Hope you enjoyed the first edition of the fall in love with your home series all about fireplace makeovers. Let’s continue with a very easy and relatively inexpensive upgrade that I know for a fact you will love because I have literally installed these in every bathroom renovation I’ve done in the last 2-3 years. We are talking Luxe Shower Systems! This is NOT a sponsored post, but maybe it should be in the near future…hint! hint!
Bathrooms are one of the most used spaces in a home so your bathroom experience, in particular your shower experience, should be as amazing as your budget allows. Now let’s not get carried away. We don’t need a whole car wash experience, especially in California where we have the strictest water flow rate standards due to our drought situation. The rules apply to new builds (or remodels) and if you are doing work with permits, the Inspector will be checking the specifications for the fixtures you install to ensure compliance with the ever-changing rules. If you are retrofitting, it technically doesn’t apply to you but we should, of course, be as conscious of saving water as possible.
With that said, how many of you would enjoy a shower experience similar to these?
Notice the rain shower head and the separate handheld unit? If you’ve not had the pleasure of using a rain shower head before, you are missing out. My first experience was at a spa in Hawaii and from that moment on, I knew that when I had the opportunity, I would install a rain shower head in my own personal shower and I did.
Note that the rain shower is purely a luxury amenity. It’s a really nice finishing “experience” and is very relaxing. It is not utilitarian. That’s what the handheld shower unit is for. That is an absolute must. I absolutely hate hotel showers that only have the stationary shower head. How do you really get your body clean with a single stream of water, let alone cleaning the tub/shower? Not acceptable!
My rant aside, having installed a rain shower head along with a handheld unit and having the multiple valve options to operate each unit independently and together, the price tag was well into the low 4 figures…not cheap! It was very nice but it was an investment for sure!
Fast forward to just a few short years ago, I learned about Pulse Showerspas and I have been installing them in every bathroom renovation project since. For a very low investment (under $300), you get the rain shower head and the handheld with the bar. They come in various finishes including brushed nickel, chrome, and oil rubbed bronze. There are several styles such as the Kauai III which are the most contemporary and my personal favorite. There is also Aqua Rain which is little more traditional looking but still very clean lines and the Lanikai which has multi-functions (talk about major luxury!)
Take a look at a few projects where we’ve installed this system. Again, I am partial to the Kauai II and III for it’s contemporary aesthetic.
The best part is, you can retrofit your existing units. That means you can easily remove your existing shower head and install the Pulse Showerspa system of your choice. It’s really that easy. No major renovation required. Give it a try…I promise you will LOVE the results. Just read the reviews…overwhelming positive and you didn’t spend 10-15 times what it would have cost you for a traditional system. You’re welcome! 😉
For your convenience, I have linked the product options above. You’re also invited to shop your real house here.