Showers

I like my showers very hot. Will an icy blast turn me into a better person? | Romesh Ranganathan | Life and style

I was away for work last week when we got on to the subject of showers. This is something that comes up a lot when travelling, as the quality of bathroom facilities very much determines the mood of the TV shoot. One of the hotels we stayed in last year seemed to be only pretending to have running water, and so the filming days quickly descended into a group of smelly people irritably snapping at each other. At another hotel, it would take about 20 minutes to get a cupful of hot water, which meant showers took an hour and consisted of being naked and freezing and occasionally basting yourself.

On last week’s shoot, though, the director of the show claimed that cold showers were the way forward. I would agree, if the context was specifically for the extraction of information from hostages. I found myself wondering if this was another load of middle-class bullshit, like the six-month period when everyone was putting butter in their coffee.

I am very much of the school of thought that showers should be extremely hot. For some reason, I equate very hot with very clean. I like to feel as if the top layer of skin has been singed off, so that I emerge from the cubicle a brand new Romesh – after, of course, having squeegeed the walls of the shower, during which I like to role-play as a nice window cleaner. I also like the pressure to be so high that you feel as if you’re being sandblasted, smashed so hard against the back of the wall that you would be unsurprised to be hit by a goat that had been caught up in the tornado. All of this is environmentally unsound, to say the least. Even so, cold showering sounded

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The Original Frameless Showers Doors Company Announces Reasons to Update Bathrooms

The Original Frameless Showers Doors Company Announces Reasons to Update Bathrooms

A local manufacturing company, The Original Frameless Shower Doors company, has recently announced to the public in Coral Springs why homeowners need to update their bathrooms.

Coral Spring, FL – The Original Frameless Shower Doors company lists the top three reasons homeowners choose to update their bathrooms.  The first reason is simply that the bathroom looks dated.  The fixtures look like something out of a 1974 bathroom.

The home is over 30 years old, the problem is probably the sliding shower doors inCoral Springs. The previous owners may not have been diligent about keeping the tracks clean.  A good reason to replace the sliding doors is to purchase frameless glass doors.

According to The Original Frameless Shower Doors company, the second reason homeowners choose to update their bathrooms is that the glass in their shower doors begins to look cloudy.  Despite repeated scrubbings, the doors are still not clear.

This happens because a regular shower door glass is porous.  Soap scum can get into the pores of the glass.  The Original Frameless Shower Doors company recommends that when homeowners shop for sliding tub doors in Coral Springs they check for a protectant called StayCLEAN.  Most homeowners don’t know about this protectant that keeps glass doors clean for years to come.

The Original Frameless Shower Doors company also notes that safety is an issue in an outdated bathroom.  The hardware holding the doors together may have worn out over time.  It is better to get clamps, hinges, and door handles that have been tested and retested at the factory.  Homeowners need to know it is safe to lean on the towel rack without it falling down.  They also need to know that the glass is a safety glass and won’t break. 


About The Original Frameless Shower Doors Company

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Freestanding tubs, bigger showers are changing bathroom design

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Bathtubs used to be simple things. They were attached to the wall. There was a shower head at one end. You pulled a curtain to keep water from going where it wasn’t supposed to.

But like many other aspects of home decor, tubs and showers have gone uptown.

“People want their tubs to be the masterpiece of the bathroom,” said Thomas Phan, principal owner of Lifestyle Fixtures in Huntington Beach, Calif. One of the most popular ways to achieve that aura is with a freestanding bathtub, which sits in a prominent place and doesn’t abut any wall. “A freestanding tub sits in the middle of the bathroom,” Phan explained. “It says, ‘Look at me!’ ”

Clearly, you need some space for such a large hunk of plumbing hubris. But there are a variety of freestanding tub sizes now, so even smaller bathrooms can accommodate the look.

There are some challenges, Phan warned. “If you install one in a downstairs bathroom that’s on a concrete pad, that’s a little more work. You have to jackhammer through the cement floor to get your plumbing in. But in a second-floor bathroom it’s much easier.”

Another advantage of freestanding tubs: “They’re easier to clean around,” Phan said.

Freestanding tubs usually mean separate showers, and there are a couple of trends developing in that realm: size and accessibility.

“Bigger showers are getting popular,” said Joel Warners, president of Faucets N’ Fixtures in Orange, Calif. “It’s part of the growing acceptance in our industry that people shower 85 percent of the time. The shower shouldn’t be an afterthought or some small cubicle.”

Another trend sweeping bath and shower design is the concept of aging in place. “People want a shower and bath that are accessible and easy to use as they get older,” Warners

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Hassle-Free Walk-In Showers

Walk-in showers have become the ultimate luxury in new homes and for existing bathroom upgrades. Design experts say one of the key factors for homebuyers is the bathroom and with more emphasis being placed on bathroom design they are looking for both functionality and stylish innovations. As a result, homeowners are basking in an endless array of choices for stylizing their bathrooms with a vast range of decorative finishes and dynamic choices in showers available.

These hot new trendy showers stray from the days of the typical bath / shower combination now giving homeowners more options in where to allocate their walk-in shower. With the emergence of shower range designs from semi-framed, framed to frameless combined with uncompromising construction, walk-in showers have become the core addition in bathroom renovations. Today much of the design effort is being placed on creating a more open space in the bathroom. Consumers are becoming increasingly in favor of clear glass showers to serve as the focal point in their bathroom because of the clean precision line construction and as a mean of reflecting light especially for bathrooms not equipped with windows. By incorporating glass type walk-in showers other bathroom fixtures can easily be built into the remaining bathroom décor. The well engineered showers offer a sleek ultra contemporary solution suited to complete the look of any bathroom design while allowing for artwork, bathroom accessories, bathroom flooring and tiles to be configured with the shower unit.

Bathroom industry professionals report that statistically they have seen an increased number of shower sales and are attributed to the high tech flexibility of showers options from electric showers to steam showers cabins and why people are spending more time and finding comfort in the shower. The desire to segregate the bath from the shower points to consumer demands …

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