Archive for March, 2009

Installing Lights Underneath the Counter

posted by Westerner 2:48 PM
Monday, March 16, 2009

undercounterlights-horseshoe-hardwareNobody likes stumbling around in the dark looking for a light switch, but let’s face it, when your eyes aren’t adjusted to the light, turning on the lights can be just as painful.  A great solution to this dilemma, whether in the bathroom or the kitchen, is under counter lights.  With proper installation, these lights can be left on all the time and provide a dim light source that will help you avoid stumbles and falls but won’t blind you either.  Under counter lights are also quite popular in modern design; most contemporary kitchens come with them installed beneath the counters or more commonly, the cabinets. 

Most under counter lights are easy to install as well, though the electrical can be a bit trickier.  But even if you need to hire an electrician, the fixtures and the wiring can be installed in no more than an hour.  If you’re a bit of a handyman, you can do it yourself too!

I Love Classic Bathtubs

posted by Westerner 2:48 PM
Monday, March 2, 2009


There’s nothing quite like taking a relaxing bubble bath in an old fashioned bathtub.  I think of all the old fashioned bathtub designs, clawfoot bathtubs are my favorite.  When I was little I can remember taking a bath in the clawfoot bathtub at my grandma’s house, and I was always fascinated with the idea of a bathtub that had feet.  In fact, my grandma used to tease me that while I was sleeping, the bathtub would get up and walk around the house!  I even remember waking up during the middle of the night, running to the bathroom, and making sure the bathtub was still there! 

When I had my own house I knew I wanted a clawfoot bathtub of my own.  It took me a while to track down a vintage bathtub that would fit well in my bathroom, but when I did, I ordered it right away.  Now I can enjoy a good soak just like I used to when I was a little girl!