Cook In Cleaner Air: Making A Case For Range Hoods

Elica 36 Inch Wall Mounted Range Hood from the Atlantis Collection

I never understood range hoods. It’s that one appliance in the kitchen that’s always sort of there, but unlike a lot of other kitchen fixtures, I never really questioned why. Especially since a lot of the ones I’ve had have been pretty old and ratty, to me they’ve always been those things you turn on […]

Got Energy Bill Woes? A Programmable Thermostat Can Help Turn Down The Heat

One of the most common energy-saving tips out there is that you should replace your regular thermostat with a programmable one. It’s good advice – advice that pays for itself in just a few months, and can rack up significant savings long term. And they aren’t just good for your pocketbook – it’s good for […]

Hard Water Ruining Your Shower Head? Invest In Touch Clean Tech!

If you live in a place that has very hard water – especially if you aren’t able to install a whole-house water filter – you probably have a problem with limescale residue and unsightly buildup forming on your faucets and in your shower. As the water dries or evaporates, minerals are deposited on the surface […]

Dirty Hands? Clean Up With A Touch-Activated Faucet

Delta 9178-DST Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Out Spray, Diamond Seal Technology and Magnatite Docking from the Leland Collection

Have you ever been in the kitchen, making dough or cookies or cutting raw chicken, and been stuck needing to wash your hands but not wanting to put your gross gross hands on your nice clean faucet? Especially with things like raw meat or eggs, you want to be careful not to contaminate the very […]

Blast From The Past: Enjoy The Ancient Pleasure Of A Roman Bathtub

In ancient Rome, bathing wasn’t merely about getting clean. Elaborate, ornate public bath houses were cultural and social hubs in most large Roman communities, places where you could come and soak and socialize in various heated pools and steam rooms. Everything from business transactions to political meetings to the ancient equivalent of a lunch date […]

Hate Your Shower Head? Install Your Own In Three Easy Steps

Do you have a really old, crusty, gross shower head? Or maybe just one that’s jut okay, but doesn’t really give you the kind of shower you enjoy? If you’re putting off replacing it because you don’t want the hassle of calling a plumber, you’re in luck. Swapping out shower heads is one of the […]

Blog Action Day: Six Rules To Eat By For World Food Day

For Blog Action Day (which coincides with this year’s World Food Day), I’d like to do something a little different. I’d like to talk about food. I spend a lot of time thinking about food, from planning meals to worrying about additives in processed foods, to trying to eat sustainably while struggling, at times, to […]

Rack It Up: Why To Hand Wash (And Air Dry) Instead Of Using The Dishwasher

Blanco Stainless Steel Sink Grid

I’ll admit, I was thrilled beyond belief the first time I moved into an apartment that had a dishwasher. After years of hand drying and bickering over dish duty with numerous roommates, that one slightly undersized appliance seemed like a godsend. But having lived in several dishwasher-free places since, I realize I haven’t missed it. […]

Looking To Remodel Your Laundry Room? Here’s A Few Reasons You Shouldn’t Leave Out The Sink

Kohler Bayview Wood Stand Utility Sink

Ah, the laundry sink. That big, ugly plastic-tub-on-legs that, if you have an older home, is probably lurking somewhere next to your washer and dryer, probably in the creepiest part of your basement. If you know what I’m talking about, it probably comes as no surprise that laundry room remodels are on the rise. But […]

The New And Easy Way To Build Your Own Tile Backsplash, No Contractor Needed

Glass Mosaic Tile Piazza Olive Martini Glamour

Laying tile used to be arduous and time consuming – something that took quite a lot of skill and effort as well as time to produce something beautiful, to say nothing of cost. But modern materials and techniques have moved tiling solidly into the realm of the DIYer. While laying tile flooring is something probably […]