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How to Choose Tile for a Steam Shower
In steamy quarters, tile needs to stand up to all that water and vapor in style. Here's how to get it right the first time
"all that water and vapor in style. Here's how to get it right the first time... invasive than water, so a steam shower requires more care to construct than the average shower... interior water tank. Like a Hot Water tank these steam generators should be service... on the water supply line. This Check Valve prevents water from travel in the wrong... market just water resistant and NOT water tight and MUST therefore covered/coated with..."
Meet a Long-Lasting Houseplant With a Forgiving Heart
Low light and little watering won't scar Zee Zee plant for life; this East Africa native has a tolerant nature and an exotic beauty
"little watering won't scar Zee Zee plant for life; this East Africa native has a tolerant... forget to water it, can survive in low light and rarely needs fertilizing. To top it... showy. I water it when I remember to. I do need to re-pot it though. Didn't know about... without watering? I'd love some plants in our holiday home but we only go there every... Thanks for featuring my photo! We call it Survivor Plant, because it's the only plant..."
Great Native Plant: California Flannel Bush
Forget watering once this bush is established. But the yellow burst in spring and summer, you'll remember
"orget watering once this bush is established. But the yellow burst in spring and... almost no water, putting this plant among California's most prized native beauties. It's... don't water it while it's dormant (many of these plants are summer-dormant, because... and only watering enough to get it established the first year. They die FAST if you... thanks for featuring one of my favorite native plants. I have had good luck growing this..."
Houzz Tour: Colorful and Eclectic, With a Coveted View
Nobody wanted to buy this stucco box in Los Angeles, despite the water view. But after 7 years of renovating, the owners are glad they did
"despite the water view. But after 7 years of renovating, the owners are glad they did... near that water. “It was so ugly," he describes. "We went in, and nobody was there... Near the water, eclectic, and mid-century modern furniture. Definitely keeping tabs... not a feature. I'm a bit confused by the photo of the living room that reveals the... materials and water, the Vidals installed artificial turf. "It looks real [and] feels good..."
Great Design Plant: Catalina Ironwood, a Tree for Antiquity
Peeling bark gives this tree an antique look, but its low water needs are perfect for drought-prone areas today
"its low water needs are perfect for drought-prone areas today... a low-water, natural landscape. But in a more formal, neat setting, it's as out of... which also features other CA natives. I understand this tree once was native to large... little water once established and is susceptible to fire blight which is fatal. I've... your zoneWater requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little or no irrigation... handsomest feature is the reddish brown trunk with peely, shaggy bark — a look of antiquity..."
Great Design Plant: Desert Marigold Cheers Up Hot, Dry Areas
"little water and lots of sun... where water is scarce and the sun is blazing. Often seen along roadsides, in wildflower... you for featuring this plant, and the great information on care! Thank you so much... seed, water it every few days until the seed has germinated. Thereafter water twice... supplemental water until becoming established in the new location. Water twice a week for... your zone)Water requirement: LowLight requirement: Full, reflected sunMature size: 1..."
My Houzz: Major DIY Love Transforms a Neglected Pittsburgh Home
"house from water damaged to wonderful... doors, a water-damaged exterior and a poorly insulated, moldy and rotting interior.... the best feature of a ho-hum house. And to replace it with something so...ordinary is... insulation and water damage once defined this house. AFTER: New vinyl siding and traditional... manage the water around the foundation.Roof: Duration series, Owens Corning Six-inch recessed..."
Wonderful Wood Countertops for Kitchen and Bath
Yes, you can enjoy beautifully warm wood counters near water sans worry (almost), with the right type of wood and sealer
"counters near water sans worry (almost), with the right type of wood and sealer... the wood feature did the trick. I just wipe water out. Love it Georgia Duncan Love... control the water in the first place so that standing water is eliminated or at least minimized... keeping the water in the sink and not on the wood counter. Love that this counter is made... use of water, I would never use wood. Chemical sealers are just what they are......"
7 Ecofriendly Gardening Ideas That Also Cut Chore Time
Spend less time weeding, less money watering and more moments just sitting back and enjoying your healthy garden
"money watering and more moments just sitting back and enjoying your healthy garden... have to water DEEP and LONG ( and infrequently) to get the water down below the newspapers... use rain water and rinse water from my washing machine. The washer hose runs into a... install a water dripper system under your mulch you won't have the need to water so deeply... waste water! Watering deeply is not a waste ...it encourages deep roots as opposed..."
Top 10 Tips for Choosing Shower Tile
Slip resistance, curves and even the mineral content of your water all affect which tile is best for your shower
"of your water all affect which tile is best for your shower... panel water shedding (not water tight or water resistant) For centuries stained... fact a water born adhesive that broke down with water. That and the adhesive covered... to hold water the next test preformed is does it drain water. You simply pull the... is: The water in your bubble tub is not just plain water it is a mix of all these... built water tight. Currently I'm in a huge debate with a fellow in Bridgton, Maine..."
Get Glass Windows and Doors Gleaming Clean
Preserve a spotless view with these guidelines for keeping soap scum, hard water spots and dirt at bay on glass surfaces around the home
"hard water spots and dirt at bay on glass surfaces around the home... Softened water is by far the best medium to use. "Slicken" 2 gallons of water in a 5... of the water spots. Argh. "For Hard to Removed Water Spots" - CLR is also the best... alcohol, water and a spot of dishwasher soap. Wipe with microfibre cloth. I have been... cups warm water Combine everything in a spray bottle and shake well. Shake well before..."
3 Ways Native Plants Make Gardening So Much Better
You probably know about the lower maintenance. But native plants' other benefits go far beyond a little less watering and weeding
"e and watering has dropped off drastically. While our neighbors are watering their... all the water in our cities when there isn't enough water to grow our food (well, that's... Texas who watered 3 times a day in the summer and planted roses, impatiens, vines, etc... staff with water. We've never had anything close to an incident with the flames. Only... sugar water or premixed liquid nectars.......they only drink the kind that comes..."
Houzz Tour: A Pond House in the Arizona Desert
With water in the back and a descent to get in, this skillfully designed modern home keeps its cool in the Southwestern sun
"With water in the back and a descent to get in, this skillfully designed modern home... Where does water for the pond come from ? Is it a natural pond, seasonal or using irrigation... irrigation water? Sublime setting. Are the floors polished concrete? Beautiful house and... on the water. It is a beautiful setting and the house takes good advantage of the... geologic feature. This entire area is in the Sonoran Desert. Would like a picture..."
How to Prepare for and Live With a Power Outage
When electricity loss puts food, water and heat in jeopardy, don't be in the dark about how to stay as safe and comfortable as possible
"food, water and heat in jeopardy, don't be in the dark about how to stay as safe... system gas water heaters will still have an automatic shut-off feature when the power... bottle, water, hand can opener, if possible a fire pit to cook over, find a good self... bottled water or water in jugs for drinking.Make or buy extra ice. When you know there's... of water a day, much of it hot. A gas water heater may work even when the power's..."
2012 Faucet and Fixtures: See What's New for the Bath
"shapes, water savers and musical toilets hit the market... unpleasant water feature. Toliets can be any colour as long as they are white.... angle the water will hit your basin at, vs the angle of your basin. Under medium-high... toilet, the features they include, such as integrated music, lighting and personalization... Look for WaterSense to be a hot trend for 2012. This conservation program, created by... with the WaterSense label. This year numerous companies are offering them. In fact,..."