Curious about Steam?
I used to use the steam room all the time at the gym, pre pandemic. I missed it terribly during the pandemic. I don’t have to convince you of the health benefits of Steam Therapy, I hope, but that could be another article.
I work with a lot of clients who are overwhelmed at the idea, the costs and added installation details it takes, but really if you’re working with great professionals, it’s not that hard. On average, buying and installing a steam shower only costs 20% to 35% more than buying and installing a regular shower. Considering that a steam shower can raise the resale price of a home by up to 30.7%, steam showers are worth the added investment.
Here are some things you need to know to create a steam shower in your home:
I've recently been introduced to Mr. Steam and their products are fantastic!
Pantone Viva Magenta
Happy Valentine's Week! I thought this would be an appropriate post this week. I’m late to the party in writing about Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year but was prompted by an editor who was writing an article and was seeking my input for it. This was fun! Got my creative colorful right brain engaged! I focus on the fine details of kitchen and bath which is a lot of left-brain work. I even had fun creating a Pinterest board as I was thinking through all this.
I have been adding my version of Viva Magenta (fuchsia) to my wardrobe and even pops of color in my own apartment with dark pink hydrangea! I love pink to begin with which many of you already know, it's my happy color and the darker shade is a power color for me like red is. I've always looked good in primary colors, and I love bringing this back into my wardrobe and home.
I would describe this color, Viva Magenta, as VIVACIOUS! exciting, full of energy, happy, yet the depth of the color is grounding and gender neutral. It has a bold power to it. From a color psychology perspective, we have all the benefits of red and blue in this color, blending a power color with a stable grounding color making it appeal to many.
Tips for homeowners.
Remember, Pantone is not focused on home interiors. We don't always have to take the color of the year so literally. Have fun with it, make it your own, maybe more intense, or more muted, lighter or darker. You are free to interpret it in a way that works for you and your space. Work with a professional who can help you expertly implement this element in your space.
Happy Thoughts! -Paula
Certified Architectural Color Consultant
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