The kitchen’s spacious undermount stainless steel sink includes an exposed hose pull-down faucet in black stainless with advanced technology that allows a simple touch of the faucet to start or stop the flow of water. The sink area also includes a coordinating soap dispenser in the same modern finish.
This traditional white tile shower features a blue patterned accent trim near the large mounted shower head. The white tile extends from the ceiling to the white bathtub. A small indented cubby provides built-in storage for soap and other bath accessories.
Problem: Small, winged insects are feeding on your houseplants. Solution: Thrips are at work, leaving black speckles and distorting plant parts. You may also see stippled leaves or flowers that die before opening. Control thrips with an insecticidal soap or neem oil and follow package directions.
Designer Todd Davis worked two smart space-creating solutions into this small San Francisco bathroom remodeling project. A built-in cabinet conceals storage for linens and toiletries without adding any visual clutter, while a small niche in the shower space offers a spot to leave soap and shampoo without taking up much real estate.
Black and white tiles make this walk-in shower a visually stunning feature of this modern bathroom. The honeycomb black tile floor offsets the white rectangular tile walls. Black and white patterned soap inset and shower seat give an artistic flair, while black-framed glass creates a bold look. Brass fixtures add bold touches.
This double sink vanity features a white marble countertop and thin tile backsplash strip. A large mirror with mounted sconce reflects the light in the room keeping the space open and airy. A Buddha statue and wood platform soap dish are the perfect finishing touches for the Asian design.
In order to make this bathroom feel like part of the new design, the vanity and plumbing is replaced. The hammered metal vanity top is paired with a bronze faucet and mirror. The open lower section of the vanity offers a place to add rich woven baskets for storing extra towels, soap and other amenities for overnight guests.
If your bathroom has a high contrast color scheme, find artistic lotion and soap bottles that reflect that. The accessories to the right of the sink are shiny and almost sculptural, adding a chiseled brilliance to the sleek lines of this bathroom, a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner, designed by Laurie Haefele of Haefele Design.
This master bath remodel was sparked by a flood in the client’s home. Working with the same floor plan, the designer renovated the bath with new tiles, cabinetry, countertops and fixtures. The shower area features a corner seat and recessed niches for soap and shampoo, and the vanity is adorned with white cabinets with crystal knobs.
This little magnetic dish scrubber is a game-changer for awkwardly-shaped glass that a normal dish wand or brush won't reach. Just add dish soap and water into the glass and drop the smaller magnet inside. Then line up the larger magnet and start moving it around the glass.
When families share bathrooms, soaps and toys for the little ones often end up scattered around. Using a slip-proof suction cup to adhere to any glass or tile wall, the stretchy, wide-mouthed Bath Storage from 3 Sprouts made from the same mildew resistant material used for wet suits keeps toys and bath products dry and within easy reach.
It might look like natural wood but this sleek, handsome backyard deck is made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) which is resistant to rotting and oxidation. PVC eliminates the need to sand, stain or strip your deck and all you need to maintain one is regular cleaning with soap and water.
Eliminate weeds with a DIY blend of ½ gallon apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup salt and 1 teaspoon dish soap. This type of weed killer doesn’t kill plant roots—just any leaf it touches. Apply to young seedlings for best killing results. Use care not to let spray drift onto plants you want, because this brew kills plants indiscriminately.
The bathroom is a private place, but open shelving can create the illusion of space in smaller square footage, and with a less weighty wallet hit than cabinets. A few drawers or covered baskets on high shelves can house your private items, and your colorful towels, pretty soaps and washes, and other bathroom decor don’t have to hide in a dark closet any longer!
The soaking tub is the highlight of this black and white bathroom. With its updated brass faucet, the tub feels both traditional in appeal and unique and modern in comparison with the recent chrome and silver trend. A black ladder shelf holds towels, and a nearby black stool holds soap and decorative items. Black and white floor tile rounds out the classic but contemporary feel of the space.
Even something as simple as a new tray and soap dispenser can spruce up your counter style in a moment. Add a fragrance, like incense or an oil burner, and a color-coordinated tissue box and you have an instant update that packs an unexpected visual punch. This bathroom, designed by Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B. Design, was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner.
Problem: White, cottony spots or masses show up on foliage. Solution: Mealybugs are sucking the juices from from your houseplants. Try knocking them off with a gentle spray of water from the kitchen sink (or shower, if you have big potted plants). If they return, apply an insecticidal soap or neem oil. Always follow the product directions.
By tucking the curved freestanding tub into a corner by the window, designer Joan Suzio was able to capture space for the walk-in shower. A niche recessed in the wall is a tidy spot to place shampoos and soaps to keep them off the floor or bench. Although a curbless shower with zero threshold was desired, the curb helps keep water off the bathroom floor.