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Jan

16

Minimalist Shower Cabin Designed by Phillip Starck

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Take only the necessary and leave the rest. It is most likely that the result will surprise you in many terms, right from simplicity, of design and use, to the new feel and look that is also a direct solution to anything redundant. If you like those ideas, then you wouldn’t hesitate to embrace the minimalist style, this time manifested in the form of Steam Shower Cabin. Phillipe Starck, the designer, has lifted the idea of full functionality into new height with these new product. For more in depth description, just check out these pictures. Visit Duravit for more information. Design by Phillip Starck.

minimalist shower cabin, shower cabin design, Steam Shower Cabin, Phillip Starck

May

30

Bathroom Furniture Duravit. Philippe Starck shower St.Trop

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

It’s called St.Trop and is the latest project born from the collaboration between the famous world-renowned designer Philippe Starck and Duravit , a leading company in the field of bathroom and sanitary ware. We are talking about a real oasis of well-being capable of combining into a single product turkish bath and shower. That’s right, St.Trop is a shower from the simple and basic design with the function of turkish bath . Let’s take a closer look at the latest news by Philippe Starck!

Today I want to present St.Trop the shower for the bathroom conceived and designed by none other than that by the great Philippe Starck for Duravit famous brand .

It is a shower with turkish bath function capable of furnishing with style bathroom and at the same time give you moments of relaxation.

Featuring a simple, basic, boxy, the shower St.Trop occupies a very small space, only one square meter of surface, but without neglecting the comfort and aesthetics. As in a real framework of art, the shower door is framed and the wall is white and serves as a canvas. The stool made of materials resistant to high temperatures seems finally a sculpture.

Through a functional control unit is then possible to activate the bathroom steam for maximum relaxation of the default duration of 20 minutes. Not bad, do not you too?

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May

27

Outdoor Shower Enclosures Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Wanna Get a little closer to nature this summer with an outdoor shower? I’ve always wanted an outdoor shower, alas, the perfect location has eluded me. Maybe you’ll have better luck. Hope this Creative Design Ideas for Outdoor Shower Enclosures will help you more or less.

For the products, sources and pricing of items featured in this design inspiration board, see below: Outdoor Shower Design Considerations

Building Materials & Products

Use materials for your shower deck that are resistant to mold, mildew and rot. (Teak or Brazilian Walnut [Ipe]) Outdoor shower fixtures and accessories must also be able to stand up to the elements. Think stainless steel, brass, galvanized.

Outdoor Shower Design

Help your outdoor shower to blend into the surrounding landscape. Build a border with river rocks or beach pebbles. Or if you use deck tiles for your shower deck, leave the odd tile out and fill the voids with those same river rocks.

Don’t forget important functional and decorative accessories. Roll your fluffy towels up and keep them close at hand in a planter pot holder. The Prince Aha Stool from DesignWithinReach provides a spot to sit while drying off, but with its removable lid it’s also a great place to stash and store soaps and shampoos. Give your towel a place to dry with wall hooks. For those who like to shave in the shower a mirror is a must.

Outdoor Shower Drainage

The water must go somewhere – be sure to select a location with a slight incline away from your house. Slats between your deck tiles will naturally provide drainage. If the earth surrounding your outdoor shower is less forgiving, encouraging proper water drainage could require taking a more elaborate route. For more information about drainage I’ll turn you over to Bob Vila and Residential Architect Online.

Outdoor Shower Privacy

Just because you like to shower outside, it doesn’t mean you’re an exhibitionist (or maybe it does). If you’re at all interested in protecting your dignity, you’ll want a shower enclosure of some description. A privacy screen will do the job of keeping any Peeping Toms from seeing anything you don’t wish them to.

Hot Showers

A cold water outdoor shower may appeal to some – for others, if the plan is to actually linger under the flow of water, a hot water source will be a necessity. There are various options available for including hot water in your outdoor showering experience. Connecting into the plumbing of your home’s existing hot water system should be left to a professional, however there are DIY solar water heating options such as this one courtesy of HGTV.

Environmental Considerations

Environmental consideration must be given to the soaps, shampoos and conditioners that you use in your outdoor shower. Thank you to greenlagirl for pointing me in the right direction for EO eco-friendly personal care products.

Municipal Regulations / By-laws

Before proceeding with an outdoor shower project, make sure you check with your local building department to see if there are any specific bylaws pertaining to construction, design or drainage.

May

27

Choosing A Luxury Shower Tub For Your Bathroom

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

One of the biggest elements to any bathroom design or remodeling project is the shower. How to choose a shower tub? After all, it’s the centerpiece of your bathroom and the place where you are likely to spend most of your time. Therefore, it’s important that you choose the right shower unit for your needs. A two-in-one shower tub is a very popular option, and here’s why:

Practicality

 

Luxury Bathroom Shower Tub Unit

Maybe you have a big family and some like to shower while others prefer to take a bath. It’s also helpful if you have young children because you can all get in there at once! Or maybe you’ve got limited space in your bathroom, but don’t want to miss out on the luxury of having a bath for when you just want to soak your worries away and relax. A shower tub is the perfect choice for either scenario as it meets the needs of every bathroom-user in a stylish and compact way. 

Safety and Mobility

Shower-tubs are a common choice for people who have mobility issues because they can be installed with handrails or slip-resistant floors and give the user a bit more room to move. If this is the case for you, you might like to consider a walk-in tub, which eliminates having to step over the wall of the tub to get in.

Variety of shower tub enclosures

The good thing about shower tubs these days is that you can be sure to find one that suits your budget, style and the amount of space you have available.  Shower tub enclosures can be pre-fabricated or customized to your specific needs. Another thing to consider if your looking for a little bit of extra detail on your enclosure is whether you want to have a frame – you can choose from a range of materials, including silver, gold, brass, chrome, brushed nickel, stainless steel or even antiqued brass for a vintage look. Finally, you can have fun choosing individual fixtures, or going for built-in soap or shampoo holders.

What to look out for with a shower tub

Whether you’re designing a bathroom from scratch, or about to embark on a total overhaul of your existing bathroom, here are some things you need to keep in mind if you are considering a shower tub:

Shower Tubs Prices

Because they are larger than stand-alone shower enclosures, shower tubs can be on the more expensive end of the scale, sometimes costing up to $700 new (not including installation costs!). That’s why it’s important to consider if you want to replace your existing shower tub or just give it a bit of a “touch up”.

If you’re watching your pennies, check out our tips for Shower Remodeling On A Budget.

Replace or just “revamp”?

Another thing to remember if you are looking to replace your current shower tub is that you’re likely to damage the surrounding walls when you take out the original unit. This will mean re-painting or new tiles to join and seal your new shower tub. A cheaper and lower-impact option is to just replace the insert (usually made of fiberglass) and redo the seal around the tub. This will halve your costs and you’ll be amazed by the result. Lastly, to add a little extra something to your renovation, you could also look into replacing the fixtures (a hand-held showerhead is a popular choice).

Cleaning Your Shower Tubs

While showers aren’t always nicest things to clean, you can make your job easier by the materials you use for your shower tub. The benefit of an acrylic or fibreglass tub is that the surface smooth, waterproof and doesn’t have any crevices to collect mildew. If you want to use tiles for the tub or enclosing alcove, you need to be prepared for more regular maintenance on the mold that can collect in the grout. You also need to consider if you want to use an enclosure that completely seals the tub (such as glass doors), or opt for a simple and classic shower curtain – which you can change as often as you like with minimal expense!

May

26

How to organize the bathroom to look comfortable

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most important part of a house, without his survival of a family must have felt less comfortable. To organize the bathroom so it looks clean, beautiful and comfortable is very important to do for our families who use too comfortable.
Here we provide several examples of arrangement of the bathroom, please observe who knows there is one to suit your taste.

Apr

18

Ideal Standard Tris shower, sauna and turkish bath

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Ideal Standard Tris is a project designed for personal well-being and relaxation of the mind, encompassing at once a shower, a sauna and turkish bath. Every detail is conceived to provide maximum comfort and encourage relaxation. Let’s see what it is.

Tris by Ideal Standard is an idea born in 2008 with the aim to create a dream environment, where you can enjoy pleasant moments of relaxation, even in our house.

A dial Tris there are precious materials , a painstaking design, especially high technology, making this project a high-end solution for Ideal Standard.

A corner in our bathroom, devoted to relax the total now available in our house, taking up very little space.

This multipurpose space is made of marine plywood, and has the advantage of enclosing a shower, sauna and turkish bath in the size of a bathtub.

The function shower is divided into three zones and offers various water games: normal rain or fog, massage jets and hand shower side.

The touch panel lets you manage digital temperature control and all other functions of the cabin, with a simple click.

Jan

18

Shower Solutions Master Bathroom Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Shower Solutions

Shower benches and shelves don’t have to be elaborate. A piece of tile cut into a triangle and mounted a few feet off the floor in a corner can store shower supplies or give you a leg up when shaving.

Showers shared by multiple users can benefit from customized sprays. Many high-end shower systems offer a single-control, programmable, push-button module for selecting water temperature and specifying the operation of showerheads, body sprays, and pulsation intervals. For more affordable customization, try handheld showers and slide bars that make shower height optimal for each user.

Many homeowners are choosing luxury showers over whirlpool tubs in bathroom remodels because the showers take up less space and provide multiple types of water massage.

Jan

5

Shower Bath Design Ideas for Your Bathroom

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

If you get bored with the usual shower bath is used, you can replace it with another. Maybe it can replace with a different shower designs. Here some inspirations shower bath design available for you. Shower baths Shower Quadrants is a design which you can choose according to taste and theme of your bathroom. Door swing back mechanism makes easy for cleaning. They are soft opening and tolerance for out of true walls. They also polished silver profiles. And the most important is they are easy to install.

Dec

1

Walk In Shower Enclosures Are a Practical Solution For Bathrooms

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Do you have an old bathroom and want to transform it into a more elegant and modern looking bathroom? Or do you have a small bathroom and wish to make it more spacious without sacrificing some bathroom accessories? Then having a walk in shower enclosure for the shower area in the bathroom may be a practical solution. This type of shower enclosure looks absolutely great in the bathroom and provides a convenient shower area.

Walk in shower enclosures provide a luxurious washing area that you can simply walk into. They are available in different sizes and designs that can fit in the bathroom and compliment the room’s design. Hence, it is possible to install an enclosure even you have a small, big or an old bathroom. These shower enclosures play a big part in transforming an old bathroom into a more stylish and modern one.

Installing a new shower has many advantages. Aside from the beauty it adds to the bathroom, it makes it look more spacious by saving space rather than having huge bath tubs that eat up too much space. This is especially applicable to small bathrooms to create an ample amount of washing space without making the bathroom look cramped.

Walk in shower enclosures may also come with additional features. These are designed to meet different individual’s shower needs. You can also customize it by adding some additional features that you like. There are types of enclosures that are designed for the convenience of the elderly and children to provide them independence and safety when using the shower area. It is also possible to install railings to prevent yourself from slipping on the wet floor.

In looking for a shower enclosure, consider the size and style of the bathroom. Choose an enclosure that is right for the size and style of the room. It must be designated with enough space in the bathroom where the enclosure is to be installed. An enclosure style that is designed for the corners is popular because it saves a lot of space by utilizing the usually wasted spaces in the room. It helps to save space, especially in small bathrooms.

No doubt walk in shower enclosures are a practical solution to improving most bathrooms. With the benefits and advantages they bring they have become a necessity in making a bathroom more convenient to use and enhance its appearance. Many have also opted in to having one in their bathroom because they require less maintenance. This is thanks to the new trends of bathroom accessories that makes our bathing experience a more comfortable and convenient experience.

Tom writes many articles about the best shower enclosures on the market and about the cheapestwalk in shower enclosures available to buy.