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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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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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