As we get older, we want to maintain our independence. Many people dread becoming a senior citizen because they are afraid that they will have to move out of their own home and into a nursing home where they will be cared for all the time. This takes away from independence significantly, but there are things that can be done within a home to help you stay at home longer. Elderly people and those with special needs are most commonly known for slipping in the bathroom, either when bathing, showering or using the toilet but by installing grab bars, you can prevent injury by universal design. Grab bars are easy to install, convenient and can protect your safety in a handicap accessible bathroom.
Your home is your pride and joy so you always want to be sure that you take care of it and do what you need to do when it is time to remodel it. Remodeling can make a great and beautiful difference in your home and can increase your home’s value as well. The bathroom is a great place to remodel because there is literally so much that you can do with it and so many beautiful fixtures, bathtubs, sinks and showers that you can purchase. If you just want a little bit of privacy in your bathroom, along with some added elegance, you may be considering using glass blocks to surround your tub or shower. Glass blocks are beautiful, affordable and can really transform your bathroom.
Bathrooms are one of the rooms in your home that will get the dirtiest and require the most cleaning. When you clean your bathroom, however, you will see that you probably use harsh chemicals that have strong odors. These chemical odors can overcome you if your bathroom does not have the proper ventilation. You may see that if you dye your hair in your bathroom, as well, you will have those smells to deal with. These are instances in which a bathroom exhaust fan would be helpful. Bathroom exhaust fans also serve other purposes, including getting the steam out of the bathroom so you do not have steamy windows and mirrors or shower walls and providing bathroom lighting. What many people do not think about, however, is the fact that with bathroom lighting, you can install a bathroom exhaust fan. There are many different bathroom exhaust fan options available at your local home improvement store, so you are sure to find something that you like.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to relax in a nice, hot bubble bath or shower without being interrupting by a blast of cold water because someone else in the house is using the hot water? Or, wouldn’t it be better to not have to wait on hot water at all? Keep reading for information on tankless water heaters and how you can start getting hot water on demand.
Just as the dining room may appear incomplete when it is not equipped with the dining tables and chairs, a shower area simply looks more aesthetic with a full range of accessories. Some of these accessories that are very critical for proper functionality of the shower room are the shower seat or bench seat for the shower. Continue reading →
The latest new trend in bathtubs is the air jetted tub. This is a new development that has taken the market by storm and effectively cornered it. There are many reasons that can be given to explain why the new air jetted tub is better than all the whirlpool tubs that we have been used to for such a long time. These heated tubs basically blow hot air through tiny air jets (or openings) at the bottom of the tub. Continue reading →
Have you always dreamed of owning a Jacuzzi? Wouldn’t you love to soak in a gorgeous garden tub while letting the water melt your worries away? If so, you should consider a soaking tub for your bathroom. By adding a freestanding tub to your bathroom you not only provide yourself with a relaxing oasis, but also increase the aesthetics and value of your home. Continue reading →
Remodeling prices have the consistency of the weather . Meaning that “estimates” will vary with a range of highs and lows. A friend of mine on Facebook recently received quotes for a small home service. The three estimates were $4,000, $975, and $450. My comment was that the guy at $4,000 was probably sub-contracting to the $975 who in turn was hiring the $450 guy to actually do the work. While I added an “LOL” at the end, this scenario of wide range of remodeling prices is generally a result of companies quoting on different work and then not explaining where the differences in materials, labor, and overall customer service may be. Continue reading →
At some point, it will come time to remodel your bathroom. This might be because your old bathroom is getting old and dingy, or simply because you are looking for a change of pace. Whatever your reasons and motivation may be for remodeling your bathroom, one of the most important factors to the decision is the cost. As your bathroom probably still works just fine, most people are remodeling their bathroom because they want to, not because they need to, making the decision whether or not to spend a lot of money on it a whole lot more difficult.