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Modern Bathrooms: Fixture Inspiration for the Perfect Modern Bath Retreat
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Do you ever check into a hotel and drool over the bathroom? The fixtures, the modern design—everything is simply on point. Now, if only you could pack up the bathroom in your carry-on bag and bring it home with you. With a little help from Moen, you can. The best part is that upgrading your bathroom is only a few fixtures (and perhaps a bit of paint) away. Let's get inspired and explore you very own dream bathroom.

The Longevity of Treillage
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The notion of "bringing the outdoors in" has been a common practice in interior decoration for centuries. The freshness brought to an interior through references from adjacent gardens is not only aesthetically appealing but also appropriately practical. In warmer months, a pseudo 'garden room' may act as a transition between the actual garden and the rooms situated further within the interior of the dwelling. In the cooler months, it may remind the user of more pleasing environments. Beyond the obvious employment of botanicals, the quintessential motif used to suggest a blurring of the threshold between a residence's interior and exterior is trelliswork, also known as treillage.

What's Your Look Saying? Matching and Mixing Styles and Finishes
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If you're in the midst of a kitchen or bathroom makeover you will find yourself facing an endless string of design decisions about colors, styles and finishes. What goes together to form a cohesive and appealing look with your hard-working faucets, taps, handles and showerheads? It may be best to determine your favorite style and dial things in from there.

Home Maintenance Skills Your Parents Never Had Time to Teach You (But You Really Should Know)
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Studies show that Millennials know next to nothing about caring for a home, mostly because their over-worked parents never had the time to teach them how to muck out a gutter, change a furnace filter or other homeownership 101 skills. But never fear, we're here to help to explain how to perform the tasks that every new homeowner must know.

Black in the Bath
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Dark and dreary no more, black is coming to your home in a big, bold way. Trade shows right now are full of black-and-white wallpaper, black accent walls and matte black hardware proving that black is once again sharp, sophisticated, and statement-making.

Top Trends in Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling
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You've settled into your new house and can't wait to get started with your kitchen and bathroom remodel. But where do you start? Need some inspiration? Let's delve into some of the latest kitchen and bathroom trends.

Digital Shower Control: Bringing Technology to the Bathroom
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Imagine getting into your shower and it's instantly the perfect temperature to start your day. Well, you can stop imagining. U by Moen offers digital shower control technology that brings a spa-like, customized splash to your shower experience. 

7 Design Tips for Mixing Metals in the Kitchen and Bathroom Decor
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Designers and DIYers alike are incorporating multiple fixture finishes into their kitchen and bathroom decor. For example, you may want to have a brushed nickel shower head but also opt for oil rubbed bronze faucets. These design tips will help you choose the right finishes to achieve an eclectic yet effortless effect.

A Fresh Look at Bathroom Safety
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While retirement communities still appeal to many people, others are embracing multigenerational households - like the old days. Toni Sabatino is a certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), and the owner of Toni Sabatino Style, a design firm based in Long Island, New York. She says, “we don't like to call it aging in place anymore, we like to call it living in place." Sabatino and other experts point out that in households that can include seniors and youngsters, a few extra precautions in the bathroom helps keep everybody a bit safer.

Replace a Faucet Like a Plumber
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Replacing a faucet is a quick way to refresh the look of your kitchen or bathroom, but many people think it's too complicated to do themselves. While this is great for plumbers, the truth is that installing a faucet is actually a pretty straightforward job. Follow these simple DIY step-by-step instructions to get the job done right.

7 Small Room Ideas to Make Your Limited Space Look and Feel Bigger
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Small spaces are charming, but they can also be challenging when you try to maximize the little bit of space you do have. There are plenty of small room ideas that seemingly enlarge your space spatially and visually—and they can make a big difference.

Quality, Sustainability, and Cost: Remodeling for Millennial First Time Home Buyers
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Despite having faced a variety of challenges in becoming first time home buyers, milliennials are still dreaming about homeownership. If you're planning to move soon, and considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel to sell your home, keep some of these design considerations in mind to make your home as attractive as possible for millennial buyers.

How to Create a Modern Bathroom in a Single Weekend
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Think you're stuck with the bathroom you bought? Think again. Bathroom accessories and other easy changes can help you create a the look of a modern bathroom remodel in a single weekend

Hang Bathroom Accessories and Mirrors Perfectly Straight Every Time
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Are you the type of person who goes crazy if a picture or mirror is slightly crooked? There are easy techniques using simple tools to make sure your bathroom accessories, mirrors and art will be perfectly centered and straight when you finish pounding that nail.

Pretty in #MillennialPink
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The world of social media has recently been flooded with inspirational (and aspirational) images boasting captions using the tag #MillennialPink. Instagram has been inundated with perfectly composed snaps of soft pink blooms and flowy peach dresses. Beyond florals and fashion, interiors boasting the new 'it' color have been feverishly posted. 

How to Create a Monochrome Look for your Kitchen or Bathroom
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Clean. Simple. Bold. If that's the desired look for your bathroom or kitchen, monochrome is the way to go. Crisp whites, deep blacks and neutral grays easily transform the busiest rooms into fresh, minimalist spaces. Whether personalizing a first home, or tackling a remodeling project, these updates instantly create a monochrome look.

5 Touches to Make Your Bathroom Feel Lux
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We all love a well-appointed bathroom that feels spacious, opulent and worthy of long sessions in the bath or shower. However from sinks to fixtures to tiles, the shopping list is long and fraught with financial peril when you are equally devoted to vision and budget. But with a bit of creativity and a shorter list of extraordinary products that go a long way, there's a way to navigate style and cost like a pro.

3 Ways to Win with Wallpaper in Your Bathroom
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Based on recent design trends and forecasts, wallpaper is back and here to stay. Here are three easy ways to create a stand-out bathroom design with wallpaper as the main attraction.

Replacing a faucet? You need to know your sink configuration!
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If you're considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel that includes a faucet replacement, then you'll need to know some things about your sink. Sinks and faucets come in different configurations that need to match each out. Here are a few tips to help you figure out your configuration and use workarounds to make some faucets fit when they're not an exact match.

Why You Run Out of Hot Water Too Soon--And What to Do about it
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There's nothing more annoying than being out of hot water when you need it most. But if you're ready to assess what's going on, there's typically a few simple reasons your home is lacking in hot water—and they all have to do with your hot water heater—naturally.

5 Tricks to Merging Modern Design with Traditional Digs
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Even if you live in an American colonial house, incorporating sleek, modern designs is a cinch. By thinking about common design principles and doing a little prior planning, a traditional-looking home can be as funky and fun as you want. From adding pops of color to mostly neutral rooms to scaling up accessories to create points of interest, a home can look just like a professional decorator's. If you're ready to get started, check out these tips below from the pros...

Infographic: 5 Plumbing Issues to Scout for During Your Home Inspection
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As a first-time homebuyer, you've heard about the importance of an inspection, especially when it comes to plumbing. Potential problems can be hard to spot, and are among the most expensive items to repair and replace.

Article: 5 Plumbing Issues to Scout for During Your Home Inspection
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As a first-time homebuyer, you've heard about the importance of an inspection, especially when it comes to plumbing. Potential problems can be hard to spot, and are among the most expensive items to repair and replace.

How to Install a Center Set Faucet
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It shouldn't be that hard to change your faucet, right? Just unscrew something, pull the old faucet off and put the new one in, correct? Yes and no. Before you start unscrewing things, do your homework and read on as we guide you through the super simple, center set faucet change-out technique.

6 Home Decor Items Renters Should Buy, Then Take With Them
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Instead of investing in permanent decorations or home improvement fixes for your apartment, spend your money on items you can take with you. A hand held shower head is just one way to upgrade your space while reaping the benefits long after you move out.

5 Things You Didn't Realize Your Bathroom Remodel Needs
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There's no denying the master bathroom needs a makeover. The peeling wallpaper, mismatched fixtures and outdated laminate flooring have got to go. After clearing out the obvious worn out features and off-trend offenders, why not personalize the space? Use these five ideas to create a truly indulgent, relaxing bathroom with a modern style.

What is Hard Water and How to Make it Soft
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In a nutshell, hard water describes any fresh water supply that contains a high amount of dissolved calcium, magnesium, and other metals. Hard water isn’t so much a health hazard -- you can drink and cook with it -- but hard water is a nuisance, clogging, corroding, and causing an early death to plumbing, fixtures, and heaters. Also, showering with hard water can make your hair limp and your skin dry. If you have hard water, how do you make it soft? And is soft water always better than hard? We explain.

Three Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Jack and Jill Bathroom
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If space is limited in your home, the Jack and Jill bathroom could be an ideal solution that balances access and privacy. While these can be a great space saver, they can pose unique design challenges. Here are three bathroom ideas to help you make the most of your Jack and Jill bathroom.

8 Plumbing Terms New Homeowners Need to Know
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Plumbing issues can often lead to expensive repairs. As a new homeowner, it's important to have a firm grasp on basic plumbing terminology so you can discuss any issues knowledgeably with your plumbing professional. Between kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor plumbing elements, here is a list of eight important plumbing terms to know.

Small Bathroom Ideas for a Bigger, High-End Look
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Don't let small square footage limit your imagination, or fun, when it comes to the look of your bathroom. Good lighting, clean lines, clever storage, lighter colors and attractive hardware can give your small, average-looking bathroom a larger, more luxurious aesthetic. Here are some small bathroom ideas for expanding the feel of your space, even if you can't literally push out the walls.

Update Your Bathroom in One Weekend: A Guide to Bathroom Accessories & Fixtures
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Ready to refresh your bathroom? From towel bars to toilet paper holders, it's easier than ever to use bathroom accessories to refresh your bath in a single weekend. Let's get you on the road to to that updated bathroom in the shortest time possible.

Why You Run out of Hot Water So Fast (and How to Fix It)
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Is there anything worse then being halfway through a shower and running out of hot water? Probably not. Why does it keep happening and what can be done about it? There's a couple of things you can do besides cutting back on your special time under the spray and some of them might even save you some money. 

5 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Fix a Clogged Drain
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One way is to take those teethed zip ties and shove it down the drain, twist, and pull up a disgusting wad of hair. We’ve got four more cool ways to fix a clog.

Selecting the Shower that's Right for You
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A shower wakes you up, soothes your senses or relaxes your body - and it starts the minute you step into the water. But, do you prefer a powerful spray, a gentle rainshower or a pulsating massage? With so many options to choose from, how can you find the shower that’s best suited for you?

Digital Shower Control for Water Temperature Perfection
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The U by Moen digital shower system is taking hot or cold showers to places it's never been before. This digital shower control technology allows you to turn on your shower to the perfect temperature–all from the convenience of your smartphone.

What's the Best Douse for Your House: Fixed, Handheld or Rain Showerhead?
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Handheld showerheads used to be designed for kids, and those who needed extra control over showering. No more. Handhelds now are designed for anyone who wants to train water on every part of their body, especially the ones that ache and need some hot water soothing.

Doubling Down on Shower Curtain Rods (Wait, What?)
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Clever designers have grabbed onto a hot new trend in of all places—the shower. It's not the faucet, the showerhead nor the tub fixtures we're talking about here but rather, the shower curtain rod which has been doubled. That's right, two rods, one for the liner, one for the curtain in the master bath and somehow it all makes perfect sense. Oh, one more thing, they are also curved and there's a good reason for that.

Modern Makeovers for Today's Bathrooms
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If you think modern design has to feel cold and sterile, think again. Today's new contemporary décor is more comfortable and livable with clean lines and smooth surfaces - a fresh, perfect look for a bathroom that will appeal equally to men and women.

Freestanding Tub or Built-in?
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Bathtubs have come a long way, baby. Where once, the only choice was a built in tub/shower or a claw foot tub, today there are endless choices for both built-ins and freestanding tubs. If you're remodeling your bathroom or simply replacing your tub, it's a grand time for tub shopping.

New Directions in Faucets and Fixtures
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What's so exciting about faucets and fixtures? You turn the knob and water comes out, right? Wrong. New innovations in kitchen and bathroom design are giving us faucets that come on when motion is detected, pull out for close-in work and retract by themselves. And that's not all, how about a showerhead equipped with magnets and new styling choices featuring uber-hip 90-degree angles? Now, you're interested, right?

Modern Bathrooms: Fixture Inspiration for the Perfect Bath Retreat
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Do you ever check into a hotel and drool over the bathroom? The fixtures, the modern design—everything is simply on point. Now, if only you could pack up the bathroom in your carry-on bag and bring it home with you. With a little help from Moen, you can. Let's get inspired and explore your very own dream bathroom.

Think Tropical: 5 Tips for Using Botanical Prints
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Botanical prints matched with modern design is all the rage according to Architectural Digest, Vogue and The Wall Street Journal. It's an updated take on the 1930s and 1940s Hollywood Regency style, and anyone can get the look. If you're eager to get in on the fun, a bathroom might be a good place to start, as its small size lends itself to trying bright and bold ideas with a more contemporary vibe.

Get an Upscale Shower without Remodeling
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Start creating your new personal shower space by choosing the showerhead that meets your needs and desires. There are three main categories of showerheads to choose from: fixed, rainshowers or handheld. But within these categories is a wealth of options.

Deciding to Stay in Your Home
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It's essential to create a safe home to accommodate everyone's wants and needs. According to a major home improvement center study, 60 percent of Boomers plan to stay in their existing homes for some time, and remodeling and home improvement rank high on their to-do lists. The following are some home projects you can expect Boomers to tackle in order to keep their homes safe and accessible.

How to Choose the Right Bathroom Faucet
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This article provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about faucet selection, installation and maintenance. Follow the advice given here and you will not only know how to select a quality faucet, but you will also know how to get the most out of it.

Bathroom Accessories are More Than Just Accents
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Why such a fuss over these common household necessities? These everyday pieces are not only becoming functional – but fashionable – with the addition of on-trend styles, finishes and smart design. So no longer is a toilet tank lever just standard equipment, it can be just the item to add some flair and pizzazz to your bath. Read on to learn how today's bath accessories have moved from basic to beautiful.

Creating a Bathroom Built for Two
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Traffic jams should happen on the highway, not in your bathroom. But according to the 'Bathroom Inventory' survey conducted by Moen Incorporated, the reality is that more than half of master bathrooms are less than 75 square-feet - forcing most couples to make do with limited space.

Myth vs Truth: Bathroom Remodeling
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While not everyone has a great eye for design, anyone can hop on Pinterest and make a board of things that strike their personal fashion. Another helpful tool can be Moen's Pinspirational Photo Gallery, with a wide variety of products and finishes to help you gather inspiration for your next bathroom or kitchen makeover.

A "Twist" on an Invigorating Shower Experience
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When it comes to showering, homeowners demand style, quality, good water pressure and coverage. With this in mind, Moen has added a revitalizing "twist" to the daily showering routine with the new Twist handheld shower.

Warranty and Bathroom Product Registration
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If your faucet should ever develop a leak or drip during the Warranty Period, Moen will provide the parts necessary to put the faucet back in good working condition FREE OF CHARGE and will replace (FREE OF CHARGE) any part or finish that proves defective in material and manufacturing workmanship. Replacement parts may be obtained by calling 1-800-289-6636 (Canada 1-800-465-6130).

Small Bathroom Ideas That Provide Big Impact
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A small bathroom need not lack style and character, or most importantly, the feel of a more spacious spa-like bath. These small bathroom design ideas can be used to "trick" the eye into seeing more space than is truly there.

Tips to Avoid Design Disasters
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Maybe you still don't know exactly what you should do to design the bath of your dreams, but Moen offers you a few tips on some definite do's and don'ts for your upcoming project.

Avoid These Top 5 Common Mistakes When Planning Your Bath Remodel
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As much as you love your unique vision, you may discover that certain aspects of your bathroom design are just not practical. Avoid these common bathroom design mistakes.

Creating Your Dream Bath? Get Top 5 Design Ideas for Today's Hottest Baths
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Ideas are beginning to swirl around in your head. Take cues from the experts on today's hottest bathroom features and on how to transform your bathroom into the bathroom of your dreams.

Tips for Building a Luxurious Bathroom
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You don't have to check into a resort hotel or spa for an ultimate bath experience. A lot of homeowners want bath designs inspired by luxury hotels or resorts they've visited. While most people think that means expensive fixtures, the fact is the design approach is just as important. Here are six strategies for creating that five-star experience.

Add Some Drama to the Bathroom
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Small changes in your bathroom can make a big difference in refreshing the busiest room in the house. Focus on the details, and you'll be able to customize this space - making it more stylish, while reflecting your personal taste.

How to Choose Bathroom Lighting
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In bathrooms, we recommend a mixture of light sources. Many designers suggest using fluorescent lights in showers and in lighted bath fans since once you put the lens on, you can’t tell the difference,  but some prefer incandescents in the bath bar around the vanity where women apply their makeup. That blend of sources works perfectly with Moen’s bathroom lighting fixtures in the Waterhill, Iso, Rothbury and Eva collections, all of which will take a maximum of 100-watt, medium-base incandescent bulbs.

Five Star Luxuries for Your Bath
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Staying at a five-star luxury hotel can quickly introduce you to the finer things in life. But the vacation doesn't have to end once you're back at home, if you add some of these luxuries to your bath.

Downsize Your Home, Upsize Your Amenities
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The kids are grown and it's time to build a smaller nest. But downsizing doesn't have to mean downgrading. Make your next home, your best home, with amenities that are sure to guarantee comfort, convenience and luxury for years to come.

Bringing The Bath Together
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When it comes to clothing, creating a style that's totally pulled-together requires many elements ... from shirts and pants to jackets, shoes and accessories. The same is true when it comes to styling your bath.

No Tools Required: Make Your Bathroom Safe Without Calling a Contractor
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There are many safety precautions you can take before even leaving your house.

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