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Benefits of Shower Doors and Other Remodeling Tips

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Benefits of Shower Doors and Other Remodeling Tips-24934883_l-300x198Most individuals want their bathrooms to look modern and stylish. For this reason, when renovating or updating a bathroom, replacing the shower door is almost always at the top of the homeowner’s list. The benefits of a new shower door include an updated look for the bathroom, as well as a safer environment for the home’s residents. Below are some helpful tips for those planning to remodel a bathroom or replace a shower curtain with an attractive and practical door.

Advantages of Shower Doors. The advantages of shower doors over curtains are almost always mentioned by home improvement experts when asked to provide shower tips. Among the many benefits of shower doors is the fact that they offer a watertight area that eliminates the need to clean moisture from the bathroom floor after the shower is used. Obviously, this also reduces the chance of slip-and-fall accidents caused by wet floors.

In addition, the prevention of mold and mildew is made easier, as shower doors can be wiped with a basic, all-purpose cleaner. A shower door can also be scrubbed as hard as necessary unlike curtains, which can be difficult to clean without fraying or damaging the material from which they are made. Shower doors also create a streamlined, modern bathroom that is up to date with the rest of the house.

Types. Homeowners can choose from among several shower door models. For example, folding panel doors can be installed, which open by a hinge in the middle. They are pulled open into the bathroom with handles and typically latch with a small magnet when closed. Sliding doors are somewhat different, as they simply rest in a track that extends along the bottom and top of the shower’s frame. Certain models also have towel bars mounted on the outer panel, which many homeowners find convenient.

The material from which most shower doors are manufactured retains a timeless look that can be easily incorporated into virtually any bathroom. Shower doors have remained popular due to their durability, functionality and ease of cleaning. Therefore, anyone searching for remodel tips should consider adding a practical and decorative shower door to his or her bathroom.

Summer Decor Guide For Bathrooms

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Summer Decor Guide For Bathrooms-Screen-Shot-2015-06-04-at-12.44.30-PM-300x162When it comes to a summer decor guide for bathrooms, focus on brightening up the space without overhauling the design. Simple changes can make a big impact, and you won’t need to completely redo the room in order to achieve the perfect summer look. Little touches can really create that relaxing, breezy feel that every room in your home should have in the summertime. Here are 3 bathroom tips for how to achieve your ideal summer decor:

Lighten Up. For the summer season, focus on making the bathroom light and airy. You probably won’t want to repaint your room to match the season, so focus on the simple details that are easy to change out. Switch out dark curtains and dark shower curtains for white ones to let in more natural light and open up the space. Place light colored towels on shelving or towel racks. Use light colored rugs and bath mats. You want the bathroom to feel as open and bright as possible in the summertime.

Add Fresh Flowers. Use a charming vintage vase or Mason jar to display fresh flowers. Place them on the counter top, or up on a shelf. With so many beautiful flowers in bloom throughout the summer, this shouldn’t be hard to do! It’s the perfect way to bring the outdoors in and add a soft, colorful touch to the bathroom.

Bring the Beach Home. When you think of the summer season, you probably can’t help but imagine yourself relaxing by the beach. Add touches of the seashore to your bathroom with natural elements like seashells and sand, and cool colors like blue and crisp white. There are many different DIY projects that you can do to create that relaxing feeling by using sand, shells, and even nautical items, like anchors and rope. Create a candle display by filling a large glass holder halfway with sand, then placing a white candle in the center. The possibilities are endless.

For the summer season, you simply want your bathroom to look light and fresh. Simple touches will add just enough to achieve the perfect look. Choose elements that you love, like fresh flowers or nautical decor, to create that easy, relaxing summertime feeling.

Tips for Finishing the Basement Bathroom

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Tips for Finishing the Basement Bathroom-onyx1-300x225Basement bathrooms don’t have to be dingy places. Despite having to work around piping, dim light and ceilings that are usually lower than above-ground rooms in your home, you can easily turn your basement bathroom into an additional oasis by applying good design principles. In other words, many of the other bathroom tips provided by Luxury Bath are applicable to the area on the lowest level of your home.

Designing a basement bathroom, however, does have some special considerations that you should take into account when making a general plan and selecting accessories.

Decide on a Purpose. What is the primary use for your basement? Is it a recreational and entertainment area or will you use it as a guest bedroom suite? If it’s the former, you only need a powder room with a pedestal sink or vanity and a toilet. Whatever you have, there’s no need to make it plain just because it’s in the basement. Dress it up as much as your budget allows. Splurge on high-quality fixtures, high-end tile and the like. Don’t forget storage such as built-in cabinets or open vanities so you or you guests don’t have to run upstairs for towels or other necessities.

Add Extra Light. Let’s face it, basement areas are below grade, meaning less natural light will make it into rooms. Many basement bathrooms don’t even have a window, so good lighting is a must. Make sure you have enough of it by placing extra fixtures such as wall sconces to eliminate shadows and dim areas. Use light colored tiles and walls to open up the space and provide mirrors and chrome accents that will further reflect light.

Provide Sufficient Ventilation. Because basements are below grade with exterior walls in contact with soil, this area is much more humid than the rest of the home. Make sure the bathroom is properly vented to the outside with an exhaust fan powerful enough to pullout excess moisture to avoid mold and mildew problems. Because of the possibility of excess moisture, make sure you choose water-resistant materials for the floor and walls. Tile and natural stone do well in such areas and also play into the elegant look that you want for your basement bathroom.

Brighten Up Your Bathroom For Summer

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Brighten Up Your Bathroom For Summer-DSC_0561-300x198Regardless of whether your bathroom is modern or traditional, every bathroom deserves to be bright and colorful and summer is the perfect time to make those changes. Because it is one of the smallest rooms in the home, it often gets neglected. Yet brightening this space is easy and often inexpensive. Here are some tips to make your bathroom bright and airy.

Maximise the amount of light to make the space feel bigger. Keep as much of the interior as pale as possible will help. White is a great choice as it doesn’t date an goes with any color. Pale, shiny tiles will also reflect light from fixtures. Add extra mirrors or a mirrored bathroom cabinet to reflect light. Unique placement of spotlights in key areas will also optimize the feeling of space.

While a bathroom with pale walls and tiles will maximize brightness, don’t forget about adding splashes of color to give the space some personality. Paint one wall in an accent color or choose a vibrant window blind or bathmat. Colorful tiles can also make a bold statement, but add them sparingly, especially if the space is small. Blues and greens create a tranquil, calming atmosphere and also evoke a feeling of summer. Metallic tiles can provide a sumptuous look.

Other bathroom tips to remember include accentuating brightness with silver and glass accessories to give your bathroom a clean look along with a touch of elegance. Mirrored or glass containers and accessory holders take brightening one step further by reflecting light even more. Speaking of accessories, anything fun you bring in, even if it’s a storage item such as a basket, will also brighten the area. Good storage and organization is essential, but it doesn’t have to be boring.

A beach or nautical theme works wonderfully in a bathroom. Place shells in a see-through container or scatter some larger ones along a windowsill. Add wall decorations of colorful fish, seabird, dolphins or other sea creatures. Driftwood colored paneling used in moderation also works well.

Anything natural, such as fresh flowers,will also go a long way toward brightening your bathroom. After all, what better way to welcome summer than to bring it into our home?

Think Outside The Box When Tackling Bathroom Design

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Think Outside The Box When Tackling Bathroom Design – A well-designed bathroom is one of life’s pleasures. It makes us more efficient in the morning when starting our day and is a place to retreat to relieve stress. Often when designing a bathroom remodel, we tend to fall into the same tired patterns that end up only minimally refreshing the space. The following tips will get you thinking out of the box when considering a bathroom renovation.

Ditch the Bathtub. Consider removing your tub and installing a walk-in shower in its place with a frameless glass enclosure. Walk-in showers are one of the most popular contemporary design trends, particularly for smaller bathrooms where the tub, toilet and vanity are located adjacent to one another on the wet wall. A frameless glass enclosure will open up with room and make it elegant at the same time. To open up even more space, one of the best design tips is to include niches for bath accessories to remove external clutter. Place the niches at a height that makes items easy to reach.

Rethink Vanities. Instead of the standard double sink vanity set-up with a large mirror running the length, try two smaller vanities with framed mirrors and lighting on either side of the mirror. This type of design creates interest and visual appeal that you won’t get with a double sink vanity. Place storage underneath each vanity. Open storage will provide additional visual appeal.

Modern Lighting. Wall sconces placed on either side of mirrors is one way to dress up and draw visual attention in your bathroom, but you should remember that lighting always has a functional application. Instead of standard three-light fixtures over vanities, install a medium-size chandelier in the center of the bathroom, or over a spa tub, if you have room for one. Pair this with several colored, glass-blown light fixtures on the accent wall. These types of light fixtures are typically used in kitchens or near a bar table. Not only will you have the light you need, you will also create an ambience of elegance and relaxation. Another option is concealed lighting, which works well if you have a decorative stepped ceiling.

Tile Appeal. One of the most important bathroom tips is to achieve visual appeal along with durability and ease of maintenance in your selection of tile. Go with classic colors and finishes for majority of walls and floors and only use popular trends as accents. Avoid going heavy on trendy finishes, as these will date the bathroom within a year or two.

Little Tricks to Open Up Small Bathroom Spaces

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Just because you have a small bathroom doesn’t mean the space can’t be luxurious. Whether it’s a powder room, guest bathroom or even a master bath, there are plenty of ways to remodel smaller bathrooms into spa-like spaces that will be the envy of all your friends and guests.

Tips to open up small bathrooms into spacious areas are remarkably easy. Here’s how to do it…

Use Monochromatic Color. Neutrals, particularly greys, taupes and similar colors are big right now. Use they to your advantage. Take one color and go with in in different shades, starting with wall paint and tile, and finishing with vanity tops and flooring. Paint the ceiling the same color as tiles and walls to open up the area even more. Extend wall tiles up to the ceiling in the bath/shower area to keep the effect going.

Let Light In. As one of the hottest bathroom remodeling trends, clear glass shower doors can really open up small bathrooms. Textured glass will let in some light, but it will also feel like another wall, so opt for clear. Similar, take advantage of natural light. If you have a window, don’t cover it with shutters or light-blocking shades. Use blinds or shades that let some daylight in when privacy is required.

Use Elegant Lighting. Hang a small chandelier overhead to draw attention upward and give the room an elegant feeling. Similar, place two sconce-like fixtures aside mirrors so that light will reflect even more.

Get Creative With Reflection. In a small area, mirrors are your friend. Place large mirrors that extend up to the ceiling over washbasins or vanities. Use an entire wall of reflective glass in opposition to each another to create an illusion of infinity.

Look Out Below. Another way to make small bathrooms appear larger is to open the space below. Instead of using a closed vanity, install one with legs and an open front where you can readily see towels and other essential bath items. Similarly, if the space is too small for a vanity, use a pedestal sink and opt for portable storage.

Decluttering Your Bathroom 101

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No matter how clean your bathroom is, clutter simply seems to happen. After the colder winter months, you’re probably wondering how such a nice spa-like retreat can get so messy.

Relax. Decluttering is as simple as taking a day in each of your bathrooms to accomplish spring cleaning. For the most part, you don’t need any fancy accoutrements in any of your bathrooms to accomplish decluttering. What is needed is a sense of purging, of being able to get rid of items you no longer use and not feeling guilty about it. Here is what you need to do to get a wonderfully organized bathroom.

Pitch It. When was the last time you used the vitamins, medication, makeup or anything that may be in your medicine cabinet or drawers? If the item is expired, throw it in the garbage. Similarly, label cosmetics and other consumables that don’t have an expiration date. even if it doesn’t have an expiration date, pitch items that smell or look funny, particularly if you know they are past their prime.

Small Storage Spaces. Organize storage spaces such as drawers or cabinets with dividers or storage bins that will keep similar items with one another. Make sure that storage bins have small compartments that are appropriate for makeup, medicines and other smaller items found in bathrooms. By designating certain areas, whether in a drawer, a cabinet, etc., for items like makeup, medicines and other small items, you’ll minimize time spent in the bathroom and organize your home in the process.

Claim Space Over the Toilet. The area over the toilet is a great place for storage. Many organizational stores have storage units specifically made for placement over toilets. These storage areas are great for items such as extra towels, toilet paper, tissues and other frequently used items.

Clean Up the Vanity. How any times have you seen items strewn across your vanity? Use apothecary jars to organize items like makeup brushes, cotton balls and similar small items. Organizing in this manner will give your bathroom a high-end hotel feel. Save a shelf for knick knacks.

Bathroom Remodeling Tips: Counter Tops

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In bathroom remodeling, there are many elements that come together to create a fresh, modern look. One of those elements that must be considered are the counter tops. When it comes to bathroom counter design trends – what’s hot?

Granite

Double sinks have become the standard in master bathrooms today, provided that there is enough space to accommodate them. When double sinks are installed, the counter becomes incredibly important because it will be a focal point. Granite is an excellent choice in this case, because it is stylish, durable, and can enhance the entire bathroom remodeling design. With so many details to the material, it will have a chance to shine when used with double sinks.

Marble

Marble counter tops offer timeless beauty and classic elegance. One of the possible downsides is that it can be damaged easily with scratches or stains, so it’s not a great choice in bathrooms with children. However, it really can pull a design together and give the whole space an upscale look and feel. This is one material that will never go out of style.

Bathroom remodeling can be a fun experience, simply because you get to choose from a variety of materials for each element.  Make sure that your selection will offer a timeless appeal and won’t hurt your resale value.  Luxury Bath of Ohio can help you design the bathroom of your dreams, on a budget that you never thought possible.  Contact us today to start discussing the options and styles available to you.

Remodel for Bathroom Safety

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When remodeling your bathroom, one important factor you should take into account is safety. Falling in the bathroom is a common and dangerous occurrence. It is also one that can be avoided. With summer gone, fall is now upon us. The changing colors of the leaves make fall the most beautiful season, but a fall in the bathroom is not so pretty. Cuts, bruises, broken bones and even death can occur as the result of an accidental fall.

Luxury Bath is dedicated to bathroom safety and beauty. All of our shower systems can be created to oblige each customer’s needs by the addition of numerous potential life-saving products. Grab bars, shower seats, handheld showers, doors, barrier free shower bases, walk-in tubs, and hand-held shower heads are some of the products Luxury Bath offers.

The bathroom can be a beautiful, yet dangerous, place. Hard surfaces, perilous edges, and slippery floors are all common hazards. Handicapped and elderly people are especially vulnerable to bathroom falls. The experts at Luxury Bath can greatly reduce the risk of bathroom perils.

Accidents can happen to anyone at any time, whether winter, spring, summer, or fall. Avoid the consequences of a bathroom fall, and contact Luxury Bath of Central Ohio to discuss the safety features available for installation in your bathroom.

Take Advantage of your Space with a Bathroom Remodel

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Bathroom remodeling creates vibrant new decor and pleasant comfort within a home. Presently you may have a bathroom that was designed without the touch and insight a professional bathroom remodeler can provide. It could be that it was not constructed with materials that are easy to clean or designed to take advantage of the space available. When considering upgrading or remodeling your bathroom, contracting a professional  will give you much more desired results that will sustain the usage that is common with bathrooms in our homes.

When remodeling a bathroom with a limited amount of space, there are important considerations regarding both form and function.  Single handed fixtures versus separate hot and cold taps are a fantastic way to free up extra space, along with wall mounted toilets and faucets.  Wall mounted vanities can save space, however, the gap from the vanity to the floor often creates an underutilized empty space.  In some cases a vanity that stretches completely to the floor can actually help free up extra space for the entire bathroom by providing a more robust storage option.

A beautiful bathroom is a point of pride in our homes, whether it is for personal use or visitors. When your guests visit, be sure they are amazed by the accommodations that have been created in such a small space. Contact Luxury Bath Systems of Central Ohio today to begin discussing the bathroom transformation that you’ve been dreaming of.