipes which make better soaps, as long as you have all the ingredients.





A small plastic dishpan, about 10″ x 12″ 
A glass or enamel 2-quart saucepan 
1 can of lye (sodium hydroxide), 12 ounces 
3 pounds of lard 
Plastic gloves [really; use eye-protection too] 

Learn the a couple of basic soap making...

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