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January Sale 2016 NOW LIVE

The Di Vapor January Sale 2016 is now LIVE – Take advantage of limited sale discounts across the steam shower range and hydro massage bathtub range.  All in stock items are available for shipping within 48 hours.

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We’ve decided to select the Venice (S-DV6026W) as our highlight of this years sale, standing at 1200 x 900mm, discounted from £1972.00 to just £1595.00 including VAT and Delivery. The unit features two showerheads, a built-in programmable steam generator and directional hydro massage body jets. An ideal solution for any bathroom modernisation.

See the full sale on our main website here: www.divapor.com

We’d like to wish all of our customers a Happy New Year for 2016 – We have been grateful for your custom and support throughout 2015 and hope to continue our service to you in 2016.

Di Vapor unveils the new Modena!

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New for Autumn 2015, Di Vapor has released a new all glass steam shower aptly named the Modena, due to the popularity of the similar Savona model. This sleek 900 x 900mm low profile 1 person steam shower can be fitted into a corner or fitted against the centre of the a wall. A large swinging glass door entrance mounted at the front provides an elegant finish to set off even the newest contemporary bathrooms.

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The unit comes complete with an artificial marble low profile tray, and removable wooden bench so that you can remove it when not using the unit for steam maximising showering space. In addition to this, the Modena comes complete with everything required for the perfect spa escape including thermostatic valve controls for the overhead monsoon shower and handheld shower, hydro massage body jets, FM radio with MP3 & CD support and provision for aromatherapy.

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A beautiful sleek unit suited for the latest bathroom renovations. For more information please visit the following link: https://www.divapor.com/modena-shower/steam-shower-modena.php

 

Singing in the Shower keeps you young!

As we begin to get older, some of us start to worry about grey hair, wrinkly skin and maintaining a healthy youthful physique. But one of the biggest signs of ageing is forgotten about – and that’s our voice. The voice muscles like all of our muscles need looking after, with many people over 65 suffering from voice problems and others left sounding older than they actually are.

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Voice is produced by many different workings in the upper body. To form the sound of voice that we are familiar with, the muscles of the abdominal wall and rib cage squeeze the lungs, making them exhale breath. When airflow comes up the windpipe it passes through the vocal cords, causing them to vibrate creating a buzzing noise. At the same time, the larynx – or voice box as it commonly known – adjusts the tension of the chord producing pitch.

As you get older, these vital tissues become tired. But something as simple as singing in the shower every day can help decrease the speed of the ageing process.  This is one of the best ways to help preserve your voice, as it keeps the laryx muscles strong whilst the steam lubricates the voice box.

“Singing is gymnastics for voice” states Dr Andrew McCombe. “The control and neuro-muscular co-ordination you need means the voice is being used in a good way.” Joining a choir is one of the best ways to preserve a youthful tone, says Dr McCoombe. “Professional singers voices take longer to age as they muscles strong.”

So maintaining your youth may be as easy as belting out a few power ballads in the shower, just before your start your day.

Steam Showers pay for themselves!

Many of us do not need a reason to purchase a steam shower enclosure for our own home, as there are already many obvious explanations including health and relaxation benefits. One reason that may have already been overlooked by yourself and many others is how much financial gain you can get from installing a steam shower in your home. According to real estate experts, individuals who install steam showers or saunas can expect to gain back at least 5 times what you initially paid for it, increasing the overall value of your home.

The Cascade Duo – A popular 1200mm x 900mm corner model

In addition to this, having a steam shower or private home sauna immediately makes your home unique and compelling to buy. Luxury additions such as these are considered just that – Luxurious. If a potential buyer finds themselves torn between your home and another with very similar price tags, the inclusion of a sauna or steam room may be the exact thing that sways them towards you. Not only does it increase the overall value of your home, you improve the chances of selling your home quicker.

A typical freestanding steam shower enclosure combines standard showering features such as a shower head, with the added benefit of a steam generator. Users can then enjoy a 30 minute steam session followed by a cold invigorating shower to wash away all the toxins – All in the same space. There is no need to allocate the steam generator at another point in the house, as typically they are built onto the back of the unit itself. This results in a straightforward installation that’s completed at a fraction of the cost of a wet room.

Unlike a wet room, you dont’ need to worry about creating a water resistant enclosed area, inclusive of membrane and selective tiling. Furthermore, you need to ensure your door system is air tight to ensure that water and steam alike stays in the room. Creating a waterproof membrane can be quite costly, especially if not done correctly in the first place.

If you’re looking to add instant proven value to your home, consider the option of a steam shower enclosure when upgrading your bathroom. You’ll be benefitting both your body and your wallet.

4 reasons why you need a steam shower this Christmas

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy a steam shower, and even if you haven’t, here are 4 great reasons why you should buy one:

1. Improve General Health

Steam showers enclosures are good for your health.  The hot steamy environment causes the core body temperature to increase, causing the user to sweat.  The body happens to use sweating as a way of both cooling itself and ridding itself of toxins that are harmful.  As a result, when we sweat in a steam shower, the body will push some of these toxins, which were sitting just under the skin, out of the body through the sweat and oil glands.

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2. Improve Skin Appearance

The Finn’s have a saying, ‘You look your best 2 hours after a sauna‘.  The same principle applies to steam showers.  When you are relaxing in the steam, tiny capillaries which are at the surface of the skin are filled with blood.  This is in an attempt to eject heat out of the body, however the process has great benefits to the quality, look and complexion of the skin.  Along with the heat, the blood carries nutrients and oxygen which are life giving miracles to the skin, which make the skin look healthier, more vibrant and simply makes you look better.  Steam room benefits are many and varied.  Try it, you’ll see real results.

3. Reduce Stress

When stressed out, a lot of people find the best solution is to just get away from everything and relax, to clear their mind.  The steam shower not only causes great relaxation through the warmth which heats up the muscles of the body, it’s also a place where you can escape and be by yourself.  A perfect place to unwind and think.

4. Desirability of Your Home

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also add desirability to your home.  If you’re ever wanting to sell your home, owning a steam shower will certainly add desirability and value.  A steam shower shouldn’t be seen as a luxury but rather an investment into your home.  In the meantime you’ll be the envy of all your friends!

So there you have it; 4 fantastic reasons why you should buy a steam shower.

2014 Design Trend Update by Di Vapor

Here at Di Vapor we try our very best to keep on eye with what’s on trend, without focusing purely on the bathroom space. Knowing what styles people look for around the home can often reflect certain trends that can appear in bathroom design.

The growing popularity for glass shower enclosures generated the introduction of two new cabinets, The Verona & The Venice, meeting the need of glass construction throughout with modern design. Glass as a material keeps natural light as a priority, keeping rooms bright and welcoming. The need to keep our living spaces open and alight is reflected on a few trends that have taken hold this year.

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LIGHTING

Having a well lit living space is something we all consider when it comes to home design, but sometimes we can often miss even the most basic principles. An ongoing trend that has fast tracked it’s way to the top is the need for professional lighting consultants. Experts with years of experience can take the space that you’re working with and maximise your lighting options, taking full advantage of the natural light available within the room.  They can also advise on which light systems would suit your space best, whilst considering the best possible energy efficient option.

MATERIALS

Recent figures have shown that a rising demand in the use of manmade materials throughout the home has drastically impacted the number of options available to work with. In addition, manmade materials are often customisable, making them work well within your requirements at very little cost. New resin technology allows any base material to be wrapped in a 3mm thick liquid cement that sets silky smooth, remaining cool to the touch whilst visually maintaining warm natural stone tones.

Kerlite is another manmade material wonder offering heatproof & acid proof properties whilst maintaining a high level of tensile strength. This non pourous material makes it a superbly versatile option for a surface top or splashback. Furthermore, the manufacturing process allows for a number of different shapes and sizes – No design is too extreme.

GLAZING & GLASS

We’ve seen it used in modern housing developments, replacing walls and supports for maximum light coverage – Using large glazed glass panels has quickly becoming a key trend for both the kitchen and bathroom. Large bi-folding glass doors to a kitchen allow for plenty of natural light to pour in, whilst offering an attractive entrance to a garden space.  Using glass as a divider within a room such as the bathroom helps to divide the floor space without interrupting the flow of natural light. The rising use of glass as a feature over the last decade has quickly  become a staple trend, set to continue strong throughout 2014.

COLOUR SPLASH

Current colour trends demonstrate the desire for natural colour tones pairs with blue & grey as supporting base colours. Accent pieces are back offering the more daring designer a chance to be loud without being too harsh.  A splash of lime green or ruby red can quickly raise the mood of a room, whilst also offering a unique way to highlight small features.  For a flawless tried-and-tested way of introducing colour,  combine light neutral colours with a bright colour offering.