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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Glass Blowing Classes Come to Naples!

Conrad Williams shares the wonderful art of glass blowing right here in downtown Naples. He offers mini workshops were enthusiasts have the opportunity to create ornaments or incredible "floats". This is great for the whole family. (students must be at least 7 years old.)

We look forward to featuring some of Conrad's pieces in our 3rd street south Abbie Joan Enterprises Design studio in the up coming months.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Accessibile Furnishings meet Fashion Forward Design

What a great example of Universal Design! These sleek nightstands house a pair of over the bed tables on casters.

This is a stylish solution for those who like to have breakfast in bed, work in their pajamas or have trouble transferring in the bedroom.

Accessible furniture does not have to look institutional and certainly can be incorporated into any design.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2013! I am very excited to kick off a new year in a new location, with new resources and  most importantly new clients.

In Naples, Florida each January is the start of a new remodeling season. I have found exciting products to make homes safer and easier to maintainas well as new technologies to make your home more efficient and user friendly. I also look forward to sharing my passion for "Safety with Style".

Cheers to a happy and healthy New Year!

Abbie Sladick 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bathroom Luxury for Your Man

When you are looking for the special design details that put your bathroom over the top for the man (or men) in your life look no further. Here are some musts for the well goomed man.

Great Grabz Fog Free Shower comes in a variety for sizes to easily integrate into your tile design. The mirror is available in 12", 16" and 18" sizes. Installation is easy with the help of your electrician and tile installer.


Great Grabz Magnifying Mirror for "Him" shows how much you care. Make sure that installation is at the perfect height for all his grooming needs.

Wall Mounted 5x Magnifying Mirror - Diablo Bronze

There are many wonderful washlets on the market today, but the Brondell Swash 1000 is a cut above. This custom washing accessory is available for both elongated and round bowls. The Swash 1000 offers many features including a heated toilet seat and warm air drying. This will defintitely keep your man close to home.
Swash 1000 Bidet Seat with Remote

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Princess Infinity Grab Bar
Great Grabz Unique Touch Princess Colored Grab Bar and matching bathroom accessories are the perfect way to show your pink. This "Jewelry for the Bathroom" will bring a smile to the face of all the woman in your life.

Great Grabz will donate $3 per Princess or Candy colored bar or bathroom accessory sold in the month of October to the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure.
Candy Inifiity Grab Bar

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

KBIS Review 2012

KBIS 2012

Once agian the City of Chicago welcomes KBIS, the industries premier kitchen and bath show. Designers, builders, architects, and many more gather at the McCormick Center to experience what is new and exciting.

Here are a few the most interesting things I saw today:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Best Bath Systems becomes the Exclusive distributor of the Award Winning Great Grabz Products.

Great Grabz LLC is thrilled to announce that Best Bath Systems will be the exclusive distributor of their award winning line of Decorative grabs bars and bath accessories. The 2 companies will also be partnering to bring new, innovative decorative shower systems, bathroom environments and accessories to the residential market, as well as senior living, hospitality and healthcare projects.

Abbie Sladick, President, started Great Grabz in Naples, Florida in 2004 when a remodeling client told her, “I would rather fall than have my friends think I have a grab bar!” Those words changed the world of Sladick, sending her on a journey to create stylish, safe and ADA compliant alternatives to the institutional looking grab bar. For the last 8 years, Great Grabz has been designing, manufacturing, and distributing safe and stylish grab bars and bathroom accessories in a variety of designer metallic finishes as well as optical grade acrylic and teak. Great Grabz can be found in hotels and senior living projects throughout North America, including Hyatt, Hilton, Disney, Hard Rock Casino and Marriott.

Sladick says, “Our new strategic partnership with Best Bath Systems will enable us to bring complete accessible bathroom environments to people of all ages and abilities who want style and safety. Design Professionals will now have innovative products to specify that are aesthetically pleasing. Designers will have peace of mind knowing that the Best Bath team will be there to assist with engineering, ADA compliance and construction coordination.”

Best Bath Systems, based in Caldwell, Idaho, just west of Boise, is a leading American manufacturer of walk-in showers and bathtubs for residential and commercial remodels and new construction. Since 1971, Best Bath Systems has been dedicated to designing and manufacturing bathroom products that are safe for people of all abilities.

“Our goal at Best Bath Systems is to offer upscale, luxury bathing systems to anyone who is considering modifying or remodeling their bathroom,” states Gary Multanen, Best Bath Systems founder and CEO. When Multanen’s mother was not able to use her bathtub any longer, he realized what a great need there was for safe, accessible bathing units.

Multanen says, “Joining forces with Great Grabz is exactly the kind of opportunity we embrace. Our second goal is to offer products made in North America. When the opportunity presented itself to add a premium line of elegant safety bars that truly enhance the beauty of the bathroom, it made sense to move forward.”

Jeff Mooney, President of Best Bath Systems says, “We are pleased and excited with the opportunity to represent a high end product line with the reputation Great Grabz brings to the industry. Great Grabz’s product compliments our upscale bathing systems very nicely. Safety and accessibility have always been an important aspect of our business and now we can add beauty and style to the mix.” Mooney continues, “ With our distribution network, this product will be widely available through internet dealers as well as over 500 storefronts though out the US and Canada.”