We learned SO much in Orlando this year at the National Kitchen and Bath Show – I’m still thinking about how to use what product where in our personal and professional projects. As chosen designers on the 2018 Modenus Blog Tour, we were lucky enough to get up close and personal with products you need to know about to create the bathroom of your dreams!
I personally have allergies from hell. I am constantly dealing with sinus infections and more mucus than a human should have to deal with. I’m sure that’s TMI, but if you AREN’T like me, you’ve probably had the flu or the worst cold of your life this winter. How many times did I drag my kids when they were little with Croup into the bathroom and run the shower until the entire bathroom was a steam room? Would you die for a steam shower about now? I WOULD. My skin is dry, my nose is dry – this has been one cold winter.
Introducing Mr. Steam. The answer to all of my dreams in a bathroom.
The next time you are facing a remodel or new construction – this is how simple it is – shower walls to the ceiling and a generator the size of a brief case built into the wall.
I have such breathing issues (and stress issues) that I have turned to diffusing essential oils to help me relax at night. Of course Aromatherapy is just one of the many benefits of a Mr. Steam steam shower. SIGN ME UP.
The notion of WARM towels that small like LAVENDER just gets me giddy.
I urge you to visit the Mr. Steam website. The Virtual Spa guide is super helpful – just enter in your shower dimensions and the wall materials (both of which impact the size of the generator you will need) and then choose all the goodies like shower controls, aromatherapy, chromatherapy (adds the effects of colored lighting to your steam) and music therapy (surround yourself with the music of your choice).
Just a few benefits – ALL of which appeal to my life and I’m sure yours too.
Hydrates drink skin
Naturally detoxes and removes impurities
Provides relief of symptoms of colds, flu, bronchitis, allergies, arthritis and more.
Eases the pain of tired muscles and joints.
Let’s say you are in the mood for a long hot bath instead of a steam shower. No problem. Let’s look at DXV. If you are a fan of the new modern farmhouse movement, you will love the Oak Hill Collection. From the tub (notice the wood legs) to the potty to the vanity – I love it all!
Not to freak you out, but if you’ve never sat on a potty with a warm seat, you should really try it. The DXV Spalet has a warm seat, will clean you front and back, deodorize the bowl and more. Don’t roll your eyes until you try it!
We are specifying a lot of freestanding tubs in our projects. I loved this “3-sided” tub from the American Standard Townsend collection created to install against a wall and save space.
If you are short like me, you will appreciate the new Spectra collection from American Standard. Change the functions on your shower with a touch of a button installed anywhere you want in the shower (i.e. easy to reach). I love this!
The nicest part? You can just change out your current shower head to a new Spectra shower head without renovating your shower. By the way, the price is also right!
Last but not least, I have to leave you with some FUN. Check out these Grohe Essence kitchen faucets.
There is SO much more to share. We talked a lot about these products and more on our podcast “Inside Design with Kandrac & Kole”. The show on KBIS airs Wednesday morning, February 7th on iTunes.