Tag Archives: Showers

Occasionally, I come across a vintage bath that is so compelling I like to post a single image. In this bath for Barbara Hutton, I loved the choice of book matched marble with just the right amount of activity on the surface, the contrasting color scheme, the classical ornamentation on the soffit over the tub and the brass tub fittings. Great design choices never go out of style.

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On May 18th I wrote a post about pressure balance shower valves. A plumbing tutorial is not complete without a discussion of thermostatic shower valves. So, once again, I will try to demystify the terminology and give you the tools to create the ultimate showering experience.

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Of all the elements in the bath, the shower is the most complex. This post will be about planning for the optimal shower experience because once the shower is built additions are nearly impossible and always expensive.  We will discuss surface materials for the shower in another post.