McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

Project of the Month: Master Bathroom Update

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Master bathrooms are private retreats designed for comfort, safety and aesthetics pleasing to the users.

The owners of a home in Jamesville, NY wanted to update their master bathroom, which was a style from 20 years ago, with new fixtures, cabinets, lighting and tile.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Projects of the Month

4 Design Ideas for Walk-in Showers Without Doors

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Nov 22, 2016

More homeowners are asking us about “walk-in showers without doors” when they consider remodeling a bathroom. Doorless walk-in showers were featured in several of the new homes showcased in this year’s “Parade of Homes” and the trend is growing.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers

Project of the Month: A Bathroom Remodel with Universal Design Features

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Nov 8, 2016

“Universal Design” is being considered more often in home remodeling, especially when renovating bathrooms. The owners of a home in Manlius, NY completely remodeled a bathroom and added Universal Design features for accessibility, comfort and safety.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Universal Design

9 Stylish Design Ideas for Bathroom Vanity Sinks

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Nov 1, 2016

When it comes to choosing a sink for your bathroom remodel or upgrade project there are a number of design styles and options for finishes, faucets and shapes to consider. Are you looking for a sink that will complement your bathroom’s decor? Or are you looking for a sink that will make a statement on its own?

In this article we will look at sinks for bathroom vanities. A bathroom vanity is the cabinetry that houses plumbing fixtures and provides storage for your bathroom essentials. The vanity includes a countertop, sink and faucet fixtures.

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Topics: Bathrooms

10 Practical Universal Design Features for Master Bathrooms

Posted by Scott McClurg on Tue, Sep 27, 2016

A master bathroom is a personal retreat. When people consider remodeling a bathroom they often think about tile, fixtures and amenities. However, it’s important to be practical when planning a master bath remodeling project and to give thought to comfort, safety and function.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Universal Design

Design Solutions for Irregular Spaces in Bathrooms and Kitchens

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Many homes, both old and new, often have irregular spaces in bathrooms and kitchens.

In bathrooms, especially second story bathrooms, rooflines and the placement of fixtures can create irregular spaces.

In kitchens, taking down a wall to expand the space or building an addition onto an existing structure can also create irregular spaces.

Here are several ideas to show you ways to optimize irregular or unusual spaces in baths and kitchens and the solutions we’ve found for homeowners in Central New York.

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Kitchen Design, Design Trends and Ideas

Which Type of Shower Door is Right for Your Bathroom?

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Aug 16, 2016

If you are planning to remodel a bathroom or update an existing shower, you will find that there are a number of options and styles of shower doors.

Since a shower is a main feature in any bathroom, it’s important to select the right type of shower door for the space. Here are some facts and design ideas from projects we’ve worked on for Central New York homeowners to help you make the right choice.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers

Project of the Month: A Master Bathroom Renovation

Posted by Melissa Sposato on Tue, Aug 2, 2016

A bathroom in a classic colonial home built in 1921 was completely renovated to become a comfortable, updated master bathroom retreat.

The bathroom was expanded by incorporating space from an adjacent linen closet into the room. The bathroom was stripped to the original framing. Old blue fixtures that date back to the 1980s were replaced with a double vanity, a sleek new toilet and a spacious walk-in shower. New flooring, lighting, ventilation and cabinets were installed. The project took about ten weeks to complete.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Design Trends and Ideas, Projects of the Month

Facts to Know About Manufactured and Custom Tile Shower Bases

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, May 10, 2016

If you’re planning to add a walk-in shower to your home selecting a shower base or pan is one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Tile

8 Design Ideas for Safe and Accessible Bathrooms

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Home accidents often occur in bathrooms due to slips and falls. Safety and access are important factors in designing functional and accommodating bathrooms.

What should you consider when planning to renovate or remodel a bathroom? We have eight design ideas to share that will make your bathroom spaces safer and user-friendly.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Universal Design