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.

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  1. latanya t
    July 10, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    buy an expensive drill that has power behind it

  2. Brandi R.
    July 11, 2014 / 1:26 am

    Upgrade your bathroom! We are getting ready to paint our cabinet/vanity 🙂

  3. Amy
    July 11, 2014 / 3:24 am

    To pair patterns…pair a big pattern with a small pattern, and also try to stay in the same color family. 🙂

  4. Donna Niles
    July 11, 2014 / 3:30 am

    Mixing patterns! So scary for me.

  5. Candy @ Mommypalooza
    July 11, 2014 / 3:56 am

    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!

  6. Kymi A.
    July 11, 2014 / 5:50 am

    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!

  7. Taylor
    July 11, 2014 / 12:56 pm

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

  8. Nicole
    July 11, 2014 / 1:23 pm

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

  9. Terrie Sherbon
    July 11, 2014 / 4:56 pm

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

  10. Diana Pineda
    July 11, 2014 / 8:16 pm

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

  11. Gina Wildorchid
    July 11, 2014 / 10:04 pm

    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

  12. Anonymous
    July 12, 2014 / 12:06 am

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

  13. Thomas Murphy
    July 12, 2014 / 2:37 am

    I like the advice on indoor/outdoor spaces.rounder9834

  14. Mami2jcn
    July 12, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    I like the matching colors advice.

  15. Elena
    July 12, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    I like the advice how to match colors and patterns

  16. Sandra VanHoey
    July 12, 2014 / 10:11 pm

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

  17. Sandra VanHoey
    July 12, 2014 / 10:15 pm

    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

  18. Susan Christy
    July 13, 2014 / 3:13 am

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

  19. Kristine Rhoads
    July 13, 2014 / 6:16 pm

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

  20. laborders2000
    July 13, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    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.

  21. Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    July 14, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    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

  22. Melissa Leal
    July 14, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    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!

  23. meefal87
    July 15, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    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!

  24. Heather Panjon
    July 16, 2014 / 12:39 pm

    I Like The Tip To Remodel Bathroom In The Summer.

  25. Pink and Green Mom
    July 18, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    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.