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Think about your bathroom for a moment… When planning your remodel you’d probably consider upgrading all the usual suspects: the shower or tub, flooring, toilet, basin, faucet and light fixtures, right? Well there’s another step you can take to turn your bathroom into the dream space you’ve always imagined: you can upgrade your storage.

We’re big fans of the Robern Cabinet and Vanity lines here at Douglah Designs. Why? Because they offer innovative features and user customizations in ultra-stylish packages. When you include Robern products in your remodel, you’re transforming not only the look of your bathroom but also the way it functions.

Robern Medicine Cabinets Combine Beauty with Utility

Medicines cabinets have never been the sexiest part of your remodel. In fact the words usually evoke a utilitarian object that lacks the style and sophistication you’re probably looking for. But believe us when we say, Robern has fundamentally changed the medicine cabinet, and the right one could change the way you use your bathroom.

With eight different models - each in their own range of sizes - you’ll have no problem finding a cabinet that matches your space and aesthetic. But that’s only part of the equation. The Robern difference really begins to shine once you’ve opened your cabinet.

Instead of a series of simple shelves, Robern Cabinets offer robust interior storage options so your most-used items are always at your fingertips. They include magnetic strips for keeping small metal objects like tweezers and nail clippers nearby, organization shelves dedicated to razor handles, cosmetics, or contact lens cases, and integrated lock boxes to protect valuables or keep dangerous prescription medicine out of your children’s hands. In many models you can also include USB device charging ports or 110v electrical outlets that power your hairdryer or curling iron.

Imagine opening your medicine cabinet each morning to find everything you need in the same spot as yesterday. No more searching through drawers for that mascara you swore you saw two days ago. Robern makes it possible.

Innovative Features You Never Knew You Needed

Beyond the clever use of interior space, Robern Cabinets also feature innovations you never knew you needed. Items like pull-out magnifying mirrors, programmable night lights, and mirror defoggers are available in many Robern models. Other’s take innovation to breathtaking new levels.

The AiO model, for example, incorporates an invisible speaker system into its mirror that you can control with any Bluetooth device. The model line also offers a one-touch task lighting system with controls integrated into the mirror itself. Add to that the USB ports and electrical outlets and the AiO become your home’s newest high-tech hub.

Smart Storage Comes Standard

In addition to their cabinets, Robern’s Curated Cartesian Vanity line also comes with the same sharp styling and handy function. Available in a variety of widths and color combinations, and featuring beautiful class and engineered stone finishes, and an option LED night light, there’s a Robern vanity perfect for any space.

Open the drawers and Robern’s trademark attention to detail is on full display. Spacious drawers, tip-out storage, and in-drawer electric all serve to eliminate clutter and make your daily routine a pleasure.

Let Douglah Designs Be Your Remodeling Guide

By carefully selecting the right Robern cabinet and vanity combination, you’ll be transforming your bathroom into a beautiful, modern space with smart storage built right in. If you’re ready to begin, Douglah Designs can help. Our in-house design and installation team have the skill, experience, and industry relationships to make your project the dream-come-true it should be. Call us today (925) 284-4560 or fill out our contact form here and we’ll get started!

Published: August 10, 2017
By: douglah
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For most people, bathing is an unremarkable, everyday pastime. We get in the shower or bathtub for a few minutes everyday with the simple goal of cleaning our bodies and feeling refreshed. Bathing becomes nothing more than a means to an end, a daily chore to mark off the list. But BainUltra thinks it can be so much more than that.

Starting in 1977, with their first air jet bath, through today, BainUltra has advanced both the art and the science of bathing. To BainUltra, bathing provides benefits well beyond simple cleansing. With the right support, it can instead become a holistic therapeutic exercise.

Designed to Heal

On its own, immersion activates three basic human faculties: memory, proprioception, and sensation. BainUltra baths are designed to integrate four additional therapies: Hydro-thermo massage, chromatherapy, aromatherapy, and thermotherapy.

BainUltra baths’ hydro-thermo massage is comparable to a massage given by hand. It combines three types of massage  - thermomassage, hydromassage, and acupressure - into a powerful therapy, recognized as an alternative to professional massage. It can be used to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression as well as a treatment for joint pain and stiffness, and so much more.

In addition to massage, BainUltra baths use LED lights calibrated to change the user’s mood. Called chromatherapy, this treatment is scientifically proven to directly affect physical and psychological conditions through color’s interaction with the central nervous system.

Aromatherapy harnesses the power of essential oils extracted from flowers, bark, and leaves to boost physical and psychological well-being. BainUltra baths include integrated technologies for misting and diffusing essential oils into the user’s respiratory, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. There they interact with the body’s cells to promote healing.

All this combines with the therapeutic benefits of heat, or thermotherapy, to raise your body temperature and improve the circulation of oxygen and nutrients in the blood. Clearly, BainUltra baths provide users with powerful healing therapies they can enjoy in their own homes, but that’s only part of the equation.

Form Meets Function

In addition to providing therapeutic healing, BainUltra baths are also designed to be beautiful showcase objects for your home. They offer an entire collection of tubs in a variety of shapes and sizes that will appeal to any aesthetic and fit in any space.

Too often, objects of beauty fail to be truly useful. But BainUltra baths accomplish the rare feat of being useful, beautiful, and therapeutic all at the same time. Knowing all this, you’re probably wondering how you can include a BainUltra bath in your bath. Fortunately, Douglah Designs can help.

Contact Us Today for Information on BainUltra Baths

If you’re intrigued by the idea of turning your tub into a holistic therapy center while at the same time infusing your bathroom with a new sense of beauty, consider centering your remodel around a BainUltra bath. Our designers can guide you through the process of turning your dreams into a plan, and our installers can then turn that plan into reality.

Call us today at (925) 284-4560 or fill out our contact form here. Douglah Designs is recognized as one of the Bay Area’s premier interior design and remodeling companies serving Contra Costa and Alameda Counties along the 24/680 corridors. Your transformative bathing experience is right around the corner. Don’t wait any longer!

Published: July 05, 2017
By: douglah
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We recently became dealers of an exclusive handmade tile collection called Tabarka Studio, and it is already one of my favorite products we offer. Tabarka specializes in beautiful handmade ceramic and terra cotta tiles that are hand glazed or painted with intricate patterns. The tiles are perfect for any indoor floor or wall application and look especially beautiful as a kitchen backsplash, fireplace surround, or a powder bath floor.

The shapes, patterns, and colors of Tabarka tile are influenced by art, architecture, and design from all over the world and from many different eras. Tile inspiration stems anywhere from the Art Nouveau style Paris Metro signs, to the Moorish patterns of Alhambra, and beyond.

Here are some beautiful pieces from the Tabarka Studio collection:

Hand painted hexagon floor with silver leaf

Noblesse arabesque tile backsplash

Maghreb collection wall tile

Mediterranean collection floor tile

Palio collection wall tile

Published: September 04, 2016
By: Stephanie
Tags: Tile Design
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We could all use a little inspiration.

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Artistic Tile's Toledo Lucido waterjet marble mosaic.

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Walker Zanger's Anteak reclaimed wood mosaic.

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Artistic Tile's Opera Serenade glass blend

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AKDO's Lace Vine handmade stone mosaic.

Published: August 01, 2016
By: Stephanie
Tags: Tile Design
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Porcelain is one of the most popular tile options due to its durability, cost, and consistency in color and texture. Porcelain is typically more durable than natural stone due to its resistance to staining, etching, and scratching. Porcelain tile can be used anywhere, and most are suitable for outdoor use and wet applications. Many types of natural stone contain calcium that can wear with time, but that will not happen with most porcelain. Since porcelain is man-made, its color and texture are controlled, unlike natural stone where variation is inherent and often quite prominent.

Heritage porcelain by AKDO is an oversized patterned hexagon tile.

Utah porcelain by Artistic Tile has a modern concrete-like texture.

Porcelain tile can look almost any way, shape, or shade imaginable. A porcelain tile can be as small as a fraction of an inch or as large as several square feet per piece. Porcelain tile can be made to look almost exactly like natural stone, hardwood flooring, concrete, or anything else you can think of. And trust me, the technology to do so is getting better and better.

Here are my favorite porcelain "look-alike" collections:

Etic by AKDO is my favorite wood-like porcelain collection.

Marvel collection by AKDO is a flawless porcelain replica of natural marble tile.

Newport by Artistic Tile is a contemporary porcelain with stone-like texture and veining.

Published: June 04, 2016
By: Stephanie
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