In an old house in Yellow Springs this privy or outhouse (toilet) from the 1800’s is really unusual. It’s a three seater! Two adults and a child’s spot. The older homeowner told me all about it, when it was built the house was at the edge of the village so when travelers came in by […]Read More about A Privy, you will probably never get to use one!
Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, half baths and full baths, and then there is a new addition: the utility room! What architect thought this was a good idea, in fact the photo does not fully portray just how exposed the user is on this throne! This is the rear of a utility room […]Read More about The Utility Room “with a twist”
Lighting above a shower or bath tub is permitted, often necessary and adds beauty to many bathrooms. There are approved light fixtures and unapproved light fixtures, those with exposed incandescent light bulbs are not approved or considered for safe and should be immediately replaced. Water and electricity do not coexist safely together and exposed light […]Read More about Lights Above the Shower May Pose a Safety Issue
The bathtub and shower are cornerstones of basic hygiene in the house. Should we dare think what might become of us without them? A few days without such amenities would likely have us begging for olfactory reprieve! So rather than entertaining that scenario, let’s just assume them to be non-negotiable items. As such, what can […]Read More about Bathtub & The Water Damage Done
Inspecting a beautiful home in Centerville, the buyer was impressed with all the updates. The house while not being old had been recently remodeled and a deep soaking bathtub installed. The scene was like something in a magazine, the bath, the view, the chandelier lights….. Chandelier lights? This is fine and looks great in the […]Read More about Magnificent Bathroom, Dangerous Light Fixtures
When you hear it said that bathrooms can be unsafe you might not think that a half ton of steel would be the answer. But bathrooms can be one of the most dangerous places in a home, with a multitude of potential hazards. Starting with tiled floors which can become slippery when wet, to the […]Read More about How “Safe” is Your Bathroom? What you got?
Why do we as a society ignore the most basic safety issues until its too late. Manufacturers of everything from kitchen stoves and garage door openers, to smoke alarms package their equipment with owners manuals that address how it should be installed and what maintenance will be needed. These manuals are rarely read and their […]Read More about Home Safety “Costs Less Than You Think”
Bathroom venting is simple and necessary to remove excess moisture from the bathroom All that’s required is a fan, an insulated pipe and a vent on the roof or the exterior wall. This professionally remodeled home in a Dayton historic area appeared to have it all until we questioned the direction of the piping in […]Read More about Bathroom Vent Confusion