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The benefits and options of an exhaust ventilation fan in a bathroom remodeling project

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

If your bathroom has mold, mildew, deteriorated plumbing fixtures, peeling paint, failing drywall/framing or cabinetry and doors that are warped you could benefit from the installation of a ventilation exhaust fan. Even if a home has an operable window the humidity caused by showers/tubs, whirlpools and toilets can leave behind the harmful effects of moisture and bad smells.

 

In the article below learn the benefits and options of a bath ventilation fan and other key considerations in choosing the right fan for your home.

How to Compare One Piece vs. Three Piece Acrylic Tub Wall Surround for a Remodeling Project

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

How to compare 1 pc vs. 3 pc acrylic wall surround systems

Acrylic tub and shower wall surrounds have become a popular choice for remodeling projects today since they’re easy to clean, have no grout joints, are warm to the touch and are available in many colors and patterns. With that being said not all acrylic wall systems are alike. One big difference is one company in the industry (Bath Fitter) promotes a “one piece” system while all the other companies use a three piece systems. Learn below the advantages and disadvantages of each of these systems.

5 Reasons to Replace a Whirlpool or Soaking Tub with a Larger Shower

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Larger shower in a bathroom design
Larger shower in a bathroom design

 

Let’s face it just like fashion trends change so do home design and building trends. We use our bathrooms differently than we did in the past. Today the focus in bathroom design is on efficiency, function and comfort.

 

In bath remodeling projects today wasted space is being reclaimed to add safety, comfort, style and practicality – and one the by-products of this has been the overwhelming trend to remove existing whirlpool and soaking tubs and replace them with larger showers. Learn below 5 reasons why replacing a tub with a larger shower makes sense for how we live today.

 

How to Compare a Fiberglass Bathtub to an Acrylic Tub

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Acrylic bathtub used in a bathroom remodeling project

Acrylic bathtub used in a bathroom remodeling project

When most people look at a fiberglass or acrylic tub it may be hard at first glance to tell the difference between the two – or to know which one may be the better choice for a bath remodeling project. In the article below you’ll get a brief description of how both tub types are made and the advantages and disadvantages of both product types.

Project Spotlight: A Bathroom Remodeling Project that added Comfort, Space & Style

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

Bathroom remodeling with a curved glass block wall

Bathroom remodeling with a curved glass block wall

When the Goldblatt family used their old bathroom everything felt tight (starting with the old 3 foot by 3 foot shower), not very comfortable, and lacking in style. So when the shower door finally broke off the hinges they had enough and decided it was time to rethink this space. Since they lived in a smaller town in New Hampshire Mr. Goldblatt did not want to limit his options to only those products that were readily available so he used extensive Internet research to find unique, stylish and functional items to add a wow factor. Learn more below about the specific products used in this project:

7 Bathroom Remodeling Design Trends & Ideas for 2012 for the Cleveland & Cincinnati Ohio markets

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling trends style and function

Bathroom remodeling trends include style, function, long lasting materials

Can a newly remodeled bathroom be both stylish and functional? Incorporating the 2012 trends being seen in bath remodeling both are possible. Apply the trends below to turn a tired old bath area into a luxurious and safer room:

High Gloss Decorative Acrylic Shower Tub Wall Surrounds Add Contemporary Style and Reduce Maintenance

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

 

High Gloss Blue Color Acrylic Shower Wall Surround with Glass Block Walk in Shower

High Gloss Blue Color Acrylic Shower Wall Surround with Glass Block Walk in Shower

Tile tub and shower wall surrounds can look great when they’re first completed but without the proper upkeep (and who really has time and desire to seal the joints and get rid of the nasty dirt and mildew between the joints) can look scummy and unattractive over time. If you’re looking for a contemporary, sleek, modern and European inspired look for your bath or shower space a new product to consider is a high gloss acrylic shower wall surround or tub surround. Read below to learn more about the frequently asked questions about this product:

New Options in Acrylic Shower Base & Pan Options

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Curved shower base with curved glass shower enclosure slice design

Curved shower base with curved glass shower enclosure slice design

Are you looking for an easy to install, uniquely styled shower base system that doesn’t require customization and won’t cost a lot of money? If so you may want to consider the new shaped acrylic shower base and enclosure systems available on the market. You’re no longer limited to square, rectangular and NEO angle shaped standard premade shower bases. Read below to learn how to use round, arc, bowed and a curved shower base that can offer high style at affordable prices.

How to Choose a High Privacy Glass Block, Acrylic Block or Vinyl Shower or Tub Window

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

Glass Block Shower Window with Colored Glass Blocks

Glass Block Shower Window with Colored Glass Blocks

 

Let’s face it – how to replace a shower window can be very difficult to figure out. Many bathrooms in older homes have wood or metal double hung windows right in the middle of the shower/tub area. While this was not a problem when these homes were built in the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s (when more people took baths vs. showers) they just aren’t practical any more. The water from the shower penetrates the wood or metal frames in a shower and causes the frame to decay or rust. So how do you solve this problem without losing the benefit of natural light, increases safety and air flow and moisture control of having a window? Read below about 3 possible shower window options and their advantages and disadvantages.

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