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Steal This Look: A Swedish Bathroom with Retro Pink Tiles

It’s been a few years since we first wrote about Wanås (pronounced va-noos) Hotel, an 18th-century Swedish farmhouse-turned-boutique hotel by architect Kristina Wachtmeister, but we’re still obsessing over this perfect pink bathroom she designed. It features vintage dusty-rose tiles, bespoke furniture by Christian Halleröd, and fixtures from Swedish brand Ifö. Below, we show you how to replicate the look (without having to commission custom furniture). Photograph by Magnus Mårdinger, courtesy of Wanås Hotel. Above: The bathroom is finished with vintage pink square tiles, Ifö bath fixtures, and slate flooring. Steal This Look Above: Stockholm-based Massproductions makes the porcelain A01 Wall…

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Editors’ Picks: The Remodelista Valentine’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

Here’s how I usually respond when my husband asks about Valentine’s Day gift ideas: “I don’t want anything.” “Really, any gift you give me will be great.” “Whatever.” Here’s what I’m going to do this year instead: send him the link to this gift guide. Below, Remodelista’s wish list of beautiful things: Above: Margot’s smitten with the plant-dyed textiles of Dublin-based Kathryn Davy, in particular with her pink-hued wool socks, but as those are currently sold out, she’s eyeing this Linen Cutlery Pocket, hand-dyed with madder root; $24.71. Above: From Julie: Centuries-old French fragrance company L’Officine Universelle Buly will carve…

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How to Refinish Worn Out Stair Treads

Project details Skill 3 out of 5 Moderate Estimated Time 8-10 hours Steps: Start by sanding down the treads to bare wood with the 80 grit sandpaper. This will require a combination of power sanding and hand sanding to get in the tight corners and around balusters. Nathan suggests using a scraper in the corners if the old finish won’t come off. Vacuum any dust from sanding between passes. Wipe down the treads with a tack cloth to ensure all the dust was removed. Do a second pass of sanding using 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum and tack cloth the treads…

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How to Upgrade to a Pressure Balanced Shower Valve

Project details Skill 3 out of 5 Moderate Estimated Time 2-3 hours Steps: 1. Start by shutting off the water at the water main.2. Find reasonable access to the shower valve. Some houses will have access panels in the room behind the shower valve. In this case, Richard removed a cabinet in the kitchen that allowed them to cut their own access hole.3. Trace the outline of the retrofit cover plate over the hole from the old valve. Allow yourself about an inch all the way around for a margin of error.4. Cut the fiberglass along the outline of the…

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S18 E14: Weird Shower Valve, Mossy Roof

In this episode: Richard travels to Salt Lake City to replace a shower valve he has never seen before in his career with a conventional pressure balanced one; Nathan demonstrates how to refinish stair treads; Tom helps a homeowner remove moss from his roof and prevent it from growing back. Richard travels to Salt Lake City to replace a shower valve he has never seen before in his career with a conventional pressure balanced one. Where to find it? Richard installed a Temptrol Pressure Balanced Tub/Shower Valve, which is manufactured by Symmons. They also manufacture the retrofit cover plate Richard…

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Current Obsessions: Pale and Interesting

Current Obsessions: Pale and Interesting - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close action. Used…

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