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This Affordable Swap Instantly Upgrades Your Bathroom (Even if You Rent)

Posted on September 18, 2023

This Affordable Swap Instantly Upgrades Your Bathroom (Even if You Rent)

It's a total myth that you have to spend a lot to change the look of your space.

Not quite ready for a full bathroom re-model? 

Start with your bathroom faucet!

You might be dealing with something like this...

Or this...

Wouldn't it be SO much better if you could swap that out for THIS???

With the right fixture and a bit of know-how, you can replace your bathroom faucet for an instant upgrade. If a new faucet is the DIY project you never knew you needed, Waterhouse bath & kitchen studio can help with that!

First, you should know some basic tips for choosing the right faucet.

You'll need to determine whether your sink or countertop has one, two, or three holes.

That will help you understand which type of faucet to buy.

Here's what you'll need to check...

Do you have a single hole?

Or a 4-inch center set?  That's just a fancy way of saying three holes that are close together.


Or you might need an 8-inch widespread faucet.

Once you've figured out what kind of faucet you NEED, now it's time to figure out what style you WANT.

Waterhouse has an entire section of faucets at varying price points, ranging in style from modern and sleek to traditional. The more refined styles look great in bathrooms with a contemporary, minimal aesthetic, and the models with soft curves look amazing in bathrooms with a farmhouse or rustic look. And don't even get us STARTED on the number of finish choices...

Here’s how the Kohler RIFF collection can change your bathroom’s look in Matte Black:


Center set


Or a more modern look? In Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass, perhaps?

Kohler Taut Single-handle

Kohler Taut Center set

Kohler Taut Widespread


Need even MORE inspiration?

How about this?

Or this?

Or even this?

This weekend DIY project might seem daunting, but if you take it slow and read the directions, it’s super-easy!

And if you rent and are worried about your landlord making a fuss, simply keep the old faucet and reinstall it when you leave. Renting shouldn’t stand in the way of enjoying the bathroom you have always dreamed of. 

Even if it’s temporary.

Let Waterhouse help you make your home (and a rental CAN be your home) a Waterhouse.


Another BUBBLE BASH is in the books...

Posted on October 05, 2023

We hope this post finds you still bubbling with the same enthusiasm and excitement that filled the air at our recent Bubble Bash event!

Over 250 guests passed through the Waterhouse doors on Thursday, September 28th and we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for making it an unforgettable night.

Here is the night in pictures, along with a few words, because we just can't contain our excitement about amazing showroom events like this one!

Our Showroom Sparks Inspiration

We're thrilled that you had the chance to explore our showroom for the latest offerings and innovations in bath and kitchen trends.

Your feedback and enthusiasm were truly invaluable.

The future looks bright with innovations that promise to transform your spaces into havens of comfort and style.

We can't wait to partner with you to bring these trends to life.

Cheers to Our Amazing Vendors

Our event wouldn't have been possible without the support and collaboration of our outstanding vendors. Your dedication to excellence in every product and service you offer is truly inspiring. Thank you for being the backbone of our success!

Our 2023 Bubble Bash vendors:

Suzanne Cortes -- Native Trails, Delta, Brizo, and Insinkerator

Amanda Karhoff -- Kohler

Tony DiCristoforo -- Hansgrohe, Axor, Fairmont Designs, Fleurco, Duravit, Robern, and Franke

Bob Fulford -- Palmer, Kartners, and Jason

Ken Kraynak -- Australian Designer Faucets

Ray Lisowski -- Strasser, Barclay, and Mr. Steam

John Seelie -- Moen

Gaby and Frankie Zoroya -- Bain Ultra, Julien, Infinity Drain, and Graff

Louis Stammera -- Elkay, Maax, Aquatic, and Swan

Chris Schultz and Patrick Daly -- Nantucket Sinks and MTI+ Baths

Loretta Krzys -- Bertch Cabinets

Shirleen Kistner and Kelly Brown -- Carpets by Otto

Cheers to that amazing DayGlo green punch!

No official name for this concoction, blended by our very own Showroom Manager, Amy.

Unofficially called the Electric Green Screwdriver

Skyy Vodka, Blue Curacao, lemonade, orange juice, and fresh orange slices.

Eyeball the ingredients -- it's more fun (and more potent) that way!

Music by our very own (unofficial) house band:  The Rick Caswell Trio

We're thrilled to announce the lucky winners from Bubble Bash 2023:
Dale D. - $25 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Paradise Sales (Nantucket Sinks USA and MTI Baths)
Haley M. - $750 Gift Certificate towards any Nantucket Sinks USA
Dana D. - Waterhouse Gift Basket
Ken S. - KOHLER Moxie Showerhead
Nancy S. - KOHLER Moxie Showerhead
Jim S. - KOHLER Moxie Showerhead
Diane R. - iPad courtesy of Australian Designer Faucets
Lori O. - Moen Kitchen Faucet in choice of finish
Carrie G. - $100 Visa Gift Card from Bertch
Mark W. - $50 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Cornerstone Sales (Barclay Products Limited, Strasser Woodenworks, and Mr. Steam)
Dewey A. - BainUltra's Well-Being Break Wellness Basket
Niki R. - hansgrohe Handshower Kit
Emily H. - Elkay USA Kitchen Faucet
Congratulations to each of you!
To claim your fantastic prizes, kindly swing by our showroom at 125 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, Ohio, during our opening hours.
Our team can't wait to hand over these amazing goodies to you

As we reflect on the night, we're reminded of the incredible community that has formed around our brand.

We value each and every one of you and appreciate the trust you've placed in us.

Together, we're shaping the future of bath and kitchen design!

The Williams Family:  Scott, Julie, Greg, and Doug.

Keeping the family legacy alive for 70+ years!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates, product launches, and exclusive events in the coming year. Your support fuels our passion for excellence, and we're committed to making 2024 a year to remember.

Once again, thank you for joining us at Bubble Bash and for being a part of our journey. Let's continue to innovate, inspire, and create together. Cheers to an amazing future!

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Posted on September 22, 2023


Mirror, Mirror on the wall…

You may think you know the rest of the storybook line, but this sentence can actually be completed in a few different ways:


Who’s the most functional of them all?

Who’s the prettiest of them all?

Who offers the most storage of all?


Waterhouse offers mirrors and medicine cabinets that offer task lighting, hidden outlets and USB charging ports, magnification mirrors, shelves and organizers, beauty, and some really big “wow” factors.

A medicine cabinet plays a leading role in your daily routine while adding style to your space. 

Choosing a medicine cabinet doesn’t always get the same thoughtful consideration that other bathroom components might.

Let Waterhouse guide you through the process of planning for, choosing, purchasing, and installing a medicine cabinet (or mirror.) We’ll help you find the right cabinet, with the right style and function for your bathroom space.


Before:  Pendants casting shadows in a too-dark bathroom.

After:  Lighted, mirrored cabinets cast an even glow, uncluttering the space physically and visually.


  1. Are you designing a powder room where storage isn’t a major concern? If so, you might opt for a simple mirror instead of a medicine cabinet with storage.
  2. Do you need a primary storage space to pair with a pedestal sink or to add extra storage for items you use every day?
  3. What will you be storing in your bathroom? Large bottles? Small items that get lost in the clutter?
  4. Are you able to cut into your bathroom wall to install a recessed cabinet? If not, the Waterhouse team can help you find the perfect surface mount cabinet or a simple mirror.
  5. What is the lighting like in your bathroom? How does lighting affect your room’s aesthetic? What role does it play in the way you use the bathroom for grooming?

Medicine cabinets come in a variety of sizes and installation types to match the scale and structure of your space.

Here’s how to measure the area accurately and ensure the proper fit ahead of your medicine cabinet installation.



  1. Measure the width of your vanity – your medicine cabinet should be narrower or the same with as the vanity.
  2. To determine the height, measure the distance between your lights and faucet. Choose a medicine cabinet size that provides clearance above the faucet and below the lights.

Installation Type

Now you know what size you need, but how do you want to install your new medicine cabinet?


Surface-mount cabinets mount flush with your wall, meaning there is no cutting required. Side kits are available in the color or finish of your choice so you can create a more polished look.

Recessed medicine cabinets install between the studs in your wall, offering a sleek, flattened look. You’ll need to cut into the wall to install and build the cabinet framework.


Other design considerations:

Beveled edges add polished elegance and design interest.


Mirrors with a flat edge offer crisp lines and precise angles to keep things simple.


Kohler's Verdera mirror and medicine cabinet family is a one stop shop for completing the grooming area in the bathroom space. 30 mirror and medicine cabinet options in 12 sizes ranging from 15" to 40" in length is just a glimpse of how versatile the collection is. With elegant design, easy installation, and thoughtful features and functions, the Verdera collection is sure to meet your needs.

Features and Function

Thoughtful storage options: Kohler Verdera non-lighted medicine cabinet

Verdera non-lighted medicine cabinets feature:

  • Wall or recessed mounting ability with necessary hardware included.
  • Adjustable 3x magnifying or flat mirror on inside of door.
  • Two to three (depending on size) adjustable tempered-glass shelves for enhanced storage capability.
  • Slow close doors to prevent slamming (non-slow close medicine cabinets also offered).
  • Mirrored interior.
  • Optional side kits for surface-mount installation (sold separately.)

Verdera Lighted Medicine Cabinets have all the same features of non-lighted Verdera Medicine Cabinets plus pivoting side panels allowing light to be directed exactly where needed.




VERDERA LIGHTED MIRROR – available in 4 sizes

Verdera lighted mirrors feature:

  • 3 different size options (LxW | 24"x33", 34"x33", and 40"x33".)
  • Anodized aluminum construction with a durable rustproof and chip-resistant finish.
  • Integrated LED bulbs have an estimated life expectancy of 59,000 hours. That's approximately an 18-year lifespan, or 3 years longer than the average household LED bulb.
  • Bulb brightness of 2200 lumens is nearly three times the household LED average and ensures consistent lighting with no hot spots or dark spots.


Have more storage than you need? 

Don't need additional task or ambient lighting?

Are you drawn to a simpler, more versatile mirror?

Kohler’s Essential Collection is available in three silhouettes and a range of dynamic finishes.


Round. Capsule. Rectangle. Arch.

Wood. Metal.

So. Many. Possibilities.

Moderne Brushed Gold. Polished Chrome. Brushed Nickel. Matte Black.

The possibilities are endless!

The best part? 

These framed mirrors can fit anywhere.

Hallways. Entryways. Dining rooms. Bedrooms.

Add a touch of sophistication and character to any part of your home.


Mirrors aren't just household items that propel fairytales forward.

Or just for looking at yourself.

They're for:

Lighting. Storage. Reflection. Magnification. Art. Beauty. Expression.

Let Waterhouse help you express yourself.

Our toilet is smarter than your toilet...

Posted on September 18, 2023

Our toilet is smarter than your toilet…

Usually, Waterhouse tends to avoid bragging – we’re VERY modest  but this new addition to our showroom is worthy of at least a few bragging rights.

The NUMI 2.0 from Kohler.


This smart toilet combines unmatched design and technology to bring you the finest in personal comfort and cleansing.  Kohler’s most advanced toilet now offers personalized settings that let you fine-tune every option to your exact preferences:

Ambient colored lighting

Built-in audio speaker system

Heated seat

Hands-free opening and closing


A design that rivals any sculpture…

With technology that seems like magic, the Numi 2.0 smart toilet is the ultimate expression of personalized comfort and cleanliness.

Wireless Connectivity

With an integrated speaker and wireless connectivity, the Numi 2.0 lets you play your favorite music, listen to podcasts, or play the preprogrammed theme music.

You read that right.

Theme music.

Your bathroom trips now have a theme song.

Didn’t see THAT coming, did you?!


Customizable cleansing

Fully adjustable bidet functionality includes options for spray shape and position, water pressure and temperature, and pulsating or oscillating functionality.

This intuitive wall remote complements the Kohler Konnect app, bringing advanced control, efficiency, and convenience to your daily routine.  And with built-in Amazon Alexa, you can create your ideal environment using only your voice!


Numi 2.0 uses UV light and electrolyzed water to automatically sanitize the stainless steel cleansing wand for unparalleled hygiene.

Not only is our toilet smarter than your toilet, but our toilet is also BRIGHTER, too…

So does your toilet do this?

Or this?


Or especially this?

Numi 2.0 is artfully crafted with five preset colored lighting and sound scenes. 

LED illumination lights your way for late night bathroom trips.

State-of-the-art, high-fidelity speakers provide premium sound to further enhance your bathroom experience.


Our toilet is GREENER than your toilet…

Numi 2.0 offers two flush options – 1.0 gpf or .80 gpf and has a power-save mode that monitors usage and adjusts heated seat settings to save energy.


And if THAT isn’t enough…

You may have thought that Waterhouse was the only showroom creative enough to paint toilets…

Remember our First World Toilet Day?

And our second World Toilet Day?


Kohler didn’t want to be left out of the fun, so there are now limited quantities of the Numi 2.0 available through the Kohler Artists Editions program.



I think we can all agree that not everyone needs a smart toilet.

Not everyone needs a painted toilet.

And not everyone needs a smart AND painted toilet.

The beauty of all this?

Waterhouse has simply beautiful white manual toilets.

We have gorgeous commodes in so many colors, with so many features – too many to list here.

It’s worth a trip into the Waterhouse showroom to check them all out.

It’s been said that you spend up to 7 years of your life on a toilet.

Shouldn’t those 7 years be comfortable, beautiful, AND smart?

Waterhouse thinks so.

9 Tips for a Quick Bathroom Refresh in a Weekend

Posted on September 12, 2023

Waterhouse knows that you’re busy.

Really busy.

You want everything to be beautiful, functional, easy, and fun.

We want that for you, too!

While we’re always on board to assist you with a new build or a major renovation, we also recognize that sometimes you just need a little change that brings a major “WOW” factor with it.

We’ve come up with nine easy things you can tackle (because ten things sounded like too much work!) – some in a few minutes, some in a few hours – to up the WOW without the cost and the stress that comes with a major reno.

  1. Paint or Wallpaper


A fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into any room, and your bathroom is no exception. White and bright is a quick and easy choice to give your bathroom a classic, clean look, but it’s certainly not the only choice. White makes a great blank canvas for other updates and gives the bathroom a lighter, airy feel. Deeper shades like black, charcoal, or even jewel tones can bring an elegant flair to any bathroom. Wall color changes the entire mood of the bathroom with just a few strokes – it’s easy, inexpensive, and impactful!

  1. Replace Light Fixtures

Task Lighting. Statement lighting. Accent Lighting. Safety lighting. There’s only so much space in a bathroom, so your lighting choices must be multi-taskers. You need to be able to set the mood for a romantic bubble bath, create a surgical space for precise splinter removal, illuminate the way through the dark for midnight bathroom visits – all with the same fixtures!

Lighted mirrors, lighted and mirrored medicine cabinets, sconces on either side of your vanity or hanging above, ceiling fixtures – the options are endless.


Let the lighting experts at Waterhouse help you “see the light.”

  1. Deep Clean

Since you’re moving everything out of your bathroom to give those walls a facelift, now is the perfect time to give it a much-needed scrub. We know you’ve been watching those reels and TikToks about the bathroom deep cleans – try out your favorite tips and get your Mr. (or Mrs.) Clean on! Organize the beauty products, fold the towels, stock the cotton balls and swabs. Toss the frayed towels and anything else you don’t want or need.

Spring cleaning can happen in summer. And fall. And winter.

  1. Change the Mirror

Small change = Huge impact! Mirrors add dimension and light to even the smallest spaces, so don’t be scared to add multiple mirrors.

Switching up the bathroom mirror, whether it be a huge, builder-installed wall-to-wall number with those little acrylic clips, an aging medicine cabinet, or anything that doesn’t bring you joy when you see it should be a top priority.

 Lighted mirrors? Metal-framed round, oval, capsule, or rectangular mirrors in finishes to match your fixtures? A wood frame with a beveled edge to match your painted vanity?

Waterhouse has hundreds of options, from basic to extraordinary!

  1. Upgrade Storage Options

You don’t need a major renovation to add more storage to your space. Hang open shelves to display some pretty towels, unique perfume, or skincare bottles, cannisters of cotton swabs, or plants. Tired of the hand towel being wadded up on the counter? Add a towel ring. We can’t guarantee that the towel will get hung up, but at least the option has been made available. Nowhere to put a drinking glass or your toothbrush? We have accessories for that (some in up to 35 different finishes!)

 Towel bars (even heated ones!) and robe hooks, storage caddies for vanity drawers, flush mount or recessed medicine cabinets (some up to eight inches deep!), linen towers to match your vanity, over johns, and more.

We have storage options for every space, for every budget.

  1. Change Bathroom Fixtures

This one is a no brainer. This is what Waterhouse was born to do!

Faucets, showerheads, hand showers, tub spouts, trim, drains, sinks, accessories – in every finish from Polished Chrome to Titanium to Moderne Brushed Bronze. The options are endless.

Let the Waterhouse team help you find the perfect jewelry for your space.

  1. New Linens

Fresh, fluffy white towels never go out of style.

Small white washcloths rolled elegantly on a tray to replace that single hand towel shared by all?

A new shower curtain rod in any finish you desire.

A new bathmat – you know you need one…

There are a LOT of hard surfaces in a bathroom. Here’s where you add the texture, soften the edges, and up the luxury quotient. 

  1. Add Plants

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can bring plants into your bathroom! Plants are an easy way to bring life and color to a small (or big) space. Some plants thrive in a room with artificial light, low light, and lots of bathroom humidity. Snake plants, ferns, and Chinese Evergreen can handle the ever-changing bathroom temperatures and low light. If your bathroom has bright indirect light, you can get a Begonia, Peace lily, or philodendron.

Bring life into your space. Literally.

Bring living things into your space.

  1. Artwork

Who likes a blank, boring wall? Definitely not us!

Whether it’s a fun collage of small prints to add color and dimension or a dramatic large print that serves as a focal point for the entire space, this is where you add the personality to your bathroom.

Make tasteful and thoughtful choices – you spend at least seven years of your life in a bathroom, so you could be admiring this artwork for a LONG time…

OR you could let your new sink be the art…


The Waterhouse team can help you through 1, 2, 3, or all these steps.

Whether you’re planning a sledgehammer moment, or you just need a quick freshen, we’re here to help you check everything off your to do list.

Water and electricity DO mix....

Posted on August 22, 2023

Some ILLUMINATING information about Lighting from your friendly lighting experts at Waterhouse bath & kitchen studio


It may be something that you take for granted but take just a moment to look above you right now.

What do you see?

Is it this?


Or this?

Or even this?

The dreaded “boob light?”


Lighting is an essential part of any interior design project.  It can make (or break) a room.

Simply speaking, you only need lighting for a few reasons:

To keep you safe outside.

To keep you safe inside.

To make tasks easier.

To make things pretty.


Here’s a crash course for you – we’ll call it LIGHTING 125 (that’s our address…125 E. Indiana Avenue, in Perrysburg, Ohio…see how clever and BRIGHT we are?)


There are FOUR main types of lighting.

  1. GENERAL (ambient) LIGHTING – light up an entire room

While we would all love to live somewhere where the sun shines all day, every day, that just isn’t in the cards for some of us.  Sunlight provides wonderful natural lighting to your home’s interior, creating relaxed and cheerful spaces to work and play.  Unfortunately, sunlight can’t reach every corner and sometimes, it’s just not anywhere to be found.  That’s where general lighting comes in. 

This is the lighting on your walls and ceilings that illuminates the overall space, creating a warm and welcoming environment for you, your family, and your guests.


General lighting is for exterior spaces too.  Landscaping lighting, front porch lights, pool lights, solar lighting in your planters and bistro lights over your patio?  That all fits into this category.



  1. TASK LIGHTING – put a spotlight on the task at hand (pun intended)

This is exactly what it sounds like.  Don’t want to cut your finger off while meal prepping?  Install under-cabinet lighting or bright pendants over your kitchen island.  Task lighting is usually 2-3X brighter than ambient lighting – that’s what keeps you from applying too much blusher, helps you see the splinter for easy and painless removal, and lets you study without eyestrain.

Task lighting can go outdoors as well – this is the security lighting over your garage door, the bright lights at your front and back door, and the safety lights along your front walk.

  1. ACCENT LIGHTING – accentuate the positive

Highlight the things you love about your home. It’s as simple as that.

Shine a light on things you love, architectural details.  Add drama and character with spotlights and lowlights.

Picture lights for artwork, halogen lights on your trophies, cove lighting for molding, diffused light for ceiling details.


  1. DECORATIVE LIGHTING – Attitude. Style.

Decorative lighting is simply hanging around to look amazing.


Have a grand entrance?  Hang the most amazing, ornate, large chandelier to fill the space.


Music room?  Library?  Just want your bedroom to feel incredibly royal?

Art Deco opaque globes, netting and golden accents, anyone?


Need some whimsy?  Add fairy lights to your child’s bedroom.


What about “hotel” or hallway sconces down long passages that double as pieces of art?


This is what takes your home from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY.

It adds the VA VA VOOM to your spaces.


Let the Waterhouse team enlighten YOU on all-things-lighting.

Lighting should be pretty AND functional AND accessible.

Waterhouse will check all those boxes for you.


Waterhouse 2023 Father's Day GIFT GUIDE

Posted on June 05, 2023

Does your dad really need another necktie?


A grill brush?

Another book about his favorite sports team?

Waterhouse and Maumee Supply have come to the rescue this year.

Unique AND useful gifts for every dad, father figure, and every just-all-around-great caregiver on your list.

2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide

First up is the KOHLER Konnect® hands-free, voice-activated kitchen faucets*. Dad can ask it to measure the perfect amount of water to fill the coffee pot. Featuring touchless on/off with a wave of your hand or object, such as a pan, and AC-powered which means no batteries to replace.


Next up, are the KOHLER Verdera® mirrors and medicine cabinets*. Available with side panels, lights, and even Amazon Alexa! Dad can use it to play music, check the weather, catch up on news – it will even give him new Dad Jokes to share!


Get your dad a KOHLER Moxie® handshower and wireless speaker*. He can listen to his favorite playlists, podcasts, audiobooks – all in the shower! Featuring best-in-class audio with sound by Harman Kardon®, the speaker easily removes, so he can take it on the go. How cool is that!?


For Father’s Day, treat your king of a dad with a new bathroom throne! The heated KOHLER® bidet toilet* seat features an easy-to-use touch-screen remote allowing your dad to adjust and set all his personal preferences from water and seat temperatures and air-drying. Plus, it has a built-in nightlight, and the self-cleaning stainless-steel wand uses UV light for automatic cleaning.


 Our final unique gift idea for Father’s Day, is Amba® Heated towel racks*. So many options to choose from – standing or wall-mounted racks, with or without a shelf, different sizes and shapes, and in a variety of finishes. We’ll help you find the perfect one for your dad!


All of these items (and more!) are available to see and try at our gorgeous 8,000 sq. ft. Waterhouse showroom. Stop by 125 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, Ohio, or call us at 419.874.3519 to book an appointment.


*Limited stock; pre-orders and gift certificates available.

19 reasons to shop with Waterhouse on 4.19 (and every other day, too!)

Posted on April 19, 2023

It’s 419 in the 419!          


(That’s 4/19 in the 419 for the uninitiated…)

19 reasons you should choose to shop locally.

Specifically, at Waterhouse (not just on 4/19, but every day.)

Here are 19 reasons to keep your cash close to home:

  1. Keep Money Local—Sales taxes fund our communities and provide vital services such as police and fire protection, street repairs and trash collection. Local businesses are more likely to shop with other local businesses, keeping money moving in our local economy even longer.
  2. Local Investment—Local businesses are less susceptible to national downturns and more likely to work harder to stay open. Local ownership means that important decisions are made by people who live in our community and feel the impact of those decisions. The Waterhouse team all lives here, works here, and plays here.
  3. It reduces your carbon footprint--One of the key reasons it’s worth shopping locally is that it reduces your environmental impact. Locally owned businesses make more local purchases, requiring less transportation. Waterhouse is right in the middle of Downtown Perrysburg, meaning there’s less sprawl, congestion, and habitat loss.
  4. Support for Nonprofits—Local businesses support good work in our community. Studies show that nonprofits receive 250 percent more support from small businesses than large ones. Waterhouse supports everything from and Toledo Beach House to the Perrysburg Highschool Theater program and Habitat for Humanity.
  5. Discover Interesting Things and People—One-of-a-kind shops and restaurants are part of what makes our city a wonderful place to live. On what other block can you get a locally blended juice (Local Roots, a custom-blended scent (Wellaroma, a life-changing facial (Healing Esthetics by Deb, to-die-for chicken chunks (Swig and a custom-color clawfoot tub (Waterhouse
  1. Personal Connection—Getting to know the store owners is a great reason to shop local. It’s our business, we are the decision-makers, and we build a personal relationship with our customers.
  2. Product Knowledge—Local business owners are well informed about their products and know what they are selling. Because we know our customers, we can easily adjust our inventories to include the goods and services the 419 wants to buy.
  3. Diverse Products—Local stores carry inventory you might not find at national chain stores. Local business owners choose products based on what our customers want and often carry unique items.
  4. Cost Effective—Sometimes prices at local businesses are better because we don’t have the overhead that larger stores may have, and we may be more willing to negotiate to meet your price needs.
  5. Better Experience—Local shopping can translate to more convenient retail experiences.
  6. Less “Leakage”—Local businesses tend to buy and sell with other local businesses. With national or multi-national firms, a percentage of that profit ‘leaks’ out of the community, the state or even the nation.
  7. Increased Expertise—Shopping at a local store means you can get an expert opinion about the products that you are purchasing. Local shop owners must be experts in their field to compete. Use them—ask them questions and get advice about products. Maumee Supply and Waterhouse have been here for almost 70 years. Ask us anything. If we don’t have the answer right away, you can rest assured that we’ll find it!
  8. Create Community—We are a transitory society, so people don’t always have a connection with the communities where they live. Ask the locals where they shop.
  9. Better Service—Local business owners do what we do because we are passionate about our products, and we take more time to get to know our customers. We always go the extra mile to help you and to ensure you are a satisfied customer.
  10. Support Future Growth--Shopping locally is the best way to show pride in your city and help protect the businesses that make our city unique. By supporting local businesses, you are in turn helping your local economy by creating more jobs. Even a small business needs enough hands to help it sell its products and services, which is why the more we support them, the more jobs will be created and the better off the 419 will be.
  11. Maren – Born and raised in the 419, Maren is our resident expert on everything from tile to cute cat videos on YouTube. The most unassuming salesperson you will ever meet, she is lowkey, low pressure and low maintenance.
  12. Julie – A 19-year veteran of Waterhouse, Julie helps her clients from the dreaming phase to project completion with ease. She lives in the 419, works in the 419, and plays in the 419.
  13. Amy – The leader of this band, Amy was born and raised in the 419, moved away for a really long time and made her way back. She’ll talk to you about anything. Seriously – anything. Come in and test our theory.
  14. It’s never polite to ask a woman her age, but we’ll be the first to tell you that, combined, the Waterhouse team has 70+ years of sales experience. And we’re backed by Maumee Supply, who just-so-happen to be celebrating their 70th year in business in 2023.

It’s 419 in the 419.

Shop where you live.

Waterhouse bath & kitchen studio

Everything Old is New Again...

Posted on January 18, 2023

Everything Old is New Again…

Be a part of the color revolution!

Kohler was the first to bring bold color into kitchens and bathrooms.

Now, in celebration of their 150th anniversary, Kohler (with your help) is bringing back iconic shades from their archives for a new limited-edition product series.

Help them decide which colors to revive.

You can vote for your favorites from the past to inspire a more colorful future!


Two of these beloved colors will be revived for a new, limited-edition product series.

Find the link to vote below and then opt-in for updates on winning colors and product launch dates.

You can follow @kohler on social media to stay up to date on all the latest blasts from the past.

Let’s learn a little more about the candidates – it’s important to be an informed voter!

Candidate #1: Pink Champagne

This bubbly and festive color was released as a celebration of Kohler’s 100th 

anniversary in 1973!

Candidate #2: Peachblow

Well into the Depression, the bright colors and jewel tones of the Roaring 20s were quickly replaced with muted and more moderate shades.

An original pastel from 1934, Peachblow was a bold complement to common browns and taupes of the time. World War I brought the focus of family activities home and homeowners began to favor more cozy neutrals and warm pastels – particularly pinks, roses, and sand. And, apparently, Peachblow.

As the decade came to a close, however, decorating magazines began to feature rooms in deep saturated tones that recalled the dark, rich colors of the late Victorian era. Most popular were dark green and maroon.

Like this one...

Candidate #3: Spring Green

Inspired by the blue-green waters of a cool northern spring, Spring Green was one of Kohler’s first colors launched in 1927. It was available from 1927-1944.

The 1940s and World War II brought soil-hiding khaki and olive green, as well as patriotic reds and blues. Doing its part for the war effort, the American textile industry even restricted the number of colors available for fabric, thus suppressing the appetite for new colors and new clothes every season. Brighter colors started to return after the war years, though the political and social influences of the time kept colors relatively restrained.

Candidate #4: Avocado

Described in a 1967 Kohler catalog as the “go-with-everything” green, Avocado defined an entire era of colorful originals!

Following the psychedelic scene of the 1960s youth movement, the early '70s were drab by comparison. Yet there was plenty of color to be found in ethnic and environmental influences. Earth tones in shades of green, gold, brick, rust and sand were used to create a natural look. The opposite end of the interior design spectrum was the high-tech look-metal and plastic furniture in bright primary colors.

Candidate #5: Sunrise

Feel the glowing warmth of Sunrise from 1953, available at the time in kitchen and bathroom fixtures.

Expressing optimism for America's continuing prosperity, fashion and interior design led the way with a palette full of "pretty pastels" that were far removed from the drabs of the war years. The exuberance of the late 1950s also showed itself in such striking colors as turquoise, chartreuse and flamingo pink.

Candidate #6: Lavender

In 1927, Kohler introduced the “charm of color” with six original pastels, including this soothing shade of Lavender.  Lavender was in production until 1944.

Click the link below to help Kohler decide which heritage colors to revive for a new Kohler product series:

Then, stay tuned to see if your favorites win!

You might be able to have a Lavender toilet and Avocado sink to call your very own.

And you can be sure that Waterhouse will have them for you.

New game sweeping the nation...Clean it or Toss it, Waterhouse-style

Posted on December 05, 2022

Let’s play a game…Clean it or toss it!

Let’s face it.

Bathrooms can be pretty germy places.

You can banish germs and bacteria by refreshing these everyday bathroom items ASAP!

But what can you clean and sanitize and what should you just toss and start fresh?

Let Waterhouse help!

We know you clean your showers, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, countertops, and mirrors, but there’s probably a few areas and a few items in your bathrooms that could use a little attention.

Hairbrushes and Combs – Clean ‘em or Toss ‘em?

Clean ‘em!

There’s a reason that barbers and hairstylists have that sanitizer container on their workstations. Hairbrushes harbor a lot more than just hair. They also hold onto dust, dirt, oils, hair products, and even dust mites—not the kinds of buildup you want on your clean hair every day. Pull out excess hair from your brushes daily and shampoo your hairbrush at least once a month.

To clean your hairbrush, add a few drops of shampoo to warm water and swirl the mixture until suds form. Submerge the head of your hairbrush into the water. Use a clean toothbrush to scrub near the base of the bristles. Rinse with fresh water, and leave your hairbrush out to dry, bristle-side down, on a clean towel overnight. You can use the same method for cleaning combs.

Bathmats – Clean ‘em or Toss ‘em?

Clean ‘em!

Bathmats have serious mildew potential thanks to their humid environments, so be sure to wash them regularly. Check your bathmat’s care label first. Some bathmats, especially those with rubber backing or plastic bathmats, may require a gentle cycle or handwashing. If machine-washable, toss your bathmat in the laundry with some bath towels and follow the manufacturer's instructions for washing.

Loofahs – Clean ‘em or Toss ‘em?

Toss ‘em!

Whether made of natural or synthetic materials, loofahs are a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and yeast, and a host to all the dead skin cells you've scrubbed off in prior washes. Replace your natural sponges once every three to four weeks. That goes for those cute little bath poufs too. Make sure to replace them every 1-2 months.

To keep these bath tools as clean and bacteria-free as possible, dry them between uses, don't use them right after you shave, and clean them weekly by soaking them in a diluted bleach solution for 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

Toilet Brushes – Clean ‘em or Toss ‘em?

Clean ‘em AND toss ‘em – you can clean them AND you can toss and replace them. When there are so many lovely options for such an “unlovable” household item, why not replace and refresh once in a while?

Toilet brushes have one of the dirtiest jobs of all, and they often go uncleaned. Remove bacteria, grime, and fecal matter by soaking your toilet brush in a bucket filled with hot water and a few capfuls of bleach. After an hour, remove and rinse with hot water. Once it's dry, you can return it to its holder, but we recommend you clean that, too. Putting a clean toilet brush into a grimy holder will defeat your hard work.

Toilet Handle – Clean ‘em or Toss ‘em?

Clean ‘em, of course!

Most of us clean the toilet bowl regularly, but the actual flusher (fun fact – this is actually called a “trip lever”)—which everyone touches before they stop at the sink—often gets skipped in the process. To prevent the spread of germs, give your toilet handle a good wipe-down every time you clean the bowl. If you're cleaning your toilet with a sanitizing cleaner, you can use the same solution for the handle. Alternatively, you can use a disinfecting wipe to easily clean toilet handles and seats.

Makeup Brushes – Clean ‘em or Toss ‘em?

Clean ‘em!

That occasional blemish might have less to do with stress or hormones and more to do with dirty makeup brushes. About every two weeks, or when your brush bristles are no longer soft and your coverage starts to look cakey or streaky, wash your brushes with unscented bar soap, baby soap, or a dedicated brush cleanser. Once dry, store your makeup brushes away from splashes in a cabinet or drawer to keep them clean as long as possible.

Bathroom Exhaust Fan – Clean ‘em or Toss ‘em?

Clean ‘em!

Surfaces are an obvious choice for daily or weekly bathroom cleaning, but what about your ceiling? Bathroom exhaust fans remove moisture from the air, making them a prime target for mold and mildew growth as well as dust buildup. To spot-clean, an all-purpose cleaner sprayed onto a microfiber cloth can help remove visible grime on the fan's cover. For a deeper clean—once or twice yearly, depending on use—you'll need to remove the cover to vacuum the exhaust fan blades and vent.

Soap Dispenser – Clean ‘em or Toss ‘em?

Clean ‘em if you got ‘em!

You use it every day to keep your hands clean, but when's the last time you gave your soap dispenser a good scrub? Waterhouse knows that you may have stopped buying disposable hand soap dispensers to life a greener life and you may be decanting your bulk hand soap into a pump dispenser. If this is you, you should include the container in your weekly cleaning routine. First, remove the lid. If there is still soap in the container, temporarily pour contents into another container. Mix warm water and a few drops of dish soap to wash a glass or plastic soap dispenser. For built-up residue, use a clean toothbrush to scrub away residue. If your soap dispenser is glass, you can also place the empty container in the top rack of your dishwasher to sanitize. Hand-wash the pump with warm, soapy water, using a toothpick to remove clogs if necessary. For quick wipe-downs of your soap dispenser between deep cleans, simply grab a disinfecting wipe.

Expired Medication

This one is a no-brainer. If it’s expired, you’re going to have to toss it. But you can’t just “toss it.”

The ibuprofen that's been sitting in the back of your medicine cabinet for five years needs to go. It typically has a shelf life of 24 to 36 months. After that, it starts losing potency, so there's no reason for you to hold onto it. Check the expiration dates on all your medications yearly and get rid of them if you see they have gone bad. Click the link below to find out what you can toss, how to do it, and where you can take the rest of the expired medications.

Razor Blades – Clean ‘em or Toss ‘em?

Toss ‘em!

If you're using your disposable razor until obvious signs of rust and wear, it's time to throw it out. To keep a new razor clean, be sure you rinse it thoroughly after use to get rid of any hair or shaving cream that might be lingering between the blades. Wipe it down with a cotton ball covered in isopropyl alcohol, and make sure it's stored somewhere dry between shaves.


So, it might not be the most entertaining family game. We’d rather play Clue or Monopoly or even Twister than clean our bathrooms, but Waterhouse wants to keep you and your family as safe as we do our own families. Just a few simple extra steps can go a LONG way in keeping you and yours healthy, safe, and happy going into the New Year.




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