Buying a bathtub may seem easy. It may seem a no-brainer- just pick a color, choose the size and shape, and you’ll be walking out of the store with a designer bathtub. But this is not always the case. Know what you are looking for before making that purchase. At PlumbTile, our online Bath and Tile Design Showroom, you will be presented with a variety of products that will go well with your bathroom requirements. The site will help you consider different options, and not limit you to just the shape or color of tubs.Continue reading →
DIY: Install Your New Bathtub!
Are you looking to create an oasis in your bathroom? Plan on starting with a bathtub that you can relax in. The bathtub can be your relaxing and stress-free zone to forget about the day. If you are planning on remodeling your bathroom which includes a new soaking tub, follow these simple steps for installing your new tub…and enjoy!
Follow these steps and you will see you can install your new bathtub on your own!
How To Know When You Should DIY A Renovation Project
There are so many DIY blogs and podcasts out there that self renovation has become a lot more common. It also helps the homeowner when it comes to budget. But is doing it yourself always the best option?
When is the right and wrong time to DIY?
How To Design Your Bathroom
In the run up to the German bathroom tradeshow, ISH 2015, the Association of the German Sanitation Industry is using its Pop Up My Bathroom trend forum to address designing for different stages of life.
Renovate, Revitalize, Restore, Remodel….Your Bathroom
Homeowners have many important questions about their Bathroom Remodeling Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Bathroom Remodeling investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right? Give your bathroom design a boost with a little planning and a few bathroom ideas. Whether you’re looking for bathroom remodeling ideas or bathroom pictures to help you update your old one, start here!
Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan and to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price. Continue reading →
How to Prevent Mildew in Your Bathroom
Everyone wants to have a clean house, but most importantly everyone wants to be sure that their bathroom is the cleanest room in that house (aside from maybe the kitchen). Your bathroom is the place where you go to get cleaned up after a long day’s work; if it’s dirty, you’re not truly clean after being in there. The bathroom is also one room in the house that your friends and neighbors will judge you on. Not everyone is judgmental like that, but it’s hard to want to go somewhere when you know that their bathroom is worse than a truck stop and you’re afraid of catching something from being in the same vicinity as those mold/mildew ring around the bottom of the toilet or tub. So here’s the skinny: Continue reading →
How to Fit a Bath Tub
You do not have to be too handy of a handyman to fit your new tub. Just follow these simple instructions and you will be on your way to that first relaxing bath.
Plan, plan, plan. The first key to success with any DIY project is to plan out every step in order to make sure you have all of the supplies necessary and that everything is done in the proper order.
If you have decided to fit the new bath in a different place than the old one you will need to alter the pipework before hand. You may need to install new 7/8 in. supply pipes and spurs to the existing runs.
Measure out and draw for your reference the bath, piping, and bath waste positions. Continue reading →
How To Remove an Old Tub and Shower
With spring time upon us, a fresh start for your bathroom is in your reach. Adding a new bathtub can be easily done, removing the old fixture and adding a new bath tub can be done is a few easy steps. This one simple thing can add that new fresh look to your bathroom! So lets get started.
How To Remove an Old Tub and Shower…
Tip Mondays: Key Rules to Live By When Remodeling Your Bathroom
Personal Getaway Destination
A bathroom is your own personal private sanctuary. Even the tiniest decor details will paint a picture representing your own unique style and personality. No matter the bathroom size or your budget size, there are many options available so that you can put your own design spin on things. Here are a few tips to make the remodel process less head spinning.
Keep It Simple
You want your ideal bathroom to be a welcoming and relaxing place to unwind. Keep things simple and airy so that the atmosphere is always a soothing one.
Color combinations that include a pop of immense color alongside other neutral colors will add a classic dramatic twist without being overwhelmingly bold.
Keep in mind if the space you have to utilize is on the small side it may help to repeat your main design throughout. Continuing a floor to wall tile scheme can make the space appear much larger than it actually is.
Utilize the Current Space and Make the Most of It
Often times bathroom spaces feel cramped which inhibits the main objective of relaxation. It is always an option to start from scratch by tearing down the current cosmetic layers so that you are only left with the bare bones of the room. You can remove fixtures and cabinetry to make the layout more efficient. Plumbing is more difficult to modify and would likely require the aid of a licensed plumber if such changes were being considered, which can also up your budget.
Stay Within Your Comfort Zone
You don’t want your remodeled bathroom’s style to be so different from the rest of your house that it sticks out like a bathing suit in the middle of winter. Incorporate some of the same textures and color palettes that are in other areas of the house. You want your entire house to flow naturally from one room to the other.
Furniture In A Bathroom? Why not?
Sure, you use this room most of the time for getting clean, but that doesn’t mean the room can only include a toilet, shower and tub. When it comes to decorating a bathroom, there are no strict rules.
Use this space to display subtle touches of depth when choosing other nontraditional furnishings. Incorporate staggered shelving to store towels and toiletries. Dressers, chests and armoires can also be great additions for storage or be converted into unique vanities. Decorative pictures, frames and mirrors put the finishing touches on a bathroom’s first impression.
Make It Last A While
Focus on choosing materials that are going to outlast the latest décor fad. You want your bathroom remodel to be timeless and classic so that you don’t find yourself needing to go through this change process every few years.
So many elements have proven long time favorites in the interior design timeline, such as claw-footed tubs, pedestal sinks and subway tiles. These will continue to withstand the test of time no matter what age you or the room grows to be.
‘His’ and ‘Hers’
If you have ever shared a bathroom with someone, you most likely have envisioned your dream bathroom designed for two. Make sure the materials throughout are the same or similar, even if they are slightly different in subtle ways. For example, a ‘Hers’ sink height may need to be lowered, as well as a separate vanity and seating area included.
Add A Little Luxury
The powder room is the place for pampering and you deserve a little self-indulgence. Additions such as large whirlpool soaking tubs, multiple massaging showerheads, and heated flooring can pack a punch to make you feel like you have a spa inside your home.
Plumbtile is your source for luxury yet affordable and lasting products. Take the opportunity to call today and get a 25% discount!
8 Great Bathroom Designs
When beginning a bathroom model, there are hundreds of designs and styles to choose from. You may choose to select fixtures and accessories that create a serene and peaceful environment, or ones that create a sleek and modern style. Check out the photos below of some of our favorite bathroom designs.