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High Gloss Acrylic Panels Add a Touch of European Style

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling

Lustrolite High Gloss Acrylic PanelsHigh gloss finishes have been a must-have feature in the trendiest, upscale European homes for years. Now, American kitchens and bathrooms can have that sleek, European look with easy-to-install, low-maintenance high gloss acrylic panels.

Lustrolite high gloss acrylic panels from Innovate Building Solutions offer an affordable choice for homeowners who want to add a unique and contemporary touch to their kitchen or bathroom. The colorful, low-maintenance wall panels can be installed instead of tile to give a sleek, sophisticated look to kitchen and bathroom backsplashes, as well as tub and shower enclosures. They’re versatile and can be used in a variety of ways to create a stunning accent wall anywhere in the home, to add a pop of color to the kitchen, or for a slick, contemporary look in the bathroom.

Answers to FAQs for Installing Shower and Tub Wall Panels for a DIY Shower

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

DIY tub panels, stone wall panel

Another year is quickly coming to a close! The start of a New Year often means setting new goals, reflecting on your resolutions and planning for projects that you want to complete in the months ahead. Part of what makes Innovate Building Solutions unique is that it offers customers flexibility and freedom to design the space of their dreams while staying within a reasonable budget. While we offer professional installation assistance to our regional customers in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, we have a variety of products that are available on a nationwide basis that are perfect for customers who don’t mind digging into a project all on their own.

Make Remodeling Fun with a Holiday Wish List for Your Bathroom

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling


If home improvement and remodeling are on your list of things to do in the coming months but makes you feel overwhelmed, it’s time to give your project a fun spin! The holiday season is in full swing, and as you are making guests lists, gift lists, and grocery lists, you may want to consider making your own wish list for the bathroom. While the holidays come and go quickly, investing in a remodel will last for years to come and is something that you can look forward to enjoying every day! Here are Innovate Building Solutions’ top things to consider when improving your bathroom:

Eiffel Tower Installs Glass Floor for Incredible New View of Paris

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Commercial Remodeling & New Construction, Glass Flooring, Glass Floors

Eiffel Tower

Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Whiteway

Paris has long been known as the “City of Light” and just last month, the Eiffel Tower further enhanced the tourist experience by incorporating a feature that makes it even more breathtaking—a new glass floor on the first floor that highlights a different kind of view of the sparkling city. Visitors and Parisians alike can now enjoy the classic views that the Eiffel is known for and glance 187 feet below on the glass landing.

While the Eiffel Tower is just one of the latest worldwide attractions jumping on the glass flooring trend, this product isn’t limited to inspiring landmarks (SkyView at the Grand Canyon) and commercial buildings like the Willis Tower in Chicago. Many homeowners are wondering how to incorporate dramatic glass floor elements, like the ones available at Innovate Building Solutions.

Cook Up Some Fresh Ideas for Your Kitchen this Holiday Season

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Kitchen Remodeling


Big things are happening in the kitchen this week as families start preparing their favorite top-secret recipes, sharing some laughs and getting ready for Thanksgiving holiday feasts.  It is usually when you’re in the “trenches” of your kitchen when you either a) realize the value of its functionality and how comfortable you feel or b) think to yourself, “Something has to be done!” If you can relate to feeling frazzled, cramped, or like your space isn’t living up to its full potential, it may be time to consider remodeling.

This year’s Cost vs. Value Report estimates that homeowners can expect to recoup at least 82.7 percent of their investment on even a minor kitchen remodel, a great incentive if you plan to eventually list your home on the market. (Updated kitchens and bathrooms can really make a big difference to prospective buyers!) If you know that you plan to stay in place for a number of years or even throughout your lifetime, now is the time to remodel with your future in mind, incorporating universal design trends that make the space user-friendly for everyone, regardless of age or ability.

So where to begin with your remodeling project?

Study Links Natural Light in the Office to Improved Employee Health

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Glass Block

glass block wall

According to a recent study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, office workers who are exposed to more natural light during office hours enjoy numerous benefits over employees with darker working conditions. Workers in the study who had access to windows and natural light exposure reported longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and overall, better quality of life compared with workers who did not have windows. 

Create a Seamless Look with a Barrier Free Shower Base

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

mothers day bath design

Whether you’re remodeling for your future by making universal design upgrades or are looking to immediately enhance the safety of your bathroom to accommodate family members of all ages and abilities, a great “first step” is to eliminate a step or ledge—literally—in your bathroom. Innovate Building Solutions offers a wide variety of universal design products for the home, including barrier free and roll-in shower bases, creating a space that is easily accessible to everyone.

Learn the Hottest Trends in Bathroom Design in 2014

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

This has been an exciting year of new trends and cool new products to enhance the look of a space that is often underestimated—the bathroom. Fortunately, we are moving far past cramped, unstylish spaces on to modern, sophisticated elegance with a personalized look and spa-like atmosphere. Consumers don’t just want functionality, they want a space where they can relax, unwind, and enjoy taking time for themselves.

What’s HOT:

  • Curbless showers: This year, creating a bathroom space with clean lines and a barrier-free, seamless entry and look is extremely popular in design and is great for consumers who are looking to make the most of their small space. Innovate Building Solutions offers an exceptional line of Tuff Form roll-in bases for a barrier-free shower entry or luxurious wet room. Not only is the Tuff Form base light and easy to work with, but it can be cut to meet any size or shape specifications. Finish the look with stone or tile.

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Avoid Being Haunted by Outrageous Utility Bills this Winter

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

haunted house, halloweenDoes your basement currently look and feel like a dungeon? It may only be October, but if you’ve taken a look at the latest winter weather outlook, you know that cold, snow-filled days aren’t far away for many parts of the country. If your basement is home to old, drafty single-pane windows, you have big decisions to make that could have a major impact on your wallet on both a short and long term basis. Innovate Building Solutions currently has glass block basement window replacement options that can prevent your monthly energy bill from haunting you all winter long.

Glass Block Windows in Commercial Buildings Add Style and Energy Efficiency

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Commercial Remodeling & New Construction, Glass Block, Windows

west-side-glass block-church-industrial-factory-windowsCold weather will soon be here and if the windows of your current office, commercial or factory space are in desperate need of an update, glass block not only makes great first impression, but offers the added benefit of being more energy efficient than metal or wood framed windows. As a nationwide wholesaler and regional installer of glass block, Innovate Building Solutions offers many options to suit your specific needs.

We realize that all budgets are not created equally, so when making these kinds of updates, it’s important to know that the product you purchase is made to last on a long-term basis. Here are just a few of the benefits of selecting glass block windows over other options:

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