Category: Tips and advice
Useful ideas and hints for making your bathroom better.
A cautionary tale about warranties
Here’s a cautionary tale about a family from Halifax that got into trouble after paying for an extended warranty on their bathroom, when the firm that had collected the money went into administration.Tagged as: consumer advice
Check out the Which report on boilers
Here’s a heads-up for anyone contemplating a new boiler or heating system. Consumer group Which has published a report on boilers.Tagged as: Consumers Association, heating
Bathroom dilemmas: doing up a bathroom in a rented flat
Here’s the dilemma of the rented flat-dweller: how much do you do yourself, and how much do you leave to the landlord? We figured, there are times when there’s just no point in expecting other people to sort your life out for you. But obviously, under the circumstances, we wanted a nice living environment for as little as we could possibly spend. So, how to sort out our horrible old bathroom without leaving ourselves too far out of pocket?Tagged as: bathroom hints and tips, home improvements
Greenpeace says: sing in the shower!
Lobby group Greenpeace is asking you to spare a thought for the environment while you’re taking your daily scrub. It recommends choosing a favourite song to sing or whistle – and then limiting your shower to the time it takes you to get through it!Tagged as: green bathroom, water efficiency
No shame in getting help…
Sometimes you need an expert to help install that perfect bathroom. That’s the view of Kathryn Hughes, writing in The Guardian, whose new year’s resolution is to get in a handyman or woman to fix her DIY dilemmas.Tagged as: DIY advice, home improvements
Beware of dangerous bathroom copy-cats
The Bathroom Manufacturers’ Association has issued a warning for consumers to be on the look-out for cheap and potentially dangerous fake bathroom goods such as brassware and shower screens.Tagged as: bathroom advice, Bathroom Manufacturers Association
Bathroom lighting: Light dawns
This Arizona Republic ‘how-to’ column may not be offering the most profound piece of advice ever when it suggests illuminating your bathroom with sunlight and lightbulbs, but there are still plenty of useful tips in it.Tagged as: bathroom lighting