Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Royal Throne: A Brief History of Toilets

The Ancient Throne

It is not actually known who invented the toilet. Historians have found evidence in Scotland dating as far back as 3,000 B.C. that suggests primitive bathrooms. Ancient Greece also had buildings with earthenware pans with terra-cotta pipes connected to a water supply. More famously known is Ancient Rome, who had public bathhouses and commercial lavatories; however these were not used daily, with many Roman citizens throwing their waste onto the streets. Medieval England even had castle garderobes, which were protruding rooms with an opening which royalty could excrete waste into the mote below.

Plumbing and sanitation has come a long way since ancient times though. In fact it was in the 1500’s when toilets started to resemble our modern idea of the design, using a raised cistern (the tank of water often found on the back of a commode) with a small pipe that released water when a leaver was pulled. This idea was built upon 200 years later with Alexander Cumming's invention of the S-shaped pipe under the basin.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Go Green With Native Trails

Go Green With Native Trails

What things do you do to be more environmentally conscious? Many families recycle, turn off lights when leaving a room or turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth. There are so many ways to make a positive impact on the environment from our homes, but did you know you can make an impact even during a home remodel? With Native Trails, you can acquire high-quality design pieces crafted from recycled natural materials.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Discover The Most Used Kitchen Appliance

Kitchen Sinks

When you think of the most used appliance in your kitchen, what comes to mind? Most likely not your sink, however kitchen sinks are perhaps the most used house appliance (besides a toilet, of course). Used to prepare meals and wash dishes on a daily basis, these under appreciated centerpieces can be quite functional and aesthetically pleasing. Kitchen sinks come in a variety of types fit for every style.

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Brand To Consider

Looking to update your bathroom into a master bath that boasts relaxation and luxury? It can be a difficult task to find the right bathtub to fit your ideal space. With so many brands, where should you turn?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Vintage Tub Welcomes Avanity Vanities!

The Vanity is such an integral part of the bathroom design, and yet, most of us probably take it for granted.  You get up, brush your teeth, and groom without giving the Vanity Sink a second thought.  But close your eyes and imagine if you came home one day and it was just gone.  Your morning routine would probably not go as smoothly.  Who knows what your hair would look like!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Belle Foret- The Bathroom Revamp of your Dreams!


Still didn’t fix that leaky bathtub faucet? And how long has your sink had that surface chip? With all the other chaos in your life, you deserve a functional and stylish bathroom!

Lucky for you, Belle Foret makes bathroom revamping easy and affordable.

Their faucets are available in many styles and finishes which allow you to add your own unique personal touch to your sink or tub, without compromising price.

And wow, how about their vanities! That elegant, single basin vanity would be the centerpiece of the entire bathroom.

Tis the season to get the bathroom you have always dreamed of! Check out our entire stock of Belle Foret bathroom pieces here and don’t be afraid to add a big item to your Christmas stocking this year!

By: Jennifer Villa

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Clawfoot Tub Faucets - Complete the Look

Vintage Tub & Bath’s clawfoot tubs look fantastic, but what can be done to make them even better? Adding a perfectly matched faucet, of course! With a variety of styles to choose from, you can create the ideal aesthetics for your bathroom. First, you want to consider how you wish to have the faucet mounted.