It DOESN’T have to be all matchy-matchy

So often clients feel like their door hardware must match their cabinet hardware which must match their faucets which must match their appliances. We say NONSENSE!! That’s boring! And where is YOUR personality in all of that? Exercise your sense of style by mixing up the finishes!

Even though I wrote this post a couple of years ago, I have noticed that we’re not the only ones who are writing about this. Click on these two links below to see some Houzz articles on this design opportunity. Even the experts are saying “Mix finishes and have some fun!”

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Towel Warmers Warm Your Bathroom and Dry the Towels, Too!

Stainless Steel Towel Warmers

Sometimes we hear homeowners say that they don’t need a towel warmer. But they do! YOU do! It’s likely that you’re going to be taking up wall space with a towel bar anyway. A towel warmer takes the chill off the bathroom meaning you don’t need to heat the whole house in the morning if you will be gone all day. It warms AND dries the towel which means you’ll do a little less laundry saving time, water AND your towels! And they’re more affordable than you may think. It’s important to pay attention to the quality and BTU’s though. Any old towel warmer won’t do. Substandard welds will rip your towels. They need to heat quickly and efficiently or you’ve wasted your money and your wall space. And these are made of stainless steel so they aren’t plated meaning there is no finish to wear off over time.

Amba Products, based in Atlanta GA, offers an expansive range of Italian design heated towel rails and space heaters for keeping towels and bathrooms warm and dry

Prevent towels from becoming musty — reducing laundry loads and water consumption
Helps bathrooms stay warm in the winter; and mold and mildew free – some models function as space heaters
Can be used at pools, spas & saunas, on boats & yachts, and in mudrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms
Made from high-quality environmentally friendly, 304 stainless steel (NOT plated)
Available in various quality finishes
Multiple sizes available to fit all needs and applications
Award-winning Italian designs, with a patented wire cable heating technology system
Installs easily — wire as you would a wall light or wall sconce.
All units are either UL or ETL approved for safety in Canada and the USA
Can be controlled by a simple switch, 24hr/7day programmable timer or digital heat controller
Models consume minimal power — some equivalent to just one or two light bulbs.
Custom sizes and Hydronic versions are available by special order
Amba Towel Warmer Collection: Traditional

The traditional collection is available in nickel plated brass, not stainless steel, due to requests for traditional design, look and materials.
A beautiful look and style towel warmer with the traditional finial accents
Can be controlled by a simple switch or 24hr/7day programmable timer
UL certified Italian heating element
Invisible hardware kit included in the price

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