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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...

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...

Bathroom Paint Color Recommendations

It’s time to paint your bathroom. Maybe you have just finished remodeling your bathroom and just need to finish the project with new paint or you want to spruce up the room with a new color. Choosing paint color can be tricky business. Chose the wrong color and your bathroom can feel even smaller than it is. Chose the right color and your bathroom can quickly become your favorite room in the house! Here are some tips to help you chose the right color. Stick with the same color palette Many people make the mistake of choosing a color that contrasts their tile or bathroom surround color. This is a mistake. If you stick to the same color palette and tone, your bathroom with have a seamless look. For example, if you chose ReBath’s Tivoli Travertine, your walls should be in the beige family. We know you are thinking, ‘how boring’. Want to add some color? Add a splash of your personality with colorful rugs, towels and other accessories. You can always switch these out when you get tired of them (a lot easier than painting every few months). Light colors are the way to go Most bathrooms range from small to tiny. Don’t make the room feel even smaller, or worse like a cave, by choosing a dark paint color. A lighter color will make the room feel even larger than it is. Light and brightly colored walls are more reflective, making any space feel open and airy. Additionally, light colors help augment the effect of natural light (improvenet.com) Tan, beige, light gray and light blue, green or...

Spring Bathroom Remodeling Trends

With spring blossoms shyly poking out of the ground, and the ambiance of new beginnings in the air, everyone gets a little bit of spring fever and looks for ways to clean or renovate their homes. When you get that spring remodeling fever, don’t forget to consider a bathroom remodel and some of these fun trends. This blog was written by Rebath.com.   Bold Bathroom Trends It’s time to make a statement, and you can do it in any variety of ways. One of the most popular is a big, stand alone tub acting as the bathroom’s majestic centerpiece. Attached to your walk in shower? Not a problem. Go bold with other exciting elements, such as bright patterned wallpapers, expressive 3D tile, or even your choice of paint. Sleek black and white bathrooms, or even shades of gray, provide beautiful and sharp contrast to colorful towels and other bathroom decor. Space No one likes a dark and cramped bathroom. This spring, open up your bathroom with walk-in shower, glass shower doors, or floating vanities. Really looking for open space in your bathroom? Consider open cabinet shelves (just remember to dust!). Trough Sinks Don’t let the name mislead you. A trough sink isn’t actually an old refurbished trough. Instead, a trough sink is a single sink that is as wide as a double sink. Available in a variety of styles, widths, and depths, these sinks make it possible for two people to get ready at the same time, or to hand wash those winter sweaters before putting them away for several months!  This is one of the most useful bathroom trends! Ease of Use...

Bathtub Replacement or Bathtub Liner: Which is better?

Many of our customers wonder if they should remodel their bathroom with a bathtub replacement or a bathtub liner. The different scenarios for which each application can or should be used, can be confusing. To help those of you in the Capitol Region considering a bathroom remodel in the near future, here are a few points to help you decide between a liner and a replacement. In most cases, a bathtub replacement is the way to go and in many cases, you actually don’t have a choice between the two. Bathtub liner system Replacement tub system Did you know that you should never put a bathtub liner over a fiberglass or steel tub? The weight of the liner alone will cause damages to a fiberglass or steel tub. Some contractors will actually line a steel tub and not tell you about the issues you may encounter later on. Those issues can include leaks and water between the two tubs. Cast irons tubs or porcelain coated cast iron tubs are eligible for a bathtub liner, however there are some reasons you may not want to line your cast iron tub. For instance, if you have had a leak in the past and there is a possibility that the floor underneath your tub got wet or sustained damage, you do not want to line your tub. In this case, you should have the tub removed and a new subfloor should be installed. Another important reason to replace your tub, instead of installing a bathtub liner is you know everything in that area will be brand new. When you plan and save...