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Fall 2014 Trend Report from Innovate: High Gloss

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling

Arctic-Back-Splash acrylic wall panelThe cool high-gloss trend that can be seen all over kitchens in Europe has made its way to the states, offering interior designers and homeowners alike a unique, aesthetically appealing option for taking a modern look to the next level in commercial buildings or high-end luxury homes. Described as sleek, fun and contemporary, Lustrolite high gloss acrylic wall panels from Innovate Building Solutions can add a lot to your kitchen, bathroom, media room or office.

Innovate Offers DIY Solutions for Affordable Universal Design

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Barrier-free-acrylic-base-AQ-Contemporary-63x39-i-Shower-sm-Kohler-Masco-ImagesA recent survey from Philips and Georgetown University reports that 96 percent of baby boomers place high priority on maintaining independence as they age, but more than one-third of those surveyed are unsure if they can afford the upgrades to support “aging in place” in their homes. Fortunately, Innovate Building Solutions offers a variety of products across a wide-range of price points that enhance safety, accessibility and style.

A unique glass block walk in shower adds style and function to a Columbus model home

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

Glass block walk in shower in Truberry Jerome Village model

Glass block walk in shower in Truberry Jerome Village model

Standing out in the new home market can be tough – that’s why Truberry Custom Homes was looking for a unique edge when building their Jerome Village model in the Plain City suburb of Columbus Ohio. Two rooms which are critically important to new home buyers are kitchens and master bathrooms. Learn below 5 key design and construction features used in the curved glass block shower Truberry decided to use in their new model home.

Curved Glass Block Office Walls – Advantages and Design Considerations

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

Curved glass block office wall

Moving light through an interior office space can be challenging – and the bar gets much higher if you’d like the glass walls to provide privacy and be curved! Such was the case for Anomatic Inc. (a custom design and manufacturer of anodized aluminum packaging products) when they ventured into building a new facility in the New Albany area of ColumbusOhio.

 

Learn below the advantages Anomatic has realized from choosing a curved glass block wall and the design and installation approaches used by Columbus Glass Block and Ruscilli Inc. to create a nice looking long-lasting installation.

Must-Have Accessories for Your Shower

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

Shower_Remodel_for_Improved_Accessibility_Cleveland_OhioMuch like the right jewelry or shoes can make an outfit pop, or an amazing light fixture paired with beautiful backsplash can take a kitchen from boring to high-end, choosing the right accessories for your bathroom remodeling project can make all the difference. Be sure to add these stylish and functional accessories to the top of your must-have list for your bathroom remodeling project: 

3 Shower Base Options when you don’t want to change your drain location

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


With the right shower base custom drain locations are no problem

Updated January 20, 2019

If you’re looking to convert a tub into a shower (or remodel an existing shower) and the drain location has proven to be your enemy when looking for a shower base you’re not alone! While the price points of standard shower bases (which are most frequently made of fiberglass or acrylic) are enticing – the problem is their “standard” (non-changeable) drain locations may not match with where your existing drain hole is located. That can be a BIG BUMMER!

In this article I’ll explore 3 high quality shower base options which will eliminate the expensive plumbing costs and hassle associated with moving a drain location when you don’t have a standard size.

Five Ways to Make a BIG Impact in Your Small Bathroom

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

small bathroomJust because you have a limited amount of space in your bathroom does not mean that you have to sacrifice functionality and style!  The importance of having a bathroom you can relax in should not be understated—in fact, this room plays an essential part in your daily routine and as a result, should be a place that you can comfortably unwind.  It may take a bit of brainstorming, clever organization, and a dash of creativity, but you can make the most of the space you have and create a look you will love, too. Check out these five ways to make a big impact in your bathroom, even when you’re short on space.

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.

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!

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