Monday, November 14, 2011

SHOWER LOVE In Miami



I remember spending part of a summer in Italy 
with a school friend.
We stayed at pensiones in Florence and in Venice.
I remember vividly how that the shower heads 
just came out of the wall in the bathrooms.
There was no shower curtain or door.
There was just a drain in the middle of the floor.
I thought it was brilliant.
And it is.
As you see an example of the same idea above.


Would you 
have a bathroom with a shower like this if you could?
Or do you 'NO LIKIE?'


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34 comments:

  1. Renee-
    Why not?! Love it! Not shower walls to clean. Just get a broom and scrub, scrub that floor! Done.
    Very beautiful too.
    Have a nice weekend, Renee.
    Terea
    xoxo

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  2. I think it makes a whole lot of sense, Renae. I have a stupid glass enclosure that I spend my whole life squeegee-ing....ugh. Enjoy your wknd.
    xo

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  3. anne

    me too
    it is gross

    xx

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  4. Si, Renee. When I went to Italy in High school our Roman bath was larger than the accompanying bedroom and tiled floor and ceiling with bidet and toilet. Venice was a different story-- microscopic.

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  5. I love it and it is already in the plans for my new little cottage! xxx

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  6. Interesting design! Why not? But I'd love that balcony's astonishing view even more! Have a gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

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  7. Your Grandfather had that drain in the center of our kitchen floor
    1945. Your Grandmother hated it.
    He re-did it for her. I like the idea, shower, kitchen floor too.

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  8. I'm going to have to give it some thought, I am thinking I like it even if it feels a little dormy to me. But truly love the first and last images, may have to Pinterest!

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  9. TSL,

    go ahead and pin the image.
    ....it really is very cool to have your shower like that.
    i would do it in a heart beat.
    xx

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  10. I love it! But I wonder about the wide open shower, it seems like it would be drafty.
    Then again it beats having to squeegy glass and mold on your shower curtain!

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  11. paris,

    i would just crank the hot water.
    i hate the stinky mold in regular shower systems!!

    see you soon!
    xx

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  12. kerry

    wasn't it cool?
    i love the idea....
    ....i mean not having the shower bigger than my bedroom.....
    but
    who knows why they needed such a large shower.
    i mean it is sexy italia!!

    thank you for your comment

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  13. la petite

    i think it is brilliant.
    and in a kitchen ....
    great for cleaning!!

    he was some smart man!!

    xxx

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  14. It's LOVELY... though I hhave to admit I am a TUB girl!

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  15. fifi

    i love a good soak as well.
    but......this is definitely the way to shower.

    xxx

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  16. Renee,

    It's about time we start looking at more space in the showers. At times it feels like we're a little gold fish in a glass bowl. Cleaning the shower is a process in itself.

    *Click over to Ideezine I've listed your blog among those to pass on "The Versatile Blogger Award" to and learn 7 things about me.

    Bette

    Happy weekend!

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  17. Marvelous idea - no glass to clean. Although, I think there are caveats attached. Like, it has to be in a warm environment, so it is not cold and draughty. And you need a fabulous tiler to set the tiles out so they do drain quickly towards the grate. But I reckon whenever this is enough space, it is a great solution for a bathroom. These examples are spacious and gorgeous. Virginia xx

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  18. If I had the space I would love it..... xv

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  19. It's great! I am seeing this more and more in newer homes in this area, and I am seeing some amazing open showers in smaller homes as well. Of course that's the next best thing to outdoor showers......Maryanne xo

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  20. maryanne,

    i know.......
    an outdoor shower is my fantasy!!

    xx

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  21. The shower in our ensuite is so confining - I would LOVE to have a shower like this! No bumping elbows against the enclosure, and clean up would be so much easier. I would definitely consider a shower like this in a future home.

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  22. Me likey. Especially that chair silhouette. Do you just have a really large room sized shower pan for waterproofing?

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  23. classic

    i wish i knew.
    but i wonder what they do when the do this in commercial kitchens.,
    they put a drain in the middle of the floor so they can flush the floors.
    maybe they do use huge pans.

    thank you xx

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  24. I absolutely think its wonderful...

    love the carefree-ness of it all,

    it there is such a word.

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  25. Would really like to have a shower like this. Some how they always work and the whole room does not end up wet.

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  26. chic coles,

    you are right.
    it is so much cleaner i think.
    there will be less mold which is just too yucky for me!!

    thank you

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  27. Hi Renée,
    Gorgeous showers....how I would love one as big as those ( if you'll pardon the expression !!!! haha )
    Showers like that are called wet rooms over here.They sound good but are not always successful but when they are good they are very, very good ! XXXX

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  28. Me likey but me likey more when I was 21 and less ugh inhiibited:) Now I like all the enclosures I can find..lol. But it is awfully great looking!

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  29. We kinda have that now...we do have a half wall and it is a step down shower...no glass...no curtain. Likey. Mucho!

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  30. linda

    that is the perfect compromise.
    i would like that with a glass wall to an enclosed garden ...

    xxx

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  31. Me likey too but these days I prefer to shower in the dark!!!
    xoxo

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  32. Hi Renee
    Well I love it!! and I had similar hand held off wall in a pensione in Turkey.. problem was the room was tiny and everything got wet!!...

    I think it would be fabulous with just a glass divider between shower section and the rest.. of course we'd want a whopping big room right??? and views!! haha

    Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

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  33. I'm not a lover of showers, but a shower with a chair allows for a more relaxing experience methinks. I'm and long soak in a tub kind of girl.
    Hope you are having a good week Renee.
    Di
    x

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  34. A very clean, cool feel... perfect for that blue-white light in the Miami heat. I could move in happily.

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