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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 Most outdated homes come with a shower attached to an alcove tub as a means of providing homeowners with as much function as possible.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 Outdated or worn-out fixtures can make or break your bathroom, so exchanging them for something…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 You can clean up, but over time these incidents build up alongside outdated appliances and other problems to make your bathroom less than beautiful – and even less than completely functional, in some cases.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 Leaky Appliances Leaking sinks, tubs, showers or toilets are a surefire sign that your appliances are outdated or damaged and need some serious repairs or replacements.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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4 Reasons to Ditch Your Tub

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For decades, the image of relaxing in a tub surrounded by candles after a long day of work has been used to sell deep, luxurious tubs in houses of all shapes and sizes. However, when was the last time you happened to soak in a tub for hours on end? If you’re like millions of other adults, the odds are that you haven’t actually used your tub in months or even years. Over time, tubs have become obsolete to the average adult, and this is something you should keep in mind during your next bathroom remodel. No matter what your realtor has to say on the subject, it’s time to ditch your tub and get the bathroom you truly deserve. Here are some reasons why you should consider replacing your tub with a walk-in shower: 1. Maximize Your Space As concerns about efficiency and organization grow, people are beginning to realize that it’s crucial to maximize space in every part of your home. This is especially important when it comes to the bathroom, which, apart from closets, are often the smallest areas in any home. Tubs are by far the biggest space-grabbers in these rooms. The average tub takes 13 square feet of space, which can be a considerable amount in many modern bathrooms – almost half, in some cases. Most walk-in showers, on the other hand, only take up around 9 square feet of space, giving you far more room for storage, moving around, and even décor. Not to…

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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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Pros and Cons of Walk-in Showers

  The first time you came across a walk-in shower, you were probably a little surprised by the design. Whether you saw it in a hotel or a high-end Airbnb, you likely had a few questions. Did they pause the bathroom remodeling partway through? Where was the door? Wouldn’t the rest of the bathroom floor get wet when you use the shower? However, once you got used to it, it probably grew on you. Now you’re probably considering a bathtub to shower conversion for your own home. Here are a few pros and cons you should address before tackling your bathroom remodel project. The Pros You will mostly find walk-in showers in contemporary homes that embrace the minimalist design. Some spa-themed bathrooms may also feature a walk-in shower. Here are some of the reasons you may love this design in your own home. It Usually Costs Less; When walk-in showers first debuted in homes, they were considered a luxury item and still are. Because of this, many homeowners are surprised to find out that this remodel option may actually save them money. How so? The fact that you are eliminating expensive materials, such as a big sheet of glass for a sliding glass door, reduces the cost. Easier To Clean; Who looks forward to wiping down and scrubbing shower doors or constantly changing out shower curtains? Eliminating the need for that material also gets rid of the need to clean them. Additionally, with fewer barriers, you have more turnaround space. This…

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3 Reasons to Use A Tile Alternative in Your Bathroom Remodel

Does the use of tile in your bathroom remodel seem as obvious as the installation of a shower and a toilet? Believe it or not, many remodelers choose to forego tile in favor of alternative materials. Here are three reasons to consider tile alternatives in your new remodel: Maintenance If you’ve dealt with tile before then you know what a hassle it can be. Unless you are extremely disciplined in your cleaning regimen, tile quickly develops mold, mildew and grime. Sure, you tell yourself you’re going to scrub it every Saturday, so gunk won’t be a problem. But life just tends to get in the way of even our best intentions. One skipped Saturday cleaning soon turns into a whole month of gunk and grime buildup. We know — life happens. Why not use materials that require less discipline? Other bathroom surfaces, such as stone, quartz, acrylic, granite and Piedrafina can keep their freshly-cleaned look much longer. They also may reduce or eliminate any need to recaulk. Price We know what you’re thinking: there are definitely wall materials more costly than tile. This is true. Tile isn’t the most expensive bathroom material. Look beyond material costs, however, and you will find that tiling also includes a high cost of labor. Tiling is a labor-intensive activity, and time, as you know, is money. Make sure you get an accurate estimate for the entire tile job before you commit. The price of using other hard materials, such as stone, quartz or granite…

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3 Ideas for a Colorful Bathroom Renovation

When you’re investing a lot of time and money into a bathroom renovation, it can feel intimidating to make even small decisions…like the color to paint the walls. Bathroom remodels range in type from extravagant master baths to beautiful little powder rooms, so it is understandable that one can get lost in the breadth of information available. The colors you pick in the bath, walls and the fixtures will most likely be something that will be a part of your home and daily life for a long time. We have taken some of the stress away by offering three modern ideas that will give your new restroom a vibrant, fresh look. Bring in Color with Unique Accessories Inexpensive art, decorative glass, woven baskets, and even family photos are all great options for adding a stamp of personal style to one of the most important rooms in the house. Be conscientious of humidity and avoid incorporating pieces that could be damaged by a damp atmosphere. Live plants tend to do very well in bathrooms, if the space has natural light. Look into orchids, fiddle-leaf figs, and philodendron for low-maintenance greenery. Get Bold with Your Fixtures Black and brushed gold fixtures are both booming in popularity right now, and we completely understand as they are a small element of any washroom that makes a huge impact. A basic white canvas will suddenly seem far more exciting when your knobs, handles, and faucets make a beautiful and modern statement. Paint the Walls an…

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