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Beveled Marble Subway Tile

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Beveled Marble Subway Tile (1)-Design Build ProsBeveled Marble Subway Tile Design Build Pros loves using beveled marble subway tile in our remodeling projects. We've written previously about the history of subway tile, but the beveled marble incarnation of subway tile adds an extra "WOW!" factor to projects. Continue reading

Bathroom Lighting Options

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Bathroom Lighting Options Bathroom lights - Design Build Pros (4)A bathroom can be a place where you spend just a few minutes every day, rushing in and rushing out. Or it could be a place where you relax, let down your guard, and let the stresses of the day wash away from you. It can be the one place in the house where you can go when you don’t want to be disturbed and just want to soak or shower in your thoughts. Of course, bathroom lighting can make a huge world of difference in here. Well thought out lighting can make your bathroom a place where you look forward to being any time of the day or night. Here’s what you need to keep in mind when you are shopping for bathroom lighting options. Continue reading

Refinish Bathtub or Install Bath Liner?

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Refinish Bathtub or Install Bath Liner? bath tub installed on a remodeling project - Design Build ProsGetting a new bathtub does not seem to be a big problem, it’s not such a big expense – but there are some drawbacks. For instance, the upfront purchase costs for the tub represent just a fraction of the total expense, you’ll then have to remove the existing one, install the new one – and so on, and all these add up quickly. Also, if you need a special shape, the price can skyrocket. For such cases, a refinishing job or the application or bathtub liner can be a great solution to postpone the problem for a few more years, until you can afford a full bathroom remodeling job, for example. Continue reading

Bathroom Remodeling with a Kid’s Theme

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Bathroom Remodeling with a Kid's Theme Kid themed bathroom remodeling - Design Build Pros One thing we mention a lot in our blogs is pet friendly remodeling. However, another thing that must be considering when undertaking a remodeling project... kid friendly remodeling! Obviously safety for all parties is of the utmost importance of any remodeling project, but why not go with a remodeling project that has a kid's theme? So people are turned off by undertaking a remodeling project that has a kid's theme. However, it must be noted that it isn't hard to make changes to the design when the child outgrows it. In the meantime, remodeling with a kid's theme provides many benefits. Continue reading

Tub to Shower Conversion

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How to Plan a Tub to Shower Conversion tub to shower conversion ~ Design Build ProsThe tub to shower conversion is quickly becoming one of the most popular remodeling projects throughout America. More and more people prefer a tub-less bathroom (in the past 5 years or so, the number of people who prefer shower-only bathrooms has increased by almost 50%, and now they represent the majority of the population). On the other hand, real estate agents are slower to catch up with the times, and they still insist that a house without a tub has a lower market value. As such, most houses that are sold have a tub in the bathroom, and the first thing the new owners do is covert it quickly to a shower. Continue reading

What is an Infinity Tub?

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What is an Infinity Tub? Infinity Tub - Design Build ProsSoaking in a tub after a long day is just heavenly. Water tends to seep away the tiredness and stress from the body. These days, more and more people are choosing Infinity tub, for a spa-like experience. An infinity tub is a soaking tub that has no overflow hole. Rather, there is an overflow design at the edges that allows water to flow over freely. Continue reading

A Bidet in US Bathroom Remodeling

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A Bidet in US Bathroom Remodeling Toilet and bidet in a modern bathroom - raised lidThe idea of installing a bidet in a US bathroom remodel can seem silly and intimidating. Any American to have visited the European continent has been fascinated, horrified, and intrigued all at the same time by these mysterious and seemingly over complicated toilets. Bidets are extremely popular all over the world, especially in Japan where more than 70% of homes reported having one. The truth of the matter is, bidets are awesome and Americans would do well to install bidets in their bathrooms more often. There is a reason why these little fixtures are found all over the world. Following are some reasons why the USA should jump on the bandwagon. Continue reading

Glass Blocks for Your Bathroom Remodel

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Using Glass Block in Bathroom Remodeling Glass block for bathroom remodeling ~ Design Build Pros (1)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. Continue reading

Bench or Shower Seat

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Bench seat in shower - Design Build ProsBench Seat for Your Shower 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