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Bath Remodel

Remodeling Made Easier – Cleaner – Safer In Madison WI

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Remodeling using a negative air machine helps protect indoor air quality, workers and family members.

At Sims Exteriors and Remodeling, we take pride in creating satisfied customers at all stages during a remodel.

Our commitment is to be sure the entire remodeling process is as easy as possible on the homeowners, who, after all, have to accommodate an entire work crew while a remodel or renovation takes place. What we want to avoid is adding insult to injury by having loads of dust from a project stay in the room we are working on or, worse, have that dust travel throughout the house. That is why we have added a NIKRO mini poly air scrubber. Continue reading

Pay Back – Recouping Bathroom Remodel Dollars

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A bathroom remodel will return much but not all of your investment upon resale

Homes are the biggest investment many of us make. So, when it comes to a bathroom remodel, it only stands to reason homeowners think in terms of what return will they get back on dollars invested in their home.

It’s a simple question with any bathroom remodel. However, the right answer can differ greatly depending on your perspective. The value of any bathroom remodel has both objective and subjective measures Continue reading

This Bathroom Renovation Costs Too Much Compared To –

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A remodeling project like a bathroom renovation requires a building permit. Whoever pulls a permit is liable for the welfare of the workers and any injuries in Madison WI

A bathroom renovation, no matter what the size, requires an investment. We sometimes hear a project will ‘cost too much’ and the plans of a homeowner are put on hold for further consideration.

The question we often ask at this time is to what are you comparing the cost of a bathroom renovation project?

Perspective On A Bathroom Renovation Quote

In reviewing a quote for a bathroom renovation, there are a number of things to consider. The first thing to consider is your frame of reference. Be sure you are not limiting great options for your bathroom renovation. Start by asking the following questions – Continue reading

Consider Radiant Floor Heating In Your Bathroom Remodel

As the cold north wind begins to blow, a great question to consider with your bathroom remodel project is whether radiant floor heating could be a logical addition.

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Radiant floor heating is a great addition to any bathroom remodel in cold weather areas like Madison WI

Building luxurious comfort into bathroom renovations is a growing trend. In northern climates as in Madison WI, radiant floor heating can be a significant component in any bathroom remodel. Bathroom floors often are cool because of hard-surface finishes. Radiant floor heating helps homeowners endure months of cold weather floors with welcoming warmth on their feet. As an added bonus with your bathroom remodel, radiant floor heating can often heat more efficiently than other types of traditional heating systems. When the entire floor is heated, you can avoid the problem of a layer of cold air near the floor with warm air rising to the ceiling.

Contemporary bathroom remodel trends emphasize transforming these onetime nondescript rooms into relaxing getaways, giving homeowners an escape from a frantically paced world. Bathroom renovations are now, more than ever before, incorporating elements to increase comfort, style and function. Radiant floor heating is a favorite addition to bathroom remodels. Continue reading

Bathroom Renovations – Bathroom Design Ideas From The Bottom Up

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Wood flooring should be at the top of your bathroom design ideas list – it adds warmth and style to your bathroom remodel

Bathroom renovations come in many shapes and sizes. A bathroom remodel can range from a simple update and can be relatively inexpensive to a major project from top to bottom. When doing a larger renovation, flooring is an important element to include with your bathroom design ideas.

One concept to consider when planning bathroom renovations is starting from the bottom up. The flooring you choose can have an impact on the entire room. For example, a tile floor can lead to tile showers and complimentary wall designs which can create a signature room for a homeowner. This is a room a homeowner can enjoy immediately and can benefit from when they put their home up for sale.

Bathroom design ideas can hit high gear when started with a flooring choice. Hardwood or tile floors can set the tone for any bathroom remodel. With tile flooring – colors, textures and sizes all contribute to creating a unique feel. With wood – species, stain color, width of slats are just a few ways to make bathroom renovations distinctive and fresh. Distinctive floor designs unlock bathroom design ideas as they relate to the entire bathroom remodel project. Cabinets, counter tops, showers and the rest are all impacted by a design foundation offered by distinctive flooring. You can make your bathroom room special. Continue reading

Walk In Tubs For Changing Lifestyles

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A walk in tub is great for comfort, therapy and safety

Research shows 89% of homeowners want to stay in their homes as they age. Adding walk in tubs as part of a larger bathroom remodel plan allows aging or physically limited people to continue living in their homes.

For these people to stay in their homes, daily activities such as bending, reaching, stretching and other routine movements most people take for granted must be doable. Walk in tubs eliminate the high stepping required for older or physically challenged people.

In fact, Baby-Boomers will probably benefit from walk in tubs more than any other group. As Baby-Boomers reach retirement age by the millions, safe and convenient bathing options will be significant. Continue reading

Universal Bathroom Remodeling In Madison WI

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Universal bathroom remodeling often includes raised toilets

Universal Bathroom Remodeling is creating bathroom environments that are usable by nearly all people, to the greatest extent possible. Because bathrooms represent one of the most heavily used areas in a home, Universal Bathroom Design allows more people stay in their homes in their later years.

Research reveals 89% of people want to live in their homes as they age. To do this everyday activities must be able to be done, no matter the amount of bending, reaching, stretching and other movements most of us take for granted.

The goal of Universal Bathroom Remodeling is to build ease of use within the environment. The easier things are to use, the more it allows people to live in their homes safely, independently and comfortably. No matter the age or the physical ability of the user, universal bathroom remodeling allows independent living. Continue reading

Bathroom Remodeling With Universal – Accessible Design

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Hand grabs should be considered in any bathroom remodeling project for safety and function

Bathroom remodeling to make your bathroom more accessible as you age makes sense in Madison WI and everywhere else.

If you like where you live and you love your home, it makes sense. If you have lived there 20, 30, 40 or more years, it makes sense. Your home holds countless family memories, it really makes sense. If, you can’t imagine moving, a logical universal bathroom remodeling strategy is to make your bathroom accommodate any limitations that may creep up on you as you age.

With a little forethought, you don’t have to leave your home behind as you age. We are all aware physical abilities decline with age. In fact, recent AARP surveys indicate 89% of those surveyed say they want to stay in their current home and community. That is really no surprise. Continue reading

Bathroom Remodeling Checklist

Bathroom remodeling is always a very personal project. It’s where you start and end most every day. When a homeowner is planning to remodel their bathroom, usually much thought goes into how it is used and personal preferences making the bathroom theirs, and no one else’s. Continue reading

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