Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Renovation – When Are They Too Expensive?

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A remodeling project like a bathroom renovation requires a building permit. Whoever pulls a permit is liable for the welfare of the workers and any injuries in Waukesha WI

A bathroom renovation requires a sizable investment. We sometimes hear a project will ‘cost too much’ and the plans of a homeowner are reconsidered. We understand the process.

The question a homeowner should ask at this point is to what am I comparing the cost of a bathroom renovation project?

Bathroom Renovation Quote Insights

In reviewing a bathroom renovation quote, there are many things to consider. The first is your frame of reference. Do not limit your bathroom renovation options. Ask yourself the following questions – Continue reading

Bathroom Remodeling – Changing With Your Needs

Bathroom remodeling is often the first project homeowners consider to meet the evolving needs of their family.

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Bathroom remodeling is a practical step as your needs change grow

Every family goes through changes. Usage patterns are distinct for young families, families with older children and empty nesters. The same is true for every room in your home.

Sometimes, a new home is an answer for evolving needs. This is especially true when relocating is right for your family, whether it is driven by a new school district or location next to the golf course you will use daily in retirement.

With bathroom remodeling projects we are involved in, however, families have decided to adjust their bathroom design to fit their needs. Their bath remodel starts with a wish list of what their new bathroom design should include. Continue reading

Kitchen Design Ideas For Reinventing And Refreshing

Budgets come in all sizes and this can impact the kitchen design ideas you may consider.

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A backsplash is one of the highest impact kitchen design ideas a homeowner can choose

When a kitchen remodel or “redo” budget is limited, kitchen design ideas having the most impact are valuable. Using specific strategies allowing you to make significant changes with very little impact on the pocketbook can give your kitchen a great face-lift. The right kitchen design ideas can affect your family’s mood and how much they can enjoy your home.

Testing Kitchen Design Ideas

A good first step for testing kitchen design ideas is removing everything from your kitchen. Clear your countertops of small kitchen appliances, remove window treatments, rugs, art work and accessories. The goal is to start the process with a blank slate. This process helps you identify where to start transforming your home with new kitchen design ideas. Continue reading

Universal Bathroom Remodeling In Waukesha WI

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Universal bathroom remodeling often includes large easy to enter showers, shower chairs and hand grabs for balance

Universal Bathroom Remodeling is the design of bathroom environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without adaptation or specialized design. The bathroom represents one of the most significant areas where effective use of Universal Design allows people to live in their homes in their later years with dignity.

Studies show 89% of people say they want to stay in their homes as they age. This means the everyday activities must be able to be done, regardless of the bending, reaching, stretching and other routine movements most people take for granted.

The goal of Universal Bathroom Remodeling is to build function and ease of use of each product within the environment. It allows people to live in their homes safely, independently and comfortable, regardless of age or ability level. Continue reading

Bathroom Renovations – Financial and Emotional Pay Back

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Bathroom renovations average about a 60% ROI – plus all of the enjoyment you’ll have with a new room

Bathroom renovations represent a significant investment in the largest asset many of us own, our home. Because of the size of the investment, it only stands to reason homeowners think in terms of what return on their investment will be.

It’s a simple question – however, the answer has various objective and subjective dimensions.

The Objective ROI Issues of Bathroom Renovations

Many homeowners are curious about what increase in value will result if they invest in bathroom renovations. A partial answer is all home improvements increase the value of your home. But, in nearly all cases, the dollars you invest in a home improvement will be more than the return you will receive when you sell your home.

A good illustration of this is an annual national survey of remodeling and home improvement projects, the Cost vs. Value Report. The report is segmented by region with representative cities in each region. Milwaukee is the closest surveyed city to Waukesha. Continue reading

Bathroom Design – A Trend Toward Expression

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Personal expression has become a growing trend in bathroom design

Starting about a decade ago, a bathroom design trend began growing.

Incorporating personal expression became a major influence in bathroom design, impacting the majority of bathroom remodeling projects.

Prior to that time, homeowners tended to want nice looking and functional solutions with their bathroom design. Incorporating elements of personal expression was not an overriding issue.

Until that time, a bathroom was a personal place not requiring too much more than being functional. A bathroom design was a pretty straight forward process.

Presently, an important element in the bathroom design process is identifying the style of the homeowners. The result is each component in the remodel project is a piece in the puzzle. Colors, textures and patterns become much more significant and other items such as hardware and other accessories are scrutinized at a much deeper level than ever before. Continue reading

Waukesha Bath Remodel Ideas

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A bath remodel with a roomy shower and built in bench is convenient and great for elderly people

Homeowners have accelerated a trend of creating their own version of Shangri-La when updating their

homes with bath remodel projects here in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Whether you have just moved into your home or have lived there “forever”,  changes can be made to improve the feel and the function of your bathroom. You spend a lot of time in your bathroom, so it makes sense to create surroundings you enjoy. Continue reading

Bathroom Remodeling Studio – Showroom In Waukesha WI

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Trying products can help you pick the perfect solution for your needs

Bathroom remodeling can be easier than ever before when a complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio and Showroom is available for your use.

Schoenwalder Plumbing has created the… Continue reading