Kitchen & Bathroom

 
Recycled quartz countertop
The ECO brand Kitchen counter from Cosentino is part of the quartz family but is made with 75% recycled materials. . Watch more videos   There's a lot to think about when choosing kitchen countertops, starting first of all with finding something you like to look at and...
Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
A lot goes into choosing a toilet. Here at the Ecohome Demo house, which earned Platinum under LEED Version 4, we considered 3 factors- water efficiency, performance and aesthetics. ...
OrbSys grey water recycling high efficiency shower
Not only will this cutting edge technology reduce energy usage by 80%, it will reduce your water consumption to almost nothing. . The OrbSys is a closed loop shower system that reclaims the water draining at your feet, purifies it to drinking quality and then recycles that water back...
Choosing a durable kitchen counter
Make an informed decision when picking kitchen counters - think about cost, but also durability, and how your choice of materials will affect your health. As a professional cabinetmaker, I have often been asked how much a kitchen costs. There is no accurate answer of course, though...
Outdoor solar shower
What could be better than an outdoor shower? If your answer is a solar powered hot water shower that you built all by yourself (or with friends), read on. . It might seem like pie in the sky, but with these easy to read DIY instructions from the good folks at the Endeavour Centre your...
Cambrian Black Granite
Granite makes for great counters, but for the most part Canadian granite has a pretty consistent colour, which doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room for design. The discovery of Cambrian Black granite in Saguenay,Quebec means there is a little variety available in these parts now. ...
custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchen cabinets can off-gas formaldehyde and countless other chemicals for years after they have been installed. Here is a price comparison of some safer alternatives for better indoor air quality (IAQ). In an effort to improve the air quality of your home, ask your cabinetmaker to...
Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchen and bathroom design can have a significant impact on your energy and water consumption, as well as the durability and air quality of your home. . Water and moisture wreak havoc on homes, affecting function, durability and our health. Given that kitchens and bathrooms are the...
Gas powered tankless water heaters
Choosing a water heater - tank or tankless? . Tankless water heaters or instantaneous water heaters are domestic hot water systems that do not include the storage tank that comes with traditional water heaters. This type of water heating system can be advantageous in some...
Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Jang Wooseok designed the Eco Bath grey water recycling system to address water conservation in washrooms. Mission accomplished, and elegantly so. The Eco Bath concept is simple: use the waste water from the sink to flush the adjoining toilet. The execution is nothing less than...