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Bath

  • Greywater System

    Water Wise Group. The Aqua2use greywater system collects water from the shower, laundry, lavatory sinks, and bath and channels it through a four-stage filtration system into a 21-gallon tank to create water suitable for outdoor irrigation.

     
  • Gray-Water Toilet

    The Profile Smart Toilet conserves space as well as water, says the manufacturer.

     
  • Remodeling for Accessibility (Subscriber content)

    Recently my Chicago-based construction company renovated a second-floor apartment in a 19-story building to make it more user-friendly for disabled and elderly residents.

     
  • Water-Efficient Toilet

    Kohler’s Wellworth Toilet — which has been around for 75 years — hasn’t changed much on the outside, but its inner workings have been completely re-engineered.

     
  • Low-Noise Fan

    A new player has jumped into the high-end bath-fan market. Delta Products Corp. says Breez Ventilation Fans have ball-bearing-equipped DC brushless motors and 67-fin impellers for ultra-quiet energy-efficient operation.

     
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    Q&A: Hot-Mopping Health Risks

    Q: I received the new JLC book "Tiling for Contractors," by Michael Byrne, and was dismayed to see that there is no section that addresses hot-mop shower pans, including framing, backing, and pan installation. Why not?

     
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    Artist-Renovator Makes Tile-By-Number Mosaics

    When artist-renovator Doug Hopkins arrived at the kitchen and bath phase of his first remodeling project, he decided to make his own decorative tiles for the showers, baths, kitchen counters, and wood-stove surrounds.

     
  • No-Fuss Drain

    All of American Standard's bathroom faucets feature the easy-to-install Speed Connect Drain.

     
  • Hands-Free Bath Faucet

    Three years ago, Delta introduced a line of kitchen faucets with a battery-operated sensor that made it possible to turn on the taps without touching them.

     
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    Remodeling a Shotgun Flat (Subscriber content)

    A Chicago designer finds ingenious ways to squeeze more elbow room from a cramped footprint.

     
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    Alchemy Glass & Light Alchemy Glow

    An LED system that lights glass sinks from within.

     
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    Bornholm Kitchen Cabinet and Furniture line

    Cabinet and furniture line with a Scandinavian sensibility.

     
  • Walk-in Bathtub With Adjustable Wall

    At first glance you can't tell that the Elevance Rising Wall Bath is a walk-in tub.

     
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    Building Over a Stairwell to Gain Space in a Small Second Floor

    Making the most of a small upstairs

     
  • Frameless Sliding Glass Shower Doors

    The Skyline Series Enclosure features 3/8-inch-thick glass, recessed finger pulls, and - best of all - no metal surroundings.

     
  • Porcelain Tile From Recycled Bath Fixtures

    Fireclay Tile's Debris Series Recycled Tile is made from 70 percent recycled matter, most of it porcelain bathroom fixtures that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill, the company says.

     
  • Custom Shower Control

    Moen’s ioDigital vertical spa features a 7-inch-diameter rainshower, four body sprays, and an electronic control pad that allows up to four users to preset their preferred water temperature, flow rate, and spray pattern.

     
  • Trouble-Free Tile

    Though intended for the DIY market, Bondera TileMatSet could be a real time-saver for kitchen and bath remodelers too.

     
  • Popular Design Water-Saving Toilets

    Three popular toilets from American Standard are now available as high-efficiency models.

     
  • Moisture-Resistant Wood Bath Vanities

    Although designers routinely convert old dressers into bath vanities, the units seldom age well in wet conditions.

     
 
 
 
 
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