Friday, December 26, 2008
Enter American Bath Factory's Sistine Stone Shower System™.
For years, American Bath Factory has provided a line of products known as Sistine Stone™ - a resin-based stone that offers the look and feel of travertine for counter tops, vanities, and back splashes without the lofty price. And now, they've extended this line to include their latest innovation - the Sistine Stone Shower System. Never before has it been possible to enjoy the luxurious look and feel of a travertine shower at such an affordable price.
The Sistine Stone Shower Systems, in essence, is a manufactured shower kit that can be easily adapted to virtually any bathroom. It's available in a variety of sizes and formats such as left or right threshold, single threshold, or neo-angle threshold. It includes prefabricated shower walls, 3/8" glass door, 1-piece shower pan, and designer faucet with a hand shower. Optional accessories include a bench, recessed shampoo shelf, and body sprays.
Even better, its intelligent design makes it possible for the average DIY'er to install it in a comparatively short amount of time. Moderately experienced renovators can install it in less than one day. Try doing that with real travertine stone tiles.
Attractive as their look is their cost. With prices starting below $2000, you will find these showers to be a fraction of the price of traditional travertine showers and equally enjoyable.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
While fireclay sinks are likely to withstand the stress of most garbage disposals, you can run the risk of damaging your sink if your garbage disposal vibrates too violently. When shopping for a compatible garbage disposal, be sure to find one specifically safe for fireclay sinks.
InSinkErator offers an outstanding line of garbage disposals that are safe to use on fireclay sinks. Their fittings safely attach to the sink’s drain and offer minimum vibration.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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For a full list of dates and contest rules, see our 26 Weeks of Cash Rules & Regulations. Happy reviewing and good luck!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
According to iafrica.com, the bathtub was stolen in 2005 and just recently found in
Not only were they the Italian police, but specialists in stolen artwork, who randomly came across this tub in a Spanish Mediterranean port city while on other business . The officers were browsing in an antique shop, where the owner said he bought the tub for €3000 (4,621.31 USD) at the end of 2005, thinking it was a good deal for the oval-shaped reproduction. Little did he know he got 99% off valued price. That's a bargain!
Today, the tub is worth at a mere €300,000 (462,031.00 USD). Don’t too bad considering it dates back to the era of the Roman emperor Hadrian, in the second century A.D.
Maybe the next owner won’t keep it in a garden of a villa, which is where it was originally stolen.
This tub clearly used it's Roman decent as an advantage on St. Anthony's list.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Did you use the bathroom today?A man of many words shortens them into 25 seconds. Last month, Vintage Tub & Bath's General Manager, Allan Dick, climbed his way to the with an "escalator pitch" at the New York 2008 SES Conference and Expo. This spin-off of an elevator pitch, hosted by Greg Jarboe, SEO-PR co-founder, forces people to simplify their business and products even further due to the speed of Hilton's escalators.
Allan knows the industry well, as do many others because, throughout a life time, people spend over a year and a half in it; the bathroom. Why not enjoy it? Which is the exact reason to buy from Vintage Tub & Bath.
If you have not used the bathroom today, please, take this time and go now!
You can check out other Escalator Pitches on the SES Conference YouTube Channel.
Friday, April 18, 2008
The first of my many tips found deals with paint, because, no matter what kind of remodel, renovation or simple update you're doing, it’s inevitable you'll be repainting and resealing walls and floors.
Stains and Seals- OSMO and Velvit Oil stains are good for both wood and concrete, starting as low as $25 a gallon
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Top 10 Small Bathroom Visual Enlargements
- Color Conscious - Brighten and cool the room in both paint and fabric. Keep the feel light and airy; use the 60-30-10 Rule. 60% Dominant Color, 30% Secondary Color, 10% Accent Color
- Wallpaper - Stick with textured paper. Choose one that uses vertical lines to add the height illusion; nothing busy.
- See Clearly - Substitute the opaque glass shower enclosure for a clear, frameless one. Don't hide the little room you have. Use sheer or delicate fabrics.
- Merge - If you have both a shower stall and bathtub, eliminate the shower by adding a shower head to the bathtub.
- Get in Sink - Use a pedestal sink to add more floor space. Mount it to the wall it to clear the floor, or add a vessel sink to provide more counter space.
- Don't Cut Corners - Replace your large out-dated toilet with a small modern corner toilet to avoid wasted space. Corner sinks are also available as a wall mount and pedestal.
- Mirrors- Reflect the space with multiple mirrors. Mirrors make any room look bigger. Use at least one with a built-in medicine cabinet to help with storage.
- Clear the Way - Only leave out what is absolutely necessary. Remove small accessories and organize to give everything a home.
- Board the Floors - Light colored flooring, such as birch wood, will match the cool colors and aid in the eye trick of appearing larger. Ask a professional about the best wood and sealant to use in bathrooms. Tile is a safe alternative, working well on counter tops, walls and floors.
- Cut the Carpet - No wall to wall carpeting. Use runner carpets to give length to the floor rather than those stumpy, rectangular bathroom carpets.
Monday, March 24, 2008
- 2 hours of hors d'oeuvres including mini crab cakes, variety of sushi, fried lamb raviolis, homemade guacamole and mini sandwiches
- an open bar; greases the jaw for networking.
- We don't encourage drinking here at VTB, but the first time meeting Allan, he informed me that those who drink make a larger income than those who don't due to the networking done. A fact I'll never forget.
- Delicious dinner choices from Filet Mignon, Salmon and Pasta with volcano cake for dessert.
- Dance Dance Revolution and a Basketball hoop competition.
- A rap performance from Chuck Lewis, aka MoSerious on search engine strategies
Sponsors of the event presented gifts and give aways to the guests including;
- SEMPO Certification in Insider's Guide to Search Marketing, Advanced Search Advertising and Advanced SEO, valued at $3,197 from SEMPO
- $250 Circuit City gift card from Hitwise
- $250 Best Buy gift card from Covario
- $250 Petco gift card from RANGE
- $250 Barnes & Noble gift card from pepperjam
- $250 Banana Republic/GAP/Old Navy gift card from epiar
So who were some of the lucky guests?
Dana Todd, CMO of Newsforce, Founder of SEMPO and Jeffrey Pruitt, President of SEMPO (I even had the privilege by them at dinner).
Kristopher Jones, President & CEO of pepperjam
Mike Grehan, Global KMD Officer of Acronym Media
..and over a hundred others including our sponsors and corporations including Google,Yahoo, Microsoft, Victoria’s Secret, BabyAge.com, Search Engine Journal.
Friday, March 21, 2008
An opportunity of a lifetime struck Vintage Tub interns this week when the General Manager, Allan Dick, Jr., invited us to attend the Search Engine Strategies 2008 Conference and Expo at the Hilton in New York City. We woke up at 5 am on March 18th like little kids on Christmas morning to start our travel into the city for a full day of fun.
- Listening to presentations and panel discussions that cover literally all aspects of search engine-related promotion.
- Choosing between 16 different sessions all in one day, ranging from Introduction to Search Engine Marketing, Universal Search to Optimization, Analytics and Paid Search.
- Having the sessions presented by the industry's top Search experts and representatives of the Search Engines themselves, just to name a few:
- Learning the most innovative and current technology that even advanced search marketers were not unaware of until this week.
- Meeting and networking with people of similar interests in e-commerce.
- Visiting the 100’s of expo booths to stock up on pens and sticky notes.
- Searching booths for better gifts like Steak Media's purple cow, Acronym Media's hand sanitizer for “hands-on search” and delicious baked cookies from Omniture.
At 6 pm, when the conference sessions were complete, our day was far from finished. Leaving the Hilton, we relocated to the Manhattan Penthouse where our manager threw a networking dinner party with over 120 guests from the conference and industry. As if the day couldn’t get better, I was able to speak one on one with reps from SEMPO, 360i, ESPN, Microsoft, Google and many more, which deserves greater depth in a later post. With all this, a career experience of a life time was created.
Thank you to everyone (especially Allan, Mike, and Regina) who made this day possible for us. One for the books.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Trying to give your bathroom a quick facelift or a complete remodel? Choosing the right bathroom faucet can make or break the look. New accessories, floor mats and a fresh coat of paint will go unseen if the faucet is old and tarnished.
There are a few important style and finish factors to take into consideration before purchasing a faucet. Coordinate - Bathtub and sink faucets are often available in sets. Matching faucets pull the bathroom together, giving it a seamless look.
- Basin taps are the perfect match for a pedestal sink.
- Widespread faucets match console sinks, as well as one of the latest trends, Vessel sinks.
- Single post faucets work best with wall mounted bathroom sinks.
From an antique rustic pewter to a contemporary brushed-chrome, the finish options for faucets are endless. Here are some tips to help you choose the best finish for your faucet.
- White faucets are popular in the kitchen and a children's bathroom, as they hide water spots and fingerprints better than chrome and brass.
- Any bronze (oil rubbed, brushed, rustic, etc.) and polished brass finish will bring a warm, vintage feel to the bathroom.
- Looking for a touch of class without the clash? A combination chrome-and-brass finish on a lever-handle gooseneck faucet gives a chic look while adding the flexibility for accessories in either finish.
- Bridge faucets in a satin-nickel finish make the most elegant statement, but be sure this compliments the remainder bathroom.
Choosing the right style and finish for your faucet never looked so good!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Fill the bathtub with unexpected surprises for splash of romance this Valentine’s Day. It’s a perfect last minute idea that looks like it took days of dedication.
Let rose petals lead the path of love from land to sea. Sprinkle petals across the bathroom floor and gently float them in the water. Roses should be incorporated in Valentine’s Day some way, but don't always have to be given the same way. The petals will add vibrant color and texture to the bathroom while completing the picture perfect romance scene.
Feel guilty for destroying beautiful roses? This will be remembered much longer than the average bouquet of flowers.
Rose petals too expensive? Try...
- Fewer petals. The amount is your discretion
- A less expensive flower with large, colorful petals. Florists will advise you with the best option.
- Fake rose petals. This allows you to reuse and recreate at a later date.
Melt your honey’s heart with floating candles. Floating candles give the bathroom warmth and romantic lighting. Floating heart candles, either plain or available with sayings on them add an extra touch to the theme of love. Saving the best “floater” for last is a message in a bottle. Make the bathtub personal and express your feelings through writing. When the candles burn out and the water is drained, a letter in a bottle can be saved forever. Little bottles are found at any craft store. Not enough time to make it to the craft store? Just use an empty wine or champagne bottle and make sure the cork is back in tight.
Floating candles give the bathroom warmth and romantic lighting. Floating heart candles, either plain or available with sayings on them add an extra touch to the theme of love.
Saving the best “floater” for last is a message in a bottle. Make the bathtub personal and express your feelings through writing. When the candles burn out and the water is drained, a letter in a bottle can be saved forever. Little bottles are found at any craft store. Not enough time to make it to the craft store? Just use an empty wine or champagne bottle and make sure the cork is back in tight.
Friday, February 01, 2008
This is an inexpensive and easy Valentine's Day gift that will not disappoint. Best of all, it's appropriate to give to both him or her. Give back to the environment as well as your loved one all at once.
Remind your partner that you want to save water everyday, not just on Valentine’s Day. After all, taking a bath alone gets boring, but taking one with who you love never gets old.
If nothing else works, read off this Top 10 list
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a heart shaped bathtub. This adds more than a touch of romance. Doesn’t look comfortable? There are six hydrotherapy jets that disagree. Each jet is strategically placed to target the shoulders, back, legs, knees and feet; providing relief to sore, aching muscles that collect the tensions of the day or year’s relationship.
Don’t want to go that extreme?
Vintage Tub & Bath’s champagne clawfoot bathtub creates an idle bubble bath while still having a shower head for everyday use. A clawfoot tub completes any bathroom, but a champagne clawfoot tub adds a bit of innovation, relaxation and romance. Turn a remodeling idea into a Valentine's Day surprise this year.
If you were not planning on remodeling your bathroom anytime soon, consider just getting away for the night to a place that already has the perfect tub. For those who live in the Northeast or others willing to make a road trip for romance, a fool-proof plan is the Caesars Pocono Resorts, home of the world’s only 7 foot tall Champagne Glass Whirlpool bath. This is the ultimate Valentine’s Day get-away. Caesars offers the Champagne Glass Whirlpool in the suites at four different Pocono Resorts. Each suite is accented with elegant, imported tile, stunning Egyptian murals and décor, a tantalizing heart-shaped pool, a dry sauna and massage table, along with a cozy log-burning fireplace. Caesars suites guarantees love is in the air and the water.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Need some alone time to yourself? There's no need to look for an excuse for a quiet, relaxing bath. This quick fix recipe can be stirred up for one at anytime.
Romantic Bathtub Potion Recipe
5 min prep
Cup Baking Soda
Cup Epsom Salts
Cup Citric Acid (available at drug stores)
drops essential oils (Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, or Rose, Patchouli for example)
- Mix first three ingredients in a large bowl.
- Gradually add a drop of various essential oils to the mixture.
- Lavender relieves anxiety.
- Rosemary and thyme revitalize.
- Rose soothes and patchouli is very sensual.
- Stir ingredients thoroughly.
- Transfer ingredients from a bowl into a glass container, such as a jam jar.
- Seal tightly and shake well.
- Draw a warm bath
- Adding 1 to 2 tbs, of mixture.
- Sink in and soak for at least 20 minutes with someone special
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
...and we don’t mean on the toilet.
With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, Vintage Tub & Bath is finding uses for bathtubs other than strictly bathing. Every year people search for new romantic ideas to do for their significant other that isn’t just a box of chocolate or jewelry. This is the “holiday” that the phrase, “it’s the thought that counts” is actually true. Between now and February 14th, we’ll be offering unique, romantic ideas that will score you major brownie points with that special someone.
Single? Do something special for yourself. You'll fall in love with your creative side.