Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happiness (by mail!)

So... I haven't exactly been all that forthcoming with pictures of some of the rooms in my house.  (All for good reasons, I can assure you!)  One of those rooms is the bathroom, because I have lots of plans for it, but - other than swapping out the toilet - it hasn't made it to the top of my 'to do' list yet.

Like much of my house, the bathroom seems like it was built for short people (fortunately, this isn't really a problem for me!)  The showerhead comes out of a sloped ceiling, so it was installed a lot lower than normal.

(to give proper perspective, the shower curtain rod is just over 5' high.  I had to drastically hem this standard-sized shower curtain to make it fit, and it still hits the floor!)

The previous owner/diy-'genius' installed the shower arm upside down (so that it pointed up rather than down) to try to compensate for the angle of the ceiling, but this setup was still far from ideal. Seriously, I'm 5'3" and the showerhead was only as high as my forehead!

 (check out that huge gap between the flange and the ceiling. They attempted to fill it with caulk, but come on!!)

Anyway.  A while ago I mentioned that I'd been contacted by CSN Stores to review one of their products. I really had a tough time deciding what to get because of their amazing and vast selection, until I found these:

A new, shorter arm, and the long adjustable extension arm with lovely rainshower head.  Problem solved!!

Here's the fully-improved view:

Look how much higher that is - the water actually comes out above my head now!  Happiness!

Now, the review:  The CSN Stores' selection was beyond extensive.  I was totally impressed by the variety of items I found on their sites - they have far more than I could ever find locally.  The order process was really simple, and their prices are low.  I'm a bargain shopper, so I really liked that they want to know if you find a lower price on any of their items.  I also liked that I got not only the standard order confirmation email, but also one telling me that my items had been shipped, as well as one when they left the border.  I live in Canada, and I know that shipments can sometimes get delayed going through customs.  It was awesome to get that update letting me know that they were almost here!
All said, I was super happy with the entire experience!


  1. Wow, that looks awesome! I would've never thought to look at CSN for something like that, and I'm pretty familiar with their sites. Cool!

  2. That not only LOOKS so much better, but I'm sure it WORKS so much better too! I'm 5'3" as well, and can't imagine having the problem of having, well, anything, be too short for me haha. How does the water feel? I'm beginning to think that "low flow" showerheads are a farce, because I swear I spend longer in the shower rinsing my hair. Anyway, great choice.

  3. The packaging says the showerhead 'conserves water', but that wasn't why I bought it (I care about the environment, but my reasons for making this switch were entirely selfish!). After reading some product reviews online, I, too, worried that the water pressure might be insufficient, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's great!! I have long, thick hair, and have no trouble rinsing it under my very own rainshower! :)


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