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January 2015

Powder Room And Guest Bathroom Remodeling Reflect Personal Style

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Renovations of powder rooms and guest bathrooms have some of the same consideration as master bathrooms with regard to the quality of the products you include, yet usage is ultimately different, not to mention the fact that these spaces are often much smaller. As such, you will want to creatively use the space available for overall design as well as decorative purposes.

The typical powder room remodel rarely involves tearing out walls and repositioning of plumbing and electrical fixtures, so you can concentrate more readily on design elements. As powder rooms are small, rarely much larger than the size of a closet, use darker paint colors to make the area look bigger. Brightly colored wallpapers are also a consideration. Streamline wherever possible to maximize space. Swap out an outdated vanity for a pedestal sink and add an attractive wall cabinet or decorative shelving to hold towels, toilet paper, tissue and other essentials.

The powder room is one of the few areas in your home that guests almost always see, so it is an automatic extension of your style. Use one or two elements such as mirrors, unique lighting or ultra stylish plumbing fixtures to set the tone.

When remodeling the guest bath, balance elegance with comfort. The guest bath is another room that reflects your taste and style, so make sure you have interesting elements that include attractive tile patterns, modern task and ambient lighting and the latest plumbing fixtures. Include plenty of counter space on attractive high grade natural stone surfaces and sufficient, but not overly ample storage. Including an amenity such as a towel warmer is a nice touch, but you don’t have to provide the spa-like atmosphere of the master bathroom. Consider zero-threshold showers, grab bars and wider doorways to accommodate guests who may have disabilities or balance issues.

Remodeling Your Master Bathroom

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A Master bathroom is no longer simply areas where one showers and quickly gets ready for the day ahead. In the last decade they have become a place to relax and escape from the world. An aspect of indulgence, once the province of day spas, has crept into master baths. If you are considering a master bath remodel, luxury may be incorporated into any design, even if your space is small.

No material is too luxurious or unusual for a master bath. Consider natural stone such as travertine or even marble for walls and floors. Marble or high-end granite countertops are also in demand. If you’re not sure what your style is, take a look at the examples in our showroom and let one of our designers walk you through the possibilities. The only limit is your imagination.

Master baths have undergone some changes in the last decade. Once all the rage, giant tubs with sophisticated jet controls have now fallout out of favor, replaced by custom showers with many different types of showerheads and sprays, ranging from overhead installations to hand-held European-type sprays and everything in between. Add a fancy built-in seat along with a zero-threshold entrance and you have a relaxing retreat where you can even partake in a steam bath if you so desire.

Eliminating double sinks is another trend. Many homeowners have found that a single sink is sufficient in the master bath, reducing plumbing fixture costs while providing more counter space. The money saved may be put towards other luxurious extras such as a tower warming drawer or a towel warming rack that will keep you cozy after stepping out of the shower. Another hot idea is to install radiant heat under flooring to keep your feet warm on cold winter mornings. Don’t forget the lighting. For the ultimate look, install an overhead chandelier with a dimmer to create an elegant feeling.

Luxury Bath Systems of Ohio is here to help you make the most of your bathroom remodel.  Visit our showroom today, or contact us, to explore the many options available to you.

Bathroom Remodeling At A Fraction Of The Cost And Time

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One of the best ways to add value to your home is to remodel your bathroom. Sure, it can be a tricky process – but not if you have the right help. Instead of going the messy DIY route or hiring a sub-standard contractor to do the work, why not hire the professionals? Luxury Bath Systems of Ohio will not only help you to get the bathroom of your dreams, but will help you to do it in a fraction of the time that it takes the competition – and for far less than you might imagine.

The real key to creating a dream bathroom is to make sure that the client is satisfied not just by the bathroom remodeling, but by the time it takes to get the job done. Sure, a wonderful bathroom is great – but no one is happy with a project that takes far longer than quoted. That’s why it’s so important to work with the professionals – not only are they aware of all of the problems that can occur during bathroom remodeling, but they know how to make sure that the problems don’t slow them down.

The other piece of the puzzle is the cost. Affordable bathroom remodeling is hard to come by unless you work with a dedicated company like Luxury Bath Systems of Ohio. Even working on your own can be expensive, and the mistakes that you make come out of your pocket. A tried-and-true company like Luxury Bath, though, can keep costs down by working with vendors and getting the job done right the first time.

Your bathrooms really can add value to your home, but you’ve got to make sure that your remodel is done correctly. Don’t make the mistake of doing it yourself – work with the people who know what they are doing. If you make the right choice, you can get your bathroom done for a fraction of the cost and time it usually takes.

Making Bathroom Remodeling New Year’s Resolutions

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Making Bathroom Remodeling New Year's Resolutions-lux-bath-blog-1-5-300x200With the start of the New Year, many homeowners are making New Year’s resolutions – home and bathroom remodeling projects typically rank high on the list. Taking on a remodel in any room of the home can be overwhelming to think about, but with proper planning, the right materials, and a skilled team, it can go smoothly. Creating a plan well in advance of the start of the remodel will help take the stress out of the process.

Explore Each Element

One of the most exciting aspects to a remodel is getting to select the materials. The right fixtures, flooring, tiles, and other design elements will impact and enhance the space. During the planning stage, think about which elements you desire in the design. For bathrooms, consider the tub and sink style, countertops, and color scheme. If you wish to change the layout of the space, take some measurements before you begin browsing specific items.

Set a Budget

When planning, don’t overlook the budget. Before any work begins, think about how much you are willing to spend to refresh and remodel the space. For bathrooms, you can easily spend on high end materials. It is worthwhile to put money in to the room, as you are likely to get that back with increased home value. Start with a basic budget, and then allow for wiggle room if you end up choosing features that cost a little more than you may have anticipated.

Start the New Year off right with a good plan in place for your next bathroom remodeling project. Breathe new life into your space and give it a face lift by adding fresh new features. By beginning the planning process now, you will save yourself both time and stress once you’re ready to begin the project.

Luxury Bath Systems of Ohio works with you from start to finish to not only help select the best options for your needs, but also to take the stress out of the equation.  Contact us today to begin exploring design options.