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Glass Showers – a quick primer

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Excerpt: Glass showers are very popular in today’s bathroom designs and this quick primer will illustrate the differences between a “good – better – best” selection of them.  The choices are fully framed, semi-frameless and frameless glass shower enclosures.  Click on any picture for a larger view. The “Good” –  The fully framed shower and shower doors are the most budget friendly.  The main difference between the fully framed glass shower and the next step up, the semi- frameless glass shower, is the door.  Both have a framed enclosure but while the fully framed shower door is framed, the semi-frameless door is…

Why Didn’t They Think of That In My Bathroom Remodel?

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Excerpt: We like to say that the key to Design-Build remodeling is to design BEFORE you build not “AS” you build. The hard work is done before the first nail is driven: in the design of the remodeled project. Some of these pictures reminded me this morning that great design can really make the entire project. For more bathroom inspirations, check out these other articles: Bathroom Design and Remodel Inspirations ,   Renew yourself with this bathroom idea, Unique and Whimsical Bathroom Design, 67 Inspirational Pictures of Bathroom Remodels   Warming room as you exit the shower. Heated lights allow the room to warm up before you…

Bathroom Design and Remodeling Inspirations

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Excerpt: I woke up this morning to some really impressive designs and pictures from Case Design and Remodel in Bethesda, Maryland. I have had the privilege of knowing Bruce Case and Joaquin Erazo at Case and even spoke at their annual meeting a few years back.  They have an outstanding team of people and I always learn so much whenever I spend time with them! This morning I really was impressed by this luxury shower:   I was also a big fan of this one. I enjoyed the contrasting blue color on the walls with the white tile wainscot.  Maybe it’s just that I seem…

80 Pictures for Inspiration and Ideas for Your Bathroom Remodel

This is a collection of pictures of bathroom remodels that have inspired me, shocked me, or made me think outside the box as to what is possible with bathroom remodels in Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, and Portsmouth Virginia. See more inspirations in these articles also: Bathroom Design and Remodel Inspirations ,  Beadboard on bathroom walls, Renew yourself with this bathroom idea, Unique and Whimsical Bathroom Design Click on a picture to open the gallery and view them larger size!

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When you feel like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., how about this bathroom idea to renew yourself?

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Excerpt: Feeling a bit beat up lately? More and more homeowners are looking to remodel their own bathrooms into home spas for relaxation and a rejuvinating escape from the rigors of everyday stress.  In a bathroom with all the luxurious amenitites like steam showers or showers with side sprayers and rain heads, jacuzzi or soaking tubs, towel warmers, heated bathroom floor tiles, and  custom bathroom vanities (think storage), homewoners from Chesapeake to Newport News can treat themselves to their own royal Kate Middleton treatment! Remember when mom would go to the bathroom just to be able to lock the door for a…

Beadboard On Bathroom Walls

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Excerpt: We hear our clients are asking us more often for beadboard on bathroom walls,  as opposed to tile, for their bathroom remodels.  This is a definite shift in what we’ve heard requested over the last several years. There are many ways to install and finish beadboard on a wall: different heights, different trim details at the top and bottom and different color selections.  Each adds a distinctive personalized signature to the area that makes it your own. Here are a few ideas that I was looking at with a client the other day for a bathroom remodel in Newport News and I…

Unique and Whimsical Bathroom Design

How do you like this unique idea for a guest bathroom? For other bathroom inspirations see here:

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling in Virginia Beach – Good, Fast, or Cheap: Choose 2

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Excerpt: When evaluating remodeling options, I am reminded that the graphic design industry feels the same way about their industry: I like to tell people this:  good, fast, or cheap – choose 2.  If it is good and cheap, it’s probably not going to be fast.  These contractors will have big back-logs of work.  They have a very economical product and a suitable quality of work, so everyone wants them to come to their house next.  These contractors will get things done the most economical way possible at the highest quality that is warranted; however, this will be done in their way…