Bigger is better when it comes to whirlpools. But, we may not always have enough room to house a large Aquatic or Jacuzzi whirpool. Or, perhaps you do just want a small one so you don’t waste a lot of water. Manufacturers like Maaz, MTI, and Porcher, as well as Aquatic and Jacuzzi all produce whirlpools that will fit your space and budget. Here is an overview of some of the basic models and luxury models offered by major manufacturers.
Corner whirlpools: There are many corner whirlpools available from Maax and Jacuzzi. For example, the Jacuzzi Bellavista Corner Whirlpool Bath fits snugly, and fashionably, in the corner of the bathroom and operates on 80 gallons of water. Two adults can fit comfortably in this tub. For a slightly less expensive option, consider the Maax Flirt Hydromax. This takes up less space, and operates on less water, while still providing enough room for side-by-side bathing. Read more »
Many air tubs are already works of art themselves. The manufacturers of airtubs like Toto, Maax, Aquatic, Porcher, and MTI have all put considerable effort into creating air tubs that are fashionable and comfortable. But, sometimes you want to spruce up the environment around your air tub, and here are some options.
Candle Light: First things first. Be careful not to drop any hot wax into your airtub. It could clog the drains or stain the finish. So, when setting candles around your airtub, like the Toto Neorest, be sure to use candle holders, preferably larger than the candle itself. You want enough clearance to be sure that if it does fall over, that the wax will be trapped in the holder. Read more »
Looking to remodel small bathroom? Still using the towels you got ten years ago for your wedding? Is the paint cracking above your shower? Well, then its probably time to update your bathroom designs. And with an average 100% return on investment with bathroom redesigns, you really have nothing to lose.
10 ways to improve your bathroom designs:
- Update the fixtures: Today’s bathroom vanities, bathroom faucets and tubs are streamlined to allow for maximum space-saving. They are decorative and functional, and add lasting beauty to your bathroom designs. Read more »
With the current volatility of the housing and lending market, many homeowners are staying in their current residences rather than purchasing larger homes. Families that may have planned to stay in their present home for just 5 or 6 years, are finding themselves staying there a decade or more. So, to increase the beauty and resale value of their home, they are upgrading their homes by redesigning their kitchens or bathrooms.
A bathroom renovation can add a 100% return on investment (ROI) to the value of a home, and a kitchen redesign can add nearly 95% ROI, according to the NY Home and Garden Show. Not to mention, an updated kitchen or bathroom design is appealing to new home owners, who won’t have to invest the time, money and effort into updating the room on their own.
As you know, the kitchen is the heart of a home. Whether you are throwing a party, or just chit-chatting with family, people mainly congregate in the kitchen. So a kitchen designed with comfort and accommodation in mind, can dramatically increase the value and sale-ability of a home. Function and convenience is paramount of course, but to implement family-friendly and comfortable features into the design as well, like new kitchen sinks and/or kitchen faucets, which will make it even more appealing to future buyers.
The same goes for bathrooms. Unlike kitchens which are a “meeting place” for the family, the bathroom is a place for solitude and private time. So with that in mind, aim to make the place as comfortable as possible. Utilize modern fixtures such as bathroom vanities and add space-saving storage.
As said before, you can expect roughly a 100% ROI on your kitchen or bathroom redesign. So, if you spend $5000 on a new bathroom, you can add $5000 to the selling price of your home. With that in mind, what do you have to lose?
Products to help you upgrade or redesign you kitchen and bathroom:
- Rohl Products
- Bathroom Vanities
- Kitchen Sinks
- Kitchen Faucets
- A Jacuzzi Whirlpool or Jacuzzi Tub
- Whirlpools & Air Tubs
- Aquatic Products & Aquatic Whirlpools
Sprucing up a bathroom used to mean picking up the wet towels and wiping the scum out of the soap dish. Nowadays, bathrooms are little slices of a family’s character. They can be both fun and functional. Here are a few bathroom designs ideas for families of any income:
- Grandma’s House – Hang crafts and country-themed photographs on the wall. Use baskets for storing toilet paper and towels. Finish it off with a few decorative soaps in a small glass dish. Remember what Grandma said, though, they’re for decoration not washing.
- Toon Town - Choose one of your favorite cartoon characters, like Mickey Mouse, and paint the bathroom in that color, such as black, red and white. Print out a few pictures of Mickey for the wall. Set small figurines on the shelf. And be sure to color coordinate the shower curtain, rugs and towels.
- Zen – Make the bathroom a peaceful retreat, by painting the room in earth-tones, such as brown, green and tan. Consider bamboo fixtures, and stone for the wash basin. Rattan mats can be used outside of the tub, and rocks can be used for decoration. One of several perfect bathroom vanities would help complete the “Zen” look. Consider adding a Jacuzzi Tub for aquatherapy treatment. Just follow the basic rule of “Keep it Simple.”
- Ocean – One of the most popular bathroom decorating ideas is the ocean theme. Visit any local department store to find ocean-themed toothbrush holders, shower curtains, towels, and more. If you’ve visited the ocean, consider putting a glass jar filled with sea-shells on a shelf.
- Patriotic – For those in the USA, you can never go wrong with a traditional Red, White and Blue theme. Since most fixtures are white, simply buy some red and blue towels and mats. Hang a nice flag on the wall. Then consider color-coordinated soaps and tissue boxes.
- Minimalist Color – Make your white bathroom fixtures stand out by painting the room in a dark, bold color such as navy blue. Accent the room with a slightly lighter shade of the same color. Finally, purchase towels and mats that are again, one shade lighter. You may want to start with deciding on the color of the towels and mats, and then work your way up.
- Museum - Make your bathroom an art museum. Simply print out several of your favorite paintings, and frame them. Cluster the frames on one wall, so they are nearly touching. Choose one of several decorative bathroom vanities out there to meet your theme. For the shower curtain, visit your local fabric store and purchase an artistic swatch, then sew it to a plastic liner.