Showering has become a luxurious experience. With many new fixtures and systems available today, it is easy to bring a spa-like experience into your own home. The multitude of options available can become daunting to a homeowner embarking on a bathroom remodel. It is important to understand the type of showerhead or showering system that best fits your needs when designing a new shower in your home.
The standard showerhead can come as a fixed showerhead that is permanently installed on the wall or as a hand-held showerhead on a bar with a flexible hose which allows for adjustable height and option to be hand held. The standard showerhead allows for a variety of spray patterns and options, such as pulse, massage, wide spray, directed spray, etc. The standard showerhead is also available in a low-flow model which helps with energy efficiency by reducing the amount of water that is used with each shower.
The rain showerhead simulates the experience of standing outside in the rain. The showerhead allows for a high volume of water to flow with an even, gentle shower. The rain shower head does not allow the user to change flow pressure. A rain showerhead can be installed on the wall and is also available as a ceiling mounted unit.
Ceiling Mounted Shower Tile/Panel
The ceiling mounted shower tile or shower panel is installed flush with the ceiling of the shower. This type of showerhead provides a similar experience to the rain showerhead with a large volume of water simulating rain. The shower tile/panel comes in a variety of sizes and some types even provides options for light and sound. The shower tile provides a clean, contemporary look in the shower and visually disappears with the ceiling.
The bodyspray provides a spray that is directed to a specific location. The bodysprays are typically mounted on the wall flush with the tile. They are located to provide targeted spray for a specific location, such as runners tired legs or aching backs. The bodysprays come with options for direct spray and other types provide options for adjustability of the spray.
Other showering options may include steam showers, digital shower controls, multiple shower heads or multiple types of showerheads.
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Thanks to all of our wonderful clients, builders, trade partners, friends, and family for helping make 2013 a great year! Here at H2D Architecture + Design we had an exciting year of designing a wide range of project types.
-New custom home in West Seattle
-Whole house remodels in Woodway, Shoreline and Seattle
-Bathroom remodel for a house protected by the Historic Register
-Second story additions in Magnolia, Seattle, and Kirkland
-Additions to several homes around Seattle and Innis Arden
-House lift projects in Capital Hill and Greenlake area
-Interior design for the new Alibi Room in Greenwood
…and several more!
Enjoy the photos of our year in review!
Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2014!
Photo credits: Chad Coleman Photography and H2D Architecture + Design
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Phase 2 of the Innis Arden whole house remodel is complete. Phase 1 consisted of remodeling the lower floor complete with a new bathroom, guest room, offices, and theater room. The recent Phase 2 project consisted of remodeling the master suite. The design focused on opening up the views to the Puget Sound from the master bedroom, creating a more efficient walk-in closet, and developing a beautiful spa-like bathroom space. The bathroom is laid out with his and hers teak vanities, steam shower with built in bench, enclosed toilet room, and large soaking tub. High end plumbing fixtures were used for the bathroom including a ceiling mounted shower head for the shower and the laminar ceiling tub filler.
Enjoy the photos by Chad Coleman Photography!
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H2D Architecture + Design is featured on MSN Real Estate’s feature article “Amazing Indoor and Outdoor Spaces”. The Seattle Green Custom home is noted for its sustainable features and wonderful connection between the indoors and outdoors via a large Nanawall window and door system. The door and window opens the living room, dining room, and kitchen out onto an outdoor living space overlooking North Seattle and a peek-a-boo view of the Space Needle. To learn more about this project or others, please visit our website at http://www.h2darchitects.com.
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H2D Architecture + Design is working with Avid Builders and the Owners of the new Greenwood Alibi Room to design the interior of their new restaurant in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. We are currently working through the new color scheme of the space. The focus is on creating a warm atmosphere that invites visitors to sit, relax, and enjoy conversation over a lovely meal and/or drinks with friends and family. The colors we have selected specifically coordinate and accent the natural exposed beams, reclaimed wood tabletops, and exposed metalwork in the space.
Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 11-5pm for the Northwest Green Home Tour. H2D Architecture + Design’s Backyard Artist’s studio is featured on the tour. The studio is located in the quiet north Seattle neighborhood of Broadview at 11509 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133.
Green features include: Built Green Certification, Rain screen siding assembly, salvaged materials, recycled content tile, zero voc paints, and much more.
More information about the tour and a listing of the other locations on the tour, can be found at: https://www.ecobuilding.org/guild-chapters/seattle/green-home-tour The tour is free and open to the public.
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Join us at the PNA Home and Remodel Fair this Sunday, January 27th.
When: 10am to 4pm.
Where: Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
What: Architects, Builders, material suppliers and other related to home remodeling will be available to meet with homeowners to discuss their remodel and construction projects. Stop by H2D Architecture + Design’s booth to discuss your remodel and construction project! Bring a napkin sketch or your questions about the design and construction process.
Learn more at the website…