Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Summer Home Upgrades with Waterpik

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Home Upgrades with Waterpik

It’s not everyday that I get the opportunity to ask questions to an HGTV designer, so when this opportunity came up, I was like…YES, PLEASE. I’m an HGTV fanatic and have watched their shows religiously for the past decade, so I’m familiar with Kelly Edwards’ work (she was on “Design On a Dime”). She’s teamed up with Waterpik to help us all with affordable ideas, projects, and advice to amp up our homes this summer. She also has a new design book out that I’ll mention later in the post.

I sent along some questions for her to answer, and you can view my questions and her answers in the video below that she made just for all of you Monica Wants It readers…cool, huh? Thanks, Kelly!

I love all of her advice, especially about upgrading bathrooms over the summer. It is kind of a genius idea because then the bathroom is ready for holiday guests, and you don’t have to worry about anything. I’m definitely considering a guest bathroom makeover during my vacation (ok, staycation) in August. I have lots of inspiration pinned already, and I have some gorgeous faux grasscloth wallpaper ready to go for the project.

I always feel an important part of the bathroom is the showerhead—it’s what I am most critical about in hotel bathrooms. I love a showerhead that can be customized to my mood that day. Sometimes I want a rainshower experience and other times I want a super strong stream of water. This new SprayShaper showerhead by Waterpik can do all of that and more. I’ve never seen anything like this on the market, and I’m stoked about installing this new showerhead in the guest bathroom. It’s going to be better than a hotel bathroom!

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review

The outer panels of the shower can fold out or in to customize the coverage. I’ll illustrate below with my showerhead.

Panels below are inward:

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review

Panels below are outward:

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review 

And you can even rotate them to get even more custom angle spray shapes:

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review

The showerhead retails for about $60 at Home Depot. Well worth the splurge—the chrome finish is gorgeous and high-end looking, plus it can do so much! It has 6 different spray settings, plus it has fancy schmancy OptiFLOW technology that improves water force by 30%. Yes!

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review

I thank Kelly for making me realize that I should prioritize a bathroom makeover during the summer rather than waiting. I’m also gathering a lot of inspiration from her book. With the crazy amount of home inspiration available online via blogs and Pinterest, I didn’t think I’d be so enamored with her design book, but I am.

The Design Cookbook by Kelly Edwards

She’s got great “recipes” to help create beautiful, lively, and colorful spaces all over your home. They’re presented in a gorgeous, easy to read format, and it’s a design book that should be in everyone’s home library.

The Design Cookbook by Kelly Edwards

The Design Cookbook by Kelly Edwards

And guess what?

You too can win your very own Waterpik SprayShaper Showerhead, Kelly Edwards’ The Design Cookbook, and a $25 Home Depot gift card to help make your summer projects a reality. You can enter to win below—good luck! Contest is open to US residents, 18+ from now until July 18, 2014 at 6 pm. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to claim their prize.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

26 comments:

  1. buy an expensive drill that has power behind it

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  2. Upgrade your bathroom! We are getting ready to paint our cabinet/vanity :)

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  3. To pair patterns...pair a big pattern with a small pattern, and also try to stay in the same color family. :-)

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  4. The part about upgrading bathrooms. I totally agree. I'm getting ready to redo our powder room/main level 1/2 bathroom. It's the most used bathroom in our house and when it feels out of sorts, my home feels out of sorts!

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  5. Love the pergola idea, we are renovating our home to modern and that sounds so beautiful to make our space cool and attractive. Kelly is right we need to cool down during summer and a pergola is perfect!

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  6. I liked her advice on how to match colors/patterns/styles within the same family.

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  7. I love the advice on indoor/outdoor spaces! Living in Alabama makes it necessary to beat the heat!

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  8. I really need to stop buying cheap tools. I need to bite the bullet and buy a GOOD, dependable drill.

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  9. The advice to buy a powerful drill! I've gone through 2 already, my next one will definitely be a good powerful one.

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  10. I like the tip about mixing one big bold pattern with a small pattern together to make a statement.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  11. I like how she recommended a nail gun because there are multiple things you can use it for as well as a compressor.

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  12. I like the advice on indoor/outdoor spaces.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  13. I like the advice how to match colors and patterns

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  14. Nail gun and compressor and you can add attachment to nail gun for doing upholstery

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  15. I like that she said people are mixing things up now too and to update your bathroom in the summer and get a good shower head

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  16. This comment has been removed by the author.

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  17. Buy a powerful drill - wish I had done that - my drill was cheap and I'm reminded of that every time I use it.

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  18. Summer project: Bathroom. Good to know since I found this site while searching for advice on staining bathroom cabinets.

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  19. I live in the South and we are going to build a Pergola. I am glad to hear that you recommend doing that for the shade and cooling.

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  20. I like that advice of mixing patterns. If you have a bold pattern do not mix another bold pattern go with a smaller one oe solids and textures. Blue is always in

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  21. I liked her advice about mixing patterns, and upgrade your bathroom. I'm looking forward to upgrading our bathroom after our wedding this summer. Would love a shower head like this one!

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  22. Great idea for fixing up your bathroom in the summertime! Especially if you need some serious plumbing done the ground isn't frozen. also you'll have somewhere nice to clean up after working outside all day! p.s. the pergola wasn't a bad idea either! thats been on the honey do list for years!

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  23. I Like The Tip To Remodel Bathroom In The Summer.

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  24. I agree with her that a nice showerhead definitely makes your bathroom so much better. I also like the idea of a pergola, though I'm not sure that is allowed in my HOA.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Home Upgrades with Waterpik

It’s not everyday that I get the opportunity to ask questions to an HGTV designer, so when this opportunity came up, I was like…YES, PLEASE. I’m an HGTV fanatic and have watched their shows religiously for the past decade, so I’m familiar with Kelly Edwards’ work (she was on “Design On a Dime”). She’s teamed up with Waterpik to help us all with affordable ideas, projects, and advice to amp up our homes this summer. She also has a new design book out that I’ll mention later in the post.

I sent along some questions for her to answer, and you can view my questions and her answers in the video below that she made just for all of you Monica Wants It readers…cool, huh? Thanks, Kelly!

I love all of her advice, especially about upgrading bathrooms over the summer. It is kind of a genius idea because then the bathroom is ready for holiday guests, and you don’t have to worry about anything. I’m definitely considering a guest bathroom makeover during my vacation (ok, staycation) in August. I have lots of inspiration pinned already, and I have some gorgeous faux grasscloth wallpaper ready to go for the project.

I always feel an important part of the bathroom is the showerhead—it’s what I am most critical about in hotel bathrooms. I love a showerhead that can be customized to my mood that day. Sometimes I want a rainshower experience and other times I want a super strong stream of water. This new SprayShaper showerhead by Waterpik can do all of that and more. I’ve never seen anything like this on the market, and I’m stoked about installing this new showerhead in the guest bathroom. It’s going to be better than a hotel bathroom!

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review

The outer panels of the shower can fold out or in to customize the coverage. I’ll illustrate below with my showerhead.

Panels below are inward:

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review

Panels below are outward:

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review 

And you can even rotate them to get even more custom angle spray shapes:

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review

The showerhead retails for about $60 at Home Depot. Well worth the splurge—the chrome finish is gorgeous and high-end looking, plus it can do so much! It has 6 different spray settings, plus it has fancy schmancy OptiFLOW technology that improves water force by 30%. Yes!

Waterpik #SprayShaper Showerhead Review

I thank Kelly for making me realize that I should prioritize a bathroom makeover during the summer rather than waiting. I’m also gathering a lot of inspiration from her book. With the crazy amount of home inspiration available online via blogs and Pinterest, I didn’t think I’d be so enamored with her design book, but I am.

The Design Cookbook by Kelly Edwards

She’s got great “recipes” to help create beautiful, lively, and colorful spaces all over your home. They’re presented in a gorgeous, easy to read format, and it’s a design book that should be in everyone’s home library.

The Design Cookbook by Kelly Edwards

The Design Cookbook by Kelly Edwards

And guess what?

You too can win your very own Waterpik SprayShaper Showerhead, Kelly Edwards’ The Design Cookbook, and a $25 Home Depot gift card to help make your summer projects a reality. You can enter to win below—good luck! Contest is open to US residents, 18+ from now until July 18, 2014 at 6 pm. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to claim their prize.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

26 comments :

  1. buy an expensive drill that has power behind it

    ReplyDelete
  2. Upgrade your bathroom! We are getting ready to paint our cabinet/vanity :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. To pair patterns...pair a big pattern with a small pattern, and also try to stay in the same color family. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. The part about upgrading bathrooms. I totally agree. I'm getting ready to redo our powder room/main level 1/2 bathroom. It's the most used bathroom in our house and when it feels out of sorts, my home feels out of sorts!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the pergola idea, we are renovating our home to modern and that sounds so beautiful to make our space cool and attractive. Kelly is right we need to cool down during summer and a pergola is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I liked her advice on how to match colors/patterns/styles within the same family.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the advice on indoor/outdoor spaces! Living in Alabama makes it necessary to beat the heat!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really need to stop buying cheap tools. I need to bite the bullet and buy a GOOD, dependable drill.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The advice to buy a powerful drill! I've gone through 2 already, my next one will definitely be a good powerful one.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I like the tip about mixing one big bold pattern with a small pattern together to make a statement.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like how she recommended a nail gun because there are multiple things you can use it for as well as a compressor.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I like the advice on indoor/outdoor spaces.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like the advice how to match colors and patterns

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nail gun and compressor and you can add attachment to nail gun for doing upholstery

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like that she said people are mixing things up now too and to update your bathroom in the summer and get a good shower head

    ReplyDelete
  16. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Buy a powerful drill - wish I had done that - my drill was cheap and I'm reminded of that every time I use it.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Summer project: Bathroom. Good to know since I found this site while searching for advice on staining bathroom cabinets.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I live in the South and we are going to build a Pergola. I am glad to hear that you recommend doing that for the shade and cooling.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I like that advice of mixing patterns. If you have a bold pattern do not mix another bold pattern go with a smaller one oe solids and textures. Blue is always in

    ReplyDelete
  21. I liked her advice about mixing patterns, and upgrade your bathroom. I'm looking forward to upgrading our bathroom after our wedding this summer. Would love a shower head like this one!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great idea for fixing up your bathroom in the summertime! Especially if you need some serious plumbing done the ground isn't frozen. also you'll have somewhere nice to clean up after working outside all day! p.s. the pergola wasn't a bad idea either! thats been on the honey do list for years!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I Like The Tip To Remodel Bathroom In The Summer.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I agree with her that a nice showerhead definitely makes your bathroom so much better. I also like the idea of a pergola, though I'm not sure that is allowed in my HOA.

    ReplyDelete