You love the house you bought for many reasons, but the bathroom isn’t one of them. Maybe it’s too small and too outdated. Some home buyers are busting down walls as well as conventional thinking and making bigger bathrooms from small, spare bedrooms or closet space.
Some homeowners are also saying goodbye to their bathtubs in at least one of their bathrooms. The large replacement spa shower, gaining loyal fans, is taking its place in some cases. These are more than just shower “stalls,” however. Many have long benches, several showerheads and soaring glass doors.
One of the most important elements of this type of spa shower is the foundation or flooring. It should be easy to care for, hygienic and attractive.
The new custom shower pans from Diamond Spa can put a check by all three requirements. The metal shower pans are made from stainless steel or copper, which are very durable and resist bacteria, mold and mildew. No special cleaning materials are needed.
Available in many sizes, shapes and drain placement, the pans also can be custom-made for a homeowner’s needs. The product is fabricated from recycled sheet metal. For more information, visit www.diamondspas.com.
Adding affordable millwork in a bathroom is an unbelievably effective way to add glamour to an ordinary bathroom. And don’t worry that the moulding or ceiling medallion will be ruined by high humidity or moisture. Fypon’s pre-primed and ready-to-install pieces are made with a closed-cell structure that is resistant to decay and water damage.
The company suggests installing pilasters on both sides of a shower stall and a door crosspiece overhead for an instant elegant look. Brackets or corbels installed underneath or on top of bathroom cabinets add dimension and interest to the room. For more information, visit www.fypon.com.
And, OK, we know this isn’t exactly the weather to be heading outside to take an outdoor shower. But think about the idea for next summer. The back-to-nature movement has renewed interest in the outdoor shower.
The P.S. 122 from Oborain is a sophisticated-looking, pre-fabricated outdoor shower handcrafted in Massachusetts. The shower is constructed with Richlite (panels made from recycled newsprint and resin) and farmed teak wood grown on reclaimed ranch land in Mexico. The shower ships flat, assembles without hardware in 30 minutes and can be hooked up to a garden hose. Some owners are using them in garages and basements.
The shower is named for a non-profit arts organization that supports new and emerging artists and for the fact that it reminiscent of a vintage school blackboard. Oborain is donating 5% of its sales to its nonprofit namesake.
For more information, visit www.oborain.com.