Posts Tagged ‘Spa Retreat’

Wanna save water…? Consider a Steam Shower

So I know I’ve been waxing poetic lately about water savings. My latest rant is about steam showers. Did you know that a steam shower uses about 1 gallon of water for every 20 minutes of steam shower? So, that means you could take a 30 minute steam shower and use less than 2 gallons of water. That is way, way less than a bathtub which will use between 50 and 90 gallons for that same type of relaxation. It is worth considering investing in a steam unit. We love the Thermasol Pro steam unit. It has a lifetime warranty. In addition, this warranty will cover labor for the first three years. That’s amazing!! It truly is a plug-and-play type of steam unit. The water supply just gets screwed on and it can be plugged in. There is nothing more simple. This will save you on labor costs. And… THERE ARE HEALTH BENEFITS!!

Read about the science of steam
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Some people just have an eye and are willing to take chances…

We’ve worked with this client on several projects. In our humble opinion, the girl’s got good taste. And she’s not afraid to exert her style and her preferences. Everything about her home is well appointed and inviting. It’s a comfortable home with LOTSA style.

Let’s start in the master bath by Jeff Talmadge Construction http://www.talmadgeconstruction.com…

Zucchetti Faucets, Custom  Italian stone sinks, Lighted mirrors made in USA

Zucchetti Faucets, Custom Italian stone sinks, Lighted mirrors made in USA

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Warm seat with a bidet seat in the Toilet Area

Warm seat with a bidet seat in the Toilet Area

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Yes, it's a dream shower. Cascading water, rain shower PLUS a hand shower.

Yes, it’s a dream shower. Cascading water, rain shower PLUS a hand shower.

Guest Sinks

The Guest Bath, by Dale Utley (831-422-7646) and Randy Marty Contractors (831-345-6577) is equally dreamy. Look at these fun round sinks with slanted channel drains. They’re of a man-made stone which cleans very easily. We chose them in a matte finish for this project but they are available in a polished finish, too. The faucets are German and have nice, wide, comfortable handles that almost everyone likes to use.

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Let's celebrate those curves with these vanities

Let’s celebrate those curves with these vanities! We had these vanities made left and right by LaCava in the good old USA. The wood grain runs horizontally which really shows off the curves. Seductive, right?

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The client had fun with the glass which was manufactured locally

The client had fun with the glass which was manufactured locally


The shower valve (Made in USA) is thermostatic which allows for perfect control of flow and temperature. The top handle is for the shower and the bottom handle is for the tub spout

The shower valve (Made in USA) is thermostatic which allows for perfect control of flow and temperature. The top handle is for the shower and the bottom handle is for the tub spout

Close up of the bird tile

Close up of the bird tile

The tub is shallow but perfect for homes where there should just be a tub but  everyone seems to prefer to shower. The skirt is nice and plain

The tub is shallow but perfect for homes where there should just be a tub but everyone seems to prefer to shower. The skirt is nice and plain

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