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I still remember the first day at work here at Pulse. A lot of things to learn about the company and how to develop a marketing strategy for the company, however the most important thing I had to learn was HOW TO INSTALL THE SHOWER.

After few months working at Pulse I decided to take one of the showers home and install it myself. It is important to mention that I had ZERO experience with plumbing. My wife even asked me couple times if I was going to install my new Kauai III by myself. Well, I had to. In the end of the day I was working for a shower manufacturer.

For my surprise, after 30 minutes I was done. My shower never looked that nice before.

Next day at work I knew I had a big project to work. The project was: SHOW OUR CUSTOMERS HOW EASY IT IS TO INSTALL A PULSE SHOWERSPA.

We made a decision to create a video and the result you can see below. Enjoy it and install your Pulse ShowerSpas today. I am sure you can.

Bathrooms are one of the most used spaces in a home so your bathroom experience, in particular your shower experience, should be as amazing as your budget allows.  Now let’s not get carried away. We don’t need a whole car wash experience, especially in California where we have the strictest water flow rate standards due to our drought situation. The rules apply to new builds (or remodels) and if you are doing work with permits, the Inspector will be checking the specifications for the fixtures you install to ensure compliance with the ever-changing rules. If you are retrofitting, it technically doesn’t apply to you but we should, of course, be as conscious of saving water as possible.

Bathrooms are one of the most used spaces in a home so your bathroom experience, in particular your shower experience, should be as amazing as your budget allows.  Now let’s not get carried away. We don’t need a whole car wash experience, especially in California where we have the strictest water flow rate standards due to our drought situation. The rules apply to new builds (or remodels) and if you are doing work with permits, the Inspector will be checking the specifications for the fixtures you install to ensure compliance with the ever-changing rules. If you are retrofitting, it technically doesn’t apply to you but we should, of course, be as conscious of saving water as possible.

With that said, how many of you would enjoy a shower experience similar to these?

 

 

Notice the rain shower head and the separate handheld unit? If you’ve not had the pleasure of using a rain shower head before, you are missing out.  My first experience was at a spa in Hawaii and from that moment on, I knew that when I had the opportunity, I would install a rain shower head in my own personal shower and I did.

Note that the rain shower is purely a luxury amenity.  It’s a really nice finishing “experience” and is very relaxing.  It is not utilitarian.  That’s what the handheld shower unit is for.  That is an absolute must.  I absolutely hate hotel showers that only have the stationary shower head.  How do you really get your body clean with a single stream of water, let alone cleaning the tub/shower? Not acceptable!

My rant aside, having installed a rain shower head along with a handheld unit and having the multiple valve options to operate each unit independently and together, the price tag was well into the low 4 figures…not cheap! It was very nice but it was an investment for sure!

Fast forward to just a few short years ago, I learned about Pulse Showerspas and I have been installing them in every bathroom renovation project since.  For a very low investment (under $300), you get the rain shower head and the handheld with the bar. They come in various finishes including brushed nickel, chrome, and oil rubbed bronze.  There are several styles such as the Kauai II and Kauai III which are the most contemporary and my personal favorite.  There is also Aqua Rain which is little more traditional looking but still very clean lines and the Lanikai which has multi-functions (talk about major luxury!)

Take a look at a few projects where we’ve installed this system.  Again, I am partial to the Kauai II and III for it’s contemporary aesthetic.

 

 

 

The best part is, you can retrofit your existing units. That means you can easily remove your existing shower head and install the Pulse Showerspa system of your choice.  It’s really that easy. No major renovation required.  Give it a try…I promise you will LOVE the results. Just read the reviews…overwhelming positive and you didn’t spend 10-15 times what it would have cost you for a traditional system.  You’re welcome! 😉

Source: http://www.alicetchan.com/fall-love-home-luxe-shower-system/

 

You’re in the shower, mindlessly scrubbing your toes when—bam!—a prophetic thought pops into your head. Maybe you finally solve that glitch bugging you at work. Or maybe you learn something terribly more important. The meaning of life, perhaps. Or what the 23 flavors in Dr. Pepper are.

Those aha! moments aren’t locked inside a bottle of Irish-scented shampoo. Soaking yourself in suds, though, does have a lot to do with it. The shower creates the perfect conditions for a creative flash, coaxing out your inner genius. Oh, and it makes you clean, too.

MIND YOUR MINDLESS TASKS

Research shows you’re more likely to have a creative epiphany when you’re doing something monotonous, like fishing, exercising, or showering. Since these routines don’t require much thought, you flip to autopilot. This frees up your unconscious to work on something else. Your mind goes wandering, leaving your brain to quietly play a no-holds-barred game of free association.

This kind of daydreaming relaxes the prefrontal cortex—the brain’s command center for decisions, goals, and behavior. It also switches on the rest of your brain’s “default mode network” (DMN) clearing the pathways that connect different regions of your noggin. With your cortex loosened up and your DMN switched on, you can make new, creative connections that your conscious mind would have dismissed.

That’s why the ideas you have in the shower are so different from the ideas you have at work—you’re a pinch more close-minded at the office. Thinking hard about a problem deactivates your default network. It boosts your prefrontal cortex’s control. This isn’t a bad thing—it tightens your focus and gives you the power to stop gawking at cat pictures and hit that deadline. But it can also dig you into a creative rut. Because when you’re deeply focused on a task, your brain is more likely to censor unconventional—and creative—solutions.

Strange as it sounds, your brain is not most active when you’re focused on a task. Rather, research shows it’s more active when you let go of the leash and allow it to wander. Shelley Carson at Harvard found that highly creative people share one amazing trait—they’re easily distracted. And that’s the beauty of a warm shower. It distracts you. It makes you defocus. It lets your brain roam. It activates your DMN and encourages wacky ideas to bounce around. So when the lather rinses off, your light bulb switches on.

AND RELAX!

But what makes the shower different from a boring board meeting? Doesn’t your mind wander there, too?

Well, yeah. You probably have the doodles to prove it. But a shower is relaxing. It’s a small, safe, enclosed space. You feel comfortable there. (Comfortable enough to be in the buff!) On top of that, you’re probably alone. It may be the only alone time you get all day. It’s your chance to get away from any stresses outside.

When you’re that relaxed, your brain may release everyone’s favorite happy-go-lucky neurotransmitter, dopamine. A flush of dopamine can boost your creative juices. More alpha waves will also ripple through your brain—the same waves that appear when you’re meditating or happily spacing out. Alphas accompany your brain’s daydreamy default setting and may encourage the creative fireworks.

Wait! There’s more! The time you shower also plays into the equation. Most of us wash up either in the morning or at night—when we’re most tired. According to the journal Thinking and Reasoning, that’s our creative peak. The groggy morning fog weakens your brain’s censors, keeping you from blocking the irrelevant, distracting thoughts that make great ideas possible. It’s likely that your shower gushes during your creative sweet spot.

There you have it. You’re distracted, relaxed, and tired. Your prefrontal cortex slackens its power as your default network switches on, your dopamine supplies surge, and your alpha waves roll. The shower creates the perfect storm for the perfect idea.

 

Source: http://mentalfloss.com/article/52586/why-do-our-best-ideas-come-us-shower

Just back from a great KBIS 2017 show in Orlando Florida, I’d like to share with you some thoughts and trends taking place with the Bath sector, in particular showering fixtures and what  the decorative plumbing category has new to offer.

As we see it here at PULSE home bathroom design is in the midst of more change than ever before. Innovation in design/functionality and modern technology are revolutionizing decorative plumbing fixtures. Today’s designs offer home owners more choices and new ways to customize their homes in particular their baths into their own oasis creating their own home spa experience.

The products Pulse has in their line up and what we have introduced for 2017 have one common goal, “To make your shower a place for relaxation, a place to rejuvenate, using hydrotherapy to relieve stress. It’s your time….”

You’ll find with Pulse products we focus on functionality however our eye is on sleekness, we call it the Wow factor…

We want you to have choices, depending on your mood that day, invigorate with the massaging jets, slow down with a soothing rain showerhead, use the hand held shower for even more versatility….you decide.

We could not be more excited about the product offering we have for 2017, just to mention a few we have introduced the ErgoGrab Bar collection. Breaking away from the traditional grab bar look we are offering again function with design. The new Aquarius with the magnetic mount for the hand held wand, easily switch between the overhead rain shower and the handheld wand by simply turning the lower body or the wand a ¼ turn.

These are just a few of the items we introduced and received rave reviews.

Invigorate your body, Decorate your bath, Rejuvenate your soul.

You decide!

All the best,

Brian R. Edwards
President

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