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The Luxury of Wellbeing - By Michele Keith

"Having a spa experience at home...
doesn't have to be done in an extreme/
expensive manner. There are ways to
incorporate this type of luxury into a bath's
design at a small incremental cost, but with
a huge benefit to [individuals'] daily lives
and wellbeing."
-SARAH GALLOP, SARAH GALLOP DESIGN INC. (SGDI)

High on Health
"The bathroom space and the product in it," notes Betsy Froelich,
marketing manager for KOHLER Co., "can certainly help to drive
enhanced health, relaxation, and rejuvenation. One of the best areas
is the shower, where digital systems offer programmed spa
experiences, as well as customized ones with adjustable temperatures
and water zones, steam, audio, and the use of multiple outlets, like
body sprays, rainheads, and hand showers.
"In the bath," she adds, "hydrotherapy offers great benefits in relaxation
and rejuvenation. New in this category is our heated BubbleMassage,
enveloping the bather in warm air bubbles as they relax and de-stress."
Bailey further reveals, "Today's homeowner not only wants to recreate
the spa-like experience; they want products that aid in the health and
wellness of their families and lifestyles, a trend we call Health + Home."

KOHLER's
Sunstruck free-standing
tub is outfitted with
heated BubbleMassage
hydrotherapy.
(Image: Photo courtesy
of KOHLER)

Two toilets about which she says "the technology used in their design
is trending in a major way and setting the standard for tech" are
KOHLER's Veil, a comfort-height intelligent toilet-17- to 19-inches-high,
as compared to the standard 15 inches, and advantageous to the elderly
and those with mobility problems-that includes hands-free opening and
closing; and American Standard's Advanced Clean One-Piece Toilet,
also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
and touted as being "a welcome relief from common pregnancy and
post-partum conditions."
Perhaps it's because the roughly 25 to 30 percent of Gallop's clients
who ask for tech elements are in their late 30s to early 50s, but health
is not their greatest concern. Instead, these devices are regarded
as "an added bonus and installed for convenience sake," she explains.
"What they ask for most frequently are speakers in the bath. They want
to play music that suits their mood."

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