We almost missed this article last month from the Washington Post identifying new trends in residential bathrooms. To summarize the story very simply, people are looking for less flash and more comfort, like they would get from a spa. We agree with this trend as we've seen it requested in just about every city we work within northern Illinois. Home owner requests for his and hers vanities, steam showers and soothing neutral colors happen just about every day. When it's time to turn your old bathroom into a peaceful oasis, you know who to call!
As a professional remodeling company that now focuses solely on bathrooms in Northern Illinois, we don't get many people asking us about kitchens any more, but before we became bathroom specialists, we remodeled dozens of kitchens. And it's not uncommon for a house with an outdated bathroom to also have an outdated kitchen because they were likely built about the same time. So, local homeowners frequently raise a question about which project to do first, a bathroom or the kitchen.
And while we agree with MOST of what this article details when comparing kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects, it misses one very important point with myth number three: Yes, remodeling projects in general can be disruptive and productive at the same time, but 92% of the homes we work within have at least a SECOND bathroom that can be used by the family during the five to ten days while we are improving the home. We try to limit family interruptions as much as possible, but there are always some slight inconveniences.
We do not, however, run into too many homes with a second kitchen, but there's always that fancy grill outside!
To receive your free professional bathroom remodeling consultation, call us today at 815-354-4148 or use our online contact form to tell us more about your dream bathroom!
During the past few weeks we've been receiving a lot of calls from home owners with small bathrooms looking for new design ideas and professional remodeling estimates. There seems to be a small bathroom remodeling trend happening because everywhere we look we see media channels of all kinds talking about this BIG topic. The top three best small bathroom design resources we are recommending are:
1. HGTV: Yes, we love to watch the HGTV network as much as you do, but their website is also an important resource for design trends and remodeling ideas. This recent post about small bathrooms is genuinely helpful to everyone working with tiny spaces. Also watch the quick video on that page for some additional insight!
2. Houzz: This new website has quickly become a favorite of ours as well as a resource frequently used by our clients to help them convey ideas, colors and concepts. This Houzz post is an incredible gallery of a dozen design tips to "Make a Small Bathroom Better" that includes 12 photos demonstrating each of the twelve tips. Do not skip this one!
3. FreshHome: This lesser-known website, FreshHome.com, ups the ante with 30 Small and Functional Bathroom Design Ideas for Cozy Homes. We love this post from last year because these are clearly "real" homes and affordable projects for just about any home owner.
We hope you find these few resources helpful and remember to bookmark or Pin when you see something you love so we can include it within our discussion about your small bathroom remodeling needs! To visit with our bathroom remodeling professionals and receive a free quote, visit our contact page or call us at 815-354-4148 between 8:30-4pm CT, Monday-Friday, to speak with a real live person!
We want to feature a new client profile video every month in 2016 on our blog! Our first video for this year is the remodeling project we did for the Dahnert family in Lindenhurst, IL. Click the video link below to see this quick, two-minute profile that shows their bathroom before and after, as well as the great things they told Angie's List about Diamond Bath!
To receive your free bathroom remodeling estimate this week, visit the Contact Us page or call us directly at 815-354-4148 (8:00am-4:30pm CST)
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