Friday, September 24, 2010

Function First...

I realize I haven't shared very many pictures of our new house with you all yet. Sorry for that. It's just that since we moved and I have lacked a consistent source of significant income, we haven't really gotten to do much for home improvement projects. And while we love our new home, it needs some new paint and some art on the walls before it really reflects us. I'm hoping with my business opening at the onset of October that we'll soon have a few extra $$$s to start sprucing up the place. (At least that's my wishful thinking!)

But today I introduce you to...our shower head...


Now imagine with me, if you will, walking into a bathroom twice the size of our old bathroom to the the sight of a claw-foot tub outfitted with this adorable porcelain shower head. Love! Can I tell you how much I love the size of our new bathroom AND the fact I finally have my very own claw-foot tub?

Claw.

Foot.

Tub.

Need I say more?

Unfortunately what we discovered is that the porcelain shower head, while very cute, kinda sucks when it comes to actually taking a shower. See all these little holes...


While one would assume they would create a nice soft rain-head sort of experience, it's more like a spring-sprinkle experience. The spray pattern created is really large without much volume or pressure, which makes shampoo removal quite a lengthy process. Functional? Yes. Enjoyable? Not overly.

This past weekend when I went to Iowa City for yoga training my friend Monica and I splurged and stayed in a hotel. After my first shower I commented to Monica about how much more enjoyable the shower at the hotel was than at our house. So when I got home I decided the cute, but functionally weak, shower head had to go. And what do you know, on a trip to Target during which I found myself in the shower hardware isle to purchase a new shower caddy, I found the exact Moen low flow shower heads that had been at the hotel...on clearance for HALF PRICE!

I don't think I need to spell out the rest of the story...




Amazing at how $10 well spent can make such a big change. And it only took me 3 tries to get it on without leaks. (I should know by now, just use the plumber's thread tape the first time!) And even though it's not quite as cute as the porcelain head, I think it fits nicely with the over-all charm of our old, claw-foot tub containing bathroom. Plus, functionally...ahhhhh.

Next on the bathroom upgrades...some new paint...and eventually a new sink...and some tile back splash...and...well maybe I best just stop there.


peace

3 comments:

Laurie said...

There truly is nothing like a claw-foot tub. And while I, too, adore the look of that porcelain shower head, I need something that will produce water pressure just this side of firehose strength! LOL!

Sara said...

I think the new shower head is just as cute....and even cuter when functionality and frugality are added!

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