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15 Reasons You Shouldn’t Remodel Your Bathroom (and 10 Reasons You Should)

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

15 Reasons You Shouldn't Remodel in 2018 (and 10 Reasons You Should) | Innovate Building Solutions #ShowerRemodel #ClevelandRemodel #BathroomRemodel

I was talking to Mark (a potential customer) who started venting to me about his bathroom remodeling project. He said, “Mike, planning this bathroom remodel is a pain in the rear. Too many choices, too few contractors. The budget is getting squeezed left and right. My wife Lisa has this urge to remodel. I wish her urge would just go away.”

Mark then said, “Mike as someone in the biz can you help Lisa and I figure out if we should – or shouldn’t – remodel this upcoming year? As you know I’m voting for “shouldn’t,” she is completely in the “should” category. I’d like the ammunition to bring Lisa over to my side.”

I told Mark, “I don’t want to get in the middle of any family squabbles over remodeling. I’m not the “Dr. Phil of Remodeling,” besides I’ve got way more hair than him. However, as a supplier and remodeling contractor I’ve seen remodeling projects which have gone well – and others which were so wacked-out the owners wish they never started. Let me think about this. I’ll put a list together of “should’ s and shouldn’t’ s – and try keep you out of divorce court, or the Peoples Court, over a simple bathroom!”

As I got to thinking about this my crazy mind went in a bunch of directions. Included below is the list I prepared for Mark and Lisa. I hope you enjoy it, and learn a couple of things along the way. If you have any additional reasons (fun or serious) why you should (or shouldn’t remodel) add them in the comments at the end of the article. If they’re humorous give me a call – I like a good laugh.

2015 Best of Houzz Awards

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in News

Best of Houzz 2015 - DesignHouzz.com, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, gives yearly awards in two categories: Customer Service and Design. We are pleased to announce that we received awards in both Design and Customer Service for 2015.

To brag for just a second, we aren’t a newcomer to the Houzz awards as this is the second year in a row that we have been honored with the Customer Service award.  However, this is the first year that we have won the prestigious Design award. We are honored; the customer service award is determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. The design award is determined by a vote from the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz for their favorite work. As a winner, we will now proudly display a Best of Houzz badge on our Houzz profile page.  These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

A California bath remodel combines traditional and contemporary products for a fresh look

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

California remodel combines traditional and contemporary elements

California remodel combines traditional and contemporary elements

When Stephanie (who lives outside of Sacramento California area) looked at her old bathroom the word “outdated” screamed out– an old drop in tub, 4” x 4” white tiles and a flimsy brass finished framed shower said 80’s all the way! When the old shower started to leak it created the tipping point for a newly remodeled space.

As Stephanie said, “I really wanted a fresh look, more light, and to combine both traditional and contemporary elements in the same space.” Learn below the product selections used to transform a California bathroom from outdated to stylishly updated.


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