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5 1/2 Critical Tips You Need to Successfully Trim a Shower Window

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


5 1/2 critical tips to successfully trim a shower window | Innovate Building Solutions

Acrylic window trim around a glass block window

Updated January 27, 2019

Isn’t the window in your shower a pain in the butt? I bet you’ve asked yourself on more than one occasion, “why the heck did a builder put a see-through window smack dab in the middle of our shower? Was the guy who built this home an exhibitionist? Didn’t he also know water would be hitting on the wood trim surrounding this shower window sill each and every day and eventually the wood will rot out?”

Now, you’ve got a problem. Everyone in your family is after you to do something about this deteriorated window trim. The challenge is where to start? What’s the right solution to fix this trim?

The other day I was talking to Jeff Spurio, a Shower and Window Design Consultant, and we were discussing how frustrating shower windows are for homeowners. While it may be tempting to rip down the old and put up some new trim (something certainly more waterproof than wood!), simply retrimming the window may not be the best solution to get your shower (or combined tub/shower unit) problems behind you.

As Jeff told me, “Mike – as in life – I guess we need to step back and see things in a wider perspective. See what’s going on not only with the window trim, but to think about questions like do we even have the right window and are the shower walls built to last?” As the old saying goes, “it doesn’t make sense to put lipstick on a pig.” It certainly doesn’t make sense to put new trim around a shower on its last leg or a window which doesn’t open or provides no privacy.

In this article, I’m going to give you some inside tips Jeff shared with me explaining how he helps people to not only think through selecting the right trim to use around shower windows, but most importantly to develop a solution to make sure their entire showering system (walls, window and trim) will perform well (and look nice) over the long run. Let’s take a peak at 5 ½ tips (yes – the ½ tip is important as well) Jeff shared with me to help you get the right window trim AND the right showering system.

Hot Deals on DIY Shower Panels and Tubs for the Dog Days of Summer

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

DIY tub panels and kitsThere are lots of reasons to get started with your bathroom remodeling project this summer, and taking advantage of the additional hours of sunlight is just one of them.  However, many people find that they need more than daylight savings to complete a fresh new look without breaking the bank. Never fear—Innovate Building Solutions can eliminate third-party installation costs by serving as your guide to purchasing and installing new shower and tub wall panels yourself, providing you with high quality products and a variety of finish options. You’ll have a brand new bathroom look in no time!

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:

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