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Planning a One-Day Remodel While Mom is Away

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Trying to surprise your mom is a tough proposition–especially when you’re looking at a remodeling project. You know that she’ll be quickly frustrated by a half-done room that’s difficult or impossible to use, so surprising her while she’s away is one of the most effective ways to get that remodeling project taken care of. If you’re planning a one-day remodeling project, however, make sure that you’re appropriately prepared for the process. 

Step One: Create a PlanPlanning a One-Day Remodel While Mom is Away-shutterstock_315797654-300x276

If you’re going to finish your remodeling project in a day, you need to know exactly what you want to do. Work closely with your contractor as you discuss details like color scheme, how much remodeling you really need to do, and other key attributes of the project. The better prepared you are, the more likely you’ll be able to complete your project effectively. 

Step Two: Let Your Contractor Evaluate the Space

There’s nothing worse than diving in with a project that’s supposed to take a single day, only to find significant problems with your home that will lead to more difficulty. Bring your contractor in when Mom’s not home and let them take a look at the space. They may be able to predict issues like mold behind the walls, uneven surfaces, or tile problems before they start the project, allowing you to assess whether or not you can really complete that project in a day. 

Step Three: Prioritize

When you’re working on a remodeling project, things often fail to go exactly according to plan. Those tiles you just had to have for the bathroom walls will fail to stick, or the vanity will come apart as you’re trying to take it out, or you’ll discover that an unexpectedly wet day makes it take twice as long as usual for the paint to dry. By creating a priority list, you’ll be able to decide what pieces of the project can wait until another day if you need to finish up fast. 

Step Four: Prepare

In order to truly remodel a space in a single day, you need to be prepared. All of the items you need should be purchased ahead of time, from new mirrors to towel bars. The last thing you need to do is spend your day running back and forth to your local store. Make sure that you’ve chosen materials that work well together and that will effectively fit into your space in order to streamline the remodeling process. 

Step Five: Stick With It

A one-day remodeling project is not the time to decide that you want to turn your original ideas upside down. Instead, make sure that you’re willing to live with your original plan–and more importantly, that Mom will be! Last-minute changes can extend the time necessary to complete the project, leaving you with a half-finished room when Mom gets home. 

Choosing the right contractor is critical to ensuring a smooth remodeling project, especially if you want to do it in a single day. Carefully preparing and letting the contractor know what you’re doing, however, will ensure a smooth process that will result in a great surprise when Mom comes home.

How Do I Create a Luxurious Guest Bathroom?

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How Do I Create a Luxurious Guest Bathroom?-aaron-huber-401151-e1513108078972Many homes have guest bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms. However, because this room is not continuously used, it can quickly become dull and outdated. Fortunately, it is not as difficult as it may seem to transform a lackluster guest bathroom into a luxurious, welcoming space for house guests. The suggestions offered below will make this project a bit less daunting:

Vessel Sinks and Spa Showers

To create a modern, luxurious guest bath, consider the addition of a vessel sink or vanity, and a spa shower. Vanities made from bamboo or natural wood are currently popular among many homeowners. A spa shower featuring a rainforest shower head is particularly luxurious and will impress any guest. The spa shower and vessel sink will add comfort and style, and the combination will create an overall welcoming presence in the room.

Skylights

Natural light is lacking in a lot of bathrooms, as windows in a bathroom create privacy concerns. However, if the guest bathroom is located on the home’s second floor, a skylight can easily solve this problem, as well as add a luxurious touch to the room. Skylights also instantly modernize a room’s appearance, while providing extra light as an additional benefit.

Suspended Fixtures

Suspended fixtures are accessories that can update the look of any room, particularly a bathroom. For instance, if your goal is a luxurious and unique guest bath, a toilet and sink can be affixed to the wall in such a way that they appear suspended in midair. Suspended shelves and frameless glass shower doors could also give the room a contemporary look.

Framed Mirrors

Mirrors have become bathroom essentials. They are both decorative and practical. Framed mirrors are a great option when creating a luxurious bathroom, and the styles and designs available are limitless.

Fresh Paint

Brightening the room with a fresh coat of paint, such as today’s popular pastel shades, instantly breathes new life into the room. This is a simple way to change the feel of the room and set the stage for new décor.

Popular Accessories

Accessories are also important to update. Replacing old, dull fixtures with new, modern ones is a great place to start. If you are not sure where to start, items with gold finishes are currently popular, as are fixtures with colored enamel coatings. Natural wood and live edge accents are also popular.

Hotel-style towel racks are also making a splash this season. Because these towel racks are stackable and hold multiple towels, they also save space, which makes them a good choice for small guest bathrooms.

Due to their infrequent use, guest bedrooms and bathrooms are frequently overlooked. However, when the time comes to update your home’s guest bathroom, the tips mentioned above will ensure luxurious results that will provide welcoming comfort to every guest. If we’ve inspired you, contact us today to start designing your remodel!

 

Bathroom Remodeling: Building a Better Bathroom With the Onyx Collection

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Bathroom Remodeling: Building a Better Bathroom With the Onyx Collection-IMGP1105-300x225Beautiful. Elegant. A touch of class. A sense of style. These are the words you want to hear from friends and family when they see your newly remodeled bathroom. But there’s one other word that will bring you peace of mind as you prepare to remodel – durable. A beautiful bathroom is a sight to behold, but what good is it if it’s not built to last? That’s why we want to introduce you to a long-lasting option you’ll want to consider when you are planning your bathroom remodeling project – the Onyx Collection.

The Onyx Difference

The big deal in bathrooms these days is tile. And why not? Tile adds the right touch of elegance to an area. Our Onyx Collection goes the extra mile because Onyx has the look of tile combined with the ease of installation and cleanup of an overlay. Onyx products have very few pieces, so installation is a breeze. And by eliminating grout lines, the possibilities of leaking and cracking are reduced. And even better, The Onyx Collection is made in the USA!

Onyx Can Make Your Bathroom Beautiful

One of the best aspects of bathroom remodeling is the fact that the only limits are your imagination and budget. We’ll help you work within your budget, and the Onyx Collection allows you to let your imagination run wild. Grab some remodeling magazines, picture yourself in one of those luxurious bathrooms you see on TV, go online and print out some pictures of stunning bathroom spaces. Then, head on in to our bathroom remodeling showroom in Columbus, OH and see how the Onyx Collection can bring your imagination to life!

Want a sparkling, polished, shiny look? Go for the gloss finish. Need something softer and more natural-looking? Make it a matte finish. Color your world with a choice of hues from Snowswirl to Storm. Shower bases, wall panels, window sills, table tops, bowls, sinks…you name it, we’ve got it. We can even custom fit our products to meet your specific spacing needs.

Onyx Goes On and On and…

Bathroom Remodeling: Building a Better Bathroom With the Onyx Collection-onyx3-206x300Forever. That’s a mighty long time. And it’s a word we take seriously. Every product manufactured in the Onyx Collection carries with it the following guarantee: “Yes!  Guaranteed Forever”. How can we make that claim? Simple. It’s all in the science.

Our Onyx bathroom remodeling products have a composition of two-thirds alumina trihydrate and one-third polyester resin. Basically, the same stuff that makes up the roofing material and electrical wire coating on your house and the plastics in your car are at work to bond your bathroom materials together.  It’s tough stuff…but it’s also easy to clean. Non-abrasive household cleaners will do the trick. You can even use kitchen dishwashing soap to keep your new Onyx bathroom sparkling.

If you’d like, we can get started right away. Give us a call here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH to schedule a free in-house estimate or stop by our bathroom remodel showroom to see how the Onyx Collection can bring a touch of elegance and style into your bathroom space.

Columbus Bathroom Remodeling: Pick Acrylic to Do the Trick!

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Options. That’s what we’re all about here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH. When it comes time to remodel your bathroom, we want you to know that there are a number of choices you can make to build the perfect bathroom. One of those choices can be made right at the foundation – what material will you choose to beautify your bathroom space? In this article, we want to highlight a choice that is proving to be fast, cost-effective and long-lasting…acrylic.

The Science of Acrylic

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Here at Luxury Bath, we are the area’s exclusive provider of Luxsan multilayer and single layer acrylic bathroom remodeling products. These are the finest acrylic surfaces you can find and their composition is nothing short of amazing.

The Luxsan 3000 series features a four-layer construction. The adhesion layer is topped with a layer of ABS plastic which is impact-resistant and extremely durable. On top of that is a high-molecular acrylic layer pigmented with your choice of color. A clear high-molecular weight acrylic layer tops it all off. With the Luxsan 4000, you have an added layer of granite particulates. For the single layer Luxsan 5000, your choice of color runs all the way through the durable 150 gauge layer.

What Can You Do With All of This Acrylic?

Just about anything you can dream up! Instead of tearing out an old tub, save money and time by having an acrylic tub liner custom fit right over top of the old tub. Feel like having a luxury shower installed? You can easily convert your current tub space to an acrylic shower or have a separate tub and shower space installed to accommodate whatever mood you’re in. You can even opt for a walk-in tub in order to meet the special needs of a loved one.

Benefits of Your New Bathroom

If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, you are more than likely experiencing some issues such as cracking, leaking, mold and mildew. With acrylic, those problems are a thing of the past. Acrylic is a non-porous material, the products are custom-fit and they feature Microban, which helps prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. No caulking, leaking or cracking. And clean up is a snap! Just try some simple dish soap and water to bring sparkle and shine to your space.

Once your dream bathroom is a reality, you’ll find the time you spent worrying about maintenance is now spent admiring the beauty of your new acrylic products…and relaxing in your beautiful tub or shower.

Be sure to schedule an in-home estimate or drop by our Columbus, Ohio bathroom showroom to check out the wide variety of styles, colors, textures and products available in our acrylic line. We’re sure that once you see what we have to offer at Luxury Bath, you’ll be ready for a stunning new look for your bathroom!

Bathroom Remodeling: Keep It Looking New

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We certainly hope you’re enjoying a newly remodeled bathroom thanks to our team here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH.  If you are, or even if you’ve seen the dazzling examples of dream bathrooms in our showroom, you’ll notice that one of the reasons our bathrooms are so stunning is that they are immaculately clean.  You’d be surprised how many people neglect this one simple step in maintaining a beautiful bathroom space.  In this article, we’d like to present some helpful hints to keep your bathroom in tip top shape.

Cleaning – Make it a Habit

How often do you find yourself scrubbing and spritzing right before friends and family stop by?  Don’t worry – we’ve all been guilty of that.  Unfortunately, by letting the bathroom cleaning go unattended for a while, you’re just making the work that much more difficult.  Bathrooms should be cleaned weekly at a minimum.  We also recommend taking a few minutes each and every day to do some minor cleaning (wipe down the counter and products, pick up clutter, put towels in a laundry hamper or basket) so your weekly cleaning doesn’t become overwhelming.

Keep Your Supplies Close

It’s easier to clean a bathroom when the cleaning products are handy.  Each bathroom should have a scrub brush for the toilet.  They’re inexpensive and you are much more likely to clean the commode often if the brush is on site.  Organize your rags, scrub brushes, glass cleaner, soap and tub cleaning products so that they’re not cluttered.  Be sure to keep them out of the reach of children and make sure the cleaning products have child-proof caps.

Luxury Bath Products Make Cleaning Easy!

If you’ve remodeled using Luxury Bath products, you already know how easy it is to clean the bathroom.  For normal everyday cleaning, we suggest using a mild soap, such as dish detergent and water with a soft wash cloth.  Avoid using scouring pads or abrasive cleansers as they will dull the surface over the years.

Other recommended cleaning products are Formula 409 and X-IT.  Vinegar and water may also be used to soften water minerals.  If you need to use a disinfectant, try Clorox Bleach diluted with water to sanitize the enclosure.

We do NOT recommend using the following:  Original Clean Shower, Clean Shower for Plastic Showers and Glass, Soft Scrub, Dow disinfectant cleaner, Lysol disinfectant cleaner, acetone, Lestoil, ammonia, fingernail polish remover, aerosol cleaners, or scouring pads.  Again, these products can dull the surface and could even void your bath product warranty.

Should you have any questions about cleaning products, feel free to contact us here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH.  Our friendly, knowledgeable team can provide some further assistance about the best ways to keep your Luxury Bath products sparkling. By following these guidelines, you’ll never have to be embarrassed when friends or family decide to make an unannounced visit.  When that doorbell rings…you’ll always be ready to show off your beautiful bathroom!