Tag Archives: water saving

Lifespan Design: New Touches for Toilets

Your in wall toilet, plus a wash-let, is part of the perfect preparation for an Aging In Place bath design. You won’t ever regret this investment.

Aging In Place Step 3: Maintenance, Cleanliness, Safety

Maintenence is one the the most important tasks you should do on a schedule – why not make it out in advance of when certain inspections or tasks should be scheduled. Things like range hood filters should be taken down cleaned annually. Buy  replace your existing batteries in the smoke alarms. Make your bathroom kitchen maintenance-friendly easy […]

Aging In Place Step 2: Create a New Master Bedroom Suite

Now that the kids are really grown on their own, it’s time to take care of you make the home improvement you will need for aging at home. Whether you do a simple modification of an existing bedroom bath, or aim for something more livable by converting unused space to make it highly functional good looking, now is the time to start thinking about your options, or those of your parents.

NEW AIP Showers + Pans: Well Priced + Pretty

Got a note from my bath distributors the other day to tell me about some new options for pre-made shower surronds, easily available to me through distribution. (Other people can pay retail off the rack!) But we know HB Building + Design is all about getting you the most beautiful results saving you the most money. […]

Designer’s Corner: An Air Bath For Me?

Every time I get about half way through my first interview with a new client, the subject of tubs comes up, heats up, polarizes couples, then we have a bit of education. There are many differing opinions on bathing vessels, but for today, keeping in mind our Aging In Place community, let’s find out if what […]

Clean + Green: Green Building Professional!

HBBDI are now certified Green Building Professionals!  Brian Garvey, our new Project Lead, took the NARI sponsored class test in December, passed with flying colors,  is now our on-staff Certified Green Professional. He is available to consult through all phases of design construction on green practices, keep you up to date on new, easy, healthful ways to include Green […]

Product Spotlight: July 4th Green Bath Towels!

It’s the height of summertime, 4th of July, those towels we use every day in the bath now get to do double duty as pool beach towels.  If you’re in the market for some nifty ‘green’ towels for gifts family, I came across an article by Luanne Bradley, an editor at TREND in SF. She […]

Home Maintenance Tips: Check Your Hot Water Heater

How often do you think about your hot water heater?  Can you remember the last time that you checked it? Typically, water heaters last 10 to 15 years, but with a little care maintenance they can last even longer. Some things to consider about your tank: Check the exterior. Leaks rust on the outside could […]

True Stories: Joe The Plumber

A few days ago I saw our plumber, Joe, on his way home from a big job we have going on in SF. (Our Joe has been a plumber for 30 years. A Union Plumber. He even worked on the Ritz Carlton here in Half Moon Bay.) He was beat. “What happened, Joe?” I asked.  Well, […]

Clean + Green: Economic Stimulus Saves You Money!

On February 17th, 2009, the President signed into law the American Recovery Reinvestment Act of 2009 which contains great benefits for the American homeowner.” How the Economic Stimulus Plan Helps Homeowners  Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) February 18, 2009 — On February 17th, 2009, the President signed into law the American Recovery Reinvestment Act of 2009 […]