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Date Posted: November 13, 2013

FIVE WAYS TO BUILD A BETTER SHOWER

Oakville, Ontario...Remodeling the shower is extremely popular because it allows homeowners to create a spa-like experience, not to mention it's a good investment and can increase resale value. Here are five ways to create a shower that will give you some well-deserved peace and quiet.

(1) Spacious Shower
If you're gutting your bathroom, think about opening up the space to expand the size of your shower. In fact, more homeowners are opting to eliminate the bathtub in the master bath in order to build a larger shower. You can also create more shower space by selecting certain types of shower doors. Hinged, glass doors, or if you have the space, a larger opening with no shower door at all, are options for creating a modern, streamlined look.

(2) Bring in the Light
Do you have a small bathroom? Not to worry -- make the shower look bigger with lighting, either artificial or natural. Adding a skylight above the shower will make it feel larger in size and give a sense of being in a high-end resort. The materials you use on the door can also brighten things up. Choosing a glass door can let more light fill the space while showing off a fancy showerhead or tile.

(3) Showerheads in All Shapes and Sizes
Showerheads come in a wide variety of styles to add the desired look -- and functionality -- to your bathroom. From rainshowers to traditional showerheads and body sprays, the combinations are endless. And, if you dream of some indulgence in your shower you aren't alone. According to Moen's Consumer & Market Insights team, 61 percent of homeowners would love to have two or more body sprays in their shower.

No matter what style or the number of sprays you choose, make sure to include a hand shower. It makes cleaning the shower a breeze, will help with washing the family pet... and of course, gets all those hard to reach places during your daily shower. Moen offers both multi- and single-function hand showers. The multi-function hand shower features four settings: a focused rinse, full spray, massage and combination full spray and massage. The new single-function hand shower is available with a slide bar, allowing everyone in your family to adjust it to his or her perfect height. Best of all, both use up to 20 percent less water than the industry standard models.

(4) A Place to Sit and Relax
Gone are the days of bathtubs being the only place to relax and reflect; showers can offer the same comfort from a stressful day -- that's why shower benches and seats are becoming an essential component. It's a great way to add a spa-like element to your shower but it also serves several purposes, including extra safety for your family. You can add in a bench by building it into the shower or attaching one that can fold up against the wall. There are different styles and materials to choose from, like teak benches, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

(5) Storage in the Shower
Finally, build niches in the shower wall to fit all the bottles that stay in the stall on a daily basis. Creating several built in areas will eliminate reaching for bottles on the shower floor and make it easier for the family to stay organized.

With these few key upgrades, you'll soon have the spa-like shower you've always desired.

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For more information contact:

Garry Scott
Vice President, Wholesale Marketing & Brand Development
Phone: (800) 465-6130
Email: garry.scott@moen.com
Courtney McGeever or Samantha Eastman
Falls Communications
Phone: (216) 696-0229
Email: cmcgeever@fallscommunications.com
or seastman@fallscommunications.com

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