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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.

The Alternative Showering Experience

Di Vapor offer a variety of shower cabins that provide an exciting and unique alternative to the standard shower enclosure. Whether you prefer being drenched by vast quantities of water from overhead,  consider yourself a quick in & out shower person or someone that needs to be left alone for 30 minutes – Di Vapor define the alternative shower experience.

We’ve decided to take a closer look at the current Di Vapor range offering you a detailed insight into some of the key products on offer. It’s easy to get lost in a long list of features from a multitude of different styles, but deciding on what’s important to you can be a good place to start.  When looking for a new shower enclosure, what’s the most decisive factor for you?

STYLE

Possibly one of the most essential aspects when redesigning any showering space is deciding on your style – What do you want your shower enclosure too look like? Do you have a particular colour scheme to work with? Perhaps you have a shape in mind or are limited by certain work space restrictions? Picking a cabin with a style that suits your needs is the first step towards building your dream.

The Savona Steam Shower Enclosure by Di Vapor

When it comes to style, The Savona leads the race as one of our most popular contemporary designed steam shower enclosures within the range. A  straight lined glass construction throughout combined with low step entrance keeps the Savona the centre of attention. A sleek set of 6 massage jets across the back keeps things simple, whilst offering 2 different shower heads adds variety. Two words that sum up the Savona quite nicely: Sleek Simplicity.

FUNCTIONALITY

The bathroom has always been an important part of any home, offering basic practical needs on a day to day basis. However, many of us have began to utilise our bathroom as a space to relax and unwind, through the multitude of technological developments for the house & home. It’s never been easier to transform the basic bathroom into a home spa haven, complete with relaxing whirlpool bath and private sauna steam room.

The Superior Steam Shower Enclosure by Di Vapor

If maximum functionality and a prominent list of features are important to you, the Superior may be the choice for you. Offering a corner whirlpool bath complete with water & air jets, powered by individual built in pumps, soaking away the stress couldn’t be easier. In the same 1350mm x 1350mm footprint, you also get a fully functional steam generator with time & temperature settings, combined with FM radio and speaker system. A private steam room in your very own home – What more could you ask for?

BUDGET

The most common constraint for any home renovation; How much money do you have to spend? Being limited by a sensible budget does not mean that you can’t achieve your dream bathroom. Di Vapor maintain a high level quality throughout the entire range, but the prices are not as high as you might think. Affordable options are available without compromising on features or quality.

The Garda Steam Shower Enclosure by Di Vapor

We’ve picked the Garda shower enclosure as a perfect example of this; Quality without the hefty price tag. For less than £1000, you can have yourself a completely free standing glass shower enclosure complete with two shower heads and hydro body jets. As an added bonus, this enclosure also comes complete with a fully programmable steam generator for private steam bathing. Who said that your home spa haven would never happen? With options like the Garda available, it’s never been easier.

Whatever your limitation, we hope that this article has helped you understand how easy it is for you to have the alternative showering experience. Long gone are the days of glass shower screens & wall mounted electric showers – The alternative showering experience is available for everyone.

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For more information on the unique showering alternatives offered by Di Vapor visit http://www.divapor.com today.

 

Glorious Glass is the Material of Choice

A recognised and established trend expected to continue making an impact throughout bathroom design is the remarkable way in which glass can be used as a raw building material. Architects and designers across the globe are continuing to find unique and attractive ways to incorporate glass into home renovations, paving the way for both practical and unusual solutions for the bathroom.

There are obvious benefits to utilising glass, with the most apparent being the sense of an increase in natural light. The passive characteristics of glass allow daylight to pass through without limit, creating a brighter and more welcoming atmosphere. Furthermore,  using glass helps to create a seamless finish like no other, guaranteed to take centre stage in any  bathroom renovation.

Below are a few of our favourite examples of how glass can create a truly striking finish;

Floating Glass Sink by Prizma Studio

This take on the classic bathroom sink demonstrates how something as simple as flowing water can be transformed into majestic beauty. Complete with an invisible drain, transparent wall fixings and a clever internal glass support structure, the sink seemingly floats in situe.

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Modern Glass Cristalli Bathtub by Novellini

For the ultimate in opulence, this futuristic approach to transparent bathing is as striking as it is magnificent. Constructed almost entirely from glass, the  straight edged sides meet the upward curves of each end providing a minimalist, unique modern finish like no other.  The freestanding side mounted taps add a hint of chrome, finishing the bath in true European designer fashion.

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Floating Glass Shelving by Adatto 

Storage is an ongoing problem for every household, with the bathroom being no exception. In no time at all, one can expect a wealth of shampoo bottles and body washes cluttering any available surface – Where does it all come from? This unique take on the floating shelf provides an ample wall mounted platform to keep untidiness at bay, with no limit to how many you could have.

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Glass Block Dividing Walls – Various Suppliers

Perhaps a blast from the past, the use of glass block tiles became frequent fare in the 1980’s with many home design moguls incorporating them into the kitchen and bathroom. The truth is, when used right, a glass block wall is great way of dividing space within a room without losing all important natural daylight. The added element of frosting maintains privacy, whilst being an extremely versatile material to work with.

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Frameless Glass Shower Enclosure by Twyford

This list wouldn’t be complete without the introduction of a frameless glass shower enclosure – a proven solution to help create a luxury hotel spa escape within the privacy of your own home. Walk in showers usually comprise of a single large glass panel mounted against an adjacent wall, creating a protected open-plan showering space for the user. Combine with a monsoon overhead shower and let the deluge begin!

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Freestanding Glass Shower Cabin by Di Vapor

Taking a slightly different approach to the frame-less walk-in shower, the enclosed glass cabin provides a practical glass showering solution as it eliminates the need for a waterproof membrane or any additional tiling. There’s a wealth of different sizes and shapes available so decide on your room limitations before you start shopping.  The Venice by Di Vapor provides an ample sealed showering space with dual shower heads, body jets and removeable bench seat.

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Designer Glass Bathroom Mirror by Affinity

The introduction of a large mirror can drastically transform the look & feel of any room, instantly increasing the levels of natural light within the bathroom. This designer example is not only sizable, the side mounted lighting creates a striking mural on an otherwise ordinary wall.  If you haven’t already looked to fit a large mirror in your bathroom, it’s one of the easiest and quickest ways to transform your space.

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