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Sentrel Shower & Tub Wall Panels – the Look of Natural Stone at ½ the Cost & No Maintenance

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Sentrel Tub Wall Panels & Accent Strip in Calcutta Gold Pattern

Sentrel Tub Wall Panels & Accent Strip in Calcutta Gold Pattern

If you’re looking for natural stone, marble or granite wall panels for a bathtub or shower but think you can’t afford it – think again. With the development of a new scratch resistant composite bathroom wall surround system called Sentrel you can get the look of natural stone without the big cost or grout challenges sometimes associated with marble and granite. Outlined below are the frequently answered questions about this system.

5 New Bath to Shower Conversion Ideas

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

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Updated January 20, 2019

From searching the Internet you may come to the conclusion that the only option to convert a bathtub into a shower would be with an acrylic shower base and sliding shower doors – but nothing could be further from the truth! In the article below check out 5 new and unique types of entries, bases and styles of glass being used in these conversion projects. Your small bathroom doesn’t need to be boring ever again!

Acrylic Shower Bases – Advantages, Disadvantages & Product Options

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Curved glass shower enclosure with an acrylic slice shaped base

Curved glass shower enclosure with an acrylic slice shaped base by Fleurco

Since a shower base is the “foundation” of a shower enclosure making the right choice is critical (if you select a base that cracks or leaks down the road the costs can be significant because it may require replacing the entire stall or it  might have damage the floor below the base). Although no one type of base is universally “the best” (each type has their own pros and cons) acrylic shower pans are near the top of the list in popularity.

 

This article will explain the advantages, disadvantages and options in this type of base.

 

Project Spotlight: A Roll In Shower Using a VA Grant makes Life Better in Euclid Ohio

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Roll in shower with teak fold down seat & glass block shower window

Roll in shower with teak fold down seat & glass block shower window

When Charles Bey and his wife Carlotta (who live in the Euclid suburb of Cleveland Ohio) were approved by their doctor for a VA grant (Veterans Administration) for a roll in shower they could not have been happier. Since Charles had his foot amputated and was fitted with a prosthetic the ability to maneuver around their 5’ x 7’ bathroom and climb over a high bathtub rail to shower was not easy.

 

Learn below how Charles and Carlotta with the help of Cleveland Design & Remodeling and The Bath Doctor (divisions of Innovate Building Solutions) updated this bath to improve function, reduce maintenance and add long lasting style.

Project Spotlight: Remodeling a small shower for improved accessibility, safety & style – Cleveland Ohio

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

Shower Remodel for Improved Style and Accessibility in Cleveland Ohio

Shower Remodel for Improved Style and Accessibility in Cleveland Ohio

Many shower remodeling projects begin with the challenge of how to creatively “find” space without the cost or expense of having to gut the area and try to “take” square footage from an adjoining room. This challenge is exactly what Cleveland Design & Remodeling encountered in a recent shower remodel in the Northeast Ohio suburb of Broadview Hts where the owners not only needed more area – but improved accessibility for a family member with special needs.

 

Learn below how these problems were solved to create not only a high functioning space, but one that added style as well.

 

Sliding Shower or Tub Doors – Advantages, Disadvantages and Product Options

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Luxury sliding shower door with a rectangular base in Fleurco Kinetic line

Luxury sliding shower door with a rectangular base in Fleurco Kinetic line

When you’re thinking about remodeling a bathroom and need a new shower enclosure you’ll find many options in doors. The most common are sliding doors, pivot doors and no door at all (also known as a walk in shower). In this article learn what a sliding (or bypass) door is, it’s advantages, disadvantages and options.

Pivot Shower Doors – Advantages, Disadvantages and Product Options

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Frameless pivot shower door & enclosure with intelligent heavy duty hardware Fleurco line

Frameless pivot shower door & enclosure with intelligent heavy duty hardware Fleurco line

Choosing a shower door is not the easiest task. Is it better to go with a pivot door, a sliding door – or get rid of the door entirely and do a walk in shower? In the article below learn what a pivoting door is, it’s advantages, disadvantages and options.

Using a Bath Tub Shield to Open up a Bathroom Space

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

If you don’t like the looks or closed in feeling of shower doors or curtains around your tub enclosure you’re not alone. Fortunately by using a bath shield you can create a clean, open space while still keeping the water in the tub. Learn below what a tub shield is, advantages of this system, where to use this product and options you can choose from.

Choosing a curbless barrier free shower base for style and function in a bath remodeling project

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Barrier free shower base using Tuff Form system

Barrier free shower base using Tuff Form system

You might be thinking I’m nuts to say you can add a curbless barrier free shower and improve looks at the same time – but this is not your grandmothers shower anymore! Yes it is true that many people choose a no threshold shower to make it easier to get into the shower – but what’s not known to most people is these showers can not only add safety and function, but they can have the wow factor of creating a sleek spa shower experience.

 

The article below will define what a curbless shower is, the advantages with this type of shower base, design considerations and product options.

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