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Anatomy of an Accessible & Universal Design Master Bathroom – A Visit to the Universal Design Living Laboratory (Part 2)

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

 

Rosemarie Rossetti & Mark Leder in Universal Design Master Bathroom

Rosemarie Rossetti & Mark Leder in Universal Design Master Bathroom

Who ever said accessible bath design cannot look cool and relaxing has never visited the home of Rosemarie Rossetti and Mark Leder. This home – built in Columbus Ohio – is a living example of how inspired design can also be a safe and functional space for people of all abilities, sizes or ages. This home called the Universal Design Living Laboratory is the brainchild of Rosemarie and Mark and will be open to the general public in a few short months.

 

This article (which is Part 2 in a series– Part 1 looked at the Guest Bath) will look at the key features and benefits of an accessible and universal design master bathroom.

 

Choosing Decorative DIY Shower & Tub Wall Panels that Eliminates Grout

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Decorative DIY Interior Tub Wall Panels with an Accent Strip and Corner Shelf

Decorative DIY Interior Tub Wall Panels with an Accent Strip and Corner Shelf

Let’s face it – grout can be a real pain to deal with in a shower or tub area – but cheap plastic or fiberglass surrounds aren’t the answer because they just don’t last (and are prone to discoloration and cracking). In addition tile walls can be problematic with mold and mildew. So what type of shower wall panels can create a cool low maintenance space for a DIY’er that’s easy to work with and won’t bust the budget? Learn about 3 interior wall systems below that can achieve this objective.

Curved & Bent Glass Shower Enclosures – Cool, But Can They Be Affordable?

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

Curved 2 sided glass enclosure with an acrylic base supported by an multi-density fiberboard bottom| Innovate Building Solutions

Curved 2 sided glass enclosure with an acrylic base supported by an multi-density fiberboard bottom

March 9, 2019

There is nothing quite as sleek, stylish and contemporary as a curved glass shower enclosure – but the question is can they be affordable? Learn below the benefits of these systems, the most popular types of curved glass showers, where they can be used and what are some of the more cost effective options.

Decorative Glass Block Shower Wall & Sentrel Wall Surrounds Featured at Central Ohio Home & Garden Show

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

Decorative glass tile block shower wall with Sentrel wall surrounds

Decorative glass tile block shower wall with Sentrel wall surrounds

If you’re wondering what’s hot and new in the world of glass block showers and decorative wall surrounds you need to look no further than the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show. Learn below about this cutting edge shower display from Columbus Glass Block & Bath Doctor (at booths 9N, 10N & 11 N) starting this weekend . If you can’t make the show (or don’t live in this area go to these web links or call to learn more).

Anatomy of a Universal & Accessible Design Guest Bathroom – A Visit to the Universal Design Living Laboratory

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Guest bath in Universal Design Living Laboratory wider turning radius roll in shower columbus ohio Rosemarie Rossetti

Rosemarie Rossetti in Guest bathroom of Universal Design Living Laboratory with roll in shower, roll under sink and wider turning radius

How easy is it to visit your home for an aging parent or someone with special needs? If your home is like most – the answers is not easy at all! The cool thing is with some planning and thoughtful bathroom design you can have a stylish space which is safe and functional for everyone.

 

A special home has been developed in Columbus Ohio (called the Universal Design Living Laboratory) which shows how to make your home cool to look at, functional and safe for people of all ages and abilities. This article focuses on key features (and benefits) of a universal and accessible guest bathroom.

Making a low maintenance shower enclosure with high style and function

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

 

Fleurco curved glass shower enclosure with Sentrel Waterproof Wall Surrounds

Fleurco curved glass shower enclosure with Sentrel Waterproof Wall Surrounds

If someone had a dime for every nasty tub and shower enclosure out there – they would truly be a rich person! Let’s face it – since tubs and showers are by there very nature wet spaces they can certainly get unpleasant over time – moldy walls, dirty grout joints, chipped, stained and rusty tubs are just some of the conditions many people find in their baths.

 

The challenge is how can the bath or shower be remodeled to not only improve the looks of the space – but also to make it more functional, safer and healthier?

 

Learn below about an exciting approach which can be used for a shower replacement or a bath to shower conversion which can be used for to transform an ugly (and perhaps unsafe) bathroom into one you’ll enjoy entering every day.

Using a Shower Screen to Create a Sleek European Design with Improved Function

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Shower screen to create a contemporary European style bathroom

Shower screen to create a contemporary European style bathroom

Contemporary sleek shower enclosures are in. So if you’re climbing into a bathtub with a nasty curtain or framed sliding glass doors it may be time to consider a shower screen to create a bathroom that fits today’s styles. Learn below what a shower screen is, the advantages of this type of glass enclosure, where you can use this product and also the various options to select from.

How to design a handicap wheelchair accessible bathroom – Part 1 the Shower Base & Entry

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

One level waterproof tile shower in Cleveland Ohio | Innovate Building Solutions

A one level wet room shower

Updated January 20, 2019

For someone in a wheelchair showering or bathing can be a huge challenge (and in some cases an activity to be avoided given the physical strain of the task). That is unless the bathroom and shower has been designed to accommodate their needs. Designing a handicap accessible bathroom requires a mix of careful planning, thoughtful design, selecting the best products and choosing a contractor with the right expertise.

There is NO REASON a handicapped (or accessible) bathroom can’t be a cool space!

In Part 1 of this series the focus will be on the step to design the entry to the bathroom and selecting the best shower base.

5 Bathroom Remodeling Design Trends & Ideas for 2013 for Cleveland & Columbus Ohio

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An accessible shower exemplifies 2013 bathroom remodeling trends

A cool looking accessible shower exemplifies 2013 bathroom remodeling trends

If you’re looking for a way to ring in the new year in style an excellent way would be to remodel your bathroom. It’s important to thoughtfully design this space and use the right materials to make it not only be stylish for today – but to most importantly work for your family in the years to come. Learn 5 top bathrooms trends for 2013 below:

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