The Medicinal Powers of Steam Baths Demystified

High Tech Steam Bath

A steam bath is not the same thing as a sauna. Each has their ups and downs, but both are therapeutic and medicinal. The steam room is the one where the heat is carried on thick clouds of mist emitted from steam heads, and although it might feel more intense than a sauna at first, […]

Before The Bomb, There Was The Bathroom: Vintage Bathroom Designs From The 1940s

In the 40s, society was recovering from the Great Depression and the second World War, and fashion and style came back with a bang. People finally had enough money to renovate and go shopping and they all wanted a taste of the American dream. Here in 2011, what better way to celebrate surviving our country’s […]

Going Green Before We Wash Our Hands

Low Flow Bathroom Sink

Low flow sink faucets are good for the environment and save money. Water conservation is one of the greatly overlooked environmental battles. Water treatment plants exert a tremendous amount of energy keeping up with America’s demand for clean water. While it is important to protect ourselves from germs by washing our hands, how many gallons […]

The Search for a Super Soaker Shower Head

Multi Function Bell Shaped Shower Head from California Faucets

Nobody deserves having to suffer a wimpy shower. Last year, it felt like my shower head wasn’t even trying anymore. In the morning when my eyes don’t open and my throat is scratchy, I am counting on my shower to get me exhilarated and fresh to face the day. All of  these shower heads meet […]

Mirror Mirror… Romantic Bathroom Vanities

Arriving nicely dressed to work every single day might be the key to success, but appearing well groomed is easier for some than others. It depends on a person’s type of hair, whether or not he has tattoos, or has a talent for ironing or suffers any chronic acne. Life can be cruel. The bathroom […]

Vintage to Modern Clawfoot Bathtub Fillers

Era Collection Clawfoot Bathtub from Jacuzzi

The clawfoot tub is the stuff of romance. They connote images of lords in manors relaxing in a tub as a servant shaves his beard. Throughout history they have never gone out of style, and this is why we continue see them evolve with each decade, becoming more and more modernized. Nonetheless, the classic Edwardian […]

Recipe for the Perfect Bath Experience

In many cultures around the world and throughout history, bathing has been a ritualistic act. A bath cleanses impurities and calms the spirit. Immersing oneself in water can feel exhilarating beyond belief. In the twenty-first century, we have the technology to make our bathing experiences transcendent every time. Here is my recipe to a bath […]

Extravagent Accessories for a Trendy Bar at Home

Modern Home Bar

It’s usually a party kill when half of the guests decide to leave and go to a bar downtown.  This happened at a party I went to a couple weeks ago. It was initially a huge group, but the party took two major blows. First there was a car accident in front of the house, […]

The Air Duct to Better Ventilation in the Bathroom

Bathroom Ventilation Setup

Bathroom ventilation does more than improve a hot and stuffy bathroom. It helps prevent mold and bad smells. Water vapor that does not get sucked out builds up over time in the timber and can cause irreversible damage. Ventilation is the key to a healthier and more hygienic bathroom. Installation Tips     -Make sure […]

Gorgeous Fixtures and Bathroom Lighting Ideas

Chandelier in a bathroom

When we bathe, we are completely vulnerable and exposed. We want ambient light because we don’t want someone to be able to spy on us like in Psycho, but we want task lights to feel like nobody can sneak up on us either like in Jurassic Park. Basically, we want something more than a fluorescent […]