Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Royal Throne: A Brief History of Toilets

Bathroom Toilet

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 moat below.

Plumbing and sanitation have 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 lever 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

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

Wyndham Collection

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?