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Shower Remodeling Guide – Ideas & Inspiration

A picture of a newly remodeled bathroom by Bath Crest Home Solutions

Upgrading your bathroom’s shower is a surefire way to make the entire space look and feel brand new – particularly if you find yourself dealing with a small bathroom. However, many homeowners who have limited experience in interior design report that they feel “stuck.” There are simply too many options, and they don’t know where to begin, or they can’t find the right look for their budget, personal style, and limited space. Going on the hunt for shower remodeling inspiration is one great way to remedy this issue and help you design the shower (and bathroom) of your dreams. Take a look at these unique and innovative ideas to better understand how you might work with the pros to upgrade and update your home’s bathroom. 5 Great Ways to Spruce Up Your Shower While the list of ways to upgrade your shower is nearly endless, some stand above the rest in terms of unique visual appeal. Though style changes year after year, these are a few that have stood the test of time or that prove to be the up-and-coming favorite of bathroom design. Work with a team of professional designers to learn more about each style and how it will fit in with your overall design scheme. Eliminate Barriers It’s never too early to begin thinking about your future, and easy-access showers are an excellent place to start. Sill-less showers offer a seamless transition from flooring to shower, drastically reducing the chances of slipping and falling in a bathroom….

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Ways to Increase Bathroom Space When Remodeling

A pair of hands measures a bathroom layout designed by Bath Crest Home Solutions

In this article, you will learn a few key pieces of information regarding how you can maximize your bathroom space during a full remodel, such as: Replacing tubs with showers is a great way to get more bathroom space Changing your layout can help you use space more efficiently Adding more storage helps keep space clear and feeling larger Between taking on daily hygiene, grooming, and seeing to your personal needs, you probably spend far more time in your bathroom than you might think. You spend hours in this part of your home throughout the week, so don’t you deserve to spend that time in comfort? Unfortunately, many bathrooms were built with little more than functionality in mind, and while it’s good to have a functional bathroom space, it’s also important to have a space you feel comfortable in. Increasing the amount of space in your bathroom is the best way to get the comfort you want without sacrificing the functionality you’ve become accustomed to. During a remodel, there are several steps you can take to maximize the overall space in your bathroom, or at least make it feel more spacious even if you’re not changing the actual floorplan. If you’re looking for a larger bathroom, follow these bathroom remodeling tips straight from the pros at Bath Crest Home Solutions: Remove Your Tub A large garden tub with jets and other bells and whistles is certainly an eye-catcher when you enter a bathroom, but the truth is that many homeowners…

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The Pros’ Guide to Renovating Your Bathroom

The Pros' Guide to Renovating Your Bathroom

A full bathroom renovation is a big project that can improve your home’s value when done correctly. It’s imperative to know your budget and needs before beginning the design process to ensure you’re truly happy with the final results. Make sure that your renovation suits your needs by buying the best appliances you can afford on your budget and fully exploring available style options with a professional designer. The Pros’ Guide to Renovating Your Bathroom Upgrading and updating your home’s bathroom is one of the best ways to revitalize the entire house, boost your home’s overall value, and refresh the way you experience your home during your daily routine each and every day. That being said, a full bathroom renovation certainly isn’t a walk in the park. It’s going to cost you time, money, and most of all, energy to get the results you want during a remodel project. However, by taking the right steps to ensure your investments are truly worthwhile when it comes to supporting your unique needs and your family’s lifestyle, you can make the updating process worth it in the end. Ensure you’re getting the best results possible for your comfort, your home, and your budget by following these bathroom renovation tips. Learn What You Really Need Before Getting Started It’s easy to get on social media or home design websites and fall in love with the bathrooms pictured there. However, before you can get sucked into the excitement of these crafted and filtered spaces, you…

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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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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 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 Energetic…

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