Today’s bathroom design trends favor giving this once neglected space lots of TLC. If your home’s bathroom is small, you may wonder if it is still possible to make it a glamorous and relaxing retreat. While you may not have the floor space to add a soaker tub or humongous shower enclosure, there are many ways to give a small bathroom a more spacious feel.
It’s a special day and you want everything to be perfect! Except you see streaks on your glass windows, glass table and even glass walls? It’s hard to know which side the streaks are on, and constantly cleaning to have the spot free look is time consuming. For business owners and residents who want to try it themselves, these helpful hints will make your Valentine’s Day a little brighter:
Going in different directions on the front and back of the glass will eliminate those sneaky lines. Side-to-side motions on the front surface and up and down motions for the back surface will show results. Wait for the glass to dry, you’ll see less noticeable streaks.
Remodeling magazine has determined that the mid-range cost to renovate a bathroom nowadays including tile, vanity and toilet is in upwards of $19,000. It all depends on where you live and the local costs of labor and supplies. If you are in New York City, you could pay as much as $25,000 for a bathroom remodel. The magazine keeps track of the cost of home remodels on an annual basis.
If you want to throw in installing extras such as heated floors, or you are interested in moving fixtures, the initial $19,000 can get pushed up to about $60,000, and in the more expensive cities such as New York City, you could pay as much as $72,000.
Discover some tried and true design tricks to prevent headaches during your next bathroom project.
What is the average amount of space required for a toilet? How much is a basic bathroom remodel? How do you pick out the right vanity? If your answers to these questions are blank or some combination of “What?” “Huh?” and “Um … ,” don’t worry. Many homeowners find themselves in your same position.
Considering all that goes into a bathroom remodeling project, unless you’re a professional doing it every day — or a homeowner having completed it a few times —all the specific details, technical issues, available options and choices may begin to sound like they’re in a language you are unfamiliar with. Some basic preparation for the project will help you conquer the frustration. Continue reading Bathroom Remodeling Design Tips You Need Know→
Building and designing a green bathroom has become a popular trend. There is a twofold reason to consider going eco-friendly when you build. One is, to be environmentally responsible and leave a smaller carbon footprint. The other is to lower your utility bills through energy efficient fixtures.
Windows with Superior Insulation
If the bathroom will be built on an exterior wall then this would be the perfect time to install energy efficient windows. Energy efficient windows stop the summer heat from penetrating and keep the winter chill out. The more natural light you let into your bathroom the less artificial light you will need. If your bathroom will not have an exterior wall then consider a skylight which will capture the natural light. Having an opening in the ceiling can also draw heat and moisture upwards. Continue reading The Greenest Room in the House: Designing an Eco-Friendly Bathroom→
Are you considering remodeling your bathroom? There are new trends to consider. One is opening up the shower area. Instead of the small utilitarian, framed-in shower most homeowners are familiar with, the new trend is to have a spacious tiled area enclosed by frameless shower doors.
Once you decide that your home needs a makeover and you begin to focus on your shower doors, a frameless glass shower door may be the answer you are looking for. Shower doors are rising in popularity exponentially, and a frameless door will make your bathroom area appear larger and expose the beautiful tile within your shower.
Modern Design & Beauty
With a modern design, it will enhance the beauty of your bathroom and won’t have the usual silver looking and stained frame around it.
The type of frameless shower curtain, shield, or door you install can make a big difference in the look of your bathroom.
Here are some traditional options and a couple of unusual ideas you may not have considered:
Vinyl curtains are an inexpensive option. Depending on the design you choose, they can make a conservative, bold, or whimsical statement. Vinyl curtains do have drawbacks though. Many people find them annoying because the shower curtain needs to hang inside the tub to prevent water from escaping. And when the vinyl clings to you it can make you feel claustrophobic.
Steam showers are the new must-haves when renovating your bathroom. A steam shower turns your bathroom into your own personal spa. For years, most people had to go to a gym, a spa, or a resort to enjoy the luxury of a steam bath. Steam baths offer many healthful benefits from sweating out impurities, to clearing sinuses and easing the symptoms of bronchitis.
The soothing heat of the steam is a perfect antidote to a stressful day at work. It can relax tense muscles and clean the skin of the grit and grime of city air. What makes these modern steam showers unique is the fact that they are no longer separate units from shower stalls. A bather can indulge in a steam session and then shower afterwards without leaving the shower enclosure.
Everyone knows that glass shower doors and enclosures are a more efficient way of keeping water inside your shower and add beauty and value to your home.
Did you know that glass shower doors also create a healthier home?
Alamo Glass & Mirror installs many glass shower doors in Dallas, and are proud of the fact that our shower door installations are providing many health benefits and relief to allergy and asthma sufferers.