Color-crazed design guru Jonathan Adler has partnered with Kohler for a brand new collection of vibrantly hued kitchen and bathroom sinks that just became available.Made from enameled cast iron, the sleek, candy-colored sinks are perfect for adding a cheery dose of color in an unexpected way. Offered in four colorways — Greenwich Green, Piccadilly Yellow, Palermo Blue, and Annapolis Navy — the sinks feel refreshingly bold yet timeless. We love the way they pop in a white kitchen! In keeping with Kohler's reputation for quality products and service, the sinks even come with a lifetime guarantee. Tell us, which hue is your favorite?
In the world of aquarium design, there's a lot of tacky out there. But thanks to California Home + Design, I've discovered that designers are rethinking the jumbo bachelor pad tank in favor of some more innovative designs. One of the most unusual is the Aquarium Sink ($4,500) from Opulent Items, which has a glass top that can be removed to rearrange your fish tank decor and two openings for feeding. There's also a large sink light in the back, and a powerhead for filtration, oxygenation, and water circulation. It would definitely liven up your tooth-brushing routine. What do you think of the sink?
While cloth curtains are an economical solution for hiding unsightly pipes in old sinks, they're also proving to be a stylish one. I've seen curtained kitchen and bathroom sinks in a number of designers' portfolios recently. They offer a throwback, retro touch to rooms. Are you a fan?
I spotted this bathroom in the portfolio of interiors photographer Monica Bach, and it got me thinking about under-cabinet storage. I've found that having too much storage can quickly lead to collecting unnecessary junk — and that's certainly not fun come time for Spring cleaning. The legs and façade of this sink unit are really stunning, and having just a simple basket below for a few odds and ends lets them shine. What's your storage sitch?
Considering the current water shortages around the world, it's scary how much water is wasted by simply running the kitchen faucet when washing dishes or produce, etc. So, I was delighted to come across the Australian-made Hughie Sink ($25), a removable kitchen sink that captures 80 percent of the water that would normally be wasted, so you can reuse it to water plants, wash your pets or car, etc.
The sink is made of biodegradable plastic, is lightweight, comes with a sturdy handle, and fits most kitchen sinks. It's also available in a range of colors, so you can find one to match your existing sink. If you don't have any current use for the graywater, you should consider getting a rain barrel to store it, so you have it when you need it! Pretty clever and simple, isn't it?
Even though we've already wrapped up (har har) House Warming month, I thought I'd show you how to insulate your water heater. After all, Winter's still ahead of us, as are those expensive heating bills. This project improves your hot water efficiency by keeping water in the pipes warmer, delivering hotter water when you run the hot faucet. This way, you're effectively wasting less water since the tap isn't running tepid water when you want hot water.
It's a really easy task, and you'll be able to find the supplies needed at your local hardware store. Make sure to read the manual that goes with your water heater, though, because some manufacturers preclude insulating their heaters. You should also be particularly cautious if you have a gas heater, as it could cause a fire. To learn the steps, read more
A leaky faucet is a pretty common annoyance . . . but it needn't be! It's actually fairly simple to fix, so I figured this was an excellent start to your home schooling. So rather than letting water go to waste, and taking migraine medicine to remedy drip-drop-orchestra-induced headaches, just take a few minutes to conquer the inconvenience on your own. You'll just need a washer, faucet stem or O-ring, six-in-one interchangeable screwdriver, and eight-inch adjustable wrench or six-inch slip joint pliers. To learn the steps to saying sayonara to your leaky faucet, read more
Brushing your teeth and realize that the water level is rising dangerously high? Your sink is clogged, and with who knows (and wants to know) what. Not so fast! You don't need to hire a plumber or reach for a bottle of noxious chemicals to make your drain so fresh and so clean. You can handle the task with just a few household ingredients.
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup lemon juice
To learn the steps, read more