Latest Stories in Bathroom Design - Page 10

  • Teak Sinks by William Garvey

    October 10, 10:02 PM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    Based in Devon, England, William Garvey makes sinks out of FSC-certified teak. People often ask if wooden bathroom sinks require a lot of maintenance. But apparently teak sinks are watertight, long lasting, very quiet and a longtime tradition in English

  • Aqua Helix: A Half Gallon Per Minute Showerhead

    October 2, 9:15 AM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    After reading our Eco-Showerhead and Bricor posts, an avid reader pointed out that the same low-flow showerhead from Real Goods can be found on eBay for $10 (total of $4.95 savings when shipping is included). You can also bid on the auction get a better

  • Eco-Showerhead - The Real Deal From Real Goods

    October 1, 11:43 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Bathroom Design

    First, we posted about the WaterTile by Kohler, but some of you weren't impressed by the 2.5 gallon/minute flow rate (and the $199 price was steep). Okay, we're listening, so we posted about Bricor's One Gallon Per Minute Showerhead (with a more

  • Bricor's One Gallon Per Minute Showerhead

    September 30, 11:30 AM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    Some readers were underwhelmed by the 2.5 GPM showerhead we featured recently. There are, indeed, other showerheads with greater water efficiency out there — one example is this 1 GPM showerhead from Bricor. Bricor also offers a range of

  • WaterTile by Kohler

    September 28, 1:31 PM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    This new, stylish WaterTile showerhead from Kohler is wall-mounted and uses a maximum of 2.5 gallons per minute (as a comparison, most showerheads before the 1990s used five to seven gallons a minute). Style and efficiency — a great match. The

  • Q&A;: Non-Vinyl Shower Curtain Liners

    September 21, 6:09 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Bathroom Design

    We received a question from one of our readers, Richard M. He asked, "My wife tends to buy PVC shower curtain liners do you know of any alternatives to this?" Well this is a great question, and one that TreeHugger hasn't addressed before so we

  • LED Chromatherapy in your Bathroom

    September 20, 3:44 PM by Lloyd Alter in Bathroom Design

    We were so wrong to be critical of that LED bathtub. We learn from Whitehaus, who sell LED equipped sinks that you can adjust for colour mix, that one can achieve "a complete balance of the body, mind and soul" through what they call chromatherapy. Tune

  • Sustainable Hot Tubs by SeaOtter Woodworks

    September 17, 12:02 PM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    Goto Reviews reports on SeaOtter Woodworks, a company based in Alaska that builds hot tubs by hand with Western Red Cedar. They support sound forest management practices — much of the cedar is salvaged windfall and sustainably harvested by small

  • Recycle-Shower Designer Given Green Award

    September 9, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Bathroom Design

    Shower designer Peter Brewin, student at the UK's Royal College of Art , has won an award for his water and energy saving device, which is shown in the background. The system re-circulates and cleans used water, with user controlled setpoints and gage

  • The Best Low-Flow Toilets

    August 29, 11:06 AM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    Early on, low-flow toilets got a bad rap — and justifiably so — their flushing ability left a lot to be desired. But today there are many low-flow toilets on the market that work well. Terry Love is a plumber who reviews low-flow toilets. He

  • Ossengal Stain Remover

    August 29, 2:39 AM by Warren McLaren in Bathroom Design

    A TH reader was having trouble getting some dirt out of his clothes using a WonderWash hand powered washing machine. He could try Ossengal natural stain remover. I still have the roll-on stick (very little wastage) that I bought from Real Goods over ten

  • Sustainable Shea Butter by Alaffia

    August 27, 11:52 AM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    Alaffia is a company that is focused on producing fairtraded, sustainably grown, unrefined shea butter. Shea butter is the oil from the nuts of wild shea trees scattered throughout the wooded savanna of West and Central Africa. It has become a popular

  • Bamboo Toilets Seats

    August 25, 12:39 PM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    I bet you didn't know you could get a sustainable toilet seat. These seats are made out of 100% bamboo and they are available from Rensup. They are a good alternative to wood seats, being durable and anti-microbial. The seats are constructed with triple

  • WoW Shower

    August 25, 12:44 AM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    The WoW shower is a curious device that recirculates warm water pooled in your tub back through the showerhead — thus saving water. You can have a longer shower under the waterfall-like stream (is this the "WoW" factor?). It seems that the pooled water

  • Lithistone Sinks: Non-Toxic Cement

    August 22, 1:05 PM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    The people at Lithistone Design will tell you that not all cement is created equal. They fabricate handcrafted sinks out of a magnesium-based mineral cement compound that is stronger and more durable than concrete, and takes less energy to produce. The

  • Mad Mod Bamboo Towels

    July 30, 1:26 AM by Warren McLaren in Bathroom Design

    The final in our little bathroom trio. Although we’ve brought you towels made from 100% bamboo before, here be another source. The usual benefits of bamboo apply - fast growing alternative crop that enhances soil and doesn’t require synthetic

  • Japanese Toilets go Green

    July 23, 7:21 AM by Lloyd Alter in Bathroom Design

    If you are fascinated by Japanese toilets that warm your bum, wash it and dry it and check your urine samples along the way, you will be thrilled to learn that Panasonic has now introduced a version that uses 75% less electricity. The secret is in the

  • Sustainable Teak Tubs

    July 14, 12:45 PM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    This tub is made with teak that is certified by the PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification). Well, we hope it is — the manufacturer actually says they "try as hard as they can" to use certified teak. Each tub is hand-crafted in Denmark from solid