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AUG 2018

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in 2007 and added colors in 2012. The rain head was added four years later. The effect is similar to a rainbow caught in a water stream. "Showers needed a light, so adding mood and music to a light package seemed to be natural, while adding relaxation and enjoyment to the shower area," recalls the company's CEO, Mitch Altman. LAST WORDS Faucets and shower fixtures have come a long way since they moved indoors. You can now offer your clients hands-free and voice con- trol, mood lighting, media stream- ing and dramatic water flows. The greatest challenge today is likely delivering a luxury experience on harsh water rations. That chal- lenge isn't a momentary trend; with major cities like Cape Town, South Africa facing fresh water "zero days," it's a factor we'll all have to live with. Thankfully, our leading manufacturers are finding ways to make our jobs easier and lives more enjoyable with their water delivery strategies. ▪ Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS is an independent designer in San Diego, the author of New Kitchen Ideas That Work and the New Bathroom Idea Book (Taunton Press), and a design journalist, NKBA Chapter Presenter and industry consultant. Her website is jgkitchens.com. She was named one of Kitchen & Bath Design News' 2017 50 top innovators. Dornbracht wants to bring an element of joy to the spa shower experience with its wellness-inspired Rainmoon. Photo: Dornbracht August 2018 • KitchenBathDesign.com 41 Circle No. 26 on Product Card

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