Category 'Bathroom Products & Hardware'

New England winters can get rough, the days are short and the temperature drops. Now, we’re really getting into the thick of the winter months. The cold weather has only just begun. Getting out of your warm, cozy bed, and going into the bathroom is one of the worst parts of the day in the cold winter months. Bathrooms are cold and dreary and can feel like the arctic tundra! Waking up in the middle of the night and stepping on cold bathroom tile… brrr! Here are some tips to warm up your bathroom this winter.

Cozy Rug or Bath Mat

The easiest place to start is the floor, when your feet hit that cold bathroom floor it can come as quite the shock. An easy fix for that is a warm, fuzzy bath mat or rug. You can cover the cold bathroom floor with warm rugs, and your toes will thank you. You will step on warm, plush rug now instead of freezing, hard floor.

Heated Floor

If you want to take it one step further, you can even upgrade to a heated floor. This is a big investment when it comes to your bathroom, but it pays off. Especially in the winter, just turn on the heated floor and never experience a cold step in your bathroom again!

Towel Heaters

Heated towel bars or racks can be created specifically for your bathroom and can be personalized for your bathroom's design. While you are in the shower, the rack will keep your towel nice and warm and when you get out of the shower, wrap yourself in the heaven that is a warm towel. Don’t let the cold air hit you like a truck, wrap yourself in a toasty towel before it has the chance.

Heat Lamps

Many bathrooms come equipped with heat lamps, they are also fairly easy to install and relatively cheap. Heat lamps can be set on a timer, so they can be turned on and off during set times. These are useful when getting in or out of the shower because they emit high levels of heat and can raise the temperature of the room for a set amount of time! If you’re sick of thinking you’re in the North Pole every time you walk into your own bathroom, keep these tips in mind to help warm up your bathroom space. If you need more suggestions or tips to warm up your bathroom, contact the experts at The Bath Showcase!

While clawfoot tubs and soak-in tubs have been increasingly popular in recent years, another low-key bathroom trend that has been sneaking up on us are doorless showers. What Exactly is a Doorless Shower? Also known as a Roman shower, these showers do not require a door or curtain. These act as a multi-functional space as they can be used as a shower by night or a walkway by day. Doorless showers create an open feel, which many homeowners can appreciate. You’ve probably noticed open concepts in kitchen/living room spaces so why not continue this into the bathroom? Key Benefits of a Doorless Shower Guests will most likely perceive your bathroom as being much larger than it actually is. Since the shower is not closed off, square footage is visually added. Additionally, you won’t have to compromise the aesthetic flow of a bathroom because the entryway will be entirely open. Water spots, streaks and residue can quickly make your bathroom look as if it has never been cleaned. Build-up occurs too frequently on both shower curtains and glass shower doors. If you’re looking for a luxury bathroom that makes you feel like you’re enjoying a day at the spa, invest in a doorless shower. This provides a modern feel that creates the appearance of a high-end bathroom. It truly feels like the entire space is a spa, and that’s a remarkable feeling especially after a long day at work or an intense gym session. Disadvantages of a Doorless Shower At The Bath Showcase, we are all about being open and honest with our clients. This means, being realistic about the products they’re purchasing as well as which design works best for them. So, without further ado, we’ll discuss some of the disadvantages to doorless showers.

  • Limited privacy – one person can use the bathroom at a time, unless you’re very comfortable with one another.
  • Water splashes – there is some potential for water to splash in the bathroom.
  • Cold – you may want to consider a heat lamp or a heated floor. Since there is so much moving air through the doorless entryway, there’s a very high chance that the room will be rather chilly.
Be Strategic Since there are some disadvantages to having a doorless shower, you want to make sure you’re being strategic and have everything planned out. A rain-mount showerhead pushes the water straight down so you won’t need to worry about water getting everywhere. You’ll also want to invest in non-skid flooring and create a half-wall to protect the room from excessive splashing. One of the major tasks that we cannot stress enough is to slope the shower floor toward the drain.

California Faucet with Blue BackgroundChoosing a bathroom faucet is actually a lot more complex than you may think due to the countless options on the market. You need to think about who will be using this faucet – do you want something motion activated? Will children be using this?   Single-Lever Faucet Single-lever faucets work well in almost every bathroom and they are one of the most popular choices. With its simple design and wide-array of color options, you really can’t go wrong with the single-lever faucet. Motion-sensor Faucet A motion-sensor faucet allows users to keep the faucet looking fresh and clean. These are also much easier for children and when you set the temperature to the right level, you’re ensuring that children can never hurt themselves. Eight-inch-spread Faucet The 8-inch-spred faucet is offered in a variety of styles and materials. These particular faucets come in brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze and gold. Four-inch-spread Faucet These faucets come in multiple shapes, sizes and colors, and they save space for those with smaller vanities. Wall-mounted Faucet Wall-mounted faucets don’t take up counter space and they act as a beautiful focal point in any bathroom. Whether they are mounted to the sink or a backsplash, you can’t go wrong with wall-mounted faucets.

Many of our clients are looking to design a bathroom with their children in mind. One of the main objectives for homeowners is designing a bathroom that is completely safe for their little ones without jeopardizing the safety of their children. There is actually a slew of items on the market and DIY tasks that can be used to create the perfect child-friendly bathroom. Designing a Step Stool If you adore DIY projects, create a homemade stool to raise your children. This allows them to access the sink easily. A pine board and plywood works wonders and with some wheels, you can easily store this in the closet. Small Ceramic Tiles Little children are quite adventurous so it’s important to have enough traction so your children don’t slip. Small ceramic tiles that have grout offer enough traction to alleviate any accidents. Wall-Mounted Trough A wall-mounted trough offers plenty of room for multiple kids to access the sink at the same time. If you don’t love the color of the trough, you can easily paint this with a gorgeous accent color. Open Shelves Rather than having your children shuffle through towels and other toiletries, open shelving allows for them to grab items much quicker. Select a Large Sink A trough sink instead of double sinks is much more accommodating for children. It’s quick and simple to clean and leaves plenty of space. If you’d like to pick out some bathroom supplies and hardware such as sinks, lighting and countertops, stop by the Bath Showcase. We have multiple locations and convenient hours!

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How to Warm up Your Bathroom this Winter

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New England winters can get rough, the days are short and the temperature drops. Now, we’re really getting into the thick of the winter months. The cold weather has only just begun. Getting out of your warm, cozy bed, and going into the bathroom is one of the worst parts of the day in the […]

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While clawfoot tubs and soak-in tubs have been increasingly popular in recent years, another low-key bathroom trend that has been sneaking up on us are doorless showers. What Exactly is a Doorless Shower? Also known as a Roman shower, these showers do not require a door or curtain. These act as a multi-functional space as […]

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The Best Faucets for Your Bathroom

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Choosing a bathroom faucet is actually a lot more complex than you may think due to the countless options on the market. You need to think about who will be using this faucet – do you want something motion activated? Will children be using this?   Single-Lever Faucet Single-lever faucets work well in almost every […]

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Designing a Kid-Friendly Bathroom

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Many of our clients are looking to design a bathroom with their children in mind. One of the main objectives for homeowners is designing a bathroom that is completely safe for their little ones without jeopardizing the safety of their children. There is actually a slew of items on the market and DIY tasks that […]