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A real Spring Clean throughout your home can brighten every day, so bring a little more light into your house by doing some Spring Cleaning! The pleasure comes only after the work is finished we promise! Tailor your Bath Showcase kitchen with our helpful tips!  

Spring Cleaning Will Motivate You!

Do you ever feel super lazy or depressed? It could be the clutter and the state of different rooms in your home that perhaps keeps you isolated.  Once your house reflects a happier and brighter image, it might increase your confidence in showing off your house, more thrive in inviting guests and a much more content outlook on your home.  

Bring On The Positive Change!

As cliché as it might be, removing junk, ensuring every surface is tidy and clean and every room is filled with fresh air from an open window can change you as a person. Change the layout of your rooms once spring comes around. This enables the spring clean to have an even bigger impact on your day-to-day. The mind slips into a routine after a long period of time, and creating this change can reawaken you. Give sunlight and air have much easier access inside your home. Stress and anxiety are much easier to release when you arrive home to a clean environment. Coming back to a clean and tidy home encourages your mind to stay organized; and charges your energy.

​You’ll Feel Liberated!

Keeping your house in a clean state is easy—vacuuming once a week and wiping the table for every meal. After cleaning remember The Bath Showcase is New England’s leading source, and resource, for kitchens and baths. Contact us anytime!

Coronavirus is officially a pandemic and a national emergency. It’s always time to worry about the germs you bring into your home but now more than ever. The virus can still cling to surfaces you carry with you into your home, like your clothes, shoes, car and even your phone. Make sure you focus on cleaning all the doorknobs, countertops and other areas during your deep clean but here is how!  

Start Clean

It’s hard to function in a kitchen when your space is a mess. Wash any lingering dishes; empty out the sink, dishwasher, and dish rack; be sure to clear the counters, then wipe them down with kitchen cleaner; scrub the stove for any splattered spots. To keep the germs at a minimum, use a disinfectant wipe to quickly sanitize those areas maybe even twice. Constant cleaning could do the trick to remove germs. After you wipe the area, let it air dry to give it time to kill any bacteria that could linger.  

Wash Your Hands As Much As Possible

Now is the time to be an obsessive hand-washer. Wash with soap and water before cooking, and throughout prepping and cooking, whenever your hands are oily or floured or have anything on them. You should wash your hands.  

Use Bleach Mixtures To Clean Floors

Your shoes step on a ton of nasty things during the day and if you don’t take them off when you come into the house, you could be tracking in viruses and other germs. To clean your kitchen floors in your kitchen use just 1 cup of bleach mixed with 5 to 6 gallons of water to mop your floors. Be sure not to stain your floors! Use a disinfecting wet mop cloth on your hardwood floors or combine half a cup of white vinegar and 1 gallon of water.

Clean As You Cook

Most people dump everything in the sink to do later but don’t leave a pile of dirtiness that lurks over you as you try to concentrate on a recipe. Instead, trash or compost as you work. Pull your kitchen trash can next to your cooking space, if you have enough counter space, have a large bowl near you can put trimmings and other to-be-discarded items in.  

Clean Up With Hydrogen Peroxide

  When you pour the substance directly on surfaces like your sink, countertops you’ll need to let it soak for around 10-15 minutes. This will give it time to absorb everything. After you let it sit, scrub the area and then rinse with water.  

Prevent Cross-Contamination

You don’t want any raw meat to touch anything. Dedicate a cutting board to vegetables and one for meat. Wear disposable gloves when prepping meat or seafood and discard them after every use.   We’ve helped you clean up! Don’t forget us for all your Kitchen and Bath needs. At The Bath Showcase, we can help make sure you have a successful smooth remodel. Contact us today!

If you've decided you want to renovate your kitchen or bathroom, hold on a minute The Bath Showcase is here to help! Working with a small space? We have clever space-saving ideas. Our solutions ensure you get the most out of your remodel.

Focus On Function

Every successful remodel starts with a logical layout.  Take the time to identify the spatial needs and how you use your kitchen or bathroom. How important is entertainment in your kitchen or cozy bathroom? These answers help create the final floor plan.

Add Storage Everywhere

Add storage in your kitchen or bathroom to make up for your lack of space. Try out a new stovetop with a unique burner layout. Or add in more shelves or cabinets in your bathroom.  Try adding in recessed storage in the bathroom. There is always a way to accomodate a lack of space.

Let in the light

Let in as much natural light as possible and expand sightlines. When you’re sitting eating in your kitchen it brightens up your space entirely.

Customize Furniture

Try switching up traditional seating in your kitchen. Add in a built-in banquet or bench to serve as dining seating in an eat-in kitchen. Add in floating shelves or install a sliding table. Make it easy for you to use it when you need it.

 Say Goodbye To Doors In the Bathroom

When renovating a small bathroom to make it feel bigger, use the same floor tiles throughout the room so the shower blends in seamlessly, to create the illusion of a bigger room. Instead of installing a door or a step into the shower, consider a transparent glass slab to prevent water from splashing.

Make It Yours Contact Us For Help

We are here to help ultimately make a home uniquely yours. If you are looking to remodel or renovate your kitchen or bathroom, be sure to contact The Bath Showcase for more information.

Having trouble getting your kitchen design spot on? Is your current kitchen is outdated and in need of a refreshing new look? Are you designing a kitchen from scratch?  Knowing the steps on how to design a kitchen well is vital to your redesign success.

How To Plan

Kitchens were typically hidden-away workspaces, but today we spend large amounts of time. A functioning kitchen needs to offer the preparation and cooking facilities that suits everyone in the household while maintaining style.

 Focus On The Big Picture

Begin with evaluating the kitchen’s existing conditions.. Focus on reviewing certain elements, like doors or windows, which will affect how the kitchen should be set up. You want to focus on how everything’s working and what’s not functioning very well. You want to avoid the same shortcomings and patterns in your new designs.

 Observe How You Use The Space

When you're planning your layout think about how you cook. What are you doing in your kitchen? How do you work? What’s your morning routine? Knowing what you use your counter space for like activities like juicing, baking, or making espresso must be factored in how successful your kitchen design will be.

Organize Your  Space

 Allow yourself the prep space. Make sure you give yourself such as cleaning food, chopping, and mixing ingredients. Allow your kitchen to have easy access to trash to avoid interfering with the dirty dish stockpile. Pair the refrigerator close to your pantry for more food storage space.

Use Drawers and Doors

Kitchen cabinetry should include fully-extended drawers and vertical storage. Drawers work well to reach to the back of the cabinet space. Draws make ideal space for dishes, mixing bowls, and smaller saucepans. Deeper vertical cabinets with fitted slots can accommodate a range of shapes.

Follow Architectural Hues

For style, inspiration takes cues from the architecture of the existing house, so that the kitchen follows the same pattern. The kitchen should have some tie-in to the house so it does not look out of place.  You don't have to make it match but follow a trend.

If you are looking for the best kitchen design tips to remodel your kitchen with, be sure to contact The Bath Showcase for more information on how we can assist you in reaching your goal! We are here to help navigate the vast sea of kitchen designs in unexpected hues.

For a kitchen to run smoothly, each component in a compact kitchen must be planned perfectly. The kitchen appliances need a thought out layout to work cohesively to overcome the limitations of cooking in a confined space. Designing a small kitchen can often take longer than planning regular size kitchens. At The Bathshowcase, we come up with ways to help you learn how to squeeze every inch out of your cooking space.  

Use drawers, not doors. 

To maximize usability, switch your cabinets to drawers. Installing drawers allow easy access to all your items, unlike cupboards, which create cluttered cooking spaces as things pile up while on their bulging shelves. Rows of drawers add a chic organization even if their inside contents are not.  

Prioritize Positioning.

If your kitchen has a U-shaped design, consider extra-slim cabinets or drawers to allow optimum positioning of your most important appliances. The typical kitchen layout is based on work zones that will enable particular activities to take place simultaneously, or with multiple people at once, without tripping over one other. This may include food preparation, clean up, dining, and lounging. Workflow is critical for the smooth functioning of the kitchen. In most kitchens, they include coffee machines, slow cookers, toasters, stand mixers, and more. To maximize space in small kitchens, make sure these small appliances have a dedicated home or easily accessible storage. Create a pop-up shelf for storing appliances and place appliances that you don’t use daily elsewhere. Make sure your appliances and kitchen layout work together to create a well-functioning space.  

Squeeze in storage.

Adding hidden storage can create more spaces for all your appliances. Try adding a built-in bench seat in your small kitchen makes sense because it can hug the corner of the room. The recess beneath the bench is perfect for oversized pans or dry goods, so be sure to utilize this secret storage.

Color it Big 

The color of walls, appliances, counters, stools, and even the dishtowels can change the atmosphere and size of the kitchen. Coloring the walls and the rooms with pastels or light colors, with small doses of white, making the room seem bigger. Bold colorations can be very effective in smaller sized kitchens.    Whether you have a galley in a high rise or a small space in the suburbs, our decorating ideas will help you open up your kitchen to be a more inviting space. If you are looking to enhance your small kitchen or looking for a whole remodel, be sure to contact the Bath Showcase today!

In the new decade, stay away from the "safe" kitchen design has been the default for many people remodeling their homes. Treat yourself this year and invigorate your kitchen space with a bold design. The heart of the home deserves a touch-up. This is a room you spend countless hours cooking and entertaining family all the more reason to make the heart of your home a reflection of your personal taste and design style.

Color Statement Sinks

A great way to add color to your kitchen: You can install a jazzy sink. Wow, your guests with a statement sink. The sink fixture is often considered a focal point, so picking an unconventional design can change the look of your entire space, not to mention washing your dishes in a peachy-colored basin is bound to improve your kitchen routine, even if just a little. Choosing an apron-front sink with beautiful classic fixtures and unique functional design can make your kitchen feel timeless. If you prefer an under-mount the s richly-colored Cairn sink, can foster a modern ambiance. Navigating the vast sea of white sinks in search of designs in unexpected hues isn't easy.

Faucet Finishes

The kitchen faucet since is the most visible fixture in the kitchen. Faucet options are endless; there isn't a reason to limit yourself to chrome hardware. With so many faucet options, there is no reason to limit yourself to standard chrome hardware. The Sensate kitchen faucet offers touchless technology, a magnetic docking system, and a multiple-function sprayhead in a variety of finishes that can fit your personal style from a dramatic ombré in titanium and rose gold to a matte black. Find the Kohler brands with the sophisticated outside of the box thinking.

Bold Design

In addition to bold color statement sinks and faucet finishes, consider bold design elements to consider making sure your kitchen space genuinely stand out. Try specialty materials and different finishes to add more sophistication. Intricate patterning, modern finishes, polished finish, and brass accessories will add a playful yet elegant sensibility. The feel of unexpected elements coming together creates a beautiful, well-judged space. If you are looking for the best design trends to remodel your kitchen with, be sure to contact The Bath Showcase for more information on how we can assist you in reaching your goal!

A bathroom remodel can seem to be a somewhat daunting expense.  The total cost of a bathroom remodel has a very large range, spanning from a few thousand to over $90,000 depending on materials and required work.

Return on investment on a bathroom remodel

Whether your looking at an inexpensive, small bathroom remodeling job or a complete remodel of a large bathroom with luxuries like heated floors,  this project needs to be viewed as an investment.   Now you won't likely get a full return, however, it is one of the highest ROI projects you can do for your home.  According to this article by Consumer Reports, a remodel can increase the value of your home from 2-5%.

The best projects to increase the value of your home:

  1. Upgrade your vanities: The vanity is probably the first thing everyone notices when they walk into your bathroom, that and the shower.   Your bathroom's vanity can be one of the most expensive pieces to replace however it can also add the most value when you go to sell your home.  People go crazy over a sleek, beautiful, clean granite countertop.  Our experts here at The Bath Showcase can help you find the perfect vanity to match your floor and maximize the investment in your home!  Not to mention you'll love the time you spend in there!
  2.  Flooring: New water-resistant flooring (especially when paired with a beautiful new vanity) can really improve the appeal of your home.  The floor really gives it that 'new bathroom feel'.  Installing heat mats underneath your floor can also be an easy way to add value and really make your bathroom stand out.
  3. The Shower! This is personally my favorite part of the bathroom.  For most of us, the shower is either where we begin our day or end and wind down before bed.   In my opinion, it's the most important because it sets your tone for the day (or next day).  A great walk-in shower not only looks beautiful but it makes you feel that wonderful refreshed feeling, ready to take on the world.
There are so many choices to make during a remodel.  Your bathroom is a place you'll live every day, so it's really worth the expense to create a space you truly want to live in.  We know this process can be overwhelming, there are some big decisions, let our experts help you design the bathroom of your dreams. Make an appointment today!

Gerber Sink & Toilet, Tiled Wall & Floor Granite has been a steadily growing trend over the past several decades and there's no question why.  Granite is a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom.  It's easy to clean, resistant to moisture and not to mention beautiful! Kitchens and bathrooms both get messy, its a part of life we simply can not avoid.  Kids, dogs, cats, family, messes are bound to happen.  Granite is much easier to clean than its wood counterpart.  It's easier to clean and it gets cleaner.   Granite is non-stick, not just for visible things but invisible too.  This means fewer germs! Granite is a great way to add character to your home.  Each piece is unique with its own textures and colors.  This can make finding the right slab difficult.  However, at the same time, this also makes it special and more satisfying when you do find that perfect piece for your home. If you're redoing your kitchen or bathroom you really can't go wrong with granite.  Aside from being beautiful, it is both eco-friendly and economically friendly. The granite trend certainly isn't going anywhere any time soon.  Since everyone is crazy about granite adding granite counter tops in your remodel will more than likely add value to your home if you decide to sell in the future. For more inspiration check out our gallery or make an appointment here.

When it comes to refreshing your home, one of the best places to start is the kitchen. Irrespective of whether your existing layout requires a complete redo or you just would like to perk up a tired color scheme, listen up. Kitchen design trends for fall 2018 are all about customizing and personalizing your space with unique and innovative accents available in an exciting and better range of textures, colors, patterns, as well as materials. Kitchen remodeling is more than changing kitchen sinks and kitchen faucets. There are so many things that you can do. Think natural timber, colorful cabinetry, graphic floor tile, and even stone sinks. Yes, you read that right. The gist is to enhance the cooking and eating space by putting your personal stamp on it. Browse these top kitchen design trends, which will make a big splash in fall 2018.

Quartz Will Continue To Dominate

Quartz is still the king when it comes to high-end kitchen countertops. This is mainly because quartz is extremely sturdy, it is easy to maintain, is anti-microbial and can last literally forever. On the other hand, granite, which is its main competitor, needs more upkeep. Thanks to improvements in technology, manufacturers now offer quartz in a wide variety of finishes and colors, which was not possible previously. That said, there is a trend toward more neutral and softer colors. As a result, more homeowners are choosing colors, such as taupe, grey, creamy or white.

Versatile Kitchen Islands

You just cannot treat kitchen islands as an afterthought or something insignificant that you can squeeze into your space. Multipurpose kitchen islands have become the focus of attention in the modern kitchen. A key change is the emergence of the single level larger sizing, which serves multiple uses; this is particularly relevant as we’re now seeing much less wall cabinet space in modern kitchen design. In a sense, kitchen islands are likely to become the jack-of-all-trades with convenient storage solution cabinets and drinking bar. The versatile kitchen island is designed to have an impact. This is why its design should ideally make a bold statement.

Modern Appliances

You cannot revolutionize your kitchen without state of the art appliances these days. For 2018, one of the notable trends that we’re seeing is the resurgence of gray-toned appliances usually in a metallic and dark brushed finish. After dominating the market for such a long time, stainless steel appliances are finally going out of fashion.

Cabinet Storage

The foundation of a great kitchen is kitchen storage. To overcome storage challenges, many homeowners are beginning to try out better and more attractive storage solutions within their cabinetry. Some of these options are drawer dividers, appliances garages, and tray dividers. All the above ideas for your kitchen are great because they will make your space more functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen this fall season, contact us today for more information!

Refreshing a bathroom or bathroom remodeling does not always mean a total overhaul: it could be as simple and quick as swapping out bathroom faucets or bathroom fixtures, wallpapering, bath vanities or adding drapes. You can also change shower fixtures or bathroom sinks to achieve your objective. A bathroom is not just a place where you wash yourself off; rather, they are more like personal sanctuaries where you can relieve stress and relax every once in a while. The following bathroom trends for 2018 will turn your bathroom space into a chic and efficient retreat.

Bathrooms are Getting Compact and Efficient

The 2018 interior design trend for bathrooms is geared toward compact bathrooms that focus on small-scale luxury and efficiency. You can feel comfortable and relaxed, and not cramped, in your small bathroom by efficiently using the available space. The trick is to make the most of every inch. We think that freestanding single-person tubs will start to gain more and more popularity. Similarly, artfully designed and compact toilets coupled with uniquely designed and small sink bowls will also resurface in the modern bathroom.

High-Tech Toilets

High-tech toilets have been popular in Japan for a long time. Now homeowners in other countries are starting to jump on the high-tech toilet bandwagon. The high-tech toilets in 2018 will feature cool things such as automatic lid openers, seat warmers, slow close features, built-in deodorizers, and adjustable air dryers, among others. And you may not have seen this one coming: a wireless music player which turns on automatically when you open the lid. Now that is high tech!

Lighting Schemes for Bath Vanities

Your bathroom vanity area is a combination of a countertop, cabinet, faucet, and other hardware. It also includes lighting and mirrors. We cannot over-emphasize the importance of these two items to the function of a bathroom. You can make a considerable difference if you use lighting strategically in your bathroom. This will ensure that not only your bathroom shines well and brightly, but so do you.  In order to highlight and accentuate this extremely functional space, a lot of homeowners are leveraging creative and beautiful lighting fixtures, techniques, and dimmers in order to create a space where they can unwind after a long day. You can use several lighting styles for your vanity areas such as wall sconces and light bars, but do not overlook small pendants as they can add a lot of panache and flair to your space.

New Tile Shapes

We have witnessed how tile manufacturers have used technology to experiment with different tile designs. That being said, now these manufacturers are taking a bolder step by changing the conventional tile shape. People are no longer satisfied with just a subway tile or a big format tile on their wall. As they have plenty of new tile shapes they can choose from. So, expect to see new and improved shapes such as arabesque, hexagon, diamond, and Moroccan fish scales in new textures and colors. If you are looking to remodel your bathroom with the latest design trends contact The Bathshowcase today!

27
Mar

The Benefits of Spring Cleaning

A real Spring Clean throughout your home can brighten every day, so bring a little more light into your house by doing some Spring Cleaning! The pleasure comes only after the work is finished we promise! Tailor your Bath Showcase kitchen with our helpful tips!   Spring Cleaning Will Motivate You! Do you ever feel […]

27
Mar

The Best Way To Keep Your Kitchen Clean With The COVID-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus is officially a pandemic and a national emergency. It’s always time to worry about the germs you bring into your home but now more than ever. The virus can still cling to surfaces you carry with you into your home, like your clothes, shoes, car and even your phone. Make sure you focus on […]

29
Feb

Tips For Renovating A Small Space

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If you’ve decided you want to renovate your kitchen or bathroom, hold on a minute The Bath Showcase is here to help! Working with a small space? We have clever space-saving ideas. Our solutions ensure you get the most out of your remodel. Focus On Function Every successful remodel starts with a logical layout.  Take […]

28
Feb

Tips To Design Your Perfect Kitchen

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Having trouble getting your kitchen design spot on? Is your current kitchen is outdated and in need of a refreshing new look? Are you designing a kitchen from scratch?  Knowing the steps on how to design a kitchen well is vital to your redesign success. How To Plan Kitchens were typically hidden-away workspaces, but today […]

27
Jan

How To Make The Most Of Your Small Kitchen

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For a kitchen to run smoothly, each component in a compact kitchen must be planned perfectly. The kitchen appliances need a thought out layout to work cohesively to overcome the limitations of cooking in a confined space. Designing a small kitchen can often take longer than planning regular size kitchens. At The Bathshowcase, we come […]

24
Jan

Three Design Updates That Will Take Your Kitchen To The Next Level

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In the new decade, stay away from the “safe” kitchen design has been the default for many people remodeling their homes. Treat yourself this year and invigorate your kitchen space with a bold design. The heart of the home deserves a touch-up. This is a room you spend countless hours cooking and entertaining family all […]

24
Jul

A Bathroom Remodel May Not Cost as Much as You Think

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A bathroom remodel can seem to be a somewhat daunting expense.  The total cost of a bathroom remodel has a very large range, spanning from a few thousand to over $90,000 depending on materials and required work. Return on investment on a bathroom remodel Whether your looking at an inexpensive, small bathroom remodeling job or […]

12
Jul

Granite, Why it’s Great

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Granite has been a steadily growing trend over the past several decades and there’s no question why.  Granite is a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom.  It’s easy to clean, resistant to moisture and not to mention beautiful! Kitchens and bathrooms both get messy, its a part of life we simply can not avoid.  […]

23
Oct

Kitchen Design Trends for Fall 2018 Part 2

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When it comes to refreshing your home, one of the best places to start is the kitchen. Irrespective of whether your existing layout requires a complete redo or you just would like to perk up a tired color scheme, listen up. Kitchen design trends for fall 2018 are all about customizing and personalizing your space […]

25
Sep

Bathroom Design Trends for Fall 2018 – Part 1

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Refreshing a bathroom or bathroom remodeling does not always mean a total overhaul: it could be as simple and quick as swapping out bathroom faucets or bathroom fixtures, wallpapering, bath vanities or adding drapes. You can also change shower fixtures or bathroom sinks to achieve your objective. A bathroom is not just a place where […]