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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Tips For Designing A Luxurious Master Bathroom

by Mike Brewer

Perhaps you're remodeling your bathroom or starting from scratch. Either way, you've decided you want a touch of luxury in your morning routine. A well-outfitted bathroom can really give your day a good start--or sendoff. Design you master bathroom with at least a few luxuries to facilitate your ablutions.

Install a Walk-In Shower

Shower-tub combinations are good for smaller areas. If you've got the luxury of space, opt for a walk-in shower instead. Your walk-in shower can include different luxuries, such as a short ledge for shaving legs or a built-in bench. You can also have a spa panel installed. This includes an array of hand showers and body sprays. Of course, a rain shower head never goes out of style. Think how you'd like your morning to start off, and have these amenities included in your walk-in shower.

Surround the Shower with Glass

The shower is one of the centerpieces of your master bath. To keep the focus on your décor, regardless of the amenities you include, Home and Garden TV suggests designing the space without a threshold and surrounded by glass. Your custom glass enclosure can take on different styles. For example, you could completely encase the shower to create a small room and have a steam generator installed. This creates a steam bath. Conversely, you can have a glass wall installed that keeps the shower as open as possible. Such glass panels can be etched or customized with a film for added privacy.

Include a Soaking Tub

There will be times when you're not just looking to bathe but actually relax. To that end, have a soaking tub installed. If possible, locate the soaking tub near a window so you have a pleasing view during your relaxation time. Soaking tubs come in different styles. The slipper style allows you to lay back, while a traditional Japanese style is best for soaking. Several mod tubs are also available, which can be an attractive complement in a contemporary bathroom.

Designate Grooming Spaces

Bathing aside, another important activity that takes place in the bathroom is grooming. The serenity of your luxurious bath will be undone if you're jostling for space or peering into a dim mirror in the mornings. So, designate spaces for grooming tasks. Ensure you have enough lighting and a good mounted mirror. Additionally, create the countertop and surrounding cabinetry to accommodate the tools of your task. For example, ensure the counter is wide enough for a makeup tray, and include drawers for your tools. Finally, have adequate outlets for your grooming appliances, such as electric shavers and blow dryers.

Design your master bath with luxury in mind for a glorious start to each day.

For custom shower enclosures, contact a company such as Ridge Glass & Mirror

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