Here’s hoping it’s a November to remember as the holiday season quickly approaches. As always, our Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing team is feeling thankful for so many things.
We’d like to extend heartfelt gratitude to everyone who voted for us for Northshore Home’s 2018 ‘Best of the North Shore’ Awards. I can’t tell you how honored we were to sweep 4/4 in the Bath and Kitchen Fixtures & Finishings categories, so thank you to the editors, readers and all who continuously support our business. We couldn’t have done it without you.
We were lucky enough to cap off the month of October by welcoming our good friend and owner of Crosswater London, David Hance, into town from across the pond. We enjoyed an intimate dinner with David and a handful of our trade colleagues, and learned more about how he started the company and his unwavering focus on quality and service
And now for something that you might just feel a bit grateful for. Sure, I may be a bit biased, but our upcoming holiday sale is one that you won’t want to miss! Beginning on Black Friday, November 23rd, and lasting through Monday, December 3rd, you’ll enjoy huge savings on fine fixtures and accessories for the bath and kitchen at both of our showrooms. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more details…
Without further ado, I’m thrilled to introduce our November guest blogger, Gary Moffie, President of The Remodeling Company. We’ve had the privilege of collaborating with Gary on a handful of projects and enjoyed his participation as a panelist in our July ‘Living Well’ discussion event. Please join me in offering a ‘congrats’ to Gary for winning a prestigious PRISM Award from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. Follow along below as Gary shares his favorite Universal Design-focused bath and kitchen pieces from our Beverly showroom.
Happy holiday shopping and we hope to see you at our upcoming sale!
Warm regards, JasonSevinor
TOTO CARLYLE WASHLET ONE-PIECE TOILET
All of the items I selected from Designer Bath’s exquisite showroom are related to the themes of Universal Design and aging-in-place. I appreciate how this piece is designed to include a separate remote control that can be mounted on the wall directly next to the toilet. Some washlets have controls located right on the seat, and personally, I’ve never been drawn to that look. It’s also very programmable and can easily be customized to a user’s particular needs. You have the ability to pre-set this piece and it can function differently based on individual preference.
STEAMIST LIFT-UP TEAK SHOWER SEAT
One thing that my company has found as we do our many aging-in-place projects is that seats are very important. I like that this seat can be folded up and tucked out of the way if someone else is using the shower. The design of this particular piece is better than plastic seats due to its durability and style. The teak composition feels less bulky, offering a warm aesthetic and tone.
INFINITY DRAIN FOR ZERO-THRESHOLD SHOWER
We’ve been doing a lot of zero clearance, curbless walk-in showers in our recent projects. From a design standpoint, Infinity Drain products look stylish and blend really well with curbless showers. This is a great brand that we’ve used countless times, always with wonderful results.
BRIZO VENUTO SMARTTOUCH KITCHEN FAUCET
I absolutely love this faucet. We have clients who are living with arthritis and have limited use of their fingers. With this fixture, you’re able to touch it with any part of your hand (even with just a feather-light swipe) to activate it. When incorporating Universal Design elements into homes, we want to design and build things that can be used by people with disabilities and without, while also having pieces that look good and blend into the design. This faucet was made for that.
KARTNERS ROUND SIGNATURE GRAB BAR
The problem with grab bars is that they often tend to look very institutional. Kartners offers a vast selection of sleek bars that are reminiscent of towel bars. For a cohesive bathroom look, towel bars are available in the same finishes and styles to fit seamlessly with other bathroom accessories. This particular product features solid brass construction and a nice, heavy weight.