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Aug

5

Curbed showers designs

By Bathroom Designer

Kneewalls, curbs, and glass keep water in

Curbed showers allow a great deal of flexibility with the type and height of the walls and the number of showerheads. With a single showerhead, the shower doesn’t require a door if the opening is out of the spray area (drawing above). The shower isn’t barrier free, however. To keep water in the shower, a curb approximately 51/2 in. to 6 in. high runs across the 24-in.-wide opening. Plumbing the shower control next to the entrance lets you adjust the temperature before entering the shower spray. Controls are usually 48 in. off the floor, but 42 in. is fine on the 48-in.-tall kneewall I’d use here. Glass panels above the kneewall contain deflected water, but might not be necessary.

Multiple showerheads typically require that mixing valves be plumbed on the same wall as the showerhead. Because of the extensive spray coverage, a shower door is a must. In this case, a 36-in.-tall kneewall with glass panels above maximizes light. For comfort, the bench should be at least 12 in. deep and have room underneath for feet.

Kneewalls, curbs, and glass keep water in

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Aug

4

Curbless shower

By Bathroom Designer

Curbless shower

Curbless shower

Dispensing with a typical shower enclosure and sloping the floor to direct water to the drain creates a bathroom with clean, modern lines that can be made accessible. In the bathroom shown here, the shower area is located as far from the room entrance as possible. Placement of the sink and the toilet is crucial. If fixtures are less than 12 in. from the shower’s spray area or if you want to keep an area dry, temperedglass splash walls can shield fixtures as well as doorways from spraying water. A splash wall needs to be only as high as the showerhead and as deep as the fixture it’s protecting. I try to keep the splash wall a minimum of 16 in. from the centerline of the toilet, and at least 3 in. from the edge of a sink. Near doorways, I make the splash wall as deep as the door is wide.

Aug

4

Designing showers for small bathrooms

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

As a bathroom designer on Cape Cod, I have plenty of opportunities to design generously sized master bathrooms in new homes without strict budgetary constraints or space limitations. More frequently, however, I’m asked to update an older bathroom to create a more comfortable and appealing space within the existing footprint. On these renovation projects, bathroom dimensions of 5 ft. by 8 ft. and 6 ft. by 9 ft. are common.

Designing showers for small bathrooms

Designing showers for small bathrooms

To configure a full, modern bathroom in a footprint of this size, I try to get as much usable area into the shower as possible without compromising the rest of the floor plan. The best way to maximize shower space in a small bathroom is to use a tiled shower that can be customized to the available space. Read more »

Mar

18

Opt for a Floating Vanity

By Bathroom Designer

Opt for a Floating Vanity

Floating vanities not only look great, but they come in handy for universal design, too. With the cabinet mounted directly on the wall, users in wheelchairs can tuck their legs in beneath the unit to gain access to the sink.

May

12

Minimalist Cube Shower Boxes

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Cube is always one of the most minimalist shape, so if you want modern and minimalist bathroom, you should choose shower box from the Cube Zone collection by Albatros. This comfortable shower looks very stylish and contemporary. It is cube box from transparent glass, which has limestale-proof treatment. The shower box is offered with equipped panel, covered with teak-like staves and removable transparent metacrylate seat. This shower is available in Vaporsystem version with on-off Turkish Bath, which could help you relax and get a pleasure.[Albatros, comfortable shower box, cube shower box, minimalist shower, turkish bath Read more »

Jan

16

Outdoor Showers – duo

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Taking a long, relaxing shower is undoubtedly one of the most blissful parts of any day. Imagine how much nicer it would be if you could take that daily shower in your back yard, rooftop garden or any relaxing outdoor spot – without risking the potential embarrassment of your neighbors.

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Oborain‘s pre-fabricated outdoor showers are elegant and surprisingly modest. Deep, rich woods and stainless steel combine to form showers that are every bit as sophisticated as those found indoors in lush bathrooms. Read more »

Jan

14

Egg Bathtub Space Saving ‘Tulip’ Shower

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Some apartment bathrooms are just not big enough to fit a full- or even half-size tub, unless one considers the extra space already required for standing and walking. This clever flip-down solution makes room for lying down in the bath, but retracts when not in use.

The (Tulip) name was derived by Piotr Pyrtek from the way in which the unit seems to blossom open, as well as the tulip’s versatility in the world of plants. When upright, the enclosure prevents splashing and contains steam for showering. When flipped open, the vertical portion provides a place to lean against along the back surface. Read more »

Jan

9

Outdoor Bathtub & Shower Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Why KOS called this the Geo 180 rather than 360 is tough to say – seeing as it provides an incredible in-the-round outdoor bathing experience. What sets this apart from the standard soaking or hot tub? The shower above adds an exotic touch to be sure.

In some ways, this design harkens back to classic models of communal bathing in hot springs or other natural water sources. Overall its simplicity speaks volumes – the experience alone of sitting back against the gently curved surface with water sprinkling down from above is enough to sell most of us on this amazing outdoor bath design. Read more »

Jan

8

Luxurious Modern Shower Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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The shower is one place we can always go to relax and get away from everything troubling us in the world at large – a small and sometimes unappreciated hideaway in the home where no one bothers you and the noise of everday life is drowned out in a torrent of warm water.

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Why not, given its role in our lives, invest a bit more into the design of our shower – make it a real retreat with the home if we can afford it? While these ultra-luxurious fixtures from Dornbracht are not cheap they seem worth it for those who value their time spent in the shower.

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On the somewhat cheaper side of things (though nontheless expensive), they also offer a variety of stylish bathtub faucets and handles that can add a touch of modernism to go with a more simple and elegant bathroom interior design.

Jan

7

Futuristic Elegant Adjustable Shower Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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The problem with the one-shower-fits all approach to designing showers is that we humans not only come in different shapes and sizes but  we also prefer to take a shower in different ways.

This all-in-one shower fixture (designed by Sunghoon Mun) has a simple, elegant but also functional design with a twist nob, shelves for soaps and a slot to easily adjust the height and angle of water flow.

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By lifting or lowering the handle at the bottom the fixture is easily adjusted for a full-body head-to-tow shower experience or down to a body spray mode or anything in between.