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5 Awesome Tricks for a Lean, Luxurious and Low Maintenance Shower

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

5 Awesome Tricks for a Lean Luxurious and Low Maintenance Shower

 

Updated December 2, 2018

Shower budgets are tight (anyone with 3 kids like me can relate to budgets!) and time to maintain them is even tighter. People want to have more function in less space (just check out the growth in the “not so big home” and “tiny home” movements). To make things even more challenging the desire for a higher level of style and luxury escalates every time we check into a sleek, contemporary hotel room.

How do you combine lean (in size and price), luxurious and low maintenance into a new shower project? You’ve got to dig into these 5 “tricks” to get the “treat” of a shower which will last (without a lot of maintenance effort from you) and look great. Let me know at the end which trick can help you the most.

3 Steps to Add Style to a Tiny Home or Houseboat Shower

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

3 Steps for a Tiny Home Houseboat Shower

You’ve seen this nightmare look before. Flimsy plastic shower panels in a tiny home which look like they belong in a beat up old RV – or a yellowing fiberglass shower pan in a houseboat that screams “I got a cheap home center clearance special!” Just because you own or are building a home where you need lightweight materials which will “travel” well doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality or style.

Whether you are a DIY enthusiast looking to build an efficient tiny home to live off the grid or are having an upscale houseboat professionally built you can rest assured that lightweight and innovative building materials are no longer mutually exclusive. In the article below I’ll take you on a mini-journey (this “journey” will go from the shower pan up to the shower wall panels and finish with the glass enclosure) to show ways to add style to a tiny home or houseboat shower…without busting your budget.

Enjoy “High Style” Glass Shower or Tub Enclosures for Any Budget

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Fleurco sliding shower door

Do you hear the phrase “high style” and think expensive? Well, with the Fleurco line of glass shower or tub enclosures, you can create stylish solutions for most any budget. Whether you are remodeling your bathroom or building a new home, Fleurco products offer a wide range of options from a high end frameless intelligent hinged system, a mid priced semi-frameless sliding or pivot door to a low priced value line.

 

The Fleurco products have much to offer.  Here are some of the highlights

3 Ideas for a Low Maintenance High Style Shower System

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Euro inspired high gloss walls with contemporary chrome hand held shower | Innovate Building Solutions

Updated January 26, 2019

While tile showers or those with natural stone or granite walls can look cool – they also have their drawbacks. Let’s face it – they’re a pain in the butt to clean and can be costly. If you’re looking for a different alternative the question is what can you use for a low maintenance, high style and affordable shower system? The article below will look at 3 combinations of products to achieve this goal which include a cultured stone shower bases and walls, a stylish glass enclosure with matching acrylic base and Euro-inspired high gloss wall panels.

5 Cool Shower Base Ideas for a Custom Home or Remodeling Project

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Zero threshold wet room in a custom home

Zero threshold wet room in a custom home

Custom home building or remodeling is about more than just creating a unique space – it also requires choosing products which don’t break the bank, are straightforward to install and products that will last. This article profiles 5 shower base ideas which meet this criterion and also make a distinctive high quality finished project.

Remodeling a Luxury Touring Motor Coach

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Remodeled interior of Prevost H3-45 touring motor coach

Remodeled interior of Prevost H3-45 touring motor coach

Yes – the News from the Block blog is usually about interesting home remodeling products and projects but it’s cool to see the dynamic things being done with “moving” homes (in this case a touring motor coach) as well. Learn below how the luxury motor coach owned by the Allagier family was not only remodeled but given a literal “facelift” through the design, product selection, construction and ownership team of Excalibur Coach (including President Doug Stolfo and Office Manager Cindy Jonker).

emodeled H3-45 Touring Coach after a "facelift" and new paint job

Remodeled H3-45 Touring Coach after a “facelift” and new paint job

 

Introducing a Luxury Acrylic Shower Base Line with an Innovative Bench Seat

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Luxury acrylic shower base with a bench seat | Innovate Building Solutions

Allessa 60 x 32 luxury acrylic shower base with a bench seat built in

Updated March 2, 2019

If you’re looking for an innovative, space-saving and function-enhancing acrylic shower base you need to look no further. The new line of Alessa and Urbana shower bases combine the benefits of using 1, 2 or 3 wall glass enclosures with a bench seat which adds safety and function. Learn more about the benefits and features of this new line below.

5 New Options in Acrylic Shower Bases

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Round acrylic "arc" base with sliding glass doors

Round acrylic “arc” base with sliding glass doors

The advantages of acrylic shower bases are many. They don’t yellow (like fiberglass), are warm to the touch and cost effective, easy to clean and non-porous to name a few. With all of these advantages though acrylic bases have not traditionally been thought of as an exciting choice…until now.

In the video and article below see how the Fleurco line offers a broad range of options, styles, and increased functionality for a new construction or bathroom remodeling project.

Introducing a High End Curved Glass Shower Enclosure for Bathtub to Shower Conversions with a Cost Competitive Price

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

High end curved glass shower enclosure for a bathtub to shower conversion

High end curved glass shower enclosure for a bathtub to shower conversion

If you have a small bathtub you’d like to convert to a shower while improving the looks of your space and obtaining a high end look – you need to check out the new Novara curved glass shower enclosure with a “bowfront” style acrylic (or ready for tile) shower base. This unique system combines the low maintenance aspects of an acrylic shower base with the sleek styling of 5/16” thick curved glass with an easy rolling door system that slides smoothly and effortlessly. Learn more about this system below.

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.

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