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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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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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