For years now, Europeans have found the key to unlocking a bathroom’s potential is the comfort provided by towel radiators. Towel radiators offer comfortable radiant heat in the bathroom while at the same time providing the luxury of warm, dry towels and bathrobes.
In America, towel warmers first appeared in the early 1900s in upper class homes. These early units were typically hydronic, as many homes at the time were heated by hot water systems. During the depression and war eras, towel warmers were too extravagant for most common homes to have, but they have started to become popular again in recent years. Continue reading
Creating illusions for the eye can do great things for design. In this case, a simple trick can make your bathroom feel larger. Most of us don’t have the grand bathrooms shown to us in magazines or in this ideabook. But that’s the great thing about this trick: It can work in any size of bathroom. Whether large or small, taking your shower tile entirely to the ceiling will lift your space and make it feel larger.
I believe there are no rules in design, so there is no right or wrong way in laying your tile in this matter. It’s a trick I use and have been happy with the outcome. In some instances it works; for others, it may not be the best solution. Each homeowner should discuss preferences with their designers or contractors in order to install a shower that works best visually for them. Continue reading