Posts Tagged "Bathroom Contractor"

Features to Consider before Your next Bathroom Remodel

April 30, 2015

Are you considering a bathroom remodel?

If so, you’ll never regret it. Bathrooms (along with kitchens) are huge selling points in a home, adding long-term value to your property investment. For more about why bathroom remodeling is valuable, take a look at another article we wrote: Is It Worthwhile to Remodel Your Bathroom?

Beyond simply the investment factor, a comfortable, modern bathroom also makes life a little more enjoyable every day. What could be better?

Is It Worthwhile to Remodel Your Bathroom?

December 16, 2014

When it comes to remodeling your home, we don’t need to tell you that the options are practically limitless. Whether your project is relatively small or involves a total property restoration, the sheer variety of materials, fixtures, and decor are immense, ranging from shabby chic, to icy and modern, to crisp and classic.

As you mull over the options in front of you, let’s talk about bathrooms.

Bathrooms – a Relatively Small Space That Holds Big Value

It can be easy to take your bathroom for granted. After all, as long as the shower is hot and you have a mirror to check your hair with, you might not give the space a whole lot of extra thought.

The truth of the matter is, custom bathrooms are skyrocketing in popularity.

The bathroom has become something of a refuge; a place where you can relax at the end of a long workday, almost like a personal, miniature spa. The troubles of the day don’t seem quite so large when you’re wrapped in a cloud of relaxing steam, enjoying the peace and quiet. And, whether you like the look of claw-foot tubs or stone, walk-in showers, there is a perfect design out there for you.

Because of this refreshed focus on bathroom design, restoring and updating this area of your home can be a phenomenal investment. Trends today show huge returns in the form of resale value. This is because while the living room and dining rooms are important, there is very little middle ground when it comes to a bathroom’s “wow factor.” Either it’s an exciting selling point, or it simply isn’t. And, if it is drab or outdated, it becomes a major deterrent because suddenly the prospective buyer feels like a to-do list was just handed to them.

Ask a Professional Remodeling and Restoration Company for Help!

Because we are homeowners too, we understand that sometimes the remodeling process can feel a little overwhelming. After all, as we mentioned above, there are countless options to work through!

At Gerety Building and Restoration, we enjoy helping our clients fully understand their options, and taking the stress off their plate so that their whole experience is a good one. If you have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Using Tiles To Create A Magnificent Bathroom

August 11, 2011

In earlier decades people didn’t consider the decoration of their bathroom too much. If it looked clean and hygienic then it served its purpose. Highly decorated bathrooms seemed to be set aside for high class restaurants or the rich and famous. Most people would just put up with an old avocado green bathroom suite with matching textured tiles, which were seemingly the only tile design available in those previous decades as they were everywhere! These days we want our bathroom to make more of a statement and what better way than with sparkly galaxy tiles.

Granite tiles are available in a wide range of styles and colors, but a favorite are galaxy granite tiles. They are available in a variety of sizes including mosaic tiles, which can be used to create a frieze effect which could contrast perfectly with the larger galaxy granite tiles. The mosaic tiles come in sheets of around 300mm square which makes them very easy to apply. Each sheet can be trimmed to make them even more versatile.

Galaxy tiles are a type of granite tile, they can be very dark brown or black which feature a myriad of gold or silver flecks giving the appearance of a galaxy full of stars. These granite tiles definitely have an interesting look and when used correctly, can work well in any sized bathroom. After read many bathroom design guides and many state that dark tiles in smaller bathrooms made the space feel too small, however this is not always true. Dark tiles with a white grout create a very definite grid pattern which gives the illusion of more space, and using galaxy granite tiles draws the eye deeper in, almost beyond the grout, further enhancing the illusion of more space.

If you’re not convinced that dark granite tiles are the best choice for your bathroom, sparkly tiles are also available in a wide variety of other colors too. Whether you choose white, cream, green or blue, they’ll all make your bathroom the envy of your friends and family. You don’t have to stick with the boring standard white or off white grout as some beautiful effects can be created using different colored grouts. For example, imagine cream sparkly tiles with a darker earthy grout applied between them, or blue sparkly tiles with a brighter, paler blue grout which will draw out the blue flecks in each tile. Whatever style of tile you choose, feel free to mix and match full size and mosaic tiles together with a creative grout, to create a stunning and unique bathroom design.