Friday, April 27, 2012

Why Stop at 10? A few more of HGTV's TOP Bathroom Designs!

Looking to design or redesign your bathroom? Here are some more ideas and tips to make your bathroom beautiful, provided by HGTV!

open bath creates personal spa experience
 This bathroom is spa inspired with virtually no walls. The use of zebrawood and painted maple make the cabinets appear to be more furniture like.
master bath with distinctive amenities
 Concrete countertops give this bathroom something very unique. A custom mirror also helps to make this small space look much bigger. If you're working with a small space, try adding an oversized mirror to make your space seem larger!
blue and white bathroom is simply beautiful
Adding a double check pattern tile adds something playful and cheerful and calm bathroom.
colorful tiled master bath
Would'nt you love to wake up and get ready in a bathroom this big and beautiful? The bright glass tile backsplash in the shower adds a burst of color and enegy into this big spa like space.
Natural stone wall tiles, marble floors and glass shower panels create s fresh and clean look in this bathroom.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Look at HGTV's Top 10 Bathroom's!

Dont restrict beautiful scenery to looking out the window. Set your freestanding tub up against bright tile and add some fresh or fake flowers overflowing in vases.

creative floorplan in master bath
If you're working with narrow space in your bathroom, you want to utilize every inch you have! Try placing a vanity inbetween two sinks to save space!
custom black bathroom vanity
Add a bright grid pattern type tile to add a vintage look to your bathroom.
contemporary bath offers 5 star luxury
Light stone and wood tones keeps bathroom space neutral and airy.
Adding an oversized mirror to your bathroom can make a small space appear much larger.
If your bathroom is as light as this one is, add some bright white to liven up the room and some animal print!
elegant contemporary bathroom
If you're into a more simple style, try having one oversized piece in your bathroom be center stage to keep it simple and classic.
detailed marble and limestone designed bathroom

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Where Does Your Garbage Go?

Have you ever wondered where your garbage goes after tossing it to the curb? Well, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology decided to find out.

These researches started out by attaching a transmitter chip to thousands of pieces or ordinary garbage. They then tossed this so called “smart trash” into the bin and then sat back and watched the torturous, unsettling path that our garbage takes on a daily occurrence.

This clever experiment shined a light about something we may have never thought about, our ignorance of how much we produce, what it contains and what happens to it once it leaves our hands.

The average American tosses out about 4.4 pounds of trash per day! About a third of that trash gets recycled and the rest goes to landfills.

Here are some key numbers from the emerging science of garbology!

At 7.1 pounds of trash a day, each of us is on track to produce a staggering 102 tons of waste in an average lifetime.

Trash has become America’s leading export with mountains of waste paper, soiled cardboard, crushed beer cans and junked electronics.

According to the U.S. Census data on municipal budgets, American communities on average spend more money on waste management than on fire protection, parks and recreations, libraries or schoolbooks.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

See What Customers Have to Say About Lighthouse Shower Doors!

Are you looking to install new shower doors in your bathroom? Read what some customers who have used Lighthouse Shower Doors for their project have to say! Lighthouse Shower Doors services New York Metropolitan Area, NY, NJ, and CT.

"Thanks to the entire team at Lighthouse shower doors for helping us select and install our dream shower door. Throughout the entire process, from requesting an estimate to complete installation, Lighthouse Shower Doors worked with us step by step and made it smooth and painless."
Lorraine Ricci | Frameless Door and Panel

"My experience with Lighthouse Shower doors was extraordinary. it is difficult to find a business in the service industry these days which offers total professionalism. Their consultants were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The product that was delivered was of impeccable quality and beauty."
Sharon Mills | Frameless Corner Square

"The two technicians who arrived to install the door were highly trained craftsmen, extremely neat and courteous. I would highly recommend Lighthouse shower Doors to family and friends."
Ted Ross | Frameless Shower Door

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Why Most People Prefer Glass Shower Doors Over Curtains!

Many people prefer glass shower doors over shower curtains for many reasons. Glass doors keep water inside the shower more effectively than a shower curtain, they don’t omit the toxic smells that plastic curtains release, they don’t need to be replaced periodically like curtains and liners, and they can be easily cleaned and don’t build up mold like curtains do. Although, there are still many who don’t know who convenient glass shower doors can be!

Shower doors are made of safest type of glass, tempered glass. This is required by federal, state, and local building codes and it is designed to break into small pieces which lower the possibility for a very harmful injury. Tempered glass is resistant to direct impact, but can begin to shatter or fracture if it is hit on the edge or corner.

To ensure that your shower door is tempered glass, check to see if the two pieces of glass are sealed together with a clear piece of resin. Also, look for a label stamped on the glass. Often times, tempered glass is labeled to satisfy specific building codes.

One of the only ways tempered glass can explode is if the glass had a flaw in it and was under stress in the frame. To ensure your safety, periodically check your shower door hardware to make sure fasteners are secure and tighten them if needed. Also, inspect glass regularly for any chips or cracks, especially around the edges and notches. If you see any chips or cracks, replace the glass panel immediately. 

Need help with your glass shower door? Contact Lighthouse Shower Doors for all your installation, repair and shower door needs! For more information, visit

Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY Springtime Easter Touch Ups!

Spring time and Easter specifically mark the start of the domestic DIY (do it yourself) season. DIY experts have found that modernizing a kitchen and generating as much natural light as possible are at the top of the home improvement list when it comes to increasing the value of your home and property.

Gardens come in at 3 on the list of “property most wanted” list and bathrooms come in at number 4. Many people think that incorporating new technologies like built in sound systems and remote controlled lighting is important, but surveys show that only 10% of people find this an important quality.

Another survey that was took to see what home owners are looking for says that because of current economic statues, more people are staying home to entertain. Therefore, modernizing your kitchen with lots of attractive light and sprucing your garden are very important things that people want in a home.

To make your springtime and Easter DIY projects as effective as possible, focus on investing your money on remodeling your kitchen, improving your garden, and adding more glass doors and windows.