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3 Ideas Transform a 1990’s Bathroom into a Timeless Spa Experience

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


3 Ideas to Transform a 1990's bathroom into a spa experience

Here’s two things you can count on. First, bathroom styles can and do change. Second, the design and products in your bathroom will need to change to keep pace with how you’ll want to use the space.

Both of these realities became apparent to Chris and Cindy McGovern after they moved into their Columbus Ohio home. While the size of the bathroom was large enough, the 1990’s look (it had a large Jacuzzi tub) and small stand up shower just wasn’t going to work. When I talked to Cindy about the Jacuzzi tub she said, “I used it one time. I felt like I was going to sink into the darn thing it was so big. Instead of this tub being something I would enjoy it looked like a lot of work to me!”

dated columbus bathroom with a large jacuzzi tub before a remodeling project


In addition the shower was a tiny 3’ x 3’ space which would be needed every day. As Chris said to me, “Mike – we wanted a finished bathroom which was cool yet functional and complimented our lifestyle. We did not want a finished space which was so slick that it would go out of style in a year. My wife Cindy wanted this place to feel like a spa. So we called in our A-team designer Marilyn Livingston -who really gets us – to help out.”

In the article below we’ll look at 3 ideas Marilyn, Cindy and Chris along with their builder Fred Ritchey of Ritchey Construction used to create a timeless, functional and spa-like master bathroom design.

7 Techniques to Brighten Up a Master Bathroom

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

Master bathroom remodel with glass block shower and bright glass tile shower wall

Do you suffer with a dark, uninspired 1980’s looking master bathroom which does not reflect the beauty and potential of your home and it’s surroundings? Such was the case for Ray Ellwood and John Looney with the master bath in their peaceful and rural home in Lancaster Ohio. As Ray said, “The old bath was generic and unimaginative – beige walls, press-board cabinetry, a single double hung window and a standard one piece fiberglass shower which made way too much noise! Something had to be done to improve this space!”

Lancaster master bathroom before remodeling

Learn below how Ray, John and their craftsman Matt Waites used a mix of 7 techniques to lighten up, brighten up and embrace the inside and outside surroundings to make a spectacular remodeled bathroom.

Natural products and abundant light highlight a Westerville Ohio bathroom remodeling project

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

Glass block shower slate floor westerville remodel

Caryn and Pat Knott just knew it was time for a change in their master bathroom. A room-eating soaking tub in the corner, curtains which blocked out the light in two large windows, and a small stand up fiberglass shower all screamed out the look of the 1990’s! Learn below 3 key steps Caryn and Pat (along with their remodeling contractor – Dan Skubak of Skubak Builders) used to transform this space into a more useful, light-filled and natural feeling master bathroom environment.

A unique glass block walk in shower adds style and function to a Columbus model home

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

Glass block walk in shower in Truberry Jerome Village model

Glass block walk in shower in Truberry Jerome Village model

Standing out in the new home market can be tough – that’s why Truberry Custom Homes was looking for a unique edge when building their Jerome Village model in the Plain City suburb of Columbus Ohio. Two rooms which are critically important to new home buyers are kitchens and master bathrooms. Learn below 5 key design and construction features used in the curved glass block shower Truberry decided to use in their new model home.

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