Have you ever wandered out into a summer rain? Not gotten stuck in a downpour without an umbrella or your galoshes, or had to trod home through a storm, but just stepped outside and turned your face up to the falling water? I have, and I love the feeling – so you can imagine how excited I was to hear that rain showers are starting to show up in homes as well as spas. What is a rain shower? T
If you’re looking remodel your bathroom, either a little or a lot, one of the most important things you’re going to have to consider is what type of sink you want to install. While getting the look you want (at the price you want!) should always be your first consideration, different kinds of sinks are better for different types of bathrooms – and some can be a lot harder to inst
The big tub with all the jets has everybody’s vote. It’s as simple as queen size bed versus king size. Nothing beats a spa with jets in the master bathroom. Bathtubs with jets have many restorative powers for people and pets. If your dog is allowed in the bathtub, the jets massage deep tissue and are very good for releasing stress and toxins. This is the Capella whirlpool from Jacuzzi.
The addition of a handheld shower head to your tub will give you the option of taking a bath and washing your hair without dunking your head in hot soapy water. It’s better for your hair and doesn’t irritate your eyes to have the option of turning on a hand held shower and applying water directly. The Country Bath collection from Rohl makes me weak in the knees, but beyond superficial
A steam bath is not the same thing as a sauna. Each has their ups and downs, but both are therapeutic and medicinal. The steam room is the one where the heat is carried on thick clouds of mist emitted from steam heads, and although it might feel more intense than a sauna at first, it is actually a little bit cooler. Your steam shower at home must be sealed in by vapor tight walls. Above the steam
In the 40s, society was recovering from the Great Depression and the second World War, and fashion and style came back with a bang. People finally had enough money to renovate and go shopping and they all wanted a taste of the American dream. Here in 2011, what better way to celebrate surviving our country’s most recent recession than by renovating with a 1940s theme in mind! A glistening br
Low flow sink faucets are good for the environment and save money. Water conservation is one of the greatly overlooked environmental battles. Water treatment plants exert a tremendous amount of energy keeping up with America’s demand for clean water. While it is important to protect ourselves from germs by washing our hands, how many gallons do we really need? Toto manufactures sink faucets
Nobody deserves having to suffer a wimpy shower. Last year, it felt like my shower head wasn’t even trying anymore. In the morning when my eyes don’t open and my throat is scratchy, I am counting on my shower to get me exhilarated and fresh to face the day. All of these shower heads meet the 2.5 gallon per minute regulation. Extra pressure leads to a shorter shower, which is good for
Arriving nicely dressed to work every single day might be the key to success, but appearing well groomed is easier for some than others. It depends on a person’s type of hair, whether or not he has tattoos, or has a talent for ironing or suffers any chronic acne. Life can be cruel. The bathroom vanity was aptly named such because it is a place in the home where we focus all our attention on
The clawfoot tub is the stuff of romance. They connote images of lords in manors relaxing in a tub as a servant shaves his beard. Throughout history they have never gone out of style, and this is why we continue see them evolve with each decade, becoming more and more modernized. Nonetheless, the classic Edwardian look has never lost our respect and continues to appear in luxury homes and resorts.