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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

Bathroom Remodeling – Livability Tweaking

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Bathroom remodeling is a logical step as you family’s needs grow

Bathroom remodeling is often where a facelift for a home begins.

If you have lived in your home for many years you probably have, or are going through, different usage patterns for every room in your home. It’s a natural progression nearly every family experiences.

In some cases, a different or new home is an answer for new needs – especially when a new location is right for you and your family.

However, when our customers do a bathroom remodeling project, we have found in the course of conversation there are often many considerations motivating an updated bathroom design, such as – 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

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 – Converting Bathtubs To Showers

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Conversions to showers can result in a distinctive, unique room

Bathroom remodeling projects can take many forms and have varying degrees of impact on how you use your home. One trend in recent years homeowners have gravitated toward has been converting bathtub areas into spacious walk-in showers.

Traditionally, homeowners often shied away from conversions like these because older homes had one bath or a bath and a half and people wanted to maintain salability of their homes. Conventional wisdom dictated that if you wanted to sell your home at some point in the future, removing the only tub in the house would be a negative step. But, it seems all bets are off.

Bathroom remodeling often reflects what the popular thought is and the trend is for more conversions. Removing an old and little used tub and replacing it with a spacious, enjoyable walk-in shower with needed features and preferred luxuries is definitely a growing trend. 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 Ideas in Madison

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A walk-in shower replacing an old tub adds style and function

Homeowners have accelerated a trend of creating their own version of Shangri-La when updating their homes with bathroom remodeling projects here in Madison, Wisconsin

Whether you have lived in your house for many years or have just moved into your home, there are changes you can make to improve the function and the feel of your bathroom. People spend a lot of time in the bathroom, and enjoying one’s surrounding is important. 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