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Cyber Sales All This Week!

Why party on just one day of the week? We’re having Cyber Sales all this week! There are over 100 top brand name manufacturers to chose from and over 100,000 products on sale this week. Listed online are both indoor and outdoor fixtures, plumbing products, range hoods, home decor, furniture, rugs, mirrors, wall art, appliances, water coolers, fans, hardware and garden ornaments.

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Authorized Dealers of these Manufacturers: A&E Bath & Shower Anji Mountain, Besa, Bulbrite, Capital, Corbett, Crystorama, Dimond, Elegant Lighting, Famination, Golden, Hinkley, Hudson Valley, James R Moder, Kichler, LBL, Maxim, Murray Feiss, Monte Carlo, Momeni, Nuvo, Oriental Weavers, PLC, Progress, Quoizel, Sea Gull, Sage, Spa World, Schonbek, Tech Lighting, Troy, Trans Globe, Thor, Uttermost, Vaxcel, Xtreme Air, Yosemite, Z-Lite & Zuo….just to name a few! Hurry! Go NOW!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

On this very special Thanksgiving, we wish each and every one of our customers and manufacturers a very Happy Holiday. To help you celebrate, we’ve given you a little turkey searching exercise just for fun. Should you fail to find all the turkeys, we’re happy to furnish you a few hints along the way….

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There are 16 turkeys total in the above image. There are 6 different kinds of turkeys to find. Some are incredibly obvious for those of you who have a ‘very little patience’ factor. There are some that are fairly well hidden, for those of you who enjoy a good solid challenge. For those of you who require a few easy hints, because you’re either very lazy or sight challenged, we’ve provided a turkey chart just below, so you can concentrate on what you’re looking for.

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By the way….

…and while you are searching for turkeys, we are also having lots of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales; not only to keep in the spirit with holiday shopping trends, but because our manufacturers tend to reduce their prices for the Holiday weekend. Thus, we can reduce our pricing across the board! So now you can search turkeys and then shop over 100 top name brand manufacturers on our website all day long if you please, because hopefully your employers have given you at least one day off to enjoy the company of family and friends…and to toodle around on the internet too! After all – there’s another big holiday right around the bend where usually, presents are required. So we have some shopping ideas for you, while you have some time on your hands this weekend….

For instance, all through the weekend – there is 20% off all Maxim and ET2 fixtures. There’s no coupon needed – the price adjusts at checkout! Or take a look at our Cyber Monday Sales page, with multiple brands! If you love the Hinkley brand, they too are having a 20% off Cyber Sale.

How ya doing with those turkeys so far? Find the 16 yet?

This weekend there are also some magnificent clearance sales as manufacturers clear their warehouses for next years inventory. If you’re looking for Home Decor items, take a look at the Uttermost Company who has sales up to 60% off! That includes, furniture, lamps, rugs and home decor items. Yosemite Home Decor is another manufacturer that sells more than just lights. They carry loads of artwork and water fountains, as well as unusual furnishings. Did you find all the turkeys yet? Just in case you didn’t, here are your clues to show you exactly where they all are!

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 HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

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Let’s Talk Vintage!

Bulbrite has just come out with a new product, which leads us around to a conversation about everything vintage. The company has just released a series of LED Curved Filaments. These new bulbs are created to mimic all styles of nostalgic incandescents. But now they have the added benefits of LED’s. So let’s talk vintage…

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Each bulb is fully dimmable on all dimmer types and it’s ingenious shape of the filaments offer up a visually stimulating element while still providing the ambient, nostalgic lighting needed. These bulbs are perfect for commercial light strings as well as decorative light strands, or any decorative application that accepts ST18 teardrop bulbs with E26/E27 bases. The ST18 bulbs imitate the look of thin filament wire in antique style bulbs. This is a great part of their appeal.

These vintage LED bulbs are a perfect match for the newly emerging restoration type chandeliers and pendants that one often sees in restaurants and commercial environments. A few years back, a few manufacturers like Elk Lighting began crafting collections of Vintage style fixtures – which took off in popularity, especially with homeowners.

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About Elk Lighting

ELK Group International, or as consumers more readily recognize them as Elk Lighting, is headquartered in Nesquehoning, PA. The company is a premier designer and manufacturer of indoor and outdoor residential and commercial lighting fixtures, decorative accessories and furniture. Elk offers several collections in the vintage styling, including The Chadwick Collection and the Carolton Collection. If you’re looking for an exciting new look, yet have a certain affection for nostalgic items, perhaps a vintage fixture is a choice to consider. Just keep in mind that if you need bulbs for it, Bulbrite has them!

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Holiday Lights and Dining Styles

Along with a tiny dose of recent world change via the strangest election ever; humanity could use a small break. It’s been a tough year for almost all, with exception to perhaps the globes lofty 1%.  If you fall into any bracket other than that, chances are you’ve had some life challenges of late. Now, with societal changes finally manifesting into place, and with the Holidays right upon us – perhaps it’s time to take some ‘time out’. Before the New Year sets in, with it’s own sort of forward pressure rolling in; the year-end season change into winter can be a time of quieting down, laughing and just kicking back. While entertaining just who to entertain this festive season, it might be wise to give your dining table a celebratory boost as well.

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Most of the rest of the year, dining tables can become a storage house for homework, car keys, bills and other household clutter – especially if it serves as a temporary desktop in a small home or apartment. Sometimes it takes the holiday season to remind us that the table’s place mats have been lulling about just a few seasons too long. This year do things different. This year – let’s all entertain the idea of upgrading holiday lights and dining styles all across the country, via one new chandelier!

Choose a Glittery Chandelier

The Christmas Tree is not the only thing that has a right to sparkle. Creating an elegant and festive dining area for guests this year should not be an activity that causes stress and dread. It should be one where excited anticipation helps to add spark and kick to some of the standard utensils you use on a daily basis. For instance, if as in the image above, your dining decor tends to range in the beige or brown region, just one or two complimentary colors on the dining table can be enough to add a bright exciting pop to your dinnerware. It need not be much. Sometimes less is best. Where you should go for the dramatic change is in considering one or two unusually designed dining chandeliers. One whimsical choice can keep smiles of satisfaction happening all throughout the year.

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Go Modern or Not at All

One thing about modern fixtures is that they tend to be simple in overall design. That’s part of the beauty of contemporary styling. When furniture, decor and fixtures are modern styled, the simplicity allows a room to breathe with ease. Minimalists know one thing – and that is when your environment is clean and neat – internally you feel just the same. One’s environment is often considered a reflection of one’s inner health and a clean, clear room begets a sense of ease and relaxation. If your dining room of late feels a bit cluttered, maybe it’s time to clear the shelves, change the centerpiece and consider more modern chandeliers like the ones above. Featured above are the Athena Collection #3074-6P-CH and the Garvin Collection # 2360-LP-RBZ by Golden Lighting. Both scream ‘stylish’ and both easily add a touch of elegance to the room’s that they are hung in. By the way, they’ll also be far more easy to clean than the more intricately designed traditional styles! Happy Holidays all!

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Black Friday – Functional & Fun Gifts

Black Friday is upon us and in gearing up for the best sales of the year, retail stores typically bombard consumers with sales ads online, in the mail, via email and just about everywhere anyone can look. Sometimes, the sudden influx of so many gift ideas can flood the mental senses and cause more shopper confusion than ever. One way to step aside of the glut of products on Black Friday is to re-think shopping before you even get started on the activity of it. What would be the best gift to give a friend or loved one? What products will last longer than the rest? What products are actually useful and yet gift-like? Here are a few of our suggestions for Black Friday functional and fun gifts. They may be a little out of the box, and yet when you stop to think about it….they are products that are not only fun to receive…but serve a function and will last over a long haul.

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Bowls

You might not immediately think to gift someone with a bowl….but anyone who’s walked into a Home Goods retail store, can immediately attest to the store’s consistent and stunning display of beautiful glass bowls, vases, urns and dishes. Not only are glass bowls dazzlingly beautiful, they are functional on so many levels. They can hold car keys, fruit, glass marbles, plants, candles, and just about anything you can think of that needs a container. These days glass can be crafted and melded with many different kinds of resins and colors; including natural objects, such as shells, ferns, flowers or crystals. A brilliant pop of color via glass is a wonderful way to gift those who are considered a length or two beyond personal friends or family members, such as an acquaintance or co-worker. And it’s a fun beat above the standard gift giving practice of handing over a boring ol’ bottle of wine.

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Candle holders

In the same vein as bowls and glass dishes, are candle holders. Since they come in so many styles, colors and shapes, you have quite a choice in terms of how much you want to spend. Some of the most beautiful candle holders on the market are the smallest ones that hold tea lights. Tea light candle holders can sit in a window sill, on a mantle and even on certain shelves. They can last for many years, are portable so they can be moved from room to room, including out of doors. They can virtually provide an unlimited source of ambient light – since replacement tea lights come in bags of 25, 50 and 100. One can brighten up any room space, large or small, with candles. Just be sure when selecting gifts for others – to choose a candle holder that reflects their personal taste or favorite color, not yours!

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Rugs and Pillows

Perhaps you’ve known a co-worker for many years and have had the opportunity to not only go out on occasion together, but you’ve visited each others homes as well. Perhaps you have a wife who’s closet and jewelry boxes overflow and the thought of purchasing one more clothing item might just bring the house down. If you’re on a close enough basis that you truly know your friend or partner’s personal style habits, gifting them with something that will warm up their private sanctuary space can be a hit, especially of you combo a few pieces to help re-drape or update a room. This can be a few pillows, an unusual throw rug, and a snuggle blanket with a few tea light candles thrown in. Similar to creating a bath-time gift basket, you can do the same for someone’s bedroom or den. This year don’t think in the standard, same old gift giving ways. Think creative, innovative and out-of-the-norm, and make this holiday season a much more memorable one for all your friends and loved ones!

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FAQ – Ariel Steam Showers

Ariel steam showers come in a Platinum Series F8 and F3.  This refers to the steam generator.  They are the only fully self contained free standing units in North America with a 6 thousand  kilowatt steam generator. This produces high temperature steam at a faster rate than the 3 thousand kilowatt steam generator. The 3k steam units are the normal output for a fully contained free standing unit. To assist our customers with foreknowledge of this product so that they can make a wiser decision regarding purchase, we’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked ‘features’ questions. We’ll use the Model’s DZ972F8 and DA324HF3 for reference…

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Do I need a licensed contractor to do the installation? Yes, you will need a licensed plumber and electrician.

What is Chroma-therapy lighting? It is the use of color lighting to heal the body, mind, and spirit. The colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

What is the material of the metal trim? Aluminum.

Where is the steam generator located? It is behind the unit towards the bottom and is built into the unit.

Where is the FM Radio on the unit and how does it work? It is controlled and located on the control panel.

Where is the speaker located? It is on the ceiling.

Does the shower have Bluetooth capability? No, but you can use Bluetooth by using an Ipod Transmitter or MP3 player.

What is the difference of whirlpool jets and air jets?   Whirlpool jets shoot water and air jets use only air. Whirlpool jets offer a high pressure, deeper massage, while the air jets offer a gentler sensation.

Can I use the rainfall shower head, handheld shower, and body jets at the same time? Due to different cities and states with water flow restrictions, the unit can only have one option running at one time.

Can I use the shower and steam at the same time? Yes.

Do I need to fill the tub up so the whirlpool jets work? Yes.

How does the whirlpool tub fill up? It fills up through its jets.

What is the material of the tub? It is acrylic with reinforced fiberglass.

What are the panels made of? The unit is glass all the way around. The unit uses glass panels, (8mm for up front and 5mm for the back panels).

Does the whirlpool come with a heater and is there an option for one? The unit does not come with a heater nor is there a option for one.

How much PSI does my house need to run the steam shower? An average household PSI of 45 is fine.

Where does the ventilation fan take the steam into? The ventilation fan is built on top of the unit and it takes the steam out of the unit and into the room.

Do I need to connect ducting from the unit directly into the ceiling? No you do not. The steam venting out through the ventilation fan leaves very little steam left when it goes through the fan.

What does the overheat protection do? The steam generator has a heating element and it boils the water. It operates at a certain temperature. If that temperature were to get to hot, there is a little breaker inside that will pop, cutting off the power to that heating element.

What is the material of the handheld shower? It is made of metal.

What is the material of the rainfall shower head? Chrome Plated over plastic.

What is the material of the body and whirlpool jets? Chrome Plated.

What material is the floor and ceiling? Teak wood (For models that apply).

Are the teak wood floors removable? Yes the shower pan and drain is underneath there. The teak wood floor can be removed for drain cleaning.

Is the teak wood flooring treated? Yes it has been treated.

What does the L or R stand for in regards to the unit? The LEFT or RIGHT stands for drain location and also what side you want your plumbing fixtures on. (See pictures for reference).

Do the units come in any other color then what’s listed or is there any customization that can be done? No they do not and no customization can be done. The units will come in either black or white.

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Do the walls need to be finished before installing the unit? Yes they do.

If something goes wrong with the unit, how do I access the back? You will need to create an access panel to get to the back. The panel should be 5 ½ feet tall and 2 ft wide. If you are unable to create an access panel, then you will have to slide the unit out. ONLY in the Model DZ972F8 – you do not need a access panel. This model you can remove the screws and take the back panel out to service it.

Does the floor have to be tiled or finished before installing the unit? Yes.

What size drain does the unit come with? 1 inch and half (1.5”).

How long is the drain assembly that comes with the unit? 2 feet long.

What type of drain comes with the unit? A Flex hose drain assembly.

How long does it take to install the unit? It depends from contractor to contractor. Anywhere from 3-6 hours from what the manufacturer has been told from past customers.

Can we switch out the drain for a different one? Yes you can install another drain.

Can we use a water softener with the unit? Yes you can. It will not affect the unit.

What is the average power consumption for the steam showers? For the steam showers that end in a F8 (they use a 6,000 watt steam generator) = 6 kw per hour.   F3 series = 3 kw per hour. ( Kilowatt)

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What is the difference between a 6k (kilowatt) and a 3k (kilowatt) steam generator?   The 6k steam generator will produce high temperature steam at a faster rate than the 3k steam generator.

How high does the temperature reach up to? 50° Celsius ( 122° Fahrenheit).

How does the steam unit’s temperature read? Celsius.

How long does the 3k steam generator take to fill up the room? Around 4 minutes.

How long does the 6k steam generator take to fill up the room? Around 1-2 minutes.

It has long been known that steam helps to  relax the body, allowing it to get rid of metabolic waste and helping to improve circulation. An investment in a steam shower can be a great way to offset daily stress and provide health benefits over the long term. For additional questions, spec sheets are available and EliteFixtures customer service reps are always on hand to assist!

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Ariel Vanity Series – Cambridge

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Cambridge Sku# A037S and Sku#A043S

Having to make a furniture purchase online can be a daunting idea. After all, how does one purchase something from thin air – from just a small picture on a computer screen? It’s difficult enough as is just ‘guessing’ if something will fit dimension-wise, much less to imagine it will manifest perfectly at the doorstep one week later. In our ‘ask about the vanity’ series, we hope to answer some customer questions before purchase point – so as to help our visitors to better grasp what it is they are buying, when physically seeing the item is not an option. We’ve broken the Ariel Vanity Series – Cambridge into a list of the most common of Q & A’s. Let’s review: Sku# A037S, A043S, A061D and A073D.

Is the vanity top sealed? The top of the vanity is not sealed.

What is the shape of the sink? The A037S and A043S have a choice of left and right offset oval sinks. They come in espresso, grey or a white finish.

Is the back splash attached to the counter top in set? The back splash is attached to the counter top in set.

Do the sinks come pre-mounted to the counter top? Yes, the sinks on the vanity set are pre-mounted.

How many faucets holes does the vanity top have? The vanity top comes with 3 faucet holes.

Can the middle hole handle a single faucet? Yes, a faucet can be placed in the center of the sink.

What type of metal is the hardware on the vanity? The hardware on the vanity set has a satin nickel finish.

Does the plumbing for the sinks come up through the floor or through wall on this vanity? This vanity has the plumbing come up through the floor.

Does this vanity set include the drain assembly? The drain assembly is sold separately.

Is the top marble flush with the side of the cabinet without overhang so it could be placed flush against a wall on each side? No, the counter top has a 1″ overhang on the sides.

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Cambridge Series Sku#A061D and Sku# A073D

Can the vanity be purchased without the mirror? Yes

What is the distance between the holes that are pre-drilled for the handles? 5 inches

What is the distance between the center holes? The distance between the center hole is 8”

For the A061D-ESP – what is the height of the vanity without the counter-top? 33 1/2” without and 35” with

For the A037S-R-GRY – what is the width of the drawers for this unit? 9.8” wide.

How is the mirror to be hung? I see some rather custom brackets on the back. Do I need to hang from all 3 across the top and 3 across the bottom? Is there special hardware to attach to the wall or just use nails? Is there a template to measure the holes?   The mirror should be mounted using the wall-mounting hardware included with the mirror. If you are unable to locate the hardware, you can purchase wall screws and anchors from a local hardware store or call the manufacturer. All 6 holes should be used to mount the mirror for increased stability.

How is the marble top to be attached to the vanity? Does it just rest on it or it is to be silicone down or something? The marble top will need to be secured to the vanity top by using silicone. Ariel recommends Liquid Nail for stone counter tops.

The Cambridge Series from Ariel Bath is the perfect choice for those looking for a modern bathroom vanity. The Cambridge is available in single or double sink models with under-mount, ceramic sinks installed. These elegantly constructed units, with matching framed mirrors, are topped with Carrara white marble counter tops and equipped with satin nickel finish hardware.

Features include: Two doors with soft-closing hinges, Five drawers with soft-closing sliders, Carrara white marble counter top w/matching back splash design. All marble tops are finished by hand, pre-drilled for all 8” widespread faucets, and double-sealed for scratch-resistance and long-term durability, c UPC-certified round under mount sink. Click to view Cambridge Ariel Vanities.

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Earth & Home Decor – Interview w/Pablo Solomon

Sometimes spirit essence expressed through human form, can send out a subtle message that carries the beat of a higher resonance. Visionary work is not always a bluntly noticed thing. Evolved consciousness tends to flow within the gentler, quieter rhythms of this planet – usually for very good reason; to support stable human growth. We focus today on the husband and wife pioneer-artisan team of Beverly and Pablo Solomon. Aside from a lifelong dedication to the arts in one form or another, their work continuously emotes the messaging of our connection to Earth.

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Stone bench blended with natural stone and other Pablo Solomon sculptures.

Over many months of querying designers for natural home decor tips and suggestions, and in noting his penchant for incorporating nature into home, we sent a few special questions over to Pablo Solomon. We wanted to find out what it was like to be carving life designs out on the edge of a fence, when most others of decades past had become fascinated with polymers, plastics and other man-made creations. Blending nature into home decor can be a genuinely satisfying and creative DYI endeavor. If one has ever visited a gem or mineral show – it’s crystal clear that Earth provides an endless supply of absolutely stunning, one-of-a-kind creations. Quoting Pablo:

“Stones have spirits. If you listen they tell you what wonders they have seen, what lessons they have learned. The stone has waited countless centuries to show the world the beauty hidden within. Like a surfer riding a wave, I never fight the stone. I allow the flow of the stone to guide me. I never remove any more material than the stone wants me to.”

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View of a 160 year old restored courtyard–all stone, with a salvaged Mexican wood gate.

What did it feel like to be on the pioneering – Eco friendly front decades ago when it was not in mainstream awareness back then?

Believe it or not, back in the 1970’s being Eco friendly was not just far from popular, it was met with open hostility. Unfortunately as we were coming out of the turmoil of the 1960’s some people associated being Eco friendly as being a hippie, being a communist, being anti progress, being anti business, etc. And to be fair there were and still are elements of the environmental movement that are anti capitalist. However, from square one I always felt that to get anything done required cooperation between business, private groups and government.

What was your environment of youth? 

I grew up in a multicultural home in a very poor neighborhood just blocks away from what may have been the most polluted waterway in America–Houston’s Buffalo Bayou which is the upper end of the Houston Ship Channel. While Houston is 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico it is the 2nd biggest port city in America. A channel lined with chemical plants and oil refineries was dredged over the years. When I was a kid it was not unusual for the Bayou to be bank to bank with dead fish and the water was often so polluted that the surface would burn. I could contrast this with stories my father told of when his family first came to the US years earlier that they would swim in and catch fish from the Bayou. However, with some federal regulations, a lot of concerned citizens and a committed business community, Buffalo Bayou has been cleaned up in a remarkable if not miraculous way. The Bayou is used for recreation and wildlife has returned.

Also in the early 1970’s was the first ‘Earth Day’. National Geographic featured me on the 40th anniversary in an article by Mark Anderson. At the time, I was actually teaching Earth Science, working at the Houston Contemporary Dance Theater and loading trucks while struggling as an artist and designer.  It is ironic that I got so much coverage in National Geographic as all I did was basically draw some posters. I think this is because so many of the real big shots eventually ruined their lives or went in various unrelated directions.

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Solomon with some of his sculptures

How did you  merge a marriage and business successfully? And how did your visionary ideas then manifest in your work?

My wife Beverly and I got married in 1975. Before she got her big break with Diane von Furstenberg, she was modeling and working in communications for a big petro chemical company. Not as bad as it may first sound, as the owner was one of the biggest art collectors in the world. He would rotate great art –Picasso, Cezanne, etc. from museums to his office buildings. Her office had Persian rugs.

From day one of our marriage, we had a business furnishing cafes with antique furniture and collectibles. We were not beyond collecting furniture off the side of the road and from junk stores. Even back then, we used rocks and fossils for décor. In fact in addition to Beverly having been drop dead gorgeous, one reason that we were married two months after meeting at one of my art shows was that she loved to collect rocks and arrowheads. The first time I went to her apartment and she showed me her collections, I knew I had the right lady.

We still love to collect natural objects to use in our designs. We also love to build with stone and to incorporate it into landscape designs. Luckily we live on a historic 1856 ranch in the Texas Wine/Hill Country. We are in the middle of great rock and fossil hunting. Just down our road and over some hills behind our house is the tallest water fall in Texas at Colorado Bend State Park. (the property was once owned by Willie Nelson but he deeded it to the state in a legal settlement with the IRS).

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Beverly Solomon, Owner and Creative Director of Beverly Solomon Design

How did you introduce your clients then, to try new and different things other than what the common trends were of those days?

Good design always sells itself. We were and are lucky to have clients that want design that is not  only great design, but design that works with Nature and not against it.

How does today’s decorating trends parallel with Eco efforts of pioneers of past decades?

Now the pendulum has swung as far to the Green end as possible. In fact, it has almost gotten silly. There are people selling and suckers buying anything that is promoted as ‘Eco friendly, sustainable, Green, etc.’.

What kinds of Eco friendly products do you notice your customers asking for now?

Rocks, minerals, fossils, salvaged architectural materials and décor, etc.

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Pablo, Beverly and Beloved Feline Garden Guardian, Miro

Known for making the phrases ‘Green Freedom’ and ‘Vertical Greening’ household terms, Solomon has been featured in 29 books, dozens of major magazines and newspapers, TV, radio and film. He and Beverly live on a 1856 historic ranch in the beautiful Texas Wine Country near Austin. Their ranch was nominated for the highest award in Texas for Land Stewardship and Beverly was honored by the State of Texas for her work in Eco tourism. Thank you Pablo for sharing part of your journey with us! Visit them and view more of their work at: pablosolomon.com and beverlysolomon.com.

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A Look at Cavaliere Range Hoods

If you’re in need of a range hood, Cavaliere produces a beautiful line of them. Here are some tips, stemming from customer queries that we’ve received, regarding Cavaliere features and installation procedures. Sometimes buying online can present purchase problems via information misunderstandings. Knowing what kind of unit you need, and getting the correct dimensions and installation facts prior to purchase – can save a lot of hassle in the long run.

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Range hoods are usually defined by their type, such as wall mounted hoods, island hoods and under cabinet hoods. Wall mounts are range hoods that are installed against a wall. Since many older homes still have ovens that are positioned against a wall, either wall hoods or under cabinet hoods are usually needed. Under cabinet hoods fit directly beneath a hanging wall cabinet. Often ceiling cabinets are placed over a stove, in which case, the hood would fit directly under the cabinet, just over the stove top. In this case, width measurements are important. Island hoods are those that suspend from the ceiling, and hang just above a stove top that is positioned in the center of a kitchen. Let’s take a look at the Cavaliere range hoods:

Can the range hood be installed on a vaulted ceiling? This is something you will need to speak with your contractor about if they are able to do this type of install for you. The range hood comes with a telescopic chimney up to a 9 ft ceiling. You will need to purchase a chimney extension, but again you will need to speak with your contractor first if this type of installation will work for you. It is not recommended.

I want to install the range hood below the minimum height requirement. Can I do this? It is not recommended from the factory, but you can still do this. Please ask your contractor on the steps. You will need to cut the chimney.

My ceiling is only 7 ft and 7 inches; can I install this range hood if I mount it a little above the maximum mounting requirement? All Cavaliere range hoods require a minimum ceiling height of 8 ft. You have to have at least an 8 ft ceiling to install their hoods. If your ceiling is under 8 ft you will need to ask your contractor if he is able to cut the hood for you and make a proper installation that will work for you.

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Does the unit come with a built in damper? If not what kind should I buy? The unit does not come with a damper, but the manufacturer has flappers you can purchase that will fit.   You can purchase an external damper from a local source.

Are the range hoods brushed or polished stainless steel?   Brushed stainless steel.

Is there an option for an external blower? Cavaliere hoods already have the blower installed inside the hood.

Does Cavaliere sell a trim kit to go around the upper chimney, like crown molding? No they do not.

How do I get a chimney extension for my Cavaliere range hood? You will need to know how high your ceiling height is. If it is above 9 ft, then you will need a chimney extension.   Cavaliere has chimney extensions that are for a 10 ft, 11 ft and 12 ft ceiling. Please note: the sizes of the chimney extension refer to the ceiling height; the chimney extension itself is not 10,11,12 ft, etc.

What gauge is the stainless steel? 19 gauge.

What type of stainless steel? 201

Are the lights white or yellow? The lights have a yellow tint to them.

What is the aluminum duct size? The aluminum duct is 6 inches for the 218 series and 8 inches for the AP238 series

What about the noise? On the highest fan setting, it’s about as loud as a running refrigerator.

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Do they fit all cook tops? Cavaliere range hoods are equipped for all residential cook tops and ranges. The range hoods 6 speed levels will give you the option to control the settings airflow.

What is the difference between single chamber motor and dual squirrel cage? A dual chamber has two separate squirrel cage fan blades that will take air individually. The single squirrel cage fan blade uses one large blade only.

What is the difference between stainless steel baffle filters and aluminum? Stainless steel baffle filters are more durable in the long run and easier to clean. Aluminum will need to be changed out every 3-6 months depending on how much you cook.

Is there a re-circulation feature on under cabinets? Cavaliere under cabinets do not have a re-circulation option. All under cabinets must be vented outside.

What is the light bulb replacement? The model is a GU10 35 watt. If you get a GU10 LED bulb, you would lose out on the option of dimming the lights.

Can an under cabinet be vented out from the back? No, all under cabinets vent out from the top. Only the model UC200 can vent out from the back. It is only 280 cfm.

What is the distance from the stove to the hood for installation? Please refer to the installation pdf. It will show the maximum and minimum mounting distances one can install the hood at for the most efficiency.

Can the unit be sold without the vents on the upper chimney? No, the unit cannot be sold without the vents on the upper chimney. Some units have the option for a re-circulation kit. (sold separately)

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Water Into Whirlpool Therapy

Water is a magical property of life and the human body is filled with approximately 70% of it. So it’s a natural thing to desire to be near it, on it or immersed within it. Turning water into whirlpool therapy is a relatively easy thing to do these days. For those ready to make the big move of replacing their old tub, the possibilities are numerous. We often get some common questions regarding our ARIEL Platinum whirlpools. So we thought we’d offer some additional information for those considering the miracle of a great bath.

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AM128JDCLZ

On the first tub pictured in image, (AM128JDCLZ) every hydro jet is adjustable for both flow rate and direction of flow, and depending on the jet, the water flow is adjusted by either turning the outside ring or the nozzle clockwise and counter clockwise. Though the tub does not come with a heat pump nor can it be equipped with a heat pump, the tub retains heat really well. The tub fills up through its jets and is equipped with a handheld shower wand.

The Thermostatic faucet will adjust your hot and cold water. The water inlets will be labeled on the underside of the valve by color. Red will indicate hot. Blue will indicate cold. The unit is auto pipe cleaning. This means that the water jets are supplied water through the pipes. When the tub is drained, the pipes are left with water in them. “An auto pipe cleaning system will drain the water in the pipes to help dry them out while the tub is not in use”. There is no control button; this process starts as soon as you drain the tub.  The selector valve will allow you to choose the function desired. You may choose between the shower head, tub filler and off. The tub holds 90 gallons and is made of acrylic reinforced fiber glass. It takes around 15-20 min. to fully fill because it’s a deep tub.

The pump circulates water not air. Do NOT run any pumps unless the tub is filled with water to proper usage level, 4 inches (10cm) above the highest jet fixture. Damage due to dry running (running pumps without proper water level height) is not covered under any stated warranty. It has a 60 minute auto shutdown function which is a timer that is set on a computer after you turn it on.

The backside is covered with a square panel.  You will need 1/2” FPT (female pipe thread) steel braided hoses that will run from your home to the thermostatic valve. Your local plumber can provide you with what you will need for installation. This particular tub is not considered a ‘drop-in’. The front skirt is not removable. The voltage required for installation is 110v and 20 amp breaker. Holes are pre-drilled.

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AM152JDTSZ 59” and 70”

For this unit, (top, middle image and just above and below) dimensions are available in: 59.06″ x 32.28″ x 25.6″and in: 70.84″ x 32.28″ x 25.6″. You will need to purchase a tub filler.  It can be standing, connected to the wall or a dropped down from the ceiling faucet. This unit is a free standing whirlpool tub with 8mm tempered glass. Everything is located underneath the unit. You will have to tilt the unit on a side angle.  All parts are underneath the unit. The tub is made of acrylic reinforced fiberglass. It is self cleaning. The water jets are supplied water through the pipes. When the tub is drained, the pipes are left with water in them. “Auto pipe cleaning system will drain the water in the pipes to help dry them out while the tub is not in use. There is no control button; this process starts as soon as you drain the tub.  This tub has a double drain system (patent design). The main drain allows water to leave the tub, and a second drain that’s hooked up that lets the water drain from the jets.  The 2 drains are intertwined.  They operate together. The secondary drain that allows the jets to drain the left over water.  The valve that opens up when the drain is open, so the water in the tub drains and the leftover water in the jet hoses drain.

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Yes, you can remove the headrest with an Allen wrench. The backside of the headrest is covered. There are 6 massage nodes and 4 intensity options. This is referring to the jet system. You can turn on the air bubbles which add a little more pressure in the whole system.  The air bubble system has 6 settings.  (1 thru 4 is low thru high.  5 and 6 is pulsating low and high). This unit comes with a heater, which is actually a heat ‘pump’ where it maintains the temperature of the water you set it at. The tub requires a 110v and 30 amp breaker installation.  It is a free standing unit and can be installed in the middle of the room, corner or against the wall. It is not considered a ‘drop-in’ tub.

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Whirlpool therapy has long been known to help heal various body ailments by encouraging the muscle system to relax. Water therapy can help to decrease swelling, control inflammation, promote wound healing, improve motion and decrease muscle spasm. From now on, when you crave water, just think ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Click to see our entire collection of whirlpool tubs.

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