Sherborn Kitchen + Bath is hosting Industry Night on September 28 for local-area designers, architects, and builders. Join us to:
- Network with your peers, enjoy a cocktail and some live entertainment.
- Meet representatives from the cabinet and hardware industry and get firsthand information on the latest trends in kitchen and bath design.
- Learn more about the benefits of our partnership program—we’ll be providing additional discounts for all who attend.
WHEN: September 28, 2011, 6:00–9:00 p.m. WHERE: Sherborn Kitchen + Bath Showroom, 28 North Main Street, Sherborn, MA RSVP: 508.655.1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org Come enjoy appetizers, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.
The biggest change/ improvement in showers of late is the channel drain system. Like anything new, these are still a little more expensive and require another skill set to install the special pan system. However, the channel drain has made a few things possible that will make you come to love this new method of water evacuation. First, there’s no more sloping to a single point. This allows large format tiles to be used. And yes, less grout at the bottom and an almost flat floor, giving you a puddle-free floor. Another advantage is the walk in (no stoop) look that offers another level of luxury. We are a dealer of these drains, and to see more, please click here.
Among the many important factors in choosing the right fixtures and appliances is the growing importance water conservation. Whether you are in the mood to be green or undertaking a remodeling project, water-efficient fixtures and appliance can make a big impact on saving water, and your money too. According to WaterSense, an EPA partnership program, the average household spends as much as $500 per year on its water and sewer bill and in some areas of the county much more. By making just a few simple changes to use water more efficiently, you could save approximately 35% on your annual costs. If all U.S. households installed water-efficient appliances and fixtures, the country would save more than 3 trillion gallons of water and more than $18 billion dollars per year! Also, when we use water more efficiently, we reduce the need for costly water supply infrastructure investments and new wastewater treatment facilities.
- If one out of every 100 American homes retrofitted with water-efficient fixtures, we could save about 100 million kWh of electricity per year—avoiding 80,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. That is equivalent to removing nearly 15,000 automobiles from the road for one year!
- If 1 percent of American homes replaced their older, inefficient toilets with more efficient models, the country would save more than 38 million kWh of electricity—enough to supply more than 43,000 households electricity for one month.
To help you understand just how much you can save by installing water-efficient products in your home, visit the WaterSense Savings Calculator.
Showers are still the most sought after luxury item in bathroom renovation. There are a few things that have changed since this trend started. In the 90’s increasing the showers size was the main goal … of course as large as possible, while fitting the over-sized jetted tub into the design. After big-sized showers, amenities such as steam, body sprays and built in benches started emerging. Like most things, evolution has a way of making things better. For starters, body sprays have been replaced with a second hand-held shower. These are great for leg shaving and rinsing down the shower. You can also use this hand-held on an adjustable arm if you want to point the massage setting at your lower back… and with proper volume control you can have both heads operating simultaneously. Rain heads are making a big inroad… probably due to options that make them more control in pressure and less expensive than the early models. If you are going to have one of these heads, make sure you check out the pressure and volume for these units and that you have proper water supply as part of your renovation. We still install benches — both storage and foot rests — so that leg shaving is safer and easier. As for the jetted tub, with our more hectic lives today, a nice soaking tub without the ½ hour fill time and noisy motor is a more Zen like experience. So Happy Bathing!