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Double Bathroom Remodel Finished in Schoharie

Our installers had a busy week at one couple’s house in Schohaire completing two bathroom remodels. The homeowners knew it was time to update the bathrooms in their home. The 4″ white tile on the walls had seen better days and had also gone out of style years ago. Tom and Carol saw ReBath of Albany at a home show this past spring and had decided to check out the showroom before having someone out for an estimate. They were certainly glad they did! During their visit to the showroom in Clifton Park, they were able to pick out their vanities, flooring and all of the colors for their showers. When the estimator George came out to their house to measure and give the estimate, they basically knew what everything would look like. A few weeks later, the installers arrived to start remodeling their bathrooms. Tom and Carol were thrilled to say good by the 4″ white tile that was impossible to clean. The installers arrived every day by 7:30 and worked late into the afternoon. In just four days, both the master bath and the guest bath were complete. Take a look at the gallery below to see how beautiful their new acrylic shower and and acrylic tub system turned out. The shower in the master bathroom features Tivoli Travertine acrylic walls that will be much easier to clean than the tile that was there. The oil rubbed bronze door and fixtures really pops against the Tivoli Travertine walls. The double bowl vanity top was created by The Onyx Collection. It features the wave bowl sinks and is...

Tips for Cleaning Your Acrylic Shower System from ReBath

Our customer LOVE their easy to clean acrylic tub and shower system. Compared to scrubbing tile grout or dealing with old scratched fiberglass, ReBath’s acrylic wall systems, shower bases and tubs are much easier to clean and maintain. Although acrylic is easy to clean, these helpful tips will make your bathroom cleaning a breeze. Wipe down the walls after the last shower of the day The easiest way to make sure your ReBath system stays looking brand new is to wipe the shower down with a towel after the last shower of the day. If you choose a smooth, flat wall system, you can squeegee after the last use of the day. Both of these methods will keep soap scum from building up. Half bleach, half water will do wonders Buy yourself a spray bottle and mix bleach and water. A solution of about 50/50 will do the trick. Spray this solution where the walls meet the tub or shower and where the walls meet each other. Let sit for a minute and then wipe down with a regular, nonabrasive sponge. The bleach will make sure that no mold can grow on top of leftover shampoo or soap. If you do this once a week, you will NEVER have a problem with moldy sealant. Only use the products on our approved list Acrylic is a great material when cared for properly. Make sure you only clean with the products on the list given to you at install. If you need a copy of the approved cleaners list, click here. Some of the products are more difficult to find than others....

Slate Walk-in Shower Finished in Saratoga Springs

Our installers completed a stunning walk-in shower in Saratoga Springs last week. We thought the combination the homeowners chose was so beautiful we just had to share and tell their story. Mr. and Mrs. J needed their worn our fiberglass tub removed and a walk-in shower installed. They did a lot of  research online and saw ReBath of Albany had a good reputation for this kind of work. They decided to visit the showroom in Clifton Park to check out all the options. They met with Lyndia and were very happy with the help they received. A few days later the estimator came to their home and they chose their dream shower. Mrs. J fell in love with ReBath of Albany’s Terra Stone acrylic walls. She just couldn’t believe the material was acrylic because it looked so much like real stone. To nicely contrast the Terra Stone wall color, she chose the oil rubbed bronze shower door and faucet. The finishing touch was the clear shower door so she could see her new shower anytime she was in the bathroom! The installers finished this job last Friday, right before the holiday weekend. The couple was so happy to be able to show off their new shower at their family’s barbecue. Mrs. J called our office yesterday to tell us how happy she was with the install and how many of her family members will be calling for bathroom remodeling over the next year. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. J for allowing ReBath of Albany to work in your home. We know there are many choices out there and we...

Mirror vs Medicine Cabinet: Bathroom Remodel Trends

It’s a given that if you are looking to remodel your bathroom, you need to do your research. You must take a look at the latest trends, the timeless treasures and of course your own personal needs. Many of our customers wonder weather they should go with a mirror or a medicine cabinet. For some homeowners this choice is easy based on their storage needs. For others, this will be a choice based on wants and trends. If you are looking to keep up with the latest trends, a mirror is the way to go. Mirrors can be cut and designed to so many different shapes or framed with wood to match a vanity. They give the bathroom a more sleek, clean look than a medicine cabinet. When remodeling your bathroom, consider a vanity with lots of storage. This will ensure that you won’t miss the storage in your old medicine cabinet. Framed mirrors are a very hot trend in bathroom remodeling right now. For a sleek look, go with a mirror with no framing. If storage is prime real estate in your bathroom, a medicine cabinet may be your only option. More modern looking medicine cabinets will provide you with storage, as well as fit right in with the new style of the room. Hopefully we helped you form some idea of what kind of mirror you are looking for in your remodeled bathroom. For more bathroom remodeling ideas, visit our photo...

Bathroom Plants & How to Care for Them

Our friends at ReBath Corporate posted another great blog and we wanted to share it with our readers. Best Bathroom Plants Aloe Vera Though not the prettiest plant, Aloe Vera is incredibly useful because the plant’s gel has healing properties. After washing a cut or burn, slice open one of the thick leaves, and apply the gooey gel to your injury for a soothing, natural ointment. As a bonus, this little succulent is easy to care for, making it a great choice for bathroom plants. To keep it vibrant and healthy, set it in a windowsill and water on occasion. If your your Aloe starts turning brown, move it to a cooler location that receives less direct sun. Cast Iron Plant Looking for a hardy bathroom plant that can handle any level of gardener? The Cast Iron Plant, also known as Aspidistra, tolerates neglect, over-watering, and a wide variety of temperatures. To keep the plant healthy, let the soil dry between each watering. Ferns A variety of ferns can thrive well in the bathroom, including Boston, Asparagus, Staghorn, and Bird’s Nest. Due to the fern’s natural habitat as undergrowth in humid tropical forests, the low-light, moist, warm bathroom environment is ideal for them. Orchid Orchids are a beautiful plant that can add a splash of color to your bathroom. However, some people find the Orchid difficult to maintain. For best results, set in a windowsill lit by indirect light, and water with a couple ice cubes every other day. Peace Lily Peace Lilys love indirect sunlight and moist (not drenched!) soil. They require little maintenance and add beauty to the...