Reworking a chopped-up bath creates a spacious and sunny retreat A crowded bath can be downright scary. When Jim and Jane Breihan moved into their 1996 ranch, in Geneva, Illinois, the master bath felt so cramped, dark, and dated that Jane refused to use it. “I just closed the doors and went to the guest bathroom,” she says. No wonder: Between a giant corner tub, two hulking vanities, a massive walk-in closet, and a separate toilet enclosure, there was little room to maneuver. So the couple enlisted the help of local design firm The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn to bring the master bath some much-needed airiness. To maximize the space, everything had to go—especially the extra walls that broke up the room. The new layout allows or an expansive shower, complemented by a charming claw-foot tub. Two vanities were replaced with one that boasts six drawers and a marble counter with plenty of deck space. And with vintage-style paneled wainscoting, a basketweave tile floor, and polished-nickel finishes, the new bath has a timeless look. “Now,” Jane says, “the guest bath is just for guests.”

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Brackish Water: Water containing bacteria between 1,000 and 15,000 ppm of dissolved solids. Branch Vent: A vent pipe connecting one or more individual vents with a vent stack or stack vent. Brass: Slang for faucets and fittings regardless of materials used. Burst Pressure: The internal pressure that will cause a piece of tubing to fail. Branch Drain: Plumbing fixture drain that leads to the main drain line. Bushing: A fitting that’s threaded inside and outside that joins pipes of different sizes. CC Connection: A term for a Copper Connection. (a shower water Gordontheplumber.com Sewer cleaning naperville il valve denoted as CC usually requires soldering). Check valve: A device that allow flow in only one direction.

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Bathroom appliances are very important because they are a key point in any home or in any public restroom. But how much is too much? Here are some outrageous prices on bathroom appliances. The designers of the luxury sink took the concept of luxury bathrooms to the next level with the Blido, as this magnificent bathroom fixture features a 24 carat gold plating. The ‘bling’ of the expensive sink is furthere accentuated with the presence of a 2.00 carat VS2 G brilliant cut diamond, along with eight 0.25 carat, VVS1 E brilliant cut diamonds, while the bezel for the sink crafted with white gold. For those, who are more attracted with pure gold, with Blido also comes in a solid gold edition, without the diamonds. The Le Grand Queen, designed by Simon Krapf, is extremely unique because it has been carved from a rare gemstone, known as, Caijou. Le Grand Queen is known to be the most expensive bathroom tub in the world. Another interesting fact is that around 10 tons of Caijou were used to make this bathtub. The Golden Throne at Hang Fung’s is worth $32,000,000 The most expensive bathroom toilet is worth $32,000,000.

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Here are the top four tips from The Sunny Plumber to keep your pipe dreams in check. What’s the No. 1 issue consumers need to think about around the holidays to keep their plumbing working? One of the most common plumbing issues people face during the holidays is a clogged sink or malfunctioning garbage disposal. I always recommend being wary of the “FOG.” Fats, oils, and grease are your garbage disposals worst enemy. While this material is in liquid form when it’s initially poured into the disposal, it congeals into a viscous sludge as it cools. The FOG then sticks to the walls of the disposal chamber, as well as the walls of the drain pipe. This can gum up the impeller, as well as clog the drain. Don’t pour FOG down the garbage disposal if you want to avoid these issues. Throw it away, instead. That’s a good tip.

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