New federal standards, which will become effective in January 2019, would require dishwashers to cut energy use 24 percent and water use 38 percent, leaving 3.1 gallons of water to clean an entire load of dishes in a normal wash cycle.
As homes age, the floors may settle or sag, and the doors may no longer fit squarely in the original framed opening. It’s the framed opening that has changed, and the door needs to be adjusted to fit squarely into the frame that is itself now out of square.
A custom shower stall can be as simple as adding a personal hand spray unit or as complicated as installing electronic mixing valves with music and lighting. I’ve worked on many custom shower projects, and here are three basic tips.
I’m purchasing a two-story home, and its floors are bowed in the hall, but the tile is not cracked. I placed a straight edge on the floor, and it has a slight hump. Should I walk away from a house like this?
Knob and tube is the earliest electrical wiring, basically designed to power light bulbs between 1880 and 1930. Its presence in houses has become an issue for many lenders and home insurers, and it causes delays in real estate transactions until large amounts of money are spent to replace it.
Our old vanity bathroom sink needs to be replaced, and I want to replace it with a pedestal sink. Since I am the one who insists on this style, can you please tell me some nice features to look for when choosing a pedestal sink? This way I can make everyone in my family happy with the choice.
A ground fault occurs when an electrical current flowing through a wire or appliance unintentionally flows through an unintended path to the ground. A GFCI protects people and animals from accidental shocks or electrocution.
We just moved into a home with a very small powder room for one of the bathrooms. The toilet in this powder room has a short toilet bowl to allow the door to swing open. I would like a longer bowl toilet installed. Is it possible to fit a longer bowl toilet in this tight space?