Category 'Bathroom Remodeling Tips'

Alright, you made the decision, you’re going to follow through with the bathroom remodel you’ve been wanting to do for years, congrats! Although a bathroom remodel is a long and tedious process, the hard part is over now because we are here to help. Once you’ve made that decision to go for it, it can be a little overwhelming and you may be confused on where exactly you should start but don’t worry, because like we said, we’re here to help!

Know What You Want

Before you begin a bathroom remodel, first decide what you do not like about your current bathroom. Is it simply outdated, or is there some other issue you have with it? Knowing what you dislike about your current bathroom can begin to give you a better idea of what you want out of your new bathroom. Once you know what you want, or at least have a better idea, you can then visit a bath showroom and speak to a professional. From there you can explain the vision you have for your bathroom, and the bathroom experts can run through designs, colors, appliances, etc. with you. Do not rush through this process because you want to ensure that you will love your new bathroom for years to come and want to avoid any sort of buyer’s remorse.

Budget

Of course, when taking on any sort of home remodeling project, you should have a general idea of your budget and how much you are willing to spend on that project. Before visiting a showroom or speaking to a professional, understand how much money can be allocated to your bathroom remodel. Maybe you need to visit the showroom to get an idea of the pricing but either way, it is important to have a project budget set, and you can choose a design that will fall within your range.

Time

Many people forget about the time aspect of bathroom remodels. These are large projects and will not be completed overnight. Depending on the size of the project and your schedule, these projects can range in time. Keep in mind too, that the bathroom being remodeled will be out of use during the project. If you are thinking of a bathroom remodel project, or have decided to go through with one, contact the Bath Showcases today, or visit our showroom! We will be happy to help get your remodeling project underway!

Full bathroom remodels are a big commitment, they require both time and money. If you’re thinking of a bathroom remodel but can’t afford the whole package, you can start with a shower remodel. Remodeling your shower is an effective way to update a bathroom. Showers are the focal point of bathrooms and a clean, new shower can give the entire bathroom a stylish new feel and radiant shine!

Budgeting

Depending on your design and goals for your new shower, shower remodels can be done relatively cheap. Again, much cheaper than a full bathroom remodel. First, you must decide if you are looking for a shower replacement or a complete remodel because this will obviously affect the budgeting. You may realize that all you need is a simple refinishing. Work with your local bathroom remodeling professionals to browse designs and figure out which shower plan works for you. They can also help with the budgeting process and give you project estimates.

Salvage Plumbing

Unless it is absolutely necessary to change the layout of the plumbing and piping connected to the shower, try to keep the old plumbing system. Assuming there are no issues with the system itself. You can create a new shower design that works with the old plumbing. If you must change the plumbing, that is a more expensive process, so keeping the current plumbing can cut costs dramatically.

Know Shower Trends

Shower trends, styles, and ideas are ever changing. It can be tough to keep up with them, but do research and again, talk with local professionals for more ideas. It is your shower, so choose the design you love! A new or updated shower helps bring your bathroom together and gives it a more modern feel. It is a great alternative to a full bathroom remodel because it is not as large of a commitment. Contact The Bath Showcases today or visit our showroom for shower remodel ideas and tips!

classic bathroomOne of the most exciting parts of designing the bathroom is choosing the color scheme. This is also one of the more easier tasks as you can explore a wide variety of colors and browse through color swatches at any time. Deep Greens & Wood Accents Hues such as hunter, olive, forest and emerald look absolutely beautiful when complemented by wood accents. Matte black fixtures are also quite striking and they create a rustic appeal. If you’re seeking a Southwestern or farmhouse design, we highly recommend incorporating deep green hues. Cool Blues & Whites Cool blues create a calm, relaxing atmosphere which is perfect for the bathroom. For those of you who love taking a long bubble bath, incorporate various shades of blues in the tiles, flooring or walls. Subdued & Vivid Oranges While orange can be overwhelming if you choose a shade that is bursting with personality, you can tone it down with a terracotta orange. Colors such as this create an energizing atmosphere without going overboard. Classic Neutral Beiges traditional bathroomVintage inspired bathrooms have been trending for quite some time and the one thing you’ll notice is the use of neutral colors. Typically, classic neutral colors such as taupes, beiges and tans work wonderfully in the bathroom to create a timeless look. Add a bouquet of flowers and some painting for a pop of color. White & Gray In newly built homes, bathrooms are often seen an even mix of mahogany and crisp white. The combination of these two colors creates a neutral backdrop so homeowners can add their own twist to the bathroom design. If you have a bathroom that is mahogany and white, add beveled mirror or colorful tiles to liven up the room. Glossy Reds & Whites Creating an inviting, fun space for your bathroom could be challenging. If you are hoping to get your kids in the bathroom every night to brush their teeth, you’ll definitely want a stimulating bathroom color scheme. For example, using glossy red wall tiles on the wall and white tile flooring then placing a red bathmat against the white tiles, you’ll notice an explosion of color. Black & White Last but not least is the classic black and white bathroom. These two colors paired together have been popular for decades. Whether you want a retro bathroom or a modern style, by strategically placing black and white into your bathroom, you can really create any look and feel that really appeals to you!

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!

21
Mar

Starting a Bathroom Remodel

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Alright, you made the decision, you’re going to follow through with the bathroom remodel you’ve been wanting to do for years, congrats! Although a bathroom remodel is a long and tedious process, the hard part is over now because we are here to help. Once you’ve made that decision to go for it, it can […]

8
Jan

Shower Remodel Tips

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Full bathroom remodels are a big commitment, they require both time and money. If you’re thinking of a bathroom remodel but can’t afford the whole package, you can start with a shower remodel. Remodeling your shower is an effective way to update a bathroom. Showers are the focal point of bathrooms and a clean, new […]

4
Aug

7 of the Best Color Schemes of 2017

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One of the most exciting parts of designing the bathroom is choosing the color scheme. This is also one of the more easier tasks as you can explore a wide variety of colors and browse through color swatches at any time. Deep Greens & Wood Accents Hues such as hunter, olive, forest and emerald look […]

21
Feb

What to Avoid When Renovating Your Bathroom

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]