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Why You Should Install A Freestanding Bathtub

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Is your bathroom ready for an upgrade? Homeowners are making master bathrooms a priority while building or remodeling. Especially for parents, a master bathroom can be a place to escape and find peace when the rest of the house is filled with noise, toys, and messes. In order to create a sanctuary in your own home, consider making room for a freestanding bathtub.

Freestanding tubs are most often installed in large bathrooms as statement pieces. Some have become more like sculptures with unique curves and lines. As our society’s preferences have moved to showering more often than bathing, freestanding tubs are rarely even used in homes, but the style alone brings a relaxing peace-of-mind. And when you set aside a little time to relax in your tub, it might inspire you to use it more often.

There are many tub styles to choose from, whether you are interested in a traditional clawfoot tub or a minimalist tub with sleek thin edges and long lines. They come in ovals, rectangles and some even have a wall-side so it can create a ledge for soaps or candles as it rests against the wall. Unlike built-in tubs, the options are endless when it comes to freestanding tubs. Traditional white, deep black, or stunning copper can all be found to create something truly unique.

While freestanding tubs are on-trend, drop-in tubs continue to lead the industry for their ability to provide jets, air, and other therapeutic options that can be difficult to find in freestanding tubs. Whatever is your style, don’t overlook the bathtub in your next remodel. We recommend having at least one bathtub in your home for children, dogs, and resale value. The helpful staff at Handy Man will walk you through your options and help you find the right tub for you!

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PS. Enhance any bath with Epsom salt and essential oils. The different scents and products have properties that can enhance your day in unique ways. Lavender oils are known to relax people, which means it would be a great addition to your bath right before bed. Epsom salts relieve tension and inflammation in the body when added to the bath water. There are many health benefits of bathing with added products, but most important is the time that is taken to focus on your well-being while relaxing in quiet solitude.

11 Features Of A Great Kitchen Sink

  1. Straight Sides
    Straight sides give you more room to place dishes.

  2. Flat Bottom
    Lets you arrange more glasses and dishes on the bottom of the sink without them falling over.

  3. Tight Corners
    Goes along with flat bottom, leaving more room in the sink for upright dishes.

  4. Rear Drains
    Gives extra flat space in the front of the sink and allows room for more storage under the sink.

  5. Deep Bowls
    Provides for deeper immersion of large pots and pans as well as less splash from powerful faucets.

  6. Offset Deck
    Allows for a larger bowl on one side because the faucet is on the opposite bowl.

  7. Ease of Cleaning
    Some materials hide water spots and food particles better. Others have antimicrobial finishes that help keep your kitchen clean.

  8. Durability
    Some materials will handle impacts and high temperatures better. BLANCO Silgranit® is scratch resistant and handles heat up to 536° F, making it a safe place to put hot pans.

  9. Sound Deadening
    Some sinks will resonate with loud sounds from dishes and disposers. Some materials absorb the sound better than others. If you are buying stainless steel make sure there are deadening pads on the underside.

  10. Aesthetics
    Kitchen sinks are often the focal point or “bow-tie” of our entire kitchen. They need to look good!

  11. Undermount
    Debris can be easily swept into the sink from the counter with this no-ridge approach.

Congratulations To Our Giveaway Winners!

Katherine and Matthew stopped by our Sioux City store to pick up their Moen Engage hand shower! Thank you for signing up for our giveaway!

The Benefits of Steam Showers

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After a long workout, the best thing you can do for yourself is to wash it off in a relaxing shower. Some modifications to your existing shower can make a world of difference.

1.      The easiest improvement is to install a 2-in-1 hand shower. These hand showers function as both showerheads and hand-held shower wands. Best of all, these affordable add-ons can be installed in just a few minutes and can be used to massage sore muscles, as well as rinse children and wash pets.

2.      If you are looking for a more permanent muscle-massaging solution, installing body-jets is a life-changer. You will need a multi-function shower to achieve this, but you can also add a rain head, standard showerhead, and body-jets for a complete shower experience.

3.      Another great addition to a multi-function shower is the U by Moen smart shower. You are able to set different temperatures and functions for multiple users or times of day. For example, you can set your morning shower to be 104• with the standard showerhead and set your post-workout shower to be 98• with body jets. This way, you get a perfect shower every time.

4.      For the ultimate upgrade, consider creating a luxurious steam shower in your home. Many studies have been done to prove the benefits of steam showers after workouts. Steam showers are great for circulation, stress, skin care, and overall exercise recovery. The steam opens pores and improves circulation by widening your blood vessels, making it the ultimate recovery tool.

 

As seen in The Hood Magazine 5/2018

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