After years of dreaming of our perfect bathroom, we had honed in on a look that we knew we would be pleased with for years to come. I pinned and pinned my little heart out until Pinterest finally started saying, "This looks familiar; didn't you already pin this?" Our vision was set, now we just needed to find a way to bring this vision to life.
Dustin Kruse isn't your typical 4 year old boy. At least when it comes to his fascination with toilets. And what he asked Santa for Christmas.
Dustin begged his parents to take him to the Kohler Design Center in his hometown of Kohler, Wisconsin earlier this year. After spending 3 hours in the design center and accumulating a stack of product brochures, Dustin announced his wish for Christmas. He said he was going to ask Santa
Some of the coolest things found in our (still relatively) new Target Center here in Minneapolis are the dual flush toilets in the rest rooms. (Yes, such things thrill me.) Dual-flush toilets are gaining popularity in residential applications as well. They can cost anywhere from a couple hundred bucks to a couple thousand, so swapping out your old water guzzler to a dual-flush may be cost
Nearly everyone I talk to about bidets (and that's nearly everyone) acts mystified. How do they work? What does it feel like? Isn't it icky? So after a brief but hilarious discussion with Chris, I deemed it worthy of a blog rant.
Cast your eyes upon Virginia Gardiner's LooWatt, a toilet made out of poop. The waterless toilet collects solid waste which is deposited into a container lined with 'a carbon impregnated biodegradable film' made of starch. When the container
Whether this mosaic toilet appeals to you or it doesn't, you gotta give its maker props. All those pieces of mirror, the pink grout, the naked lady flush handle?! It's one impressive crapper.
Who says you can’t find inspiration in a roll of toilet paper? Note that the tissue is pink as well. Since such ‘girly’ t.p. doesn’t appeal to everybody, the same idea against a more colorful background with a white and grey, blue, etcetera t.p. wave could look equally funky and fun as well.
(I've since lost the link to this pic, so my apologies to the originator. If anybody knows who that might be, please leave a comment!)
Constructed by Monica Bonvicini, this public toilet, called 'Don't Miss a Sec.', is made of 2-way mirrors. In Monica's own words '"Don't Miss a Sec." is about the desire and failure to "see it all" which is a strong trait in modernism. This work absurdly pushes at the limits of what is public and what is private and offers a perfomative element in which inside and outside are blurred together.' But back to my question: Could you do your...
Too bad...as it turns out, just wiping down the shower and scrubbing out the toilet and dried toothpaste isn't quite enough. Gomestic offers these 11 tips towards healthy bathroom maitnance.
- Sink drains
- Shower Heads
- Toilet lids
- Bath Towels
- Shower curtain
- Excess water
- Soiled linens and underwear
- Soap Dishes
- Rinsing cup
Sometimes we're so busy around the house with the big stuff that we disregard the little stuff. Follow This Old House’s advice to fix the latter to bring harmony home.
Sim Jae-duck takes his work very seriously. He is the chairman of the organizing committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association. In an effort to highlight the world’s sanitation needs, he built a house shaped like a toilet. The home is named Haewoojae, which in Korean means ‘a place of sanctuary where one can solve one’s worries.’ I’ve always thought so. If you have an urge to visit the toilet house, you’ll probably...
Statistics say that each person in the U.S. uses about 100 gallons of water a day; 1/3 of that gets flushed down the toilet. Installing a water displacer inside your toilet tank will cut that figure substantially. For instance, the Tank Bank, which is a plastic bladder you fill with water and hang inside your toilet, can cut that 1/3 by 20%. Why not just place a brick in your toilet tank? According to the manufacturer of the Tank Bank, bricks...
"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."
- Replace the...
"Drains are hidden heroes in your home. If you’re lucky, you can go for years without thinking about them, but when dirty sink water suddenly won’t go away or a toilet won’t flush, they can be a major frustration. A plugged drain certainly demands attention, but fixing it is probably something you can do yourself. You’ll get faster results than calling a pro, and you’ll save money, too."
Unclog sinks, tubs, toiilets and more with these tips from...
"Don’t worry if you just have a small space for your bathroom, by saving physical space or by using design techniques to increase the perception of space you will get your small bathroom look more larger...follow these steps" from Momoy.com
1. Change your toilet.
2. Switch up your countertop.
3. Hang cabinets at a comfortable height.
4. Install a pedestal or wall-mounted sink.
5. Install a flat tub with lower walls.
6. Simple shower door or shower...
Fatherly blog Husbandhood.net offers nine bathroom etiquette tips for men whom share their washrooms with women they value. Have a look below for an overview, then read the full article here.
- Lower the seat!
- Replace the empty role of toilet paper.
- Clean out the shower or bath when you're done using it.
- Stack rolls of toilet paper under the sink.
- Place a stack of clean towels under the sink.
- Rinse off the sink and countertop after shaving.
- Refill the...
"Do you fight over 'Who left the Toilet Seat up?' Are you tired of that 'Midnight Splashdown?' The PeaceMaker will end the battle of the toilet seat. Merely step on the pedal to activate the lifting mechanism. When finished, remove your foot from the pedal and the seat gently comes to a rest where it started."
Or, just lift the toilet seat.
Interestingly, you don't have to order this from some obscure overseas catalog. It's readily available at...
To go along with your hands free garbage can and toilet-paper-less toilets, how about a hands free toilet flusher? The Foot Flush from Comfy Bath retrofits to any existing toilet and installs in less then two minutes per the retailer’s website. Available in classic and 'fun' styles, the peddle comes in at $29.95. Considering a typical toilet handle can have up to 50,000 bacteria per square inch, it might be a good investment. Comfy Bath also...
Kohler, those purveyors of everything plumbing, has added to its cadre of crappers the Purist Hatbox Toilet. Gone is the tank and added is a .2-hp pump to eliminate eliminations. I can appreciate the minimalist design of this john, but there are two things that prove bothersome.
First, I think it would confuse people. I imagine guests coming out of the bathroom asking, "Where do I ‘go’?" and me saying, "In the white garbage can-looking thing."