Day: May 8, 2020

States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

AUSTIN, Tex. — The Obama administration on Wednesday faced the first major court challenge to its guidance about the civil rights of transgender students in public schools, as officials from 11 states filed a lawsuit testing both the scope of federal anti-discrimination law and the government’s sweeping interpretation of it.

The officials, in states from Arizona to Georgia to Texas to Wisconsin, brought the case in Federal District Court in Wichita Falls, Tex., and said that the Obama administration had “conspired to turn workplaces and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over common-sense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights.”

The lawsuit asked the court to block the federal government from “implementing, applying or enforcing the new rules, regulations and guidance interpretations.”

Wednesday’s litigation fed into the nation’s intensifying, and suddenly fast-moving, debate about the rights of

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Bathroom Faucet Buying Guide | HomeTips


How to buy the best bathroom faucet for your home, with information on faucet finishes, types, fittings, valves and styles.

Beyond its role as a conduit for delivering water to a sink, a faucet can set the tone for a bathroom’s personality and style. However, if you are in the market for a new bathroom sink faucet, it’s important to look beyond style. Sure, appearance is important. But durability, ease of care, convenience, and safe use are more so.

Price is a pretty good measure of quality but not necessarily the best measure of whether a faucet will be right for your bathroom.

To choose wisely, it’s helpful to understand the inner workings of faucets and the types of features that are worth the extra money. That’s what we’ll look at in this article.

Contemporary bathroom faucet provides a sculptural focal point.

If you have ever shopped for a new

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42 Things in Your Master Bathroom

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I know it seems incredible, but there are probably at least 42 Things in Your Master Bathroom!  Even when I lumped things together (for example, cosmetics, toiletries, medications), there are easily 42 things that popped in my mind.

Who knew that we are so “invested” in our bathrooms {grin}?

If you are a new visitor to this blog, I create lists of 42 items for household inventory purposes.  I post these lists mainly on Fridays, but they sometimes get preempted by other posts depending on the season, holidays, etc.  But, even so they occasionally get preempted by other things, I’ve managed to write 37 posts about household inventory and another 12 lists of 42 about other things!

If you are, indeed, following this series, I have some news for you:

I don’t think I’m even halfway done {grin}!

You see, creating a household inventory is an arduous task.  In fact,

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Bathroom Sink Plumbing | HomeTips

How bathroom sink plumbing works, including a diagram of the drain plumbing assembly

A bath sink typically has two fixture holes on either 4-, 6-, or 8-inch centers. The wider types are meant to receive a split-set faucet, with faucet handles separate from the spout. The 4- or 6-inch holes may receive either a center set or a single-lever faucet. Flexible supply tubes carry water from shutoff valves at the wall to threaded tailpieces on the base of the faucet.

The drainpipe that runs through a bathroom sink usually is fitted with a pop-up stopper that raises and lowers when you pull up or push down on a knob or handle just behind the faucet body. The knob is actually the head of a lift rod fastened to a clevis, which is a connecting bar. The clevis connects to a pivot rod-and-ball assembly that consists of a rod that runs

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Our Master Bathroom: Before & Afters Plus A Budget Breakdown!

We waited over 6 years to start our master bathroom renovation and now, nearly 6 months later, it’s fully completed! And you know what that means – the master bathroom curse that we discovered over the last month definitely seems to be in play (more on that here). All jokes aside (but really, is the curse a real thing, because it seems like it might be?!), let’s put all of this waiting to an end and get to the goods. Including a source list and a full budget breakdown at the end of this post!
















tub | tub filler | tub art | shower tile | floor tile | toilet | vanity | mirror | vanity light | wall color: Behr Irish Mist

Believe it or not, the “after” photo above was taken in virtually the same spot as the “before” picture below. As we said in our kick-off

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The best bathroom cleaning products you can buy in 2020

The best cleaning products for your tub and shower

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Cleaners from Bucko and brushes from OXO Good Grips take the pain out of scrubbing the tub, while sprays from Mold Armor and Method keep your shower clean and a squeegee from OXO Good Grips keeps everything streak-free. 

For most of us, scrubbing the tub or the shower ranks only slightly above a visit to the dentist. If your shower or tub enclosure is looking a little worse for the wear due to the filmy buildup of grunge on the glass doors, tile walls, or tub itself, then it’s The Bucko Soap Scum & Grime Cleaner to the rescue.

Just spray this non-toxic, not-too-smelly, no-bleach-and-no-harsh-chemicals cleaner all over the offending surfaces. Go have a cup of coffee while you wait, and then rinse away the cleaner to reveal a shiny, bright tub. If your tub is really bad, though, you

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14 Genius Small Bathroom Design Ideas

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Small bathrooms are a great place to do something fun! A bold tile, wall colour or wallpaper will do well in a small bathroom, as it’d likely seem too overwhelming in a larger space. That’s what <a href=”https://www.hgtv.ca/home-tours/photos/modern-meets-playful-home-tour-1913741/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>designer Sabrina Albanese did in her bathroom in Keswick, ON</a>. However, make sure to pick just one funky pattern or colour (either for the wall or floor) as too much will be, well, too much.

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North Carolina governor signs controversial LGBT bill

House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, puts in place a statewide policy that bans individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex. The bill also reserves the right to pass nondiscrimination legislation to the state government, saying state laws preempt any local ordinances.

Pat McCrory, a Republican, signed the bill Wednesday night and tweeted, “Ordinance defied common sense, allowing men to use women’s bathroom/locker room for instance. That’s why I signed bipartisan bill to stop it.”

The General Assembly went into special session earlier in the day to push through the legislation, a response to a nondiscrimination ordinance that the city of Charlotte enacted that, among other things, made it possible for transgender individuals to use the public bathroom of the sex they identify as.

The move enraged civil liberties groups and Democrats in the state. The bill passed the state … Read More

7 Must-Know Bathroom Remodeling Tips | Home Remodeling Contractors

7. Design With the Future in Mind

For those who are thinking of putting their home up for sale five years from now, then it’s important to ensure that the value of your property would increase over time, consider having your home renovated for that purpose. On the other hand, if you’re planning to live in your home for a couple of years, it’s very important to ensure that the design of your bathroom is something you would really love and fit with your style and preferences.

We get it; these kinds of decisions can be really overwhelming. From paint colors, to tile textures, to countertop materials, you just have so many things to consider in order to make your bathroom perfect. And you want to be able to turn your bathroom into something that will remain valuable over time but also matches your aesthetic preferences.

You need to find

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Bathroom Store Ireland – Modern Bathroom Suites

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