TOTO Featured on DIY Network’s “Bath Crashers”
MORROW, Ga., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DIY Network’s top-rated home improvement show, “Bath Crashers,” features TOTO’s premium plumbing products in an episode that premiered Monday, November 7th — with additional airtimes throughout this week. Hosted by Matt Muenster, an interior designer and licensed contractor, the series takes its affable host into big-box home improvement stores, where he ambushes a lucky couple and convinces them that he will remodel their bathroom at no charge, in just three days.
“We have enjoyed a successful partnership with DIY for a number of years,” said David Krakoff, Senior Vice-President, Sales Division. “‘Bath Crashers’ has proven a wonderful way to reach the action-oriented homeowner, who is interested in remodeling their bathroom and is looking for the best products to use when they do it.”
The current episode titled, “From Brown to Green,” was shot at the LiaBraaten home in Eden Prairie, MN. Its title plays on the word “green,” which applies not only to a prominent pop of color in the completed bath suite, but also to the TOTO high-efficiency plumbing products, which save water–and save money–without sacrificing an ounce of performance.
The master bath’s makeover took the space from timeworn shades of brown to sleek and modern, with dark tones on the wall covering, neutrals for floor tile, and warm wood accents. The couple, who enjoy a pop of vibrant color, worked with Muenster to create an eye-catching Jack and Jill vanity with a vivid apple green back wall. Rounding out the modern luxury design, the design team integrated TOTO’s Nexus Freestanding Soaking Tub and Freestanding Single Handle Tub Filler, which serve as a beautiful piece of water sculpture.
For the LiaBraaten luxury spa bath, DIY selected TOTO products for their innovation, water efficiency, trend-setting design, and extraordinary performance. For the vanities of this chic, modern space, the company installed its high-design Waza Noir Cast Iron Vessel Lavatories and elegant En Single Lever High-Efficiency Faucets. In the secluded toilet area, TOTO put in its NEOREST 500 integrated toilet and personal cleansing system. In the shower, TOTO installed its Aimes Ceiling Mount Showerhead with the EcoPower Shower Lighting System, Kiwami Renesse Handshower and Trim, and high-efficiency 0.8 gallons per minute GyroSteam High-Efficiency Body Sprays, which provide whole body drenching with their unique water technology that encases individuals in warm water as if they were in a bath. Soiree accessories completed the design.
For program information and episode schedule, visit diynetwork.com.
TOTO is the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. To date, TOTO has produced more than 60 million plumbing fixtures. TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan. Today, this international company maintains 23,500 employees in 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the USA, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide. With over 1,500 engineers on staff and three centers devoted solely to research and development, TOTO is the undisputed global leader in product innovation, precision engineering, high design, and sustainability in products that are designed to meet people’s real world needs. Exemplified in the company’s philosophy – People First Innovation — TOTO offers consumers elegant luxury products that save money and water without sacrificing an ounce of performance and offer the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that sets the standard for world-class performance, enduring quality, and reliability. Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the Environmental Protection Agency. TOTO continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bath space, as it connects people with water in ways that enrich the flow of their daily lives.
For more information, consumers may visit www.totousa.com or call 1.888.295.8134, Option 5.