How to Install a Simple Gray Water System

How to install a simple gray water system from your washing machine

Trying to capture gray water and transporting it out to the yard or garden can be a huge task, let alone a slow process. Although I'm no engineering expert, it seemed to me that there had to be a easier way, so I am sharing with you what I 'set up' at my house to divert water out to my garden.


Spring Cleaning: How To Wash a Rug

 How to Wash a Rug from Studio, Garden and Bungalow

Washing rugs used to be part of an old time Spring Cleaning ritual. How to wash a rug? Today this seems like an ancient concept, but after a long winter it can be pretty essential. A freshly washed rug will give your room a new start for spring.


Taking a Look: Art Deco Bathroom Tile

Vintage 1920's Art Deco bathroom tile in yellow and lavender from Studio, Garden and Bungalow

When designing a new Art Deco bathroom or remodeling an old one in a vintage style, looking at original tile work is always a plus. This vintage bathroom is in a bungalow home located in the hillside community of Tujunga, CA. The tiles here have an Art Deco color scheme, which brings this home's age into the 1920's era.


Water Conservation & Kids

Water conservation and kids,  resources for teaching them about drought, from Studio, Garden and Bungalow

So, we are in a drought here in the west. Are you thinking about teaching children water conservation? On my way to research another blog post, I have come across quite a few fun articles and activity pages online that are perfect for teaching the kids in your life about water conservation.


Bathroom Remodel in an Old Bungalow: "Before"

Bathroom remodeling in an old bungalow has its challenges. It's difficult not to have a long history of previous alterations and upgrades made by earlier occupants.