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The first brushstrokes went up today!!!

Posted on June 03, 2022

Water is the driving force of all nature.


 Waterhouse bath & kitchen studio located at 125 E. Indiana Avenue in Perrysburg, Ohio, has been operating as the elegant showroom arm of Maumee Supply since 1976.  Lifelong Perrysburg residents, the Williams family, began their plumbing journey in 1953.

Almost 70 years of living in Perrysburg.

Almost 70 years of working in Perrysburg.

Almost 70 years of providing the residents of Perrysburg and the neighboring communities with the most exceptional products, sold by the most knowledgeable people.

A 70-year legacy that we would like to commemorate in a very big way!


After five months of planning and waiting and waiting some more, we have finally gotten approval from the City of Perrysburg and have begun our 16.5’ x 30’ mural project on the east side of the Waterhouse showroom.

This mural will be a not-so-subtle nod to the importance of water in our everyday lives.  The importance of water to our very survival.  The beauty and the raw power of water and its symbiotic relationship to humanity and nature and even industry in hues of blue and green and gray on our wall. Themes of business and community, of nature and art, will appear in brushstrokes on our wall.

We want this mural to be not an advertisement for Waterhouse – no logos or even our name appear within the borders of the proposed mural – but a stunning addition to the outdoor gallery that the City of Perrysburg has already begun to cultivate with its sculpture garden and other prominent pieces of outdoor art within the city limits. 

We want this to be a project that the entire community can share, finding the beauty in the change to the landscape – a white wall magically transformed into a lasting community treasure.


Our artist, Terry A. Burton, and his team put the first coats of primer on the wall today.  Paint and materials have been generously donated by our local Perrysburg Sherwin Williams showroom.

Projected completion date is June 24, 2022, with a ribbon-cutting (of sorts) to follow. 

We are so eager to watch this process unfold and to share this event with the residents of Perrysburg and art-lovers (and art-appreciators, too!) everywhere.  Onlookers are welcome!

For those that can’t visit our showroom in person, we’ll be sharing daily progress on Facebook and Instagram.

Maumee Supply is HIRING!

Posted on May 31, 2022


Maumee Supply is a family-owned plumbing, heating, and industrial distributor that is known for its bottom to top knowledge and service in the industry. We pride ourselves on being Complete, Correct, On-Time, and Knowledgeable.

We have beliefs that shape our actions:
Get it done for the customer. We will go to great lengths to get a product, expedite a delivery, and ensure that the customer's job is greatly improved by choosing to work with us.

Caring. We care about each other. We care about our community. We care about our beliefs and faith. We care about our health and the health of our team.

Commitment. We always do what we say we're going to do to build trust with our customers and with each other.

Fun Family Atmosphere. We work hard, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun! Beer cart Fridays, ice cream sundaes, and paper airplane contests off the top deck, or random drone races through the warehouse are the norm!

Seek & Embrace Change. Change is inevitable, and to seek growth is to accept change. We are constantly looking for ways to do our work faster, smarter, quicker, and more efficiently.


As a rapidly growing supply house, we are looking to add an experienced estimator for commercial plumbing quotations. This is a fantastic opportunity for a detailed oriented and motivated team player to build a career.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to analyze blueprint specifications, material take offs, and product specification requirements to create job estimates and other documents for commercial plumbing jobs.

Knowledge of construction materials and methods used in the commercial industry is a must. The qualified candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of estimating or commercial field experience, effective communication skills, and above average computing abilities.


  • Understand the scope of the commercial project and its material requirements
  • Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Create and submit estimates or bids to appropriate persons (project managers, mechanical contractors, plumbers etc.)
  • Obtain pricing for quotes by working with the purchasing team and vendors for specified materials
  • Assist the outside sales team with scheduling material deliveries based on the progression of the project


  • Proven experience as estimator or commercial plumbing field experience
  • Thoroughness and reliability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
  • Analytical
  • Competitive and driven to win


  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Life Insurance & Short-term Disability
  • Bonuses
  • 401(k)
  • HSA
  • Work/Life Balance

Click on the link below for more information and to apply online:

Maumee Supply

12860 Eckel Junction Road

Perrysburg, OH 43552




Memorial Day isn't just for fireworks and hotdogs...

Posted on May 27, 2022

Many of us look forward to Memorial Day weekend for the backyard barbecues, summer cocktails, and end of the school year fun.  In the middle of the s'mores, backyard slip and sliding and gardening projects, we can't forget what the holiday is really about: honoring the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  

Here's a list of some easy things that you, your family, and your friends can do together to celebrate and honor our fallen heroes. Not only is it an opportunity to teach kids important facts about Memorial Day and how it is different from Veteran's Day, but it's also a way for adults to take a step back, count their blessings and brush up on America's history.

Here, you'll find a list of new things to do on Memorial Day — some fun virtual activities can be enjoyed right at home, while others may take you out into the world to nearby parks, cemeteries and donation centers. 

1. Take a tour of a National Park.

Over 400 national park sites exist in the U.S. and each of them offer a unique look at America. Plan a tour of your nearest national park and discover the history of these landmarks. 
2. Help build a home for a veteran.
close up of cone flowers in front of a colonial style residential home
With a donation to Building Homes for Heroes, you can help house an injured veteran. The organization builds and modifies homes for veterans, allowing them and their families to live mortgage-free.

3. Shop at a veteran-owned business.

american flag with door open sign

4. Brush up on American history.

If there was a time to do it, it's now. Before diving into your family's Memorial Day activities, refresh your own memory about the reason why we celebrate Memorial Day and how it differs from Veteran's Day.

5. Write letters to soldiers and their families.

To your kids, Memorial Day may just be another day off from school. To remind them that it is much more than that, have them write handwritten notes to active American soldiers and veterans. Once your letters are complete, bring them to any A Million Thanks drop-off locations to guarantee a safe, speedy arrival.

6. Put together care packages for soldiers.

Even though Operation Gratitude encourages people to get join their efforts year-round, they host several events during the Memorial Day weekend. There are many ways to get involved: Convince your kids to donate their Beanie Babies to kids in combat zones, sew special ties to keep troops cool during the hot summer months or a host a neighborhood drive to collect toiletries for soldiers.
7. Create patriotic chalk art.
memorial day activities

Gather the kids in your neighborhood and create a patriotic-inspired mural or just write out a simple thank you to local veterans, using sidewalk chalk.

8.  Take a moment of silence.

No matter where you live, take a moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time for The National Moment of Remembrance. For at least one minute, send your thanks, love and prayers to active soldiers, veterans, and the many men and women who died serving our country.

9. Attend a Memorial Day parade.

Get the full-fledged holiday experience by cheering on your town's marching band, veterans, and local organizations at the nearest parade. Check online to find the parade closest to you.

10. Donate flowers for soldiers' graves.

Flowers - Memorial Day Flowers

Even if your weekend is full of family fun, make sure you still pay your respects to the fallen troops with a donation to Memorial Day Flowers, a national foundation that places a flower on the graves of soldiers. A small donation of $5, for example, honors five soldiers with a red rose in front of their headstone.

11. Visit your local cemetery.

Just because you don't live close to the Arlington National Cemetery doesn't mean you should nix a Memorial Day cemetery visit altogether. Volunteer to dress graves at a local or military cemetery with flowers and flags. Or simply swing by to pay your respects to our country's heroes.

The Waterhouse showroom will be closed Saturday-Monday in observance of Memorial Day and we'll be spending time with those closest to us.  We hope that you have a weekend of happy things too!

You want me to put a toilet in my garden???

Posted on May 27, 2022

Toilets in the garden? Bathtubs on the back porch?

 You’ve just purchased your new sink, toilet, and bathtub from Waterhouse (thank you, by the way – we loved working with you!) and you’re trying to figure out what to do with your old bathroom fixtures. True, your contractor or installer can probably haul them away for you, but what if you want some other ideas?

The Waterhouse team scoured the internet for the best and brightest ways to recycle and reuse all of them.

Look at what we found…

Container Garden

A used toilet makes an excellent container garden (as does a sink or a bathtub) if you're not squeamish about displaying it in your yard. Grow plants in the bowl and in the tank, after taking off the tank's lid. Sinks of all kinds and bathtubs can keep the repurposed theme going in a very whimsical garden.


Bird Bath

Create a Birdbath from a Salvaged Sink

Design a unique birdbath out of a vintage, wall-mount sink, or any sink, for that matter. This fun DIY project will add charm to your yard and create a fun hangout for your feathered friends.

Garden Chair

Use the toilet as a garden chair, placing a waterproof cushion on it to create a softer seat. If you have more than one used toilet, use them to create a seating area where people can sit and chat. Attach an umbrella to each toilet to accentuate the playful look. OR, like we’ve done in the Waterhouse showroom, why not turn an old clawfoot tub into a sofa? 

Drinking Bowl

Ordinarily, you don’t encourage your pets to drink out of the toilet, but a used toilet can make a useful water bowl. Fill the toilet with water and leave it outside so your dog has a source of water while in the yard.

Art Piece

Unleash your creative side and turn your used toilet into a piece of art. Paint the toilet any way you like, and add embellishments to create a piece of conceptual art if you like. Waterhouse does this.  Remember World Toilet Day 2021?  We're gearing up for the second go-around on November 19, 2022 -- stay tuned for more information!

Material for Mosaics

Crushing up a used porcelain toilet or sink will provide material for mosaics.

Save yourself a trip to the big box home store

Crush up your old fixtures and put into concrete for driveways and garden paths or use the porcelain instead of mulch in your planting beds.

Create an outdoor potting station

Who says you need a plumber to make an outdoor sink functional? Here, a recycled sink fits nicely in this wooden island and is useful for prepping veggies picked fresh from the garden on their way to your table or for creating the most beautiful floral arrangements. Use your hose or rain barrel to fill the sink as you need water.


Fun for the under-10 set

Kids love playing with water, and water toys and tables are a perfect way to spend a warm afternoon. If you have the skills, build your own with your old kitchen sink. A simple table frame is painted a pretty blue and has a shelf for toy storage, making water play as stylish and functional as it is fun.

Pretty Party Cooler

Are you hosting a backyard party soon? It’s hard to keep bottles and cans cold during the summer, so maybe you would like to recreate the look below. Make use of your old bathtub and fill it with ice. Then add the drinks inside. They will stay cold all night long!


If you’re not feeling very “Pinterest-y,” you can always:

Donate to Habitat for Humanity

If you have a vintage toilet, you check with local architectural salvage company – if your piece is in good condition, it could be useful to someone else!

There.  We did it.  We filled up two weekends of your time with fun outdoor projects, made you feel so green and crafty, and kept all of your old fixtures out of a dumpster.

We'd love to see what you come up with.

What's a Riff and other pressing questions...

Posted on May 21, 2022





a short, repeated phrase in popular music and jazz, typically used as an introduction or refrain in a song.

"a brilliant guitar riff"


play musical riffs.

"the other horns would be riffing behind him" 

OR, it can be an entirely new, completely beautiful, absolutely adaptable new collection from KOHLER.

Introducing the Riff™ Bathroom Faucet Collection

Riff was thoughtfully designed to be the perfect collection for those looking for a great design at an attainable price point!

This collection offers the right finishes and configurations while being backed by the high quality expected from KOHLER.

Riff was inspired by the French and Spanish architecture of the historical American south, the Riff bathroom faucet collection offers a contemporary twist on traditional design. The distinctive, square lines will elevate your space with a timeless feel. High design paired with thoughtful functionality; the Riff collection is a true modern classic.

Multiple Configurations:

- Single Control Lavatory Faucet (standard & tall)

- Center set Lavatory Faucet

- Widespread Lavatory Faucet

- Single Handle Wall Mount Lavatory Faucet

- Widespread Wall Mount Lavatory Faucet

- Single Handle Deck Mount Bath Faucet

- Widespread Deck Mount Bath Faucet

- Valve Trim

- Tub Spout

- Freestanding Bath Filler

- Coordinating Accessories & Lighting

Variety of Faucet Finishes:

Polished Chrome (CP)

Brushed Nickel (BN)

Matte Black (BL)

Brushed Modern Brass (2MB)

Variety of Lighting Finishes:

Polished Chrome (CPL)

Brushed Nickel (BNL)

Polished Nickel (SNL)

Brushed Modern Brass (2GL)

Matte Black (BLL)

Come learn more at Waterhouse. We'll make your bathroom sing.



Bathrooms scarier than any horror movie...

Posted on May 12, 2022
It's Friday the 13th and the Waterhouse team would like to slowly ease you into our tour of the scariest bathrooms that we've ever seen.
Tim Burton, esteemed director of Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Corpse Bride, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, just to name a few, could have personally designed this powder room.
We're calling it "Too Much of a Good Thing."
Don't let your bathroom renovation turn into a nightmare.
Let Waterhouse help. We'll be gentle. We promise.
Next stop on our Friday the 13th bathroom tour is this color explosion that might just  make your blood run cold.
Here, orange wallpaper, dark wood, an orange Formica countertop, dated tile floor, and a wooden toilet seat could move from the dark side and come into the light with just a few tweaks...
 What if we turned this nightmare inside out by choosing stunning shades of gray and orange and adding simple gold fixtures and accessories.
Wallpaper doesn't have to be scary either.
Be brave.
Go bold.
Let Waterhouse hold the (metaphorical) flashlight for you.
Brace yourself for this one...
A painted black and white checked optical illusion vortex portal to who-knows-where could make potty training nearly IMPOSSIBLE for even the most seasoned parent...
Call us fraidy-cats, but our hearts beat faster (in a much different way) when you show us a lovely blue and cream repeating pattern on this lovely lavatory floor.
Waterhouse will choose the non-portal painted floor every time. 
Every. Single. Time.
Friday the 13 is scary enough.
No one should be subjected to shades of seafoam, mint, and jade all at the same time. In the same bathroom, no less.
Mint isn't just for ice cream anymore. Check out this soothing (not scary at all!) mint vanity paired with black framed Pivot mirrors, crisp white countertops, and polished chrome fixtures.
The Waterhouse team wouldn't ever shy away from a lovely lavatory like this. Even if the lights went out all of a sudden and the phone went dead.
How do you turn an orange and green horror show into a romantic comedy?
Take away the rust shag carpet, the busy tile and the avocado sink and bathtub. Add a polished gold faucet, mirror, wall sconce, and drawer pulls, mute the rust to a soft peach on the vanity and add the most delightful wallpaper that the Waterhouse team has ever seen.
Bathrooms shouldn't be scary.
Even on Friday the 13th.
No Friday the 13th tour of scary bathrooms would be complete without a shot of this glowing red toilet straight from our nightmares.
Waterhouse agrees that a soft glow at night keeps the bathroom safer (and cleaner, too!) but we prefer the soothing blue hue from Kohler's CACHET Nightlight toilet seat.
Some good rules of thumb...
Choose blue over red for your toilet seat nightlight color.
Don't wear high heels in the woods.
Don't pick up hitchhikers.
Don't open the door for strangers.
All good rules to follow.
Happy Friday the 13th from the Waterhouse team.

Bidets are weird and only fancy people use them. Waterhouse busts myths about bidets.

Posted on May 12, 2022


There’s no doubt people have some resistance to bidets in the US. But, as the benefits of bidet use come to light, the stigma around bathroom hygiene is shifting.

Bidet companies are seeing sales double, or even up to 8x more interest in their products in the U.S. Eventually, bidet fixtures will be the new normal. Waterhouse wants you to be ahead of the curve. Be a trendsetter. Go BIDET!

This isn’t Europe, you know…

Year after year it's having a snowball effect. When people travel, they try it. A friend gets a bidet. Their friends and family try it and they love it. They stay in a hotel with a bidet and then wonder how they've used only toilet paper in the past. The more people that buy bidets, the more the word spreads, whether it's from media outlets, word of mouth, or social media. People today are more open to not only trying new things but openly talking about it, specifically bathroom practices. Ten years ago, it was unheard of, but nothing is taboo anymore.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by Propeller Insights on behalf of Bio Bidet in February of 2022, Americans are clueless about bidets. But they’re definitely curious. Only 12% of American adults say they know a lot about bidets. An overwhelming majority (82%) have never owned a bidet, and more than two-thirds (71%) have never even used one. More than a third of Americans (37%) don’t know what a bidet looks like.

Despite this lack of familiarity, Americans are clearly interested in bidets:

  • 60% would rather buy a bidet than an NFT
  • 45% have done some research recently to see different bidet options
  • 44% said bidets are a sleek and luxurious addition to a bathroom
  • Many would like to see more bidets in hotels (43%), restaurants (19%) and highway rest stops (13%)
  • 41% would like to see bidets in more public bathrooms — 60% currently avoid using public bathrooms to poop


Bidets are too expensive.

An excellent quality bidet seat will cost anywhere from $200 - $1000. A bidet toilet can run up to $6000 depending on the added features.  If you think of it only as a toilet seat, it’s difficult to wrap your head around spending that kind of money on a product that isn’t essential in everyday life. However, when you begin to consider the fact that bidet seats are appliances that will be used every day, multiple times a day, often by multiple people in your house, the cost begins to make sense. After all, how much do you spend on a washer and dryer that you only use once or twice a week?

If the cost of a bidet toilet seat is still preventing you from buying one, consider this: using a bidet seat will drastically reduce your toilet paper usage by about 80% (conservatively). How much does your household spend each year on toilet paper? After a few years, your bidet seat will pay for itself. AND, you never have to have battles about replacing the roll.

Who said wiping with dry paper is an effective way to clean up after toilet use, anyway? Each American uses about 40 rolls of toilet paper every year, and the average household uses 150 rolls per year. Although you can still use toilet paper to pat dry, using a bidet can reduce the amount you use by about 75% on average.

I’m not a plumber – I can’t install one of these.

A bidet seat replaces your existing toilet seat, attaching to the bowl. It draws water from the toilet’s supply line and electricity from a nearby outlet. With the press of a button on a remote, a wand extends beneath you and directs a stream of water powered by an electric pump to clean you up.

In fact, installing a bidet toilet seat is quite easy and is not permanent. You don’t need a contractor to plan out the bidet seat installation process because it simply fits on top of your toilet bowl. It doesn’t require any floor space in your bathroom like traditional fixture type bidets.

So, what have we learned today?

Bidets don’t have to be expensive.

You don’t have to be fancy to own one or use one (but it can make you feel fancy!)

You can own one in Paris, Texas or Paris, France.

You don’t have to be an expert plumber to install one.

Bidets are for everyone.

Waterhouse knows this.

We want you to know this too.

Mother's Day is Sunday but we still have time to talk about some other cool things this week...

Posted on May 04, 2022

This week, or more specifically, this Sunday is dedicated to all of the moms.

But, that's four days away so the Waterhouse team has a bit of time to point out some other super-cool things that we have going on here at the showroom.

So, onto the newness and the amazingness that is Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright saw the world differently. And inspired us to do the same. Now in the Frank Lloyd Wright Bath Collection by Brizo®, we pay homage to his visionary spirit.

This collection of bathroom fixtures dares to challenge and upend convention—and in doing so, honors Wright’s legacy.

Inspired by everything that Frank Lloyd Wright created, this stunning collection honors his philosophy of organic architecture by staying true to six key principles:

1.  Belonging

This collection belongs harmoniously within the bath space, honoring Wright's philosophy that buildings should be of the landscape -- not imposed upon it.

2.  Simplicity

The clean lines and restful compositions of this collection follow Wright's belief that the true value of a design is judged by its simplicity and repose.

3. Individuality

In keeping with Wright's emphasis on personalized design, this collection offers a variety of configurations and finishes to tailor the aesthetic to your individual tastes.

4.  Palette

The natural woods and elemental metals in this Brizo collection channel Frank Lloyd Wright's own palette:  colors derived from the field and the woods.


 5. Substance

Frank Lloyd Wright freely expressed the true nature of materials.  This collection does the same, highlighting carefully selected finishes and accents.

6.  Integrity

The sincere, true, gracious and loving spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture permeates every detail from the cantilevered spout to the innovative water flow.

Style. Substance.  Individuality. Belonging. Simplicity.  Integrity.

All words to describe this collection.

All words that can also be used to describe Waterhouse itself.

Want to learn more about the unique pieces that we can procure for you?

The door is open for you.


More things that real moms want for Mother's Day...

Posted on May 03, 2022

More things that real moms want for Mother’s Day

We all know about the standard list:  flowers, cards, jewelry, and chocolate.

But Waterhouse is here to let you know that this list -- our secret list-- will make you the apple of mom's eye this Mother's Day.  You'll be the bee's knees.  The Hershey's to her kiss.  The cream in her coffee.

While we're on the subject of coffee...

Things your mom really, REALLY wants for Mother's Day this year:

Coffee that is actually hot

This might seem like a silly request, but if you ask any mom, she will tell you that she hasn’t enjoyed a whole cup of hot coffee in over a decade. Two sips and then it’s off to pack lunches, sign permission slips, drive carpool – you get the drift. Let mom drink the entire cup. Even better?  Let her enjoy her morning coffee in one of these...


Real gift cards to real places.

Homemade coupons for things like hugs, back scratches, and massages, are adorable, but think how happy your mom will be with a gift card to a facility where she can get a proper massage by a person that dedicated months of their life to learning how to give one. Moms everywhere implore you to please consider a gift card to a place where they can go and relax.

A LITTLE HINT:  Waterhouse has gift certificates and we’ve been in the business of relaxing moms (and dads) for 40 years. We’ll be happy to help you with this one.


To Leave the House and Not Come Back Until It's Dark Out

This one could go two ways…

Leave mom along and YOU leave the house or let mom leave the house and don’t tag-a-long with her.

Fend for yourselves. Figure out what that smell in the fridge is on your own. Solve the battle over the TV amongst yourselves. Either way, let mom binge-watch Ozark, power nap, or take a luxurious bubble bath with no one peeking under the door or sitting on the toilet watching her.

 Something From an Actual Store

Some moms do cartwheels over macaroni necklaces, homemade cards, and construction paper tulips. Other moms don’t.

If you’re going to make a card, maybe you could try some honesty?   

"I know I talk back, play Fortnight all day, and ignore you, but you are really skinny and an amazing cook." Or say, "You're prettier and cooler than all of the other moms." That might do the trick!


Children yelling, TVs blaring, video games at full volume get to be a bit much – even for the most patient moms.

Take it outside. Let mom take an hour-long shower. Give her some peace and quiet. You can go back to being loud tomorrow.

 Do Your Homework on your own today

Moms are brilliant – we all know this. But don’t make her do third-grade math or work on a science project about DNA on her special day. Figure this out on your own today. She’ll go back to free tutoring on Monday.

Make a Reservation

Even breakfast in bed means that mom probably has to make a trip to the grocery store to buy bread, eggs, bacon, and fruit. Let’s shoot for at least one meal on Mother’s Day that takes place outside of the house (and we don’t mean the backyard.)

Moms love to be pampered. They love feeling elegant.

Don't Tell Her That You Can't Find Something

Moms know everything but they don’t need to lead a scavenger hunt on Mother’s Day. Find your own keys, wallet, phone, shoes, scooter, game controller, and Air Pods.

That will free up mom to find her Zen in here…

 Pick Up Your Stuff

 The laundry hamper is over there. Use it. The trash can is community property – anyone can use it. Coats go on the hooks, backpacks go in your rooms, scooters and bikes go in the garage. Don’t make mom lift a finger today unless it’s to adjust the water temperature in this…

You can always add some bubble bath, sugar scrub or bath bombs too but, really, any of these would make (almost) any mom proud!

Happy (almost) Mother's Day from the Waterhouse team!


What does your mom REALLY want for Mother's Day?

Posted on April 29, 2022

So, what does your mom REALLY want for Mother’s Day?

Here’s the official breakdown:

23% of moms want a handmade gift or flowers (or both!)

22% would appreciate a spa day

19% need some new bling

18% are dying for some chocolate       

18% want the day ALL TO THEMSELVES. Go figure!

Time alone.

Among mothers of young children, this was by far the most requested Mother’s Day gift! This could run the gamut of time alone at home while Dad takes the kids to the park or the zoo…all the way to a night alone at a charming hotel where Mom can take a bubble bath, order room service, watch whatever she wants on TV, and sleep the entire night without interruption.

Waterhouse is completely on board with this one. Even if it’s a day or night along in a little number like this…

Time with her kids.

Ironically, after reading the above suggestion, the most desired “gift” mothers of older children wanted was time with their kids. Invite her to do whatever you and your mom like to do:  hike, play a board game, grab brunch, sit outside, sit inside…doesn’t matter…as long as it’s time together.

And after that? How about a nice soak in one of these…?

Handwritten note/card.

Specifically, a letter/note/list of all the things she did right, memories from your childhood, events that made a positive impact on your life.

And how nice would a handwritten note look attached to this?

A clean house.

Whether it’s the family that all pitches in, or you hire a professional service…you can’t go wrong with the gift of clean.

And that will give Mom some time to hang out in here…

A spa day/service.

Specifically, a massage and/or a manicure & pedicure. Facials are good too.

But she may not need to leave the house if you design something like this…

No arguing/refereeing for a day.

Ideally the kids will call a truce for the entire day, but if they don’t, then DAD is the on-duty referee.

And while Dad is holding down the fort, Mom can hide in here…

Sleep in AND a nap.

Either one would be a good gift, both put it in the STELLAR category!

And she can wake up with a shower like this and, right before bed, she can enjoy some bubbles and bubbly in this tub…


Waterhouse can help you design a once-in-a-lifetime gift for your mom. Modern, traditional, eclectic, athletic – we cover all the bases.