Since we fully expect the "Spa-Like Bathroom" remodeling trend to continue for many years to come, we felt sharing this in-depth photo gallery from HGTV would be beneficial to most of our blog readers! Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea and settle back into a seemingly endless sequence of beautiful bathroom photos - 381 Spa Bathroom Photos - to be exact! As you go through these hundreds of photos take note of the elements you find most appealing so when it's time for your bathroom to be professionally remodeled, Diamond Bath can make sure you get the new bathroom you've been dreaming of! Contact Diamond Bath today to schedule an appointment or call our Crystal Lake offices directly: 815-893-0282!
If you're as obsessed with HGTV home renovation shows as we are, you probably agree that the end of each show is always the best part. It's only within the last few minutes when they show what they started with and then show amazing footage of the highly polished, well-staged finished product. We all know that it never stays that way for more than a day or two, but it is so impressive, none the less!
While we've done our best to show a recent "Before and After" of our own with a project we just wrapped up in Johnsburg, we also wanted to share this recent post from our partners at Houzz. Their article, titled Before and After: 6 Dream Bathrooms That Free the Tub, not only plays to our appreciation for "Before and Afters", but they are also after those clearly hoping for a freestanding tub at some point in their near future! If you missed our blog post from earlier in the month, identifying Freestanding Tubs as a new industry trend for 2018, then click this link for that update!
And when you're ready to stage your own "Before and After" bathroom renovation photos, be sure to call the professionals at Diamond Bath Remodeling!
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the premiere trade show event for North America. Presented annually by the National Kitchen and Bath association (of which Diamond Bath is a member), this expo is an amazing way to stay up-to-date on the latest bathroom design trends and business oriented issues. Earlier this week, our partners at Houzz posted this story - 10 Bathroom Trends from the Kitchen and Bathroom Industry Show - that we believe our past clients or future customers will find very helpful. While some of these topics have been covered repeatedly here on the Diamond Bath blog, there are a few that homeowners in Northern Illinois may gravitate toward:
#6 - Nickel Faucets: While polished chrome has been the bathroom standard for decades, and the brass trend seems to cycle every 20 years or so, brushed nickel faucetry is a trend that we've been tracking with our clients for at least five years running. Not only does warm nickel match just about any color palette, it's also nearly impervious to water spotting.
#7 - Undermount Sinks: Many homeowners originally discovered the benefits of undermount sinks in their kitchens first. Now, with many homeowners opting for bathroom vanities over pedestal sinks for increased storage space, undermount sinks have also started to appear in many modern bathrooms (see our recent project photo below). Not only are these sinks much easier to keep clean, they also provide slightly more counter space versus a traditional inset sink.
#8 - Freestanding Tubs: While we spent a lot of time and attention late last year on the new "Statement Shower" forcing many to question Ditching the Tub, it does seem that those with space to spare (100 square feet or more) and deciding that BOTH is a preferred choice! Others, like the author of the above referenced Houzz article, believe that freestanding tubs are what people are "craving" after so many years of large, spa-like walk-in showers. Regardless of your position or preference on the topic, we've found that available space always seems to dictate possibilities with spacious amenities like these!
What other bathroom remodeling trends are you paying attention to? Let us know so we can can provide more stories, photos, resources and tips for helping make your next bathroom a true dream come true!
For the fourth year in a row, Diamond Bath Remodeling of Crystal Lake, IL has earned the coveted Super Service Award (SSA) from Angie's List! This exclusive award honors service professionals who have maintained exception service ratings and reviews from Angie's List users during 2017. Notification of the award arrived just a few days ago.
This award means that Diamond Bath met or surpassed strict eligibility requirements that include maintaining an "A" rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grades. Eligibility also requires passing a background check, a record of current trade license attestation, abiding by Angie's List operational guidelines and to be in good overall standing with Angie's List. "The service providers that receive our Angie's List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that our members have to come to expect," said Angie's List Founder Angie Hicks. She concluded by saying, "These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they consistently exhibit in the past year and overall."
Diamond Bath Remodeling founders, Jim and Jen Termanas (top right in photo), agreed and added, "During 2017 we grew to record levels and added more staff than at any point in our history, so it's truly rewarding to know that we haven't lost one step when it comes to keeping clients happy with our work." If you have bathroom renovation plans for early in 2018, contact the local remodeling team that is widely recognized and consistently awarded as the best in Northern Illinois - contact Diamond Bath today!
While we've used our blog space here to call attention to $10,000 high-tech toilets and Alexa controlled bathroom speakers, Kohler welcomes us to 2018 with a suite of new smart products that may change the way you use your bathroom! At this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Kohler surprised many with not one, but three new Internet of Things (IoT) devices that caught the attention of thousands of home owners:
1. Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror: While controlling lights with an Alexa may be last year's trend, this new mirror has Alexa built-in and features a dual-microphone system so you can easily control the efficient LED light that surrounds your mirror. But the mirror isn't just about good lighting while you're getting ready - it also houses hermetically sealed stereo speakers to play your favorite music or podcasts while you prepare for the start or end of your busy day. Finally, the mirror is also motion activated with a convenient nightlight to help you navigate regardless of your sleepy disposition.
2. DTV+ Shower System: How much time do you spend each day waiting for your water to warm and then adjusting it to the right temperature before you step in? This new DTV+ system allows you to simply speak the temperature you want or to preset a shower experience that can control temperature, shower heads, body sprays, lighting, music and more.
3. Numi Intelligent Toilet: While Kohler introduced accessories to make existing toilets smarter, or warmer or touch-less, this Numi follows the same smart trend as the advanced shower system above. Beyond the expected features, like heated seat and hands-free control, this new toilet also adds wireless Bluetooth music, ambient colored lighting and an impressive new foot warmer that actually heats the space around the toilet. Not only can this toilet be controlled by voice but a new Kohler Konnect app was also debuted at this week's show.
If you're feeling that your old bathroom might be getting a bit behind in trends and technologies, you know who to call!
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