The standard glass shower enclosure is composed of a relatively thin piece of glass framed with metal for extra strength. Although much cheaper to produce and install, standard enclosures tend to collect mold and last only about a third as long as frameless glass enclosures. But want to know why we really love frameless? Cause they’re purrrdy and much less likely to harbor disgusting colonies of mold and mildew. The thicker tempered glass costs more to fabricate and install but we think the streamlined look and extended durability far outweighs the competition.
Our Verdict: Totally Splurge-Worthy!
Philadelphia, PA – There’s nothing like a luxurious tub to turn a bathroom into a spa-like retreat. In this space, a modern soaking tub surrounded by thousands of mosaic green tiles literally takes center stage. The faucet’s simple clean lines complement the mosaic tile and set the tone for the entire room, lending it a soothing, modern look.
Spa Luxury with a Sunken Tub – Undermount bathtubs are designed with a flat edge that mounts under the deck so the tub rim is invisible. In this installation, the tub rests beneath the tile, creating a sunken-tub effect.
A peacock blue sink coordinates with the bath’s iridescent glass tiles and complements blue flecks in the surrounding granite countertop.
Actually no. Chromatherapy is the term for a branch of holistic healing that utilizes color to achieve optimal health. It’s based on the fact that what we think of as color is actually reflected light that reaches our retinas through vibratory wavelengths. Our brains then interpret the waves as colors.
If we think of color as a sensation, it’s reasonable to entertain the idea that colors can affect mood and a sense of well-being. Research shows that certain colors have measurable psychological and physiological effects on people. For example, warm colors like red and orange can act as stimulants, increase heart rates, induce perspiration, and arouse feelings of excitement. Studies have also shown that people attach symbolic significance to certain colors, such as red, which most people associate with love, regardless of their cultural background.
Recently, luxury shower and bath manufacturers have begun to incorporate chromatherapy options into the bathing experience. LED and fiber-optic lights built into showerheads and tubs can shower you with eight colors light and water. Digital controls allow you to cycle through the color spectrum or pause on one color to relax or invigorate the senses. Combined with aromatherapy and aural sensations from the sound of running water, you can enjoy a complete sensory experience that’s sure to affect you mentally and physically.