A collection of complementary and harmonious elements based on coral atolls, the Freelance suite offers modern shapes with smooth curved lines, in a variety of sizes. A refreshing clean, contemporary design in a host of fitting options.
April 24, 2009 No Comments
People who would like elite decor in their baths can choose yellow or taupe paint and tile colors with black accents. It can be kept light and airy.
The ensuite features bright walls and a frameless showerscreen to create the illusion of space.
Source: Mark Cranitch
Bright Yellow Wall Bathroom picture
March 17, 2009 1 Comment
About Steam shower.
Steam shower is a small, enclosed room with a vapor-tight door that is equipped with a steam shower generator. Steam showers are growing in popularity because people really enjoy the soothing relaxation that they provide. Building your own steam shower is a cheaper alternative, but it is not an easy work, If you decide to build a steam shower, you should pay attention to necessary details.
You can convert a small walk-in shower into a steam shower, but the enclosure may not turn out big enough to include a bench. You wouldn’t be able to sit and relax during your steam shower – you’d have to stand up the entire time.
Start to build a steam shower
The walls and ceiling of your enclosure must be made of waterproof material like tile, marble, granite, limestone or fiberglass. Speaking of the ceiling…
Cover the roof
Many standard shower stall doors stop short of the ceiling by a foot or so. You’ll have to…
1) buy a lightweight acrylic dome top, or
2) install a cover made of a material like fiberglass or stainless steel.
Consider a sloped or curved shower ceiling. Why?
Because steam condenses. If the shower ceiling is flat, condensed water will constantly drip.
Believe me, it’s not pleasant when a few of those drops hits you in the eye.
Your enclosure needs to be sealed very tight. If steam (actually, it’s water vapor) is allowed to escape, well… you’re looking at damages to drywall, paint, or wallpaper.
You’ll also have to deal with rotting problems if steam is allowed to penetrate into your walls, ceiling and floor. (Via)
Steam show buying guide ( Source)
Modular shower steam rooms.
Modular shower steam rooms are sold online and at home sauna and hot tub stores. Be sure to check out the many different brands, because each has its own special features. Popular makes include Kohler, Whirlpool, Wasauna, Finnleo, and LineaAqua.
For example, Wasauna’s acrylic steam showers are reinforced with fiberglass for greater resilience. LineaAqua offers a variety of ultra-modern designs, including the Caesar model, which is a freestanding circular enclosure made of tempered blue glass.
If you order a modular steam shower online, be sure to double-check dimensions. Either request the location of a showroom you can visit or ask the manufacturer to send you photos before you buy. Also discuss any plumbing and electrical requirements.
Custom steam shower.
custom steam shower is usually built from scratch during bathroom construction. Of course, in a custom job, you can add any amenities you want, from rain showers to rain towers.
Depending on the work involved and the finishes and equipment you choose, the cost of a custom-built shower steam room can be considerably higher than that of a modular unit. A simple shower conversion may be the least costly of all. Figure you’ll need to install a shower door that seals, tile any untiled surfaces, and install a steam generator and its controls.
Steam shower generator.
Look for a steam generator that runs quietly and produces steam quickly, evenly, and efficiently. It shouldn’t take a half-hour to warm up. Some start to produce steam in less than two minutes.
The generator needs to be sized correctly to produce sufficient steam for your shower enclosure. Some steam generators automatically reduce output after reaching a pre-set temperature, allowing for a steady flow of moist hot air instead of short blasts of steam.
Figure that you’ll pay from $500 to $1,600 for a steam generator, depending on size and features. Most home sauna and hot tub stores should have a model for demonstration purposes.
March 9, 2009 No Comments
Children’s Bathroom Decorating Ideas, to design a safety, brightly painted bathroom with funny and unique accessories.
Decorating children’s bathroom needs more consideration, but It is definitely not as difficult as some lead you to believe. If you’re designing a bath for use just by kids, you may want to keep costly installed materials fairly neutral, but you can go wild with everything else. Brightly painted walls make a huge impact, and, even better.
The best idea is to create a neutral base for your decorating plans. Pick a standard, white bathroom suite – nothing too old-fashioned and traditional, but equally, nothing that stands out as too modern. Also pick white, or neutral, tiles. Your kids will grow up quicker than you think. A decorating scheme that is perfect for tiny tots, will soon appear childish as they grow a little older. With a neutral bathroom structure, you can easily and cheaply get a whole new look, whenever you want.
Since most bathroom spaces are small, save the murals for the children’ bedrooms. A lively shade is all that’s needed to bring bathroom walls to life. Naturally, if you’re going with a theme, it will dictate the color you choose. For example, turquoise is a perfect fit for an underwater scheme, a sky fantasy bathroom might have walls painted robin’s egg blue, and a soft green makes the perfect backdrop for a jungle-themed bathroom. Stencils and vinyl decals let you add character to the walls, while a peppy-printed shower curtain pulls the whole look together.
For toddlers and small children, try to make it simple for them to learn how to use a bathroom. Get a small step for the toilet and basin, so tiny tots can reach easily – they will soon be learning how to do it on their own.
Make sure taps can be turned on and off easily, so they are user friendly for your kids. Also consider installing a push-button flush toilet. Can’t you remember being a kid yourself — and trying to get the hang of that tricky flush-handle?
Don’t forget to add safety to your design list. Whether you choose a rubber bath mat or non-slip adhesive decals, make sure the bottom of the tub or shower your child will use has a bottom covering that provides traction. Make those decals or bath mats a bright color, and you’ll draw your child’s attention as he steps in, subtly developing a safety habit of looking where you step.
March 9, 2009 No Comments
1 Firstly, consider practical aspects to decorating kids’ bathrooms. It is important to create a space that is appealing to children, particularly if your little ones don’t like bathing, or are a little nervous of having their hair washed. Make your bathroom a fun and relaxing place for kids, and your bath-time worries will soon drift away.
2 if you have a plain bathroom structure, you can change the wall color, and other elements, quickly and easily. You can get a whole new look to wow your kids with.
3 Include lots of fun, inexpensive accessories when decorating kids’ bathrooms – such as, soap dishes, soap dispensers, toilet roll holders, light-pulls. If necessary, these can be easily changed and replaced, as your child grows up.
4 Think about storage. Whether your kids are tiny, with loads of bath-time toys, or teenagers, with tons of toiletries, make sure there is plenty of storage, to keep the clutter down. Position storage boxes in easy-to-find spots, within easy reach – or kids just won’t use them. Boxes or baskets without lids are a real user-friendly option. Keep a shelf free for a few items which are in daily use.
5 If your kids are very tiny, make it easy for them to use your bathroom. Get little steps for them to reach the toilet and basin easily.
6 Fit a push-button flush on your toilet. It is much more kid friendly than a traditional handle.
7 Use a shower curtain in the same color, or a co-ordinating color. Learn how to use a color wheel to discover ideal decorating color schemes that you know will work.
8 Add big, soft, fluffy towels and a bathmat in bright colors too. Make sure your bathroom includes a large towel-rail, within easy reach – it will encourage your kids to hang the towels back up after use (…. hopefully!)
9 Include a large linen basket to encourage your kids to keep clothes off the floor.
10 Make sure you use the correct light fixtures for wet areas – safety is all important. Water and electricity do not mix! Be very careful, and take professional advice if necessary. And remember, little kids in a bath splash – a lot!
March 8, 2009 No Comments
The beautiful bathroom designed by House Design Italia, the high end bathroom accessories manufacturer.
February 9, 2009 No Comments