Water Tower House Has Cat Bathroom and Roof Shower

This water tower to house conversion has a very unusual element: a bathroom for the cat. And an outdoor shower on the roof with a most magnificent view! When the client asked Bham Design Studio to convert an old Belgian water tower into their house, they considered the resident pet, too. Not many cats have their own bathroom with a sun-drenched space in front for their lazing pleasure. The door to the cat’s private bathroom is a charming detail – shaped like a cat’s head. And easy for the pet … (read more)

Ocean View Home Embraces Earth – Fire – Air – Water

Overlooking English Bay with vistas of UBC and Vancouver Island, this West Vancouver, BC, Canada home embraces all four elements to create a lifestyle of tranquility within the hustle and bustle of urban life. Designer Claudio Leccacorvi created a warm and inviting retreat for the homeowners that includes this stunning outdoor terrace complete with a large and comfy lounging area, a contemporary linear fireplace wrapped in stone, a spa tub that overlooks an infinity pool and, of course the treed and water viewlines. With fire, air and … (read more)

KitchenAid dishwasher recycles water as it washes

KitchenAid dishwasher recycles water as it washes

Twenty years ago, it wasn’t unusual for a dishwasher tested by Consumer Reports to use 10 gallons of water or more for a normal cycle. Today, because of tighter federal efficiency standards, half that amount is common. And this week, Whirlpool introduced a KitchenAid dishwasher that’s even more of a water miser, using up to a third less water with a water-recycling system made available two years ago in Europe.

The AquaSense Recycling system, which will appear first in Whirlpool’s KitchenAid … (read more)

How do I know if my water filter is working?

How do I know if my water filter is working?

Q. I have a water purifier in my fridge and one in my sink. Is there a way to verify that they’re working? A.L., Columbus, Ga.

A. It depends on what you’re using the filter for. Different contaminants have different effects on water quality; some might impart an unpleasant taste, odor, or color, while others, like certain metals or coliform bacteria, could harm your health. Different purifiers may target specific contaminants, so check your device or contact the … (read more)

Gerco stoves for air and water

The Gerco Vio GV 10 stove heats water for use throughout the house as well as heating the room. Close to 70% of the generated heat is stored in a buffer tank and used for a water-based heating system. Controls are conveniently positioned in the area of this 10 kW stove that does not get hot.

The 10 kW Gerco Infinity GI 10 also heats both the room and the entire house. The main difference between Infinity GI 10 and Vio GV 10 is that the Infinity comes with elegant, high quality ceramic … (read more)

Q&A: Should I buy an extended warranty for my water heater?

Q&A: Should I buy an extended warranty for my water heater?

Q: My electric water heater had a six-year warranty and is now nine years old. A plumber told me to replace it before I have a problem such as a leak because it may be a major one that floods my finished basement. Do you agree? —Michael Lah Portland, CT

A: Our experts say yes, given your basement and the fact that your water heater unit is three years past the warranty. For many, though, it’s a … (read more)

Jewel glass water jet mosaic

The green color has been considered a harbinger of spring and renewal by many for centuries, and in 2013 you have quite a few choices. The new Margot, a jewel glass water jet mosaic in Emerald represents a quite different shade of green, much more subtle and light than rich and heavy Malachite. As Sara Baldwin of New Ravenna Mosaics puts it – there are so many varying shades of green, they are completely adaptable to their environment just like a chameleon.

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Water Ionizer from TONG YANG Magic

The Smart Care Ionizer from TONG YANG Magic keeps optimum and exact PH level no matter what the row water conditions are. It comes with the display that indicates water temperature, water flow and water status – whether it is alkaline, neutral or acidic with the special colored lights.


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Magic water ionizer also features voice recognition and voice indication system for easier and efficient usage. This slim, space efficient water ionizer is perfectly suited for a health conscious consumer.

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