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9 Stylish Bath and Shower Product Ideas You Need So You Won’t Want to Pull Your Hair Out Anymore

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

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You can complain about it, but you can’t avoid it. You may be asking, what is ‘it?’ ‘It’ is your cramped bathroom which makes you want to pull your hair out. It’s makeup you’re rustling through drawers to find. Its towels jammed into your linen closet. It’s grab bars which belong in your local hospital but are staring you in the face. It’s plastic shower caddies which resemble Dollar Store ‘specials’ – which in fact they were.

Your bathroom products (i.e. accessories, vanities, storage ‘systems’ – if you can call them that) are a source of frustration. They’re ugly, unsafe and uninviting.

The question is, what can you do about it? Can you transform your not-so-hot bathroom (or at least spruce it up) with better designed (and better made) bath and shower products? Can you create a time-efficient place to get ready during your morning scramble (while managing the craziness of getting kids off to school and yourself ready for work)? Can you organize and accessorize your bathroom so it’s actually a room you enjoy using (now that would be a Ripley’s Believe it Or Not moment)?

While this sounds impossible, it’s not as crazy as you may think IF you use the right products in the right places.

Not sure what those ‘magic’ products are? Well – you’ll take a journey to learn 9 bath and shower ideas in the article below. We’ll dig deep (if you dare) into your vanity drawers, linen closets and dare-I-say-it – shower enclosures – to get practical ideas to ‘spruce up’ the seemingly ‘un-spruce-able’ room – your bathroom.

15 Things Smart Bathroom Remodelers Never Do

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

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I know what a pain it is finding a bathroom remodeling contractor. As a matter of fact, I talked to a homeowner this week who said the wait time for a reputable contractor in her town was 2 years! Wow – 2 years, that’s crazy!

However, whether you’re doing a complete gut and bathroom redo or a makeover of your alcove with a bath to shower conversion, you’re investing a lot of money (likely in the range of $6,000 to $60,000). The stakes are high. If you hire an idiot, you could end up stranded with a job half-done trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces.

You need a smart bathroom contractor. Not necessarily one with the cheapest price, but one who knows their stuff and delivers value. You need a professional who knows how to run a project, work with you and is an expert in products and processes to get your job done efficiently and effectively.

So, in this tight labor market where do you find a needle-in-a-haystack contractor? During the quoting process how can you know if they’re someone you should work with, or can turn into the contractor from H-E-double-hockey sticks as your kids used to say?

Read 15 things smart bathroom remodelers never do so your money won’t go down the drain (OK – bad bathroom remodeling pun, but I’m sticking with it).

7 Acrylic Shower Pan Problems You Can Avoid – Here’s the Secrets You Need

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

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The popularity of acrylic shower pans cannot be denied (irrespective of whether you love them or hate them). If you’re building a new single-family home in the ‘burbs or renovating hundreds of hotel tub/shower units, acrylic bases are often the product of choice. And why shouldn’t they be? Here’s a few reasons this type of shower tray can be a smart solution:

  • You won’t have to deal with grout maintenance hassles.
  • These pans are lightweight and simple to install.
  • Acrylic is warm under your feet. You won’t need to invest in heated floors.
  • They don’t require resealing – EVER!
  • While acrylic isn’t the cheapest base (that ‘honor’ is with fiberglass pans), it’s still cost-effective.
  • Acrylic bases are flexible enough to be used with tile surrounds or waterproof wall panels.

While acrylic bases have a lot going for them, like you and I, they also have their weaknesses (sorry if I’m talking about these bases like they’re people – but bear with me – I’m not really going nuts).

These product weaknesses can create serious problems if you’re not knowledgeable and careful. That’s why I’m writing this article.

Acrylic shower pan problems are avoidable…if you know the 7 practical ideas I’ll present in this article. So, let’s learn about the 7 avoidable acrylic shower pan problems with ideas to make sure you get the right pan for your project.

7 Foolproof Ideas to Organize Your Bathroom

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

7 Product Ideas to Organize Your Bathroom

An organized bathroom can certainly be a challenge (and believe me I know this since my wife Rose and I have 17 and 21 year old sons who believe the bathroom floor is the place to dump ALL of their clothes and the counter is a place to keep ALL products laying out). I’m not up to the task of figuring out how to keep 2 young men more organized ….yet….but I do have some ideas for you for products to use in a bathroom remodeling project to keep your space neat, organized and reduce your time in cleaning (even though I know that’s everyone’s favorite choir….I say sarcastically).

Let’s take a look at 7 product ideas to better tame this beast of a room (AKA the bathroom):

3 ½ Innovative Shower Storage Products for a Luxury Bathroom

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

Recessed shower storage niches for maximum storage

I’ve seen many luxury tile showers built with the best intentions to provide a long lasting system with plenty of storage for soap, shampoo and other bathroom products. Unfortunately years of continuous service are often not kind to tile showers. Grout joints become moldy or discolored. Recessed soap and shampoo niches are often scummy and nearly impossible to clean in the corners.

What’s exciting now is it is possible to liberate yourself from the hassle of cleaning a tile shower and the frustration of inflexible storage options. A new ergonomically designed shower storage system is available which is grout free, easy to clean and even offers adjustable shelving when your needs or people using the shower changes. In the article below learn 3 ½ new shower storage options which are revolutionary in their design for the luxury shower market.

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