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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.

Choosing Glass Block Shower Walls That are Easy to Install and Built to Last

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

 

Glass block shower installation using vinyl stack prefabricated wall sections

Glass block shower installation using vinyl stack prefabricated wall sections

Glass block shower walls can be tricky to install (and the consequences of not using the best installation system can have bad effects down the road). So when I got a call from a homeowner in Oklahoma asking how they could get rid of the rust in the center of their existing wall I knew the time was right to put together an article on this topic. I’ve included a discussion about the two most popular ways to build a glass block shower enclosure (1) the traditional block by block method & (2) the vinyl stacking method). There is a basic description of each method and their relative advantages and disadvantages.

 

Project Spotlight: Small Bathroom Makeover – How to create space, style & improve function – Cleveland Ohio

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Finished small bathroom remodeling pic pedestal sink and floating glass shelves

Finished small bathroom remodel - pedestal sink and floating glass shelves provide more room & storage

 

Last week we posted an article about a small kitchen remodel we did for the Chipner’s (from the Fairview Park suburb of Cleveland). This week we’ll turn our attention to the small bath remodel portion of the project. The Chipner’s existing bathroom was tight on space & storage, did not provide enough lighting and there was mold present in between the tile joints in the tub/shower area.

 

Learn below how Cheryl Chipner in conjunction with Cleveland Design & Remodeling and The Bath Doctor divisions of Innovate Building Solutions developed creative solutions to turn this small 5’ x 7’ area into a functional and stylish space.  

 

How to Compare Bathtub Liner Installation Methods

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Butyl tape used in bathtub liner installation
Butyl tape used in bathtub liner installation

If you’re looking to improve an old steel or cast iron tub with a bathtub liner you may have heard that there are two installation methods being used which are (1) two sided butyl tape and (2)  liquid adhesive system that creates a hard surface between the liner and the existing tub. Read below the answer to the three frequently asked questions to evaluate these two installation methods.

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