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.
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.
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.
Visitors to our Dallas showroom who are in the market for frameless shower doors often ponder this burning question: is a pivoting door or a sliding door the best option?
Here are some helpful facts to help you decide.
Pivot Shower Doors
A pivot door is one in which there are hinges and the door swings out to open. Some larger showers have a double door entrance. A pivoting door obviously requires room for it to open, so if you are working with a small or cramped space then this type of door will probably take up too much precious room.
With the downturn in the housing market, Dallas residents are choosing to remodel their existing homes instead of purchasing a new home. Most remodels generally start with the master bathroom. These bathrooms are being transformed into a luxurious spa and the center piece of these bathrooms is the frameless shower enclosure.
Gone are the days of just installing a boring framed shower door that’s only purpose is to keep water in the shower. Now the shower door can also serve as a beautiful eye catching piece in the master bathroom. Frameless shower doors are made using 3/8″ or 1/2″ thick glass. There are many different textured and pattern glass options, but the most common glass used is clear.
The clear glass opens up the bathroom and shows off the customers beautiful tile or marble. Traditional framed shower doors come in 4 standard finishes, however frameless shower door hardware is available in over 25 different finishes to match any plumbing and light fixtures the homeowner may choose.
Alamo Glass & Mirror has long been the preferred frameless shower door provider of Dallas homeowners. Our expert staff will be there every step of the way from the design to installation. Thinking about remodeling your bathroom? Contact us today for your free in home
frameless shower door consultation 214-821-2886. Continue reading Frameless Shower Doors Add Beauty to Dallas Homes→
Alamo Glass & Mirror is the preferred frameless glass shower door installer of Richardson, Tx homeowners. We have taken many average looking bathrooms and turned them into a luxury spa.
Our frameless shower doors can have 3/8″ glass or 1/2″ glass. There are many different types to choose from. The most common glass used is clear glass, however some Richardson residents prefer the look of saten glass or rain glass. Whatever glass you choose, these custom glass shower installations really compliment your bathroom.
Over time, Shower door glass will accumulate soap scum, this is a fact but proper cleaning is necessary to keep the glass looking as beautiful as the day Alamo Glass installed it. We recommend a few simple tricks as outlined bellow:
Always wipe down the glass after every use. This may sound like a lot of work, but it will eventually become a habit. I do not mean you have to use glass cleaner and wipes, simply use a squeegee after you are finished taking your shower. Once I get out of the shower I wipe down the glass with my damp towel, this works as well.
I would recommend using glass cleaner and paper towels once a week. Any cleaner for glass should work well. We offer an excellent glass cleaner here in our shop , made by one of our manufacturers CRL. Stop by our showroom to purchase some. Your favorite glass cleaner will work also. Continue reading Keep Your Shower Glass Sparkling!→
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.