Pike Street Egyptian Cotton Towel Set

Part of the process of renovating or improving a bathroom is the inclusion of a set of thick bath towels that go nicely with the rest of the appointments. A set of Pike Street Egyptian Cotton Towels is hard to beat when it comes to luxury bath towels and can complete an expensive look in the bathroom without costing an absolute fortune.

A set of thick, plush bath towels will play a couple of important roles in a well-appointed bathroom. Firstly, they may be used to add color and texture to the room, particularly if they are used as part of a matching set. Secondly, the luxuriousness of a set of thick, oversized towels will provide you with the ultimate in after shower or bath comfort.

They come in a set of 6 and include 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 washcloths. They are also available in a range of colors including cream, gray, driftwood, lemon, white, pistachio and papaya.

It is possible to find the Pike Street 6 piece Towel Set at a very reasonable price at either eBay or on Amazon. As a means of making a comparison between the two we will provide you with a range of towel sets being sold through both stores

Pike Street Egyptian Cotton Towel Set on eBay



Bath Towels Egyptian Cotton 6 Piece Hand Pike Street Soft Towel Set FastShip NEW
Bath Towels Egyptian Cotton 6 Piece Hand Pike Street Soft Towel Set FastShip NEW
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Pike Street Egyptian Cotton Towel Set from Amazon


Driftwood


Burgundy

Many customers have bought these particular towels, you only have to go and visit Amazon to appreciate just how popular they have been. The reviews that have come from those who have used them are quite varied with a large number of 1 star reviews included among the 4 and 5 star reviews.

The Bad

I want to concentrate for a moment on the 1 star reviews to get an idea of the best way in which they might be used.

It is a rather unusual idea but these towels might best be described as display only towels. They are large and they look luxurious but when it comes to using them for the purpose for which they were made, they tend to fall down somewhat. The main focus of the complaints center around a couple of details, first, when the towels are washed they are prone to fraying badly and second, the towels are not absorbent.

What appears to be happening is that after the towels are purchased customers have been placing them in the washing machine and they have been coming out with seams and selvage coming apart.

The Good

The number of positive (5 star) reviews about these towels outnumbers the complaints, which makes this quite an interesting conundrum. Those who gave these towels glowing reports have commented that the towels are thick and absorbent, they fluffed up nicely after they were washed and they are particularly large which makes them a pleasure to use.

It seems that many of those who have loved these towels have put them through a washing machine, however it also appears that few have thrown them in the clothes dryer. This is possibly an important point.

A point that has been made a couple of times, even in the positive reviews, is that it is clear that the stitching is not quite the highest in quality. This is an admission that could set the antennae twitching and may require a quick run with the sewing machine to reinforce any stitching that doesn’t look the best.

So, if you are merely looking for a luxurious looking set of towels to complement the colors and style of your new bathroom, the look and the price of these towels appear ideal. At around $20 for a set of six towels it is pretty hard to beat. The prospect of the towels falling apart when they are washed is not a particularly attractive one but it could be worth the risk to provide your room with the decorative quality you are seeking.

Corner Bathroom Sinks

A corner bathroom sink will provide you with a full sized sink or vanity in a bathroom where space is an issue. There are a number of different types of porcelain corner bathroom sinks available that gives you a stylish looking corner sink with a choice of faucet settings. You may choose from options with a single faucet positioned in the centre of the sink or with knobs placed on either wall.

Choose from the selection of corner bathroom sinks displayed below. Available is a selection of porcelain sinks, glass sinks, white sinks and black sinks. You may want to buy a wall mounted corner sink or a pedestal bathroom sink with a corner setting.

Buy A Corner Bathroom Sink

 



Suction Cup Corner Shelf Holder Shower Kitchen Bathroom Sink Soap Caddy Tray
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Bissonnet 276132 Elements Comprimo Corner Bathroom Sink
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White Porcelain Ceramic Vessel Bathroom Sink Corner Wall Mount Basin w Faucet
White Porcelain Ceramic Vessel Bathroom Sink Corner Wall Mount Basin w Faucet
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Bathroom Sink Corner Wall Mount Vitreous China Compact Small Places White NEW
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Unique Designer Corner Glass Vessel Sinks Faucet Bathroom Sinks Mixer Tap L 2027
Unique Designer Corner Glass Vessel Sinks Faucet Bathroom Sinks Mixer Tap L 2027
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Wall Mount Bathroom Sink Vanity Small White Basin Overflow Kitchen Corner Toilet
Wall Mount Bathroom Sink Vanity Small White Basin Overflow Kitchen Corner Toilet
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JUST MANUFACTURING Cu 35929 S Corner Bathroom Sink Wall 25 5 8 In L
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Bathroom Sink Corner Shower Holder Storage Drainer Dryer Rack Organizer Storage
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Polished White 145 Inch Ceramic Bathroom Corner Wallmount Sink
Polished White 145 Inch Ceramic Bathroom Corner Wallmount Sink
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Antique Marble Corner Sink Top Old Vtg Bathroom Lavatory Fixture 2154 16
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Scarabeo SCARABEO8007 E Square 8007 E Wall Mounted Corner Bathroom Sink In White
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KOHLER K 2766 0 Marston Wall Mount Corner Bathroom Sink White
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As well as buying a corner bathroom sink from the selection above you may also like to look at the corner vanity units that contain a corner sink bowl. These vanities will not only provide you with a sink that will fit into a small space but some of these units will also provide you with a small amount of storage space.

It may also be possible to buy a corner bathroom vanity with either left or right hand bench space. This will provide you with the opportunity to make use of a short wall depth or an area that may be cut off for some reason or another.

Other types of corner sinks available for sale can be found by visiting the corner kitchen sinks page.

The Very Best Way To Heat Your Bathroom

If you haven't yet installed a ceiling heater for your bathroom, this might be the year to finally do so. Not only is it going to make you and your family more comfortable on those nippy winter mornings, it's really an investment in your home rather than an expense like a night at the movies.

Portable space heaters were never meant to be a permanent solution, and as anyone who's ever pressed up against one on a groggy morning can tell you, they do not get high points for being safe. In addition, putting source of heat so close to flammable material like towels, throw rugs and toilet paper really is asking for trouble in the long run.

An ideal type of heater to use in the bathroom is an infrared bathroom heater. Infrared bathroom heaters provide heat from a medium-wave element at a rate of 500w to 1200w and even higher depending on the model that you buy. They are capable of providing instant heat the moment they are turned on. Infrared heater heat the body itself rather than the surrounding air so as long as your body comes in range of the heater's bulb or element you will feel nicely heated. A bathroom is usually a small and enclosed space so you don't need a particularly large heater for it to heat the room effectively.

Infrared Space Heaters For Sale

It is possible to buy a top quality infrared bathroom heater choosing from a wide range of brands and models with sizes available for all bathroom sizes.



Electric Infrared Space Heater Home Ceiling Wall Mount Panel Heaters Adjustable
Electric Infrared Space Heater Home Ceiling Wall Mount Panel Heaters Adjustable
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Dr Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater with Humidifier 1500 Watt
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Dura Heat Propane Single Tank Top Infrared Portable Steel Space Heater 15K BTU
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Infrared Electric Quartz Heater Living Room Space Heating Radiant Fire Tower
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Goplus 1800 Sq Ft Electric Portable Infrared Quartz Space Heater Remote Black
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New Optimus Electric Portable Pedestal Dish Infrared Space Heater 1200W HEOP4500
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Lifezone Manual Thermostat Infrared Bedroom Living Room Space Tower Heater NEW
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Heat Storm Deluxe Logan Portable Infrared Space Heater
Heat Storm Deluxe Logan Portable Infrared Space Heater
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One good tip to save money is to bite the bullet and install your heater in the spring or summer, to take advantage of clearance sales on off-season appliances. The retailer has to make room for next year's models, but getting this year's model at a 30% to 40% discount has got to be a smart move. In addition to saving on the hardware, heating specialist contractors (if you need one for your installation) are bound to be much less busy in May or June then they will be in December or January: why not take advantage of buying the services of someone when they are a lot more willing to negotiate with you on price?

Once you have your heater in, it will be a lot more comfortable to open an exterior window slightly after you take a shower, in order to clear excess humidity from the air. It is this humidity that, over time, will create damaging mold and mildew on bathtub and tile grout-work, and even cause rot in wood trim that never gets a chance to dry completely.

Keeping the air as dry as possible is the number one reason why the ceiling here will save you money in the long run- you're avoiding an eventual visits from another contractor to tear out tile or wood damaged by dampness. On a few different levels, comfort and economy, installing a bathroom ceiling heater makes great sense.

How to Choose Bathroom Window Curtains

The main aspects to look at when choosing bathroom window curtains are color, style and fabric. After that all you have to do is measure your windows accurately, buy the right size and you cannot go wrong.

Color

If you have a plain white bathroom (as most of us do these days), it is important to add some color to your room so that you can avoid it looking bland and window curtains are a great way to do that. The more neutral your bathroom (including wall tiles and floor) the more choice you have when it comes to color but if you do have to match up any fixed elements in your bathroom, take samples or spare tiles with you when you go shopping so that you can get the color of your curtains just right. If you can't do that, use a paint color chart to find the nearest color and use that. It will save endless trips back to the store with curtains which don't work.

Style

As the bathroom is such an informal room, you need window curtains which are as simple as possible. Avoid complicated headings, ruffles and flounces and choose a simple gathered or tab top heading. Bathroom curtains should be short rather than full length as this adds to the informality (and in any case you will probably find you have no room for long curtains).

Fabric

A plain or patterned cotton fabric works well for bathroom curtains or you could use a polyester cotton mix. You will need to wash your curtains frequently, so choose good quality thick fabric which will not fade or go limp after a few times in the washing machine. There are waterproof curtains available which are specially designed for bathrooms. They are easier to care for than cotton curtains as you just wipe them clean but you will find your choice in designs quite restricted compared to the range of cotton fabrics.

How to Buy Corner Bathtubs

Corner bathtubs can make a big difference to any bathroom but it’s important to get the right one. This article will take you through buying a new corner bathtub and some of the things that you need to keep in mind before doing so. These steps should be followed only after you’ve set your budget otherwise you could spend a lot of time looking at tubs that you can’t afford.

Before you even start looking for a new tub you need to accurately measure the space that you have available. It’s usually a good idea to take several measurements just in case you get the first one wrong! Remember, you can’t fill your bathroom with the tub – you need to have enough space around it to move around comfortably.

If you already have a shower fitting in place then it’s usually a good idea to place the tub in the same location.  This means that additional plumbing won’t be required if you need a shower for your bathtub. Not only will this save a lot of hassle but it’ll also cost a lot less.

When you start looking at specific bathtubs the manufacturer will provide minimum space requirements. You should always stick to these because they’re provided for a reason.

If you want to use your corner bathtub as a shower then you’ll often have to buy the shower curtain or door separately. You should make sure that it suits the bathroom and tub design and is big enough to stop water from getting out of the bath whilst you’re having a shower. Many people make the mistake of buying a shower door that appears big enough only to find out that the water can get around it. This usually isn’t a major problem but can increase the maintenance of the bathroom.

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Patience is the Most Important Tool When Building a Walk In Shower

The process of building a walk in shower can be tedious, but every step is important and should never be rushed.  Depending on what kind of shower you're installing, there may be fewer steps, or more steps...how much patience you can bring to the project will be critical in ensuring a favorable outcome.

You can buy completely pre-fabricated units in different walk in shower designs that you literally just drop into place and glue in. However, you really need to prepare the spot where you'll put it carefully. The pipes and openings for faucet, knobs and shower head must be perfectly aligned. The floor must be perfectly level. The walls to which the shower will be adhered must be solid and cured if recently built. Patiently paying attention to every detail before putting the walk in shower in place will ensure a professional installation.

The same is true of semi-framed walk-in shower, or other walk in shower kits that comes even partially fabricated. Proper preparation of the space is essential. Additionally, the glue and caulk must be allowed to cure at the optimal temperature range for as long as the manufacturer directs before using the shower. So however anxious you are to use your new shower, patience here will pay off in a much longer life for your new shower later.

If you have decided to go with a completely customized shower that you install yourself, maybe using glass block or tile, then you will need even more patience. Accurate measurement and careful positioning of each tile is necessary, and this can only be done by a non-rushed, patient person. It doesn't require any great skill (although professional contractors would surely disagree with that statement) but if you are patient enough and willing to redo your work if it isn't quite right, you can completely install a custom tiled walk in shower yourself and no one would know you did it. You can find a lot of the materials you need in a walk in shower shop.

Because you need to let the grout, mortar, adhesive and caulk all cure properly before proceeding to the next step, a tiled or glass block walk in shower requires a lot longer to install. This is not a weekend project! You will need to be able to bathe elsewhere for at least two weeks while you build this in your spare time. Again, patience will pay off in the long run, so keep the faith.

Travertine Tile Showers

The bathroom is one of the most common rooms in the home that gets remodeled.  Bathrooms can be taken to a new level with the use of travertine tile showers. This beautiful stone adds a new level of elegance to any bathroom. Travertine has different finishes available and certain finishes are more appropriate for certain areas in the home; honed and filled tiles are the most effective for use in the bathroom. Honed and filled travertine is ideal for the bathroom because during the finishing process many of the pores and holes in the stone are filled, which makes the stone more durable for the type of wear and tear it will be under when installed in the bathroom.

While installing the shower a travertine tile bachsplash would add the perfect complement to complete the bathroom look. Although the backsplash tile is not under the same extreme conditions as the tile in the shower it is still a good idea to use the honed and filled travertine tile. This not only adds continuity to the look of the bathroom, but the upkeep is the same for both tiles making it easier to mainitain the beauty of your new bathroom.

Many people think travertine is not recommended for use in the bathroom because it is a porous and soft stone that tends to absorb moisture. But if the right finish is chosen and the tile is sealed then it is perfectly acceptable to use travertine in your bathroom and possible to keep it beautiful for many years to come. When sealing your tile make sure that a professional does it and that he offers a warrently to give you peace of mind that your tile will last free of stains and blemishes. Travertine tile is a beautiful, natural stone that will add a new level of elegance to your new bathroom.

Take a look at the various travertine tiles for sale.

A Guide To Choosing Ceramic Bathroom Accessories

Ceramic is a very popular material when it comes to bathroom accessories.  Whether it be a ceramic soap holder, a ceramic tile toilet paper holder, ceramic robe hooks, towel holders, a toilet paper stand, or shelves,  ceramic will often add a very elegant look to your bathroom.  At the same time, it is versatile enough to create a more traditional or old fashioned look, if that is what you prefer.

The first thing you will want to do is to settle on the color scheme you are going to go with.  There is a large variety of both colors and themes to choose from when it come to ceramic accessories, so you should have no problem finding the right combination to create the exact look you want for your bathrooom.

A great place to find what you are looking for, or at least to see exactly what is available to you, is online.  There you will find hundreds of variations on ceramic accessories to choose from, you will be able to compare prices and styles, and ultimately determine just what you need for your particular project.

You can also visit dealers in your area.  While they might not be able to show you as much as you can find online, the advantage to visiting a dealer is that he will be able to answer all of your questions and give you much needed guidance.  In some cases, his advice may mean the difference between the successful and unsuccessful completion of your project.

The overall size of your bathroom is a crucial consideration when selecting either the tiles or the accessories that you need.  In the case of tiling, it is important to realize that large tiles actually make a small bathroom appear to be even smaller.  Strange, but true.  So if your bathroom is on the smaller side, you will want to go with smaller sized tiles as well.

Small Bathtubs

In today’s economy, many homeowners are finding themselves in downsized home with smaller rooms that they were used to living in. One of the most frequently used rooms of any house is the bathroom and one of the most frequently heard complaints are the size of the bathroom. There are few homeowners that do not want one of the most comfortable placed in the bathroom to take up the entire space available. Small bathrooms and small budgets call for a solution, small bathtubs.

Small bathtubs are not as hard to find as they once were. There are many different styles of small bathtubs that fit into small bathroom spaces without compromising depth and soaking room. Small bathtubs are generally made deeper to compensate for the lack of length. Many people are used to stretching out full length in a five or six foot long bathtub in a generously sized bathroom. One of the most popular fixtures in upper class bathrooms of the past was a soaking tub. The soaking tub was generally deep enough to sit inside with water up to mid-chest or shoulders. Though lengthwise space has been removed, depth makes for a very comfortable reclining position.

One of the most attractive types of small bathtub is the Victorian bathtub. These small bathtubs may be found complete with claw foot stands or they provide a luxuriously deep tub that make up for their lack of size. You can fit one of these small bathtubs into the tiniest of bathrooms and will effectively create a feature piece for the room.

Buy a Victorian tub - choose from the following Victorian bathtubs for sale.



Antique Cast Iron Victorian Ornate Eagle Claw Foot Stove Bathtub
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Tub Spout with Pull Up Diverter Bathtub Delta Stainless Steal Victorian Bath
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Patd 1912 Antique Victorian Claw Foot Tub BRASS SOAP HOLDER Bathtub Basket Wire
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Antique Cast Iron Ball Claw Foot Bathtub Stove Furniture Leg Victorian Hardware
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CHERUB and HUGE CLAM SHELL Victorian Card 1880s Babys Bathtub Seaside
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BATHROOM PICTURE VICTORIAN CLAWFOOT BATHTUB FRAMED 12X12
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There are several online and home improvement resources available to locate small bathtubs that fit into many different bathroom floor plans. Both Asian and small claw foot tubs are two good options for those looking to keep floor space to a maximum in a small bathroom. Another benefit to purchasing a small bathtub is they can be easily fit into a corner space without taking up much room. This style of installation will also allow for a stand up shower in the same space that would be too small for a regular sized bathtub.

Although there are several styles of small bathtubs that can be considered for bathrooms without a lot of space, homeowners should be aware of bathtubs that will not work for their lifestyle. Walk-in tubs are small bathtubs that are generally only used for elderly and those with medical conditions who cannot utilize regular bathtubs or stand up showers. Walk-in tubs must be filled after the bather enters the tub and the bather cannot exit until the water is completely drained. Another thing to keep in mind is to measure the exact space available before consulting manufacturers or home improvement stores when looking for the perfect small bathtub for limited bathroom space.

The Smart Choice in Bathroom Sets

With the number of bathroom sets for sale these days you can be forgiven for not knowing how to start when it comes to choosing one. You will find these sets everywhere : in department stores, in interior design outlets and in bathroom stores as well as online. If you would like some help with your selection, here are some tips to help you find the best one to fit your bathroom and your lifestyle.

1. Choose the Right Color or Finish

The modern style seems to be trending towards the preference for a white bathroom so we are free to choose whichever color or finish we like. However if you have white bathroom fittings but colored floor and/or wall tiles then you need to makes sure that your bathroom set selection goes with whatever you already have in the room. The same goes for any items such as curtains and towels you want to keep and will continue to use. There is no point looking at bathroom sets which don't go with whatever else you have and don't want to get rid of.

2. Find Out What Is In the Set

Bathroom sets are made up of various items and they are not all the same in terms of what is included so check the make up of the set you have in mind and that it includes what you need (and not too much of what you don't).

3. Make Sure the Price is Right

As sets come in all price ranges make sure that the ones you are considering fit your budget and you feel that each set you are considering is value for money.

4. Make Sure the Quality is Good

Some cheaper bathroom sets will fall to pieces after a short time so check the quality of the set you are planning on buying. Look at whether there are any rough edges, whether all fastenings are secure and whether the fabric or other materials (as appropriate) are of good quality before you make your mind up.