Summer DIY Renovations and Must-Haves for the Home

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Springtime is one of the most popular times to start home renovations, with the kitchen and bath the two most important rooms to upgrade with enormous resale value too. For starters in the bathroom, you want to replace toilets that are dated inefficient and guzzle water. TOTO Nexus One-Piece, a water-saving model has the EPA WaterSense-label. It looks great and it's eco-friendly and can potentially save hundreds of gallons of water a month. Next, totally level up with a bidet. Bidets have become a huge home improvement trend, especially as people prioritize wellness, self-care and look for ways to live cleaner, and healthier. Thanks to TOTO anyone can bring a bidet's spa like sense of cleanliness and luxury into their own home without breaking the bank or calling a plumber. They have an amazing line of bidet seats called WASHLET that let you transform any toilet into a luxury bidet. Their top of the line, WASHLET S7A bidet seat is paired seamlessly with the Nexus One-Piece toilet with all the cords and hoses completed concealed. The Nexus WASHLET+ S7A has some amazing bells and whistles including automatic open/close lid, heated seat that can be warmed to your liking, front and rear cleansing using warm aerated water, and gentle warm air drying, which reduces the need for toilet paper. Everything from temperature to water pressure can be customized by remote control and it has four presets so everyone has their own personalized experience. This one actually cleans itself and the bowl with electrolyzed water before and after you use it and pulls in and breaks down odors in the bowl, so the bowl and air around it are fresh and clean. If you don't need a new toilet, you can buy the WASHLET alone. It's a super easy DIY install onto your existing toilet less than 20 minutes; you just need an electrical outlet within three feet. There's a TOTO app to guide you if you need it. There is a WASHLET to fit every need and budget on totousa.com . Now let's talk more DIY...a fresh coat of paint is an easy, inexpensive way to update your home, but to do it like a pro, you need the right tools. And the best paint jobs start with ScotchBlue Painter's Tape. ScotchBlue and Scotch Brands are ranked as the most recommended based on a recent study. They have a full line of adhesives specifically designed for the various demands of every paint project, giving you confidence to effectively get the job done right the first time. First, the ScotchBlue Sharp Lines Painter's Tape is for when you need to make a precise, clean line. It uses Edge Lock technology, which seals out paint to help you achieve those crisp paint lines. Then there's the Scotch Delicate Surface Painter's Tape for accent walls, decorative stripes or fun patterns on painted drywall, wood floors, wallpaper, and cabinets too. A good tip most people don't realize that instead of replacing cabinets, which can be super costly and a big job you can just re-paint them and make them look brand new again. Check out more tips at scotchblue.com .