Category 'Bathroom Design'

bathroom renovationRenovating the bathroom can be a lengthy yet exciting process. When you budget correctly and have a plan in place, the renovation process goes seamlessly. However, if you haven’t done much planning, you could end up with more costly repairs.

  1. Not Installing a Bathroom Fan
Forgetting to install a bathroom fan is a huge issue. Humidity builds up and causes mold growth which leads to grout and moisture deterioration.
  1. No Planning
Everything should be sketched out from budget, to materials to who will be working on what. Planning is an essential key when it comes to a bathroom renovation.
  1. Stick to Your Budget
You should always save a little bit extra for random repairs that come up. If you have a budget of $10,000 stick with it. Don’t purchase expensive materials if you simply don’t have the money. Put the money in your bank account and leave it there until you’re ready for the renovation.
  1. Lack of Spacing
Functionality is huge when planning your bathroom and it should be much more important that the décor. Think about the decorating portion later. Consider the layout as well as spacing and make sure the new layout is up to date with building codes. It’s essential that the plumbing and fixtures can be used for everyday use.
  1. Overlooking Small Repairs
Small issues in a new tile or a large gap in a bathroom vanity will grow into bigger issues down the line. While you’re renovating, make sure to fix even the smallest errors. If you notice an issue now, it will definitely get worse. Contact The Bath Showcase to speak with our bathroom designers about our excellent design services and top-notch bathroom hardware and products.

Selecting the right countertops for your bathroom is much more important than you may think. Each material may seem quite attractive but you need to factor in cost and durability. Since homeowners don’t need to worry about as much damage as they would with kitchen countertops, they usually are concentrating on style rather than strength. Acrylic & Crushed Stone Countertops If your bathroom is more contemporary than traditional, then opt for solid-surface materials made from acrylic resin and/or crushed stone. Not only are these surfaces resistant to water, bacteria and stains, but scratches may  be able to be buffed out. Marble Countertops Marble is long lasting but also may be porous; it can be polished into a matte finish to help with this drawback. Concrete Countertops Concrete used to be used primarily for industrial spaces but with the evolution of industrial style lofts, this countertop has been increasing in popularity. Mimicking the look of natural stone, and offered in a wide array of colors and textures, concrete is one good option for your bathroom countertop. Tile Countertops When glazed, ceramic tiles can resist heat, stains and scratches. It’s also one of the most affordable options and patterns can be customized.   Ready to have your bathroom remodeled? First, make sure to stop into one of the Bath Showcase’s showrooms to explore our bathroom hardware and products. We provide products from some of the best brands in the industry include Kohler and California Faucets.

Recently upgraded your bathroom? Don’t let that hard work go to waste by using harsh chemicals. Take a look below at the proper techniques to maintaining your new bathroom. Cleaning the Shower Make sure to always wipe off excess water along the walls after every use. Avoid cleaning products that use abrasives or ammonia. If you notice limescale or rust buildup, try a mild acid detergent. Minor scratches and color fading can be handled with polish and wax. However, if the scratches are more severe, remove them with wet sandpaper. Cleaning the Toilet Mild detergent can be used to clean the surface of the toilet but the areas where water sits should be cleaned with an antibacterial toilet cleaner. Since the flush buttons are made with plastic, you should not use strong detergents. Cleaning the Bathtub You can extend the life of your bathtub by cleaning it with the proper detergents. Use a softer cloth to avoid damaging the bathtub. If you notice your bathtub has scratches from sanitary acrylic, these can easily be polished. Cleaning the Sink The sink can endure some serious grime and residue, especially if you consider the amount of hairspray, toothpaste, etc. that gets stuck. Light soil can be removed from all-purpose cleaner but hardened deposits should be removed with abrasive cleaners. Contact the Bath Showcase to get bathroom design advice or if you need more information regarding how to properly care for your new bathroom.

If you’re ready to update your bathroom, take some time to analyze the top trends. While black and white wallpaper might be popular now, think about whether it will be popular in the future. Choosing a timeless design that also offers functionality is one of the most crucial aspects of a bathroom remodel. Frameless Showers – In a recent survey, a majority of homeowners preferred glass showers and glass enclosures. The retro glass block look is a trend of the past! Show Me the Light – One of the major goals for homeowners is gaining more light, whether it’s direct sunlight or skylights. LED lights near the showerhead have also been gaining attention. White Cabinetry – White cabinets in the master bathroom are first on a homeowner’s checklist followed by dark wood. Opt for maple, cherry or oak! Silver Hardware – You’ve probably noticed (without realizing) silver faucets and hardware in the bathroom cabinets. Splurge on a Powder Room -  If you have some additional money left in your budget, a powder room adds a nice touch. This unique feature really makes your bathroom quite extraordinary. Consider a beautiful pedestal sink, wallpaper and hardwood floors. Maybe you need one or two items to spruce up your bathroom such as a new Vanico sink or a Maax bathtub. Large bathroom remodel or minor changes, give us a call for the best bathroom products!

Many of our clients are looking to design a bathroom with their children in mind. One of the main objectives for homeowners is designing a bathroom that is completely safe for their little ones without jeopardizing the safety of their children. There is actually a slew of items on the market and DIY tasks that can be used to create the perfect child-friendly bathroom. Designing a Step Stool If you adore DIY projects, create a homemade stool to raise your children. This allows them to access the sink easily. A pine board and plywood works wonders and with some wheels, you can easily store this in the closet. Small Ceramic Tiles Little children are quite adventurous so it’s important to have enough traction so your children don’t slip. Small ceramic tiles that have grout offer enough traction to alleviate any accidents. Wall-Mounted Trough A wall-mounted trough offers plenty of room for multiple kids to access the sink at the same time. If you don’t love the color of the trough, you can easily paint this with a gorgeous accent color. Open Shelves Rather than having your children shuffle through towels and other toiletries, open shelving allows for them to grab items much quicker. Select a Large Sink A trough sink instead of double sinks is much more accommodating for children. It’s quick and simple to clean and leaves plenty of space. If you’d like to pick out some bathroom supplies and hardware such as sinks, lighting and countertops, stop by the Bath Showcase. We have multiple locations and convenient hours!

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What to Avoid When Renovating Your Bathroom

Renovating the bathroom can be a lengthy yet exciting process. When you budget correctly and have a plan in place, the renovation process goes seamlessly. However, if you haven’t done much planning, you could end up with more costly repairs. Not Installing a Bathroom Fan Forgetting to install a bathroom fan is a huge issue. […]

3
Nov

Best Countertops for Your Bathroom

Selecting the right countertops for your bathroom is much more important than you may think. Each material may seem quite attractive but you need to factor in cost and durability. Since homeowners don’t need to worry about as much damage as they would with kitchen countertops, they usually are concentrating on style rather than strength. […]

19
Oct

How to Properly Take Care of Your New Bathroom

Recently upgraded your bathroom? Don’t let that hard work go to waste by using harsh chemicals. Take a look below at the proper techniques to maintaining your new bathroom. Cleaning the Shower Make sure to always wipe off excess water along the walls after every use. Avoid cleaning products that use abrasives or ammonia. If […]

27
Jul

Top Bathroom Remodeling Trends

If you’re ready to update your bathroom, take some time to analyze the top trends. While black and white wallpaper might be popular now, think about whether it will be popular in the future. Choosing a timeless design that also offers functionality is one of the most crucial aspects of a bathroom remodel. Frameless Showers […]

22
Jul

Designing a Kid-Friendly Bathroom

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Many of our clients are looking to design a bathroom with their children in mind. One of the main objectives for homeowners is designing a bathroom that is completely safe for their little ones without jeopardizing the safety of their children. There is actually a slew of items on the market and DIY tasks that […]