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Top 3 Choices for Industrial, Factory and Warehouse Window Replacements

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Commercial Remodeling & New Construction, Glass Block

3 Choices Industrial and Factory Windows

Replacing windows in an industrial, factory or warehouse can be a daunting and expensive task. Security, energy efficiency, amount of light and budget can all be key factors in this decision. Below I’ll discuss 3 of the top choices of replacement windows used in the Cleveland and Columbus Ohio markets where weather can certainly vary from season to season.

Why Converting Your Tub to Shower Makes an A+ Upgrade

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

zero threshold shower tub to showerBelieve it or not, the 2014 school year is only a few short weeks away, and as we were thinking about the sometimes mind-boggling mathematics many of our children will soon face in the classroom, we asked ourselves an important question. When it comes to bathroom remodeling, what projects “make the grade” for safety, ROI and overall aesthetic appeal? While there are endless ways to revamp your space, remodeling doesn’t have to be complicated, and by simply converting your tub into a shower, you can have an affordable new look with great benefits! Check out Innovate Building Solutions’ “report” on why bath to shower conversions make an A+ upgrade.

Is a Glass Block Wall Sturdy?

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Glass Block

Glass block wall anchored for stability

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked the question, “Is a glass block wall sturdy?” A glass block shower or partition wall will perform flawlessly when the right products and installation techniques are used. Get the straight scoop from installation and supply experts at the Columbus Glass Block and Cleveland Glass Block divisions of Innovate Building Solutions on how to create a sturdy glass block wall using the top 2 installation and fabrication techniques.

Five Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen this Summer

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Kitchen Remodeling

high gloss backsplash in kitchen

July is a month filled with sunny days, fireworks, fireflies, and even a few pesky mosquitoes—but more than anything, this summer is a great time to get “bitten” by the remodeling bug, especially if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your kitchen! Here are the top five reasons from Innovate Building Solutions to get busy remodeling your kitchen before the summer comes to a close.

Dressing a master and hall bathroom up for sale

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Decorative shower wall panels being used to dress up this Bath Ohio home for sale

Decorative shower wall panels being used to dress up this Bath Ohio home for sale

The emotional trauma of moving can be tough enough – but when your realtor tells you improvements are needed it can be a bitter pill to swallow! Such was the situation facing John and Bev Farren of Bath Ohio (a suburb of Akron). Their bathrooms – while functional – did not present a look on par with the upper-middle class neighborhood and phenomenal outdoor setting of the home they are selling.

Learn below how Bev and John (with the guidance of Jeff Spurio of the Bath Doctor division of Innovate Building Solutions) was able to create a more decorative, contemporary and easy to maintain master and hall bathrooms without major structural changes to dress up the Farren home for sale.

Hot Deals on DIY Shower Panels and Tubs for the Dog Days of Summer

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

DIY tub panels and kitsThere are lots of reasons to get started with your bathroom remodeling project this summer, and taking advantage of the additional hours of sunlight is just one of them.  However, many people find that they need more than daylight savings to complete a fresh new look without breaking the bank. Never fear—Innovate Building Solutions can eliminate third-party installation costs by serving as your guide to purchasing and installing new shower and tub wall panels yourself, providing you with high quality products and a variety of finish options. You’ll have a brand new bathroom look in no time!

Get the Scoop on Wet Rooms (and Why They are SO Cool!)

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Many Americans hear the term “wet room” and are left scratching their heads in wonder. Believe it or not, this bathroom design trend has already skyrocketed overseas, and Innovate Building Solutions is thrilled that it is finally making its way to the states. So, what exactly is a wet room and why would you want one? We’ll give you the breakdown and benefits of these super trendy bathrooms, from practical to fashionable—but first, we have to explain what wet rooms are not.Barrier-free-shower-base-in-a-bathroom-in-cleveland-suburb-of-avon-lake-PIC-2

Jazz Up Your Shower with Glass Blocks

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling, Glass Block

yellow glass block shower

Let’s face it—for most homeowners, the bathroom is more of a practical space than a stylish one, and although you may not consider it often, it does contribute a certain ambiance to your home as a whole. Because it is used multiple times throughout your day, every day, there are some important questions to consider about the vibes you get when entering this essential room. Is it clean and sleek or cluttered and outdated? Can you relax during a hot shower or do you rush to get in and back out in a hurry? Is it boring or is it a space you actually enjoying being in? Believe it or not, revamping your bathroom can not only add value, but can also add new life to your home and make you feel more refreshed, too! 

5 Design Tips for a Roll in Shower for an Elderly Parent

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Roll in zero threshold shower and wet room

Roll in zero threshold shower and wet room

If you worry about your Mom or Dad’s safety getting in and out of their tub or shower you’re not alone (being a 54 year old I can certainly relate to this challenge now with my Mom and in laws). Thanks to modern medicine it’s nice to know they’re likely to live longer – but it doesn’t mean the rooms in their homes or condominiums are designed for their current (and future) physical capabilities.

Roll in showers can be an excellent (and actually stylish) way to provide a safe and luxurious space to keep them in their homes. In the article below learn 5 practical tips to get the most function and style out of a roll in shower design.


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