Staten Island Shower and Bathroom Renovation Ideas - Our Contractor Profile
Staten Island Homeowner Tips for Shower Remodeling and Bath Areas
Popular fixtures in the modern Staten Island bathroom include a shower mirror, towel bar, towel hook, chair or stool, soap dish, newly remodeled sinks and countertops and a scale. As the premiere Staten Island shower remodelers, we can help recommend additional attachments and additions to your shower and bathroom area with ease. Also, consider the following:
Do you like the lighting in your bathroom and shower or is it time for a remodeling job? New lighting fixtures are a popular choice for Staten Island homeowners and if you don't have enough (or too much) we can help with part of the shower renovation process. In bathrooms, fixtures generally refer to the waste-basin, toilet, tub, shower and bidet (not common in the Staten Island area). Fittings generally mean the hardware on these fixtures such as faucet handles and visible pipe. As you look at the fixtures and fittings in you own bathroom, what do you like or dislike about them?
Are they too old or too modern? Too large? Are you shower knobs difficult to use? Are the shower tile colors wrong for your taste? Would you prefer two where you have one? As you list your thoughts about your bathroom fixtures and fittings, consider each one individually and not whether you want to replace it or not. If you are considering a renovation, would the replacement differ from the current style?
Also consider luxuries: In or adjacent to your bathroom, have you any luxury fixtures such as a whirlpool bath, a steam cabinet or sauna? If you want such luxury fixtures, where would you put them? How important are they to you, compared to other priorities? Heating is another important factor that can be taken for granted in Staten Island when it's not cold out. Is your bathroom warm enough during New York winters? Is it too warm? Do you have any control over the heat in the room? If you are not presently satisfied with the heating system in your bathroom, what changes would you like to make?
Whether you are planning to simply spruce up your bathroom or to rip it apart and start over again from scratch, the questions above can help get you in the right frame of mind to renovate your shower area. From new shower doors to tile work, we can help with all your home improvement needs - get started today with a free quote!
Bathroom Tile Tip - Determining Focal Points in an Area
If installing bathroom tile on your own, before beginning the layout, spend some time looking at the surface to be tiled (or surfaces, if redoing a shower) and identifying the focal points, or some noticeable areas in a room. The most visible parts of a wall installation are generally the areas directly opposite the doorway and just above a sink or tub. For floor installs, check where you look when you first enter the room, and take not of other thresholds, the area in front of a fireplace or TV, centers of furniture groupings, and counters or built-ins that divide the space.
On countertops, the spots flanking a sink or cooktop will be most noticed and most used, as will the center section of a bar top. On island counters, the corners and edges will be very visible. Design your layout using parallel lines and full tiles at these focal points. Generally, the most attractive layout is one in which the cut tiles are symmetrical; that is, cut tiles of equal size are placed on both sides of a field of full tiles.
Whenever possible, cut edges should be placed where they will be hidden from view under baseboards, moldings, cabinets, trim tiles or backsplash areas.