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5 Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2020

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It’s the beginning of a new decade, which means it’s time for a new you – and a new house renovation or two. This year, take the time to update your home so it can live up to its full potential in every single way. Thanks to their typically manageable sizes and the plethora of design options available, bathrooms are often the easiest and most effective places to start bringing your home into the new decade. Check out these five up-to-date trends that can easily be used to transform even the smallest, dingiest bathroom in your home: 1. Open Showers The best way to make a small, cramped bathroom look bigger and bolder is adding open elements, especially when it comes to the shower. Most outdated homes come with a shower attached to an alcove tub as a means of providing homeowners with as much function as possible. Still, this appliance takes up a whopping 15 square feet of bathroom space, which can be a serious design disaster for bathrooms already struggling with space issues. Investing in a little open shower replacement helps you free up nearly half of that space in many cases, allowing you more design freedom and more elbow room in the future. 2. Go the Extra Mile on Fittings As is the case with nearly everything in the design world, the devil is in the details when you’re remodeling a bathroom. Outdated or worn-out fixtures can make or break your bathroom, so exchanging them for something…

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6 Signs Your Bathroom Needs to be Updated

Leaks, drips, slips, stains and more – your bathroom deals with a lot of challenges on a daily basis. You can clean up, but over time these incidents build up alongside outdated appliances and other problems to make your bathroom less than beautiful – and even less than completely functional, in some cases. It’s crucial to keep your bathroom up-to-date in order to keep your home value at its best, to keep your bathroom a space you and others enjoy using and to generally give you peace of mind. If you’ve noticed any of these 6 signs in your bathroom, it may be time to take that step and invest in a full bathroom remodel in the near future: 1. Leaky Appliances Leaking sinks, tubs, showers or toilets are a surefire sign that your appliances are outdated or damaged and need some serious repairs or replacements. It’s easy to ignore minor leaks and simply pretend they don’t exist, but this has some serious consequences. A single leak dripping at a rate of one drip per second could waste a whopping 90 gallons of water per day, which is a huge burden on both your water bill and your environmental footprint. Furthermore, overlooked leaks have the power to ruin subflooring in your bathroom, which leads to a wide range of other issues. 2. Your Appliances Aren’t Efficient Even old homes have to adhere to rules, and your toilet is no exception. As of 1992, toilets everywhere are supposed to use no…

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Tips for a Beautiful & Safe Bathroom

Tips for a Beautiful & Safe Bathroom

Updating your bathroom is potentially one of the most rewarding projects you can undertake in your home. A few simple upgrades can seriously increase your home’s overall value and make a space that’s nicer to use throughout the day. However, when you’re looking to install that custom bathtub, a shiny new sink or a highly functional toilet, you should keep more in mind than just looks. Safety should be at the top of your list, especially if you’re planning to age in place or you’re looking for comfortable everyday convenience. Fortunately, beauty and safety never have to be mutually exclusive when you follow a few tips to get the best of both worlds: 1. Make Access Easy The last thing you want is to have a bright, shiny new shower or tub with all the buttons and whistles in your master bathroom, and then be unable to enjoy it because it’s too difficult to access. That’s why choosing walk-in shower and tub options is the best way to go anytime you’re updating a bathroom. These tubs have low or nonexistent barriers to step over when entering or exiting the tub, which drastically reduces the chances of trip and fall accidents in the bathroom. These forward-thinking tubs can also come with built-in seats designed to blend in perfectly with the rest of your shower surroundings. 2. Avoid Slippery Flooring Another huge source of bathroom accidents is slippery flooring. Wet tiles or linoleum can send you slipping and sliding out of control…

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5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Bathroom Remodeling Company

Bathroom remodeling is one of the most common renovation projects homeowners tackle. This is due to the general high return on investment. Subsequently, many people jump into the process by merely searching online for “bathroom remodelers near me.” While this can certainly introduce you to a bathroom remodeling company that could exceed all your expectations, ask these five questions before hiring one. Are You Bonded, Licensed, and Insured? When you’re trying to save on the cost of a renovation, choosing the contractor that offers the lowest price may seem like a good option. However, that low bid may come from not being bonded, licensed, and insured. They may also be less experienced. This is a bad combination. If the contractor doesn’t finish the work, makes a costly mistake, fails to pay his workers or commits several other potential errors, it could all fall on you. So, let this be the first filter you apply for all contractors you consider. Can I See Some Bathroom Renovations You’ve Done? Even if the company is brand new, they may claim to have years of personal experience. If they do, then they should have the portfolio to prove it. Ask all contractors for photos of completed projects they were in charge of. Some contractors may even be able to organize a site visit. Since shady contractors can pull images from anywhere, be sure to back these up with references so you can confirm they were the ones who really did the work, if necessary….

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Walk-In Bathtubs Make Life Easier and less Worrisome

There’s nothing better than sinking into a relaxing bubble bath after a long, hard day. Unfortunately, typical bathtubs can be limiting to seniors, and those with disabilities or chronic pain. Thankfully, walk-in bathtubs have become a popular solution to this frequent problem. Walk-in bathtubs have a tall, watertight door attached to the side of the tub which makes it easy for seniors, or those with disabilities, to step inside while reducing the risk of falls or injury. The built-in seating adds additional comfort and support. Once inside, the water can fill and drain, then the user can easily step out. With additional features like massage jets and easy-to-grip door handles, this walk-in bathtub is a perfect solution for those who struggle accessing a typical tub. Walk-in bathtubs are easy to install in an existing tub space. With an easy bathroom remodel, you can have a walk-in bathtub in your home in just a few days. The installs are fairly inexpensive and studies have shown that the walk-in bathtub can actually be cost-effective. The walk-in bathtub also features a re-circulation heater, which stabilizes the water temperature and helps pump hot water into the tub. This feature also enables “hydrotherapy”, and it can be extremely beneficial to seniors and those suffering from arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “hydrotherapy involves the use of water for soothing pains and treating certain medical conditions.” Another great design feature of the walk-in tub is its wheelchair accessibility. According to the Retirement…

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Frameless Glass Enclosures

Frameless glass enclosure can add class and style to your new shower. By eliminating the trim your glass enclosure will be much easier to clean and it will give the impression of spacious shower. Often called Euro glass these enclosures are made of a heavy duty clear glass with heavy duty hinges. The hinges and door handle come any a wide range of finishes to match your new shower fixtures.

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