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The Pros and Cons of Having a Window in the Shower

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in any house and because of this it is also one of the most renovated rooms in a home. Many people believe than having a window in the shower is an absolute luxury. Others find it uncomfortable. The truth is it is a personal preference with pros and cons. Below are some of the pros and cons listed by homeowners on both sides of the coin. Pros Light. Since the bathtub and shower occupy a large portion of the wall space in a bathroom, having a window on that wall supplies natural light into the bathroom. Energy Savings. Having natural light in a bathroom may save on electricity since no light fixtures have to be turned on during daylight hours. Mildew. Natural light and fresh air eliminate mildew. Ventilation. If the window opens, it can supply fresh air into the bathroom which will help with odors that are sometimes present in this room. Space. Having a window in a room makes the room feel larger. This could especially help a very small bathroom. Decor. Windows come in many shape and styles. The window selected can add to the overall style and decor of the bathroom. Cons Privacy. A large clear window is not a choice if you have neighbors. So a frosted, etched or glass block window would be needed to have privacy without needing a curtain. Hard Water. The steam of the shower will condense on the window. If you have hard water this will cause hard water deposits to form on the window. Cleaning hard water deposits off...

Why You Should Remodel Your Bathroom Using Acrylic

One of the most remodeled rooms in the home today is the bathroom. Whether you’re remodeling the bath or in a new construction project there will come a time to decide the type of bathroom fixtures to be used. The bathtubs and showers being used are an important part of any bathroom project. One of the biggest advancements in bathroom fixtures is the use of acrylic to manufacture a large variety of bathtubs and showers to choose from. There are several great reasons why acrylic fixtures are a great choice for any bathroom project. One of the greatest advantages of acrylic its weight. The lightweight construction consists of laminating several sheets of acrylic together. Not only is this method strong but the weight allows for the development of larger tubs and showers. This is also a great choice for bathrooms that are located on higher levels such as the second or third floor of a building or a home. Acrylic tubs and showers hold the water temperature longer than a cast iron or metal fixture. This constant temperature keeps the occupant comfortable longer while also helping to save energy by using less hot water. Color choice is also another great reason why acrylic is a good option. Acrylic fixtures are available in a wide variety of colors to match any décor. The color also goes completely through the product. Chips in the acrylic are hardly visible. At times when harsh cleaners are used there is a tendency for scratches to develop on the surface of the fixture. These scratches are also not as visible in acrylic. With the correct...

What Options are There for Acrylic Bathtubs

Your bathroom is a special room, and the focal point of it is usually the bathtub or shower. Whether you are choosing the bathtub for your new home or replacing a bathtub in an existing home, there are several elements to consider before making your purchase. With the variety of bathtubs available on the market today choosing the right one for your bathroom seems like an easy task. But despite how simple it may seem, the wrong bathtub can have devastating effects upon a bathroom.  The wrong color can make a bathroom seem smaller.  The wrong size can overwhelm the space.  So careful thought is required. You might have gotten an idea from friend’s place, an internet site, televisions show or a magazine.  But what is the right choice for your bathroom?  When choosing a bathtub there are three things to consider: price, durability and style.  One of the choices that rates well in all three areas is an acrylic bathtub. STYLE Because acrylic bathtubs are made from a soft and malleable material, they come in a large variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Whether you are planning a small functional bathroom or a large spa-like setting, this wide assortment of tub styles can increase your options when designing a bathroom. DURABILITY Acrylic is perceived as a warm material both physically and visually. Acrylic bathtubs have a smooth nonporous surface. The surface is warm to the touch in normal temperatures and has very good heat-retaining properties, keeping water warm for a longer time than some other bathtub materials. For a homeowner who enjoys soaking in a warm tub, this...

Fall Special 1-Day Bathroom Remodel

Is your tub looking a bit worn and outdated?  Are you having company during the holidays?  Maybe now is the time to get that tub replaced with a shower.  Express Baths can convert that old tub to a new shower in one day. Without the fuss of a total renovation, have your bathroom looking like new.  (Offer is also good for tub replacement.) Here’s what’s included: High quality products. Full installation includes removal and disposal of old tub. Lifetime Warranty • Scratch-proof • Mildew resistant Brand new acrylic shower base and smooth wall system in 1 day! $325 OFF INSTALLED Optional upgrades in color and size available. Coupon must be presented and used at time of estimate only. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers or discounts. Previous purchases excluded. Complete system “tub or shower, wall & valve” only. Offer Valid until November 30, 2015....