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Visit ReBath at the Saratoga Home and Lifestyle Show

Our Home Show tour continues this weekend at the Saratoga Home and Lifestyle Show, in Saratoga Springs. The Home and Lifestyle Show, presented by the Saratoga Springs Rotary is one of the best shows of the year.

ReBath of Albany Home ShowWith over 120 exhibitors, great prizes, and special events by community partners there is something for everyone at this year’s show.  Some of the main attractions include: art show, pet adoption clinic, landscaping exhibits and of course the ReBath of Albany booth.

On Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, a ballon artist and face painter will be available to entertain the kids.

As with all of our shows, we will bring several displays showing our most popular products and services. Stop by to see a full bathroom remodel, tub to shower conversion, walk-in tub, and more.

New for the show this year is FREE admission for everyone!

A knowledgeable associate will be working at the booth all weekend, answering questions and handing out home show only coupons with special pricing.

Quick Facts

When
Friday, February 26, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 27, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where
Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

How much
FREE admission

Parking is available in garages surrounding the complex.

Visit ReBath of Albany at the Times Union Center this Weekend

 

We are kicking off our spring home show season this weekend at the Times Union Center in Albany.

ReBath of Albany Home Show ScheduleThe 36th Annual Home Expo promises to be a hit! Discover new products, helpful tips, latest trends, fresh ideas and great deals with hundreds of experts all under one roof. From kitchens, baths, windows to tractors, boats, RVs and more.

ReBath of Albany’s booth will be something to see. We will be bringing our best bathroom remodeling options, including examples of a tub to shower conversion, walk-in bath tub, bathtub replacement and a full bathroom remodel. This year we have three new colors and some new products to showcase.

Our display, like our bathroom remodels, will show the best products in the industry. We use products from Delta, Masco, Kohler, Armstrong and of course ReBath acrylic.

A knowledgeable associate will be working at the booth all weekend, answering questions and handing out home show only coupons with special pricing.

The expo kicks off at 3 pm tomorrow, February 19. Enjoy the zip line, any time all weekend… yes a ZIP LINE at the home show!

Times Union Home Expo 2016
Quick Facts

When
Friday, Feb. 19: 3 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, Feb. 20: 10 am to 6pm
Sunday, Feb 21: 10 am to 5 pm

Where
Times Union Center, Albany
51 S Pearl St, Albany NY 12207

How much
Friday ONLY: $5.00 admission
Saturday & Sunday: $8.00 Adults (online only – SAVE $2.00)
$10.00 Adults (at the door)
FREE Children ages 14 and under accompanied by a paying adult.

Parking is free. Online admission tickets can be purchased here.

Open Air Acrylic Shower in Saratoga Springs

A couple came into the showroom with an interesting idea for their small bathroom.

They had a neo-angle shower stuck in a corner and needed a bigger space. After some research online, they decided they wanted an open air shower to make the room appear more open. They met with our bathroom designer in the showroom and talked over their ideas. A few days later he met them at their house in Saratoga Springs and took some measurements. The plans they had made would work!

The installers arrived a few weeks later to begin the work. They started work early in the morning and were careful not to leave a mess anywhere in the house.

Our installers built this open air shower with , an acrylic shower base, two acrylic walls to the ceiling, two half walls and a rain shower head. Although this job was quite different from our normal showers, the installers were able to complete this bathroom remodel in a little over one day.

The homeowners LOVE their new shower.

Take a look at the beautiful results for this Saratoga Springs remodel.

Prevent Your Bathroom Mirror from Fogging

Our friends at ReBath Corporate posted this great blog the other day. We wanted to pass on the awesome info!

Nothing is more frustrating than hoping out of a nice long shower, and finding the bathroom mirror completely fogged over. Hand wiping or towel wiping can leave behind streaks and smears that make it difficult to shave or apply makeup. Avoid that extra stress in your morning routine by using one of these tricks to prevent your bathroom mirror from fogging:

SAY GOODBYE TO A FOGGY BATHROOM MIRROR

Shaving Cream

Sounds crazy, but it works. Next time you shave, lather shaving cream on the mirror and wipe it off with a towel. The next time you shower, you’ll find your bathroom mirror free of fog. One treatment of shaving cream keeps mirrors fog free for a week or two.

ReBath of Albany Tips to Defog Mirrors

Never have a foggy mirror problem again!

Vinegar

Don’t want to waste the shaving cream? Try a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and warm water with just a couple drops of dish soap. Use a spray bottle to spray over your mirror, then wipe clear with a newspaper for a streak-free shine. This solution will work for several days. It does leave a faint vinegar odor behind for about an hour, but adding a squirt of lemon juice can soften the smell.

Dish Soap

A light mixture of liquid dish soap and water will also prevent your mirror from fogging. However, this combination will only last for about a day. Apply to the mirror, and wipe clean with a paper towel.

How do you prevent your bathroom mirror from fogging?

Maybe your existing exhaust fan isn’t performing like it should anymore or it’s time to design your bathroom of your dreams to get a layout that minimizes foggy mirrors. If you’re looking for a quality bathroom remodeler, look no further than Re-Bath, with locations across the country, there is sure to be someone near you.

– See more at: http://blog.rebath.com/prevent-bathroom-mirror-from-fogging-20160122#sthash.sR7mo0hU.dpuf

Ways to Warm Up Without Touching That Thermostat

It’s cold out there. Of course this is no secret. Even though the cost of most types of heating is down, you may not want to touch the thermostat to allow your purse to rake in the extra savings. There are definitely ways to warm up without turning up the heat. Here are a few examples.

ReBath of Albany Tips for Staying Warm

Photo credit: http://blog.glacialenergy.com/2013/12/04/bundling-up-your-home/

Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan
This is one thing most people don’t remember to do. Get a chair and (carefully) climb up and look at your fan. You will probably notice a small switch. Flip the switch so that the fan pushes the warm air near the ceiling back down. This will help you feel warmer and cut down on your heat bill.

Change your curtains
Ever notice that your grandma and/or mother are always worried about changing out their curtains? They have a very good reason for that. Hanging up heavy lined curtains in the winter months can help cut down on heat escaping through the window and keep the cold air out. If you feel a draft near your windows, you may want to invest in some heavy curtains for the winter months. Taking down the summer curtains will give you a chance to get them cleaned too.

Invest in good blankets
One way to cut down on the chills is to make sure you have good, heavy blankets. Keep one for snuggling on the couch and put others on the beds. This tip will help you keep the heat down and the warmth up.

Close off rooms you don’t use
No visitors staying for a while? Good. Close the door and keep the heat in the main rooms where you need it. This is even more effective if you have at least two zones for your furnace. Turn the heat down in rooms where you don’t spend much time.

Prevent drafts with outlet covers and door stoppers
For just a few dollars, you can purchase outlet plugs that will keep the cold air from getting through. These usually come in a large package and are clear so you don’t have to match them to the decor in each room. While shopping, pick up a cloth draft stopper for your door. Your cold feet will thank you! There are also great DIY ideas for making your own draft stoppers, if you are artsy.

5 Reasons to Change your Tub to a Walk-in Shower

Tub to shower conversions are extremely popular when remodeling a bathroom. You probably have friends or family members that have converted their tubs to walk-in showers or are considering it. Perhaps you are not sure why this has become a trend and therefore may not know how having a walk-in shower could benefit you. Below are five reasons people are ridding their bathroom of the bathtub.

White Marble Bathroom Remodel - ReBath of Albany

The large open base with the clear glass doors, makes this room look bigger than it actually is. The shower also provides a much safer bathing experience than a tub.

Safety First
Stepping 15-19 inches over a bathtub just to take a shower is a dangerous task. If you are unsteady on your feet or even just step onto a slipper surface, there is a chance you could fall. A shower base, which has a lower threshold, nearly eliminates this problem. Many shower bases are only a few inches high, therefore making it much safer and easier to get in and out.

Easy Cleaning
Many people don’t consider how much easier it is to clean a shower stall than a tub. You just walk right in, wipe down the walls, rinse them off and you are done.  You no longer have to reach and lean over the tub, risking yet another injury.

No One Uses It
Many families remove the tub, simply because know one uses it. Busy families on many different schedules don’t have time to sit and soak in a bath. Once kids are able to bathe themselves, many of these tubs are replaced by walk-in showers.

Updated Look
Modernizing your home is something you won’t regret. You can enjoy a new look and also reap the benefits of selling a home that has been updated.

Open up the Room
Making the room seem bigger and more open is another reason to do a tub to shower conversion. Tubs, even with glass doors, can really make a room feel smaller. Walk-in showers look less closed off because the shower base seems like it takes up less space. There are also a variety of doors, available for showers, that can help the room look bigger.

ReBath of Albany 2016 Spring Home Show Schedule

The beginning of the year means that spring Home Show season is just around the corner for ReBath of Albany. While we gladly welcome everyone considering a bathroom remodel to come to our showroom in Clifton Park, we understand that not everyone can make the trip. Home shows are a fabulous way to see what we have to offer and also have the opportunity to speak with our knowledgeable staff.

ReBath of Albany Home Show ScheduleHome shows are also great opportunities to see and feel our products. At each home show we will have examples of a tub to shower conversion, walk-in tub, bathtub replacement and a full bathroom remodel that includes a vanity, vanity top, bathroom flooring and more.

The BEST part about visiting our display at a home show is getting the special home show only pricing. You really don’t want to miss out!

ReBath of Albany will have displays at several home shows this spring. Here is a list of those home shows, their locations and dates. If you have any questions about this schedule, please feel free to call our office.

The Times Union Expo
Feb 19-21
Times Union Center Albany NY
Friday 19th 3PM-8PM
Saturday 20th 10AM-6PM
Sunday 21st 10AM-5PM
Ticket Pricing: Friday: $5.00 online or at the door. Saturday or Sunday: $8.00 ONLINE ONLY – SAVE $2
($10.00 at the door for Saturday or Sunday.)
For more information visit: http://timesunionhomeexpo.com/show-information/

Saratoga Home and Lifestyle Show
Presented by the Saratoga Springs Rotary
Sartoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Feb 26-28
Friday 26th 5PM-9PM
Saturday 27th 9AM-7PM
Sunday 28th 10AM-4PM
Ticket Pricing will be available closer to the event.
For more information visit: http://www.rotaryhomeshow.com/visitor-info/

Capital Region Spring Home Show
April 8-10
Halfmoon Sprots Plex , Route 9 Halfmoon NY 12065
Friday 8th 11AM-8PM
Saturday 9th 10AM-8PM
Sunday 10th 10AM-6PM
FREE ADMISSION!
For more information visit: http://www.capitalregionhomeshow.com

Hope to see everyone at one of our home shows this season!

5 New Year’s Cleaning Resolutions

A fresh new start. This time of year we all want some kind of fresh start. Whether it’s a new job, a new exercise routine or a new cleaning routine. Seeing as we can’t really help you with your job or your exercise routine, we’ll stick to your new cleaning routine. Here are five New Year’s cleaning resolutions for you to try out.

  1. ReBath of Albany Cleaning Resolutions

    Photo credit: http://www.realsimple.com

    Get organized: Your life in general and your cleaning routine will be so much easier once you get organized. Start with your holiday decorations. Start packing them away in containers and label as you go. Once you started labeling, don’t stop. Label every box, bag and container that you put into the basement or garage. You’ll be thankful later!

  2. Open the fridge before you take out the trash: We all know we shouldn’t waste food, but there are always leftovers in that fridge that no one in the family is going to eat. Don’t let them sit. While you are looking through the fridge, make note of things that are about ready to go and make sure you use them that night or the next day. This will help you cut down on waste and keep from growing any germs in the fridge.
  3. Give your cleaning products time to work: Putting time and effort into cleaning is a great thing to do, but when we spray on cleaning products and wipe them away immediately, we aren’t doing the area any favors. Read the labels on your sprays and scrubs. Many of them say spray on and let sit for a few minutes. Even regular vinegar and water works better after it sits for a minute.
  4. Clean your bathroom once a week: Yes we know, the bathroom is most dreaded room in the house when it comes to cleaning. Cleaning everything once a week makes the job a lot easier and a lot less gross. Wipe everything down from the toilet, to sink and shower area. If the tiles in your shower are beyond help, consider a quick bathroom remodel with easy to clean products.
  5. Load all your trash cans with multiple liners: Taking out the garbage can be easy if you apply this trip to every can in the house. Load each one with four or five liners. It’ll save you time and hassle when it comes to garbage night.

Hopefully we gave you some ideas on how to improve your cleaning routine in the new year. Of course, you don’t have to wait until January 1 to start. Start right now!

Unique Holiday Traditions

While decorating for the upcoming holidays, the staff started to talk about unique holiday traditions. Some people talked about reading stories with their kids while drinking hot coco and others about putting the tree up on Christmas Eve. All the talk about holiday traditions made us wonder what other traditions are out there so we decided to look it up. Some of them were such great ideas we felt like we had to share them!

Rebath of Albany Holiday Traditions

Photo Credit: Babble.com

The Christmas Bucket
Similar to an Advent calendar, the bucket has a little gift in it with a number. Each day one person in the family picks the gift with the count down number on it. The bucket includes fun activities for the kids like drinking cocoa with mom before bed, making Christmas ornaments, and taking old toys to the homeless shelter. It’s a great way to keep the holiday spirit and have the kids concentrate on family time over toys. (Babble)

Shoes for St. Nicholas
Many families leave their shoes by  the door on December 6th for St. Nick to fill with little presents. A European tradition that came to the States with immigrants, children who were good all year receive money, candy and little toys, while bad children receive coal.

Christmas Eve Surprise Box
Some of the families in our office open a gift on Christmas Eve. Creating a Christmas Eve surprise box is a great way to get the excitement going. The box can include new pajamas, popcorn and a Christmas movie for all the watch.

The Christmas Pickle Ornament
The pickle isn’t just any old Christmas ornament. It’s a sign of good luck! Families that follow the Christmas Pickle tradition hang the pickle ornament on the tree last, deep within the branches. The first child to find the pickle on Christmas morning gets a fun gift.

High-tech Hanukkah
Glenda Lutz, a communications director in New York City, says her family knows how to bridge the distance gap in order to be together during Hanukkah.

“My parents live in Connecticut, my younger sister lives with them, my brother is away at college and I live in New York City. Each night of Hanukkah, before my parents light the menorah, they gather up every phone they have in the house — their cell phones and land lines — and call me, my brother and my grandmother. They put all the phones on speakerphone and everyone starts singing the blessings. It’s kind of silly, but it’s a really nice way to feel like we’re all together even if we’re in very different places. (Sheknows.com)

We hope you found some ideas for new traditions for your family! If you have a fun tradition you would like to share, write it in the comments or on our Facebook page.

Thanksgiving Day Fun!

Thanksgiving can be a stressful day. Cleaning, cooking, entertaining, driving from place to place. Sounds exhausting and yet none of that had to to with the tryptophan. You need a quick a laugh! Keep reading and surly one of the jokes we have collected with make you smile.

Why did the farmer run a steamroller over his potato field on Thanksgiving Day?
He wanted to raise mashed potatoes.

Why did the turkey cross the road?
It was Thanksgiving Day, and he wanted people to think he was a chicken!

ReBath of Albany Thanksgiving FunA lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store for Thanksgiving Day, but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?”

“No, ma’am. They’re dead.”

Why did the cranberries turn red?
Because they saw the turkey dressing!

ReBath of Albany Thanksgiving Fun

Why do pilgrims’ pants always fall down?
Because they wear their belt buckles on their hats!

Why can’t you take a turkey to church?
They use FOWL language. 

ReBath of Albany Thanksgiving Fun

Why did they let the turkey join the band?
Because he had the drumsticks. 

What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport?
Squash 

ReBath of Albany Thanksgiving Fun

Hopefully we were able to make you relax and smile even for a just a few minutes before this busy holiday! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends.

Some of the jokes were found at http://www.jokes4us.com/holidayjokes/thanksgivingjokes.html