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2013 Remodeling Trends

Attic bedrooms is a cost effective, home remodeling project

Remodeling.com (www.costvsvalue.com)┬ácame out with their 2013 Cost vs Value report in January, so we wanted to give you an update. The big news is homeowner confidence is up, and that’s reflected by rising home prices and a corresponding uptick in the returns you should get for home improvements you make to your house. All 35 projects included in the report had higher Return on Investment (ROI) that the previous year.

Similar to previous years, the exterior renovations (windows, doors, siding and roofing) are at the top of the list with respect to ROI, taking 7 of the top 10 positions. This... 

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Bathroom Remodeling: Cost vs Value

Bathroom remodels are popular from painting to bathtubs and showers

Remodeling a bathroom is different for every home owner, as we have different lifestyles and needs. For some people making over their bathroom might mean a fresh coat of paint and new towels. For another home owner it could involve taking the walls down to the studs and rebuilding a dream bathroom with a walk-in shower, tile surround and marble floors.

You get to decide how much you want to spend on your bathroom remodel and some research will help you pick the most appropriate features, ones that fit your lifestyle and give you the highest payback when it’s time to... 

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Bathrooms, Bathtubs and Showers

Japanese soaking tubs are one choice for a different style bathtub

We’re all lead pretty busy lives so unless you’re a lover of bubble baths, chances are you take showers and the bathtub in your master bathroom rarely gets used. As homeowners start to plan a remodel of this bathroom then, the big question is whether you can take the bathtub out to free up space for a large, spacious shower?

You’ve probably got another bathtub in the hall bathroom so the kids will always have a bathtub. Americans though are still reluctant to remove the master bathtub in fear that it will make it more difficult to sell their home. Unfortunately... 

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Technology to Try Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

From web design, to all fixtures needed for a bathroom remodel shipped in one box

Many homeowners want to update their bathroom but have no idea how to get started. Here is a really cool website that makes the process really simple. The website is a great tool for many reasons:

On the company website, you audition different designs with a wide range of vanities, mirrors, lighting, different wall and floor colors, decorative trim like crown molding and … you get the idea. Even better, you can order everything online from one place, bathsimple.com. Guess what … everything arrives together so no running around to various stores, collecting fixtures for months before you’re ready to start the project. This... 

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Affordable Small Bathroom Updates

Every home owner has a bathroom that is too small, for one or more reasons. When time and budget permit you to update this room, take time planning out the space in order to create a bathroom that is more functional, along with the look and feel you want to create.

Tips to Plan Your Small Bathroom Update

Every bathroom has a sink and toilet but often there isn’t enough storage space to keep toiletries, towels and other personal belongings. The challenge is creating more more visual space, more storage capacity and at the same time maximizing the bathroom’s functionality. If you... 

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Bathroom Remodels Can Make a Huge Difference

Removing Old Shower

I visited the condo we’re remodeling and took the final photos (will post those later). The difference in the master bath is incredible. The room feels so much bigger after removing one shower wall, and replacing it with a glass shower enclosure. We also moved a window just a foot to support the larger shower base (36 versus 30 inches).

Removing Old Shower

Square to Neo-Angle

Picking Chair Rail

Picking Paint Colors

... Almost Done

Completed Bathroom!


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Bathroom Remodel Includes Many Design Choices

Chair Rail Option #1

It’s easy to say you want to remodel your bathroom. You want a tile floor, maybe tile walls and maybe update the shower or bathtub. Those are the big decisions, but there are many more small decisions that come together to complete any remodeling job.

An interior decorator can work with your client to speed up the decisions. They are aware of the choices, know what colors and finishes work well together and what is most popular. Our decorator helped pick out the tile (floor and walls).

Where originally the plans called for tile walls (up 4 to 5 feet), with the... 

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Bathroom Remodel a Success!

Bathroom from the Door

We just finished the 2nd floor guest bathroom! A picture is worth a thousand words. I’m amazed how different the first 2 photos look – same room, different lighting. To minimize reflections off the mirror, the overhead light was turned off for the photo with sink details.

Bathroom from the Door

Bathroom Sink Details

Matching Hardware

Beadboard Wainscoting

New Tile Floor

More Decorating to Come

It will look even better once decorated. Here are the lessons we learned (what to consider next time) from a quick bathroom remodel:

Lighting is crucial so install it early to make sure you’re happy with... 

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Bathrooms: Teamwork Gets the Job Done!

2nd Floor Bathroom Colors

When you need quick turnaround, everyone on the team needs to be flexible. We wanted to get this bathroom done before some other remodeling projects started. This meant working with fixtures we could purchase locally rather than ordering online. We started with color choices and customer sign-off on a vanity … and then the fun began.

2nd Floor Bathroom Colors

2nd Floor Vanity

New Vanity Installed

There is more to a bathroom than just the vanity. You need a countertop, a sink and faucet and the dilema was locating these quickly. Here’s how we did it … in just a few... 

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