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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 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!

It can seem almost impossible to fit a shower, sink, and toilet into a small bathroom, or even just a sink and toilet into a half bath. While shower and toilet designs and sizes remain fairly constant, there are many different sink and vanity models that can be used to optimize space in a small bathroom. Leaving more room for other bathroom necessities. Here are 4 potential sink designs to consider when remodeling a small bathroom:

  1. Depending on the layout and proportions of the bathroom, of course, it may be beneficial to put the sink in the corner of the bathroom. A rounded vanity in the corner takes up very little space and has no sharp corners that might dig into your hip in such close quarters. However, a mirror above may be a bit challenging.
  2. Mounting a small trough sink with an open bottom along the wall is a perfect solution to maximize space. You can extend outer the edges of the countertop for shelf space while the area underneath the sink is left wide open.
  3. Similar to a trough design, a pedestal sink can add an open feeling to the room. Also, adding towel racks or shelves underneath could offer some more storage space. You can store towels or any bathroom supplies underneath the sink and open up more room.
  4. A wall mounted faucet can cut down on the width of the sink by a significant margin. Not needing that space between the wall and the sink for the faucet can save 2-3 inches of the distance the sink juts out. Making the sink narrower, and freeing up plenty of space!
Next time you’re stuck on the small bathroom puzzle, consider these sink designs for optimizing space. Take a look at our products to see if we have the right sink for you! Or contact bath showcase to see how we can help you create the perfect bathroom!

bathroom shelvesFinding plenty of storage space for your bathroom can seem like a difficult process even if you have a large, luxurious bathroom. Consider all the toiletries you own such as makeup, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners and more. Finding ample storage space for these items while maintaining a clean  bathroom is actually more challenging than you think.

Stacked Shelves By adding shelving yourself or purchasing matching cabinetry, you can make your bathroom even more gorgeous while adding necessary storage space. You could add shelving above one another so the shelves looked stacked (think of it like a bookcase). This way you can use mostly    wall space to store your belongings. Place your toiletries in wicker baskets and use white-washed wood or maple wood for a rustic feel. Shelf Above the Toilet There’s almost always plenty of wall space above the toilet. Whether you want to add  floating shelfs  or a metal type stand behind the toilet, there are plenty of options on the market. Here you can place towels rather than putting them in a hallway closet, or you may like to keep candles, sprays and toilet paper on these shelves. Spice Rack for Makeup A lot of antique stores sell vintage and rustic spice racks. There are also metallic spice racks to fit in with your modern kitchen. However, many people don’t consider adding a spice rack into their bathroom. These are perfect for a narrow space such as spice racks that are long, narrow and ideal for makeup brushes, makeup, toothpaste, and odds & ends. Mounted Shelf Above the Door While you don’t see this too often, a mounted shelf looks elegant when hung over the door. Use a wood shelf and pair it with white brackets for a clean look. Guests probably won’t notice it and you can store your more unappealing possessions here. Lazy Susan Again, another idea taken from the kitchen and implemented into the bathroom! The Lazy Susan can be placed inside your cabinet so you can store little items. The Lazy Susan is ideal for makeup, smaller shampoo bottles, medicine, extra toothpaste and toothbrushes, contacts, etc. If you need assistance with your bathroom design and need expert bathroom remodeling advice, fill out our contact form. Our staff has been working in the industry for years and will happy to help you with all your bathroom needs.

Planning for your bathroom remodel is quite fun at the beginning stages and pinning inspirational photos can get any homeowner excited. However, you always need to slow down and think realistically or you could create a huge list of products that just don’t fit within the budget. Let’s look at the average bathroom renovation costs per the National Kitchen and Bath Association:

  • Design fees – 4%
  • Installation fees – 20%
  • Fixtures – 15%
  • Cabinetry & hardware – 16%
  • Countertops – 7%
  • Lighting – 5%
  • Flooring- 9%
The statistics above will help greatly in the prevention of sticker shock. It’s extremely easy to overspend when remodeling your bathroom so be honest when talking with the bathroom designers. One of the biggest factors when determining the bathroom remodeling cost is the bathroom size. The larger the bathroom, the larger the fixtures. You’ll need to think about faucets, showers and baths, new floors, countertops, lighting and cabinets. Smaller bathrooms are much less expensive due to the square footage. Fewer materials are involved to redo the bathroom and the cost of labor will also be a bit cheaper. However, make sure to have room in your budget in case plumbers and electricians run into a problem. The cost of your bathroom remodel will increase if you plan on enlarging the bathroom because you’ll need to switch up the electrical wiring, add flooring and you might need to add more plumbing. If you’re ready to get your bathroom remodel started, contact the Bath Showcase. Our expert bathroom designers are always ready to discuss new flooring, lighting, countertops and more. Stop into our Peabody location as well as our other showrooms across New England!

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 […]

29
Nov

Picking the Perfect Sink for a Small Bathroom

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It can seem almost impossible to fit a shower, sink, and toilet into a small bathroom, or even just a sink and toilet into a half bath. While shower and toilet designs and sizes remain fairly constant, there are many different sink and vanity models that can be used to optimize space in a small […]

4
Aug

Bathroom Shelving Ideas

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Finding plenty of storage space for your bathroom can seem like a difficult process even if you have a large, luxurious bathroom. Consider all the toiletries you own such as makeup, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners and more. Finding ample storage space for these items while maintaining a clean  bathroom is actually more challenging than you […]

20
Dec

How to Appropriately Budget for Your Bathroom Remodel

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Planning for your bathroom remodel is quite fun at the beginning stages and pinning inspirational photos can get any homeowner excited. However, you always need to slow down and think realistically or you could create a huge list of products that just don’t fit within the budget. Let’s look at the average bathroom renovation costs […]