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Love the relaxing serenity of a spa getaway, or even just a quick steam at your local gym? It’s actually possible to create the same therapeutic and blissful atmosphere in your own home — and it doesn’t have to be as costly as one would imagine.
Advance Plumbing and Heating Supply Company, with locations in Detroit and Walled Lake, is renowned locally and nationally for its exquisitely cherry-picked selection of plumbing and heating products for the bath and the kitchen. And in keeping with a commitment to deliver the best customer service possible, Advance Plumbing’s highly trained staff will work with each individual client or designer to create a timelessly beautiful kitchen or a personalized spa-like atmosphere — with as many or as few bells and whistles as desired, or within a budget. It all starts with a bathtub or shower, and the perfect kitchen sink. No longer just a means to a soak and a scrub, tubs today are “the cutting edge of the spa experience,” says Joshua Moss, operations manager at Advance Plumbing.
Color Me Relaxed:
Chromatherapy, or color therapy, harnesses the beneficial effects of color to enhance different aspects of physical and mental health and well-being, depending on the color used. The colored light is amplified through the water in the tub. Aromatherapy, meanwhile, involves much more than simply enjoying a pleasant fragrance. It uses essential oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, and other parts of plants to aid in relieving congestion and stress. Both of these therapies, as well as sound therapy, are available in two of Advance Plumbing’s most popular collections. BainUltra, a line of therapeutic baths with a focus on Geysair, an air jet bath technology which heats and humidifies the jets of air and provides an overall massage of the body, offers chromatherapy with an LED system in all of its therapeutic tubs. Six colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet) have been calibrated to the most therapeutic use for each, and can be cycled throughout or paused on a specific one. BainUltra also offers AromaCloud, an essential oil diffuser that’s built in to every therapeutic bath. Four different scents (Relax, Pure, Calm, and Energy) of fragrant droplets can be placed into a box that diffuses the aroma of your choice; some models offer BainUltra’s WarmTouchShell — heating zones built into the headrest, backrest, and seat. BainUltra’s Vedana Care Unit, which can be added to a therapeutic bath, shower stall, or relaxation room, combines five therapies — aroma, thermo, light, chroma, and sound — for a complete and personalized approach to relaxation, health, and wellness.
Mr. Steam designs steambaths to create a luxurious, European-style spa in your home. Although a steambath has a higher-end initial cost, the price of maintaining its usage can be an affordable luxury. Each steambath uses less than two gallons of water and requires less energy than a 100-watt light bulb. In addition to providing blissful relaxation, the benefits of steam — especially with the aid of chromatherapy, aromatherapy and sound therapy — include decongestion, hydration of the skin, improved metabolism, well-rested sleep, and more.
Finish your in-home spa-like experience with luxurious little details like relaxation chairs and foot rests, massage tables, and more. BainUltra’s Espalier, a tree-like ladder design, aids in morning stretches; Mr. Steam’s towel warmers let you finish your treatment with a soft, already-warmed towel; and iSteam Touch, an intuitive touch-screen navigation system, allows easy control of temperature, time, aroma, audio entertainment, and overall steam system function — its optional Bluetooth Audio Streaming System means you can pair up to eight devices and four speakers to the system. “With today’s technology, you can create a complete spa-like experience within your own home,” Moss says. “All you have to do is sit down, relax, and let it do all the work for you.”
Style that Lasts:
Looking for durable style in the kitchen? Blanco’s Silgranit sinks, available at Advance Plumbing, are made of 80 percent rock-hard granite, making them ultra-durable and easy to clean. With 23 shapes and eight colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your home. Silgranit sinks resist scratches, stains, and heat, and hold seven patents for their advanced technology. They also coordinate with Blanco’s wide range of warm- and cool-toned countertops, making them the perfect finishing touch for transforming your kitchen into a work of art that fits the way you live.
Advance Plumbing Supply
2984 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
1977 E. West Maple Rd.
Walled Lake, MI 48390