Update Your Bathroom In 3 Easy Steps

Everybody wants a modern bathroom. Well, almost everybody. You see them in celebrity homes and read about them in lifestyle magazines. But when most homeowners begin to actually sit down and draw up their game plan, designing a modern bathroom can seem like a time-consuming, money wasting, utterly confusing nightmare.

Questions arrive that you never thought would play a factor in your decision making. What colors should I choose for my modern bathroom? Should I go Low Flow? What kind of flooring should my modern bathroom have?

Take a deep breath. Too often we find homeowners falling into this common trap of over-thinking everything. Today, design is all about simplicity. And before you make obscure design decisions, and waste all your money on something that will go out of style tomorrow, consider taking a step back and focus on updating your “Big 3” first.

1. Shower Heads

Choosing the right shower head is all about combining function and fashion together perfectly. That may seem like a simple concept, but rarely does it actually happen. Speakman® designs some truly spectacular modern shower heads that feature Anystream® Technology, which allows you to endlessly rotate your shower head to switch between versatile sprays. Check out some Speakman modern shower heads blow:

The Edge Shower Head

The Edge Shower Head

The Reaction Shower Head coming in February

The Reaction Shower Head coming in February 2014

2. Bathroom Faucets

Like the shower head, the bathroom faucet needs to be stylish and functional. Quality is key. Speakman® crafts all of their modern bathroom faucets out of durable, solid brass, ensuring that you can trust the fixture you’re installing. Below, check out some options Speakman offers for modern bathroom faucets.

The Edge Single Lever Faucet

The Edge Single Lever Faucet

Trave Widespread Faucet

Trave Widespread Faucet

3. Bathroom Accessories

Bathroom accessories are a very underrated factor in designing a perfect master bathroom. A bathroom’s cohesive design can easily fall off the hinges if your components are out of sync. Below, check out some stunning modern bathroom accessories that will help you achieve a dream bathroom.

Rainier Bathroom Accessories

Rainier Bathroom Accessories

All November long, all shower heads, bathroom faucets and accessories are 15% off on SpeakmanShowers.com when you use the promo code “3Way.” Make sure you take advantage of this awesome deal here.

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The Upper West Side Meets Transitional Design

Why are transitionally designed rooms so appealing? They are so magnetizing that it’s almost mystifying how hypnotized we can become by them. An unexplained phenomenon occurs every time our eyes come in contact with a transitionally designed room…We instantly stop flipping through our home improvement magazines, our surfing through television stations ceases. And if we ever come face-to-face with one, then forget it, we stand motionless, jaws dropped in awe.

In the bathroom, transitional designs are particularly captivating. There is something about the crisp lines, the clean colors, the effortless simplicity that adds to the overall serenity of the bathroom. It has us at Speakman® absolutely enamored with the transitional bathroom.

So, we became inspired. We wanted to design a collection that embodied the pure elegance of transitional designs. A collection that combined the respected aspects of both modern and traditional designs together perfectly.

Meet the Chelsea™ Collection

Chelsea-Room-MainInspired by the timeless sophistication of the Manhattan neighborhood for which it shares its name, the Chelsea™ Collection features fluid curves and distinct characteristics.

The Chelsea™ Collection includes a fixed shower head with Anystream® technology, a centerset and widespread bathroom faucet, coordinated shower valve trims, and various shower combination systems to suit whatever bathroom layout you have.

Chelsea Shower Head

Chelsea Shower Head

Chelsea Centerset Bathroom Faucet

Chelsea Widespread Bathroom Faucet

Chelsea Centerset Bathroom Faucet

Chelsea Centerset Bathroom Faucet

Chelsea Valve Trim

Chelsea Valve Trim

Chelsea Shower Combination

Chelsea Shower Combination

For more on the Chelsea™ Collection, and our other Shower and Bath Collections, please visit here.

Because Some Things Are Worth Repeating

Have you noticed the surge in popularity currently circling around the decade known as the “Roarin’ 20’s?” You’d be blind not to. This decade seemingly reinvents itself in pop-culture regularly. It’s why 4.81 million people tuned in to the season premiere of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Or why the latest rendition of “The Great Gatsby” drew over $300 million worldwide at the box office (although Leonardo DiCaprio may have helped).


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But why? Why are we so obsessed with a period in time that occurred nearly a century ago? Maybe it’s in the swing of social change that swept through pop culture at that time. People artistically expressing themselves freely through music, art, poetry, films, dance, etc…Maybe it is in the timeless fashion that is still relived today, as even Tiffany & Co. designed an era-inspired jewelry collection. Or maybe it’s just a simple fascination with the past, and how things once were.


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There really is no right answer, all of the aforementioned explanations to our love affair with the 1920’s would be an acceptable example. But to us, at Speakman®, we have a different take on this obsession.


The 1920’s saw a revolution in technological advancements. Products that were made to last, and delivered a performance that you just can’t find anymore. It’s a principle in manufacturing that has guided our practices at Speakman® ever since we constructed our very first shower head over a 100 years ago.

It’s in this obsession with 1920’s lure, and our unwavering passion to deliver unrivaled quality that strive us to design fixtures that perfectly combined the two.

The result…the Anystream® Vintage™ and Anystream® Retro™ 6-Jet shower head.


Each model features a very distinct, era-inspired design. The Anystream® Vintage™ shower head features a bold, octagonal solid-brass frame, whereas the Anystream® Retro™ shower head embodies the timeless fashion of the 20’s with smooth, elegant curves flowing throughout its brass shell.

Both models were constructed to feature the exact same technology equipped on our famed Anystream® S-2251 Icon shower head. The performance provided by these two shower heads are outer-worldly. In fact, to attempt to find a collection of words capable of giving justice to the euphoric bathing experience these shower heads possess would be an utter impossibility.

The Vintage™ shower head and Retro™ shower head are both equipped with Anystream® technology. A simple 360 degree rotation in either direction will allow bather’s to choose from 3 diverse, powerful spray patterns suited perfectly to their preference. But the true secret to the performance lies in Speakman’s patented plunger system, which produces strong, soaking currents under any water pressure.

For more information on the Anystream® Vintage™ shower head or the Anystream® Retro™ shower head, or any of our other signature brass shower heads, please visit here.

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