Posts made in July 2022

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7 Bathtub to Shower Conversions That Add Style & Space

When it comes to bathroom remodeling, walk-in showers are becoming an extremely popular bathroom design option. With a large shower area that’s easy to enter and a look that’s modern and attractive, it’s easy to see why homeowners find them so appealing! The way you handle your bathtub to shower conversion will depend largely on your lifestyle, as some people will value the accessibility of a walk in shower while others will need to keep their bathtub. When you’re looking for bathroom remodel ideas, consider these gorgeous options.

  1. If you have the space, keeping your tub and adding a shower can turn your bathroom into a spa. tan bathroom with tub and mirror A beautiful soaker tub and a standalone walk-in shower creates a bathroom that’s the best of both worlds, relaxing and inviting. Should you decide to sell the home, this will be attractive to buyers in many different stages of life.
  2. For existing shower/tub combinations that are just outdated, many homeowners choose bath fitters. This is a great way to update the look of your tub and shower quickly, in a relatively cost-effective manner.
  3. Sometimes a shower is more practical than a tub.  If you have a bathtub that’s pretty but not very useful, a walk-in shower with features like a seat, a handheld shower head, and a grab bar can make your home more accessible. For seniors aging in place, this is one of those home design details that can significantly raise the home’s appeal.
  4. Upgrading from a tub/shower combo to a shower sometimes just makes sense. Especially when space is at a premium, it’s far more luxurious to install a shower with double shower heads, a rain shower, and other upgrades to make showering an experience instead of just a habit. Make it a walk in shower with grab bars and a seat, and you increase the usefulness without detracting from the luxury.
  5. A shower can make a bathroom seem more spacious. In a small bathroom, a bathtub can also feel like a huge, unwieldy fixture. By removing it and installing a shower with glass doors, you can open up the space and make the room feel much larger.
  6. Converting to a shower can give the room more personality. Especially if you’ve had a traditional tub/shower combo, you can add your own style to the bathroom by transitioning to a beautiful new shower with beautiful tile work and elegant touches that make it truly yours.
  7. By eliminating a large tub, you can make room for other features that are a higher priority for you. Brown Bathroom with Stand Up Shower and SinkIt could be that a double vanity is of more importance to you than a tub, or you might need more room for storage. Whatever the reason you need more room, you can often get it with a shower to tub conversion.
    Bathroom Remodel Exterior Shower

When you’re looking for bathroom or kitchen remodeling in Arizona, trust the team at Re-Bath & Kitchens®. Having served homeowners in the area since 2010, we’ve got the expertise needed to provide a wide range of bathroom and kitchen remodeling services. Our service is exceptional, and we deliver innovative, high-performance products in our four showrooms in Maricopa County and Northern Arizona. Visit one of our spacious showrooms, call us at 480-359-1778, or contact us through our website for more information.

The Features Of A Good Bathroom Renovation

What are the features of a good bathroom renovation?

Bathroom remodeling is rewarding, because it makes your bathroom more livable and increases the value of your home. It’s definitely an investment, though, so it’s important to make sure your bathroom design makes sense and will have a good return on investment. Here, we offer some bathroom remodel ideas that ensure your bathroom renovation will be worth the time and money you put into it.

  • Use built-ins to your advantage. Niches and recesses for soap dishes, medicine cabinets, and toilet roll holders can be space savers, because they make the most of the available room in a small bathroom. Whenever you need more space, consider building into the walls. Make sure you have enough storage; a linen closet, for example, is a boon in a bathroom.
  • Remember ventilation. By code, have to have ventilation. This could be a bathroom exhaust fan or a window, but be sure to take it into consideration when you’re remodeling. If you decide on a bathroom fan, pay attention to the amount of cubic feet of air it can move and how much noise it makes, because a noisy bathroom fan in a small space can be problematic.
  • Consider open shelving. This is trendy in bathrooms right now, because open shelves can be attractive and functional. Use them to store charming containers of bathroom essentials or, better yet, create a home for some trailing plants. Plants are a great addition to a bathroom because they add color, improve air quality, and make your bathroom feel cozier and more spa-like.
  • Take time choosing your floor. Wood floors are beautiful, but they’re not a very practical choice for a bathroom. Look for flooring that can stand up to moisture and the punishment it’s likely to endure in a bathroom. Good flooring options for a bathroom include ceramic and porcelain tile, vinyl tile, and luxury vinyl plank.
  • Make color work for you in your bathroom. Remember that lighter colors will make a room feel bigger, and dark colors can cause a claustrophobic feel. Beyond that, put personal touches into your bathroom, perhaps using colorful or dramatic tiles to make it unique.
  • Be sure to install sufficient lighting. Bathrooms need to be well-lit, but not so well-lit that the light is blinding. Putting in light that can be adjusted, whether through a dimmer switch or by providing more than one light source, is a good idea to accommodate people needing to see themselves clearly as well as someone wanting to relax in the tub. Don’t be afraid to use dramatic lighting, because that can elevate the look of your bathroom.
  • More is more when it comes to being able to hang things in a bathroom. Towels, robes, and clothing will need a place to go in a bathroom, and countertop surface area is often at a premium. Hooks are easy to install on the back of the door, on the walls, or even on the side of a cabinet. For a luxurious touch, consider heated towel bars.
  • Don’t underestimate the importance of mirrors. They’re not only there for checking makeup; they also serve as important home design elements. Mirrors add light to a room, expanding it visually. In a small bathroom, consider a mirror that spans the whole wall. In a larger bathroom, consider more than one mirror.

When you’re looking for bathroom or kitchen remodeling in Arizona, trust the team at Re-Bath & Kitchens®. Having served homeowners in the area since 2010, we’ve got the expertise needed to provide a wide range of bathroom and kitchen remodeling services. Our service is exceptional, and we deliver innovative, high-performance products in our four showrooms in Maricopa County and Northern Arizona. Visit one of our spacious showrooms, call us at 480-359-1778, or contact us through our website for more information.

2022 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Trends

Are you considering a new kitchen or bathroom this year? Kitchen and bath remodeling is a great idea, because remodeling either of these rooms provides a significant return on investment (ROI). It’s been said that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, and it’s true that they’re key to impressing potential homebuyers, but a beautiful new kitchen or bath can also make your home more livable and enjoyable. Make your kitchen and bathroom your own, creating custom spaces that make you smile every time you see them. Here, we offer some bathroom and kitchen remodel ideas, featuring up-to-the-minute trends to inspire you.

  • If you’re tired of white kitchens, we’ve got great news. For years, the trend was all-white kitchens, stark and sterile. Now design is leaning more towards warm, neutral countertops and kitchens full of color. Colorful cabinets, especially in deep greens and blues, are trending, and so are bold, colorful appliance finishes. While stainless steel is still holding its ground, if you’ve ever wanted an orange or red stove or a green or navy dishwasher, you’re in luck. There are even appliances with removable faces so that you can change the look without having to replace the appliance.
    a Kitchen with an island table in the center
  • Workstation sinks are taking kitchens by storm. There are plenty of new kitchen faucets on the market in 2022, but one trend in particular warrants taking notice, and that’s the commercial kitchen faucet. Commercial faucets are on point right now, and while they’re not new, they’re a novelty in the residential arena. They fit right in, though with the workstation sink. Designed to facilitate the work you do in your kitchen, these sinks can be configured to meet your needs, featuring accessories like a chopping board, colander, and drying rack that drop onto an integrated ledge in the top of the sink. They’re extremely convenient and help make the most of kitchen space.
  • Matte black is trending in both kitchen and bathroom remodeling. It’s a gorgeous, modern look, but where will you see matte black? Essentially everywhere. Countertops, islands, sinks, bathtubs, and even faucets and grab bars are showing up in beautiful matte black for a striking look in the bathroom or kitchen. Not ready to commit to a matte black sink quite yet? Consider trying out some matte black paint first, to see if this dramatic look is for you.
  • In bathrooms and kitchens, wood-look flooring is beautiful and practical. Vinyl plank, also called luxury vinyl plank, is versatile and low maintenance, it’s made of PVC but looks and often feels like wood. It’s an inexpensive alternative to wood, and can do things wood and laminate can’t because it’s water-resistant and durable. If you’re concerned about VOCs, low-VOC vinyl plank is available. Wood-look tile is another great option: ceramic or porcelain tile that mimics the look of wood. It’s a stain-resistant, water-resistant, sustainable options.
  • The way we’re using tile is shifting. Tile backsplashes have been the go-to look in the kitchen for years, but now slabs are coming into vogue. Tiles are still used, but in more surprising ways, to make a statement instead of blending into the background. In the bathroom, big, colorful tile is taking center stage. Complemented by natural wood accents, it adds excitement and creates a beautiful look.
  • Luxurious bathrooms are in. Showers are becoming less utilitarian and more of an experience, and tubs are becoming spa-like. An elegant free standing tub can make a statement in the bathroom, while a walk in tub can be extremely helpful to seniors aging in place, and yet just as beautiful as a traditional tub. A jacuzzi tub with jets is another great choice, relaxing for people at all stages of life. Showers today feature not just rain shower heads and multiple shower heads, but also options for aromatherapy and steam showers. For added indulgence, consider in-floor heating or heated towel racks.
  • Custom bathroom cabinets complete the look of luxury. Eye-catching textures are in high demand, as people request cabinetry that’s fluted, reeded, or slatted. For now, these beautiful cabinets are custom jobs, but you can expect manufacturers to get wise to this trend soon and start cranking out new styles.
  • Brushed finishes are gaining popularity. Brushed nickel has loomed large for a long time, but now other brushed finishes are offering it some competition. Brushed brass or even brush gold give a warm, elegant look, and mixing different metals in the bathroom and kitchen is also popular.
  • Everything is getting smarter. Which smart home features will you find in a kitchen or bathroom? Plenty! In the bathroom, look for smart controls that control the temperature of the water, detect leaks, and help with water conservation. Add to this the luxury of integrated speakers and an audio system, with the practicality of motion-sensor lighting that saves on electric bills, and you’ve got a very functional bathroom. Going beyond basic function, smart toilets and bidets help provide a germ-free environment with hands-free components and bacteria killing lights under the lids. In the kitchen, touchless faucets, smart refrigerators, and ovens you can work remotely from your smart phone are just a few of the innovations making the grade. Other kitchen technology includes charging stations, water conserving faucets, and emergency power options to keep your refrigerator going if your electricity goes out.

Whether you’re interested in following the trends or you want to blaze your own path and create a kitchen and bathroom truly your own, the sky is the limit with what you can do to customize your space. When you’re looking for a bathroom or kitchen remodeling contractor in Arizona, trust the team at Re-Bath & Kitchens®. Having served homeowners in the area since 2010, we’ve got the expertise needed to provide a wide range of services for remodeling kitchen and bathroom spaces. Our service is exceptional, and we deliver innovative, high-performance products in our four showrooms in Maricopa County and Northern Arizona. Visit one of our spacious showrooms, call us at 480-359-1778, or contact us through our website for more information.