The money shots in the design world are found in kitchens and bathrooms. It is here where we enter the world of plumbing fixture firms, countertop people, kitchen manufacturers, appliance stores, and cabinet builders. These two spaces are the most expensive and problematic to design, construct or remodel. Well done kitchens and baths can improve your home’s value while outdated spaces drag a property down into the fixer-upper category. Each room is composed of certain key components, held together (or not) by a logical layout.
Bathtubs or showers? Now there's a question for the ages. Many designers recommend the removal of tubs which frees up valuable space in the bathroom. But people who love taking a bath are not going to give up that easy. I've alway preferred the instant gratification of showers. They are faster, more efficient with water usage and now, totally wired.
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As stated above, I’ve always been a shower guy. I do like the concept of a long luxurious bath in a larger-than-life claw-footed, ornate vessel but I don’t have the patience for the ritual of filling while tweaking the temperature to the just-right setting. Be that as it may I do appreciate the work of fine bathtub craftsmanship, especially when the work harkens back to a simpler, yet decadent time. With these thoughts in mind I present a presentation of tubbery from
Devon & Devon
based in Florence, Italy.
Bathing vessels come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials a notion that brought home for me while taking a tour through the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City. I thought maybe I’d seen it all but I was wrong again as I stumbled into a booths dedicated to traditional Japanese soaking tubs and
stainless steel wonders.
Of course you’ve heard of everything but the kitchen sink but you never hear much about the bathroom sink. I can assure you that there are many people in the world building some of the most amazing containers for face washing and tooth brushing you have ever seen. Here’s a few direct from the continent,
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