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Choosing the Right Rain Shower Head for Your Bathroom

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Rain shower heads are very fashionable at the moment, and you don’t have to be doing a complete bathroom renovation to change the shower head in your bathroom, nor do you have to spend a fortune. However, if you are renovating your bathroom, or at least updating the hardware and fixtures, there are quite a few different rain shower units to choose from, ranging in price from a simple chrome unit for about $30 to a very sophisticated stainless steel piece for about $1500. The price of the head is therefore something to consider. You don’t want to buy the most expensive fitting available and then have to sacrifice on other fixtures – unless you are very very careful, mixing expensive with cheap can be a disaster in the finished product.

Things to consider include:

  1. Finish. Most of the available rain shower fittings are in chrome or stainless steel, but you can also choose from white, brushed nickel or even oiled bronze, depending on the look you are going for in your bathroom.
  2. Shape. Do you wish something that is round or square, and if it’s round, what sort of diameter? Round rain shower heads range in diameter from 6 inches to about 16 inches, and the square ones will vary from about 8 inches to 20 inches.
  3. Ceiling, Wall or Hand Held. Shower heads can be mounted either on the wall or the ceiling or hand held. If your pre-existing shower fitting is fixed to the wall, you may want to stay with that arrangement rather than have to move and re-route the pipes in the wall, but if you are doing a complete makeover, re-routing pipes may not be an issue at all, in which case it boils down to personal taste and the overlook look to be achieved in the renovation. Hand held shower heads are most often mounted to the wall or bathtub.
  4. Water Pressure. Something to bear in mind is that the larger the rain shower head, the higher the water pressure required to provide an efficient shower, so if your water pressure is on the low side, you might want to think about a smaller sized head, which doesn’t mean that you can’t have the “rain” effect desired.

So there you have it, and it’s not that difficult really. Look around at what’s available both online and in the store – seeing and touching physical products can give you a good feel for the item – and then make your purchase.… Read More

Home Improvement and Remodeling Repair Business Loans, #2.

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How to obtain small business loans, credit lines, or equipment leasing for home repair, improvement, remodeling contractors in …

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Transform Your Spare Bedroom Into a Den

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Spare bedrooms can go to waste when they are left unused. By transforming your spare bedroom space into a den, you can have a space that is functional and lends to the interior design of your home. Whether you use your den space like an office or more like a sanctuary, a den can be a valuable addition to any home. Turn any spare bedroom into a den using these basic tips and techniques and you’ll be sure to have the ultimate den for your home in no time at all.


No matter how you plan your den design, getting the most out of it requires the right furniture to get the job done. Furniture’s like sofas and couches work well for dens that are designed more like a living room or theater room space. A small desk and chair can be the perfect addition to any den space. Reading nooks and other out of the way den space requires comfy and soft chairs and ottomans. Chaise lounges are a comfortable solution for the spare bedroom den space as well.


What den is complete without a relaxing fireplace to sooth away the days discomforts? While fireplaces aren’t right for every interior design idea in a den space, they can be installed anywhere. Many gas fireplaces can be installed without a flue, making them easily installable in any room of the house. Some fireplaces can be centered in the room, making the spare bedroom den one of the most luxurious room’s in the house.

Closet Spaces

Since most dens don’t have closet spaces but spare bedrooms do, disguising it with decorating ideas like office space or home theater component storage can help to change your spare bedroom into a den. Removing old bi-fold closet doors and replacing them with a built-in shelving system can make the perfect location for all of your relaxing den d├ęcor, stereo equipment and television components. Closets can also be manipulated to contain fireplaces, office desks and even small furniture.


While a basic fan with a light kit will often work just fine in a bedroom design, it doesn’t carry over well in a den. Track lighting, can lighting and wall sconces all add to the look and feel of a den space. Dimmer switches are a must-have feature as they help to make the area feel comfortable and peaceful, even when the rest of the house is in chaos.… Read More