Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Master Bathroom Remodeling Ideas & Designs Trends in Naperville IL

[ intro music ] Hey everybody Thanks for joining us

I'm Mark Lotz and you’re here with Discover Your Home So I want to talk to you a little about home improvement needs, things that we are seeing in the industry, challenges, trends, things that we can kind of send your way, get you some information in your hands, hopefully help you out in your remodeling and home needs in your home Let’s talk bathrooms okay Not the most exciting room in the house cause you usually doing some business there, but you know showering and stuff so, but we want to make it look really fancy and beautiful and you know make it worth our while So what are the trends that we are seeing? A lot of homes that we work in now are really, they have gone a lot of homes that we see are large soaker tubs, smaller showers, 80 to 100 square foot, there’s usually a master bathroom

A lot of folks are looking to get rid of that big soaker tub because they never really use it We always find that the same story that I hear when I go in a new customer's homes, they are we use it the first couple of years and then the kids got in there and they squirt a little soap in the jets, and the jets bubble up and there was you know suds all over the place So we don’t really use it as much as we would need to So a lot of times now we are getting rid of those and we are putting in these large walk-in-showers Some of our customers are getting a little more seasoned, so they want an area where they have easier access to their shower area which is totally understandable, cause some of these showers you would be quiet, I'm a pretty big guy so I mean you walk in some of these showers and the door is only 24 to 28 inches wide

It’s not a lot of room to get into these smaller showers So we are doing a lot of walk-in-showers with bigger doors In some cases some with no doors So what you want to look for if you are going to go ahead and do something of that nature, a lot of the shower bases or shower pans are what we call a poured pan or a concrete base So it’s kind of a sandwich effect there

So it’s a concrete then a liner in between, a membrane and then another layer of concrete and then go ahead and put your tile on top You can see it in a lot of pictures on Houzz and just go on the internet and you will find them, but that’s the trend that is really happening cause it really gives that master bathroom or even that guest powder room a real fancy feel, of kind of that 4-star hotel feel in your homes So that’s really the trend we are seeing, is getting away from the smaller things in, that are in you know the bathrooms and going more towards you know these poured shower pans Now whether it’s you or you are having a company come in and do that poured shower pan, and this is just something we kind of ran into on a project for a customer that wasn’t so fortunate Let’s just leave it at that

What will happen is if the pan is not poured correctly and it’s not pitched or sloped to the drain, you will have areas in the shower because you have to understand some of these shower pans, you are talking 6 feet long by 3 feet wide So you are talking some pretty sizable space So there are areas for water to sit if that shower base is not been sloped or poured properly So what can kind of the problems be for you if it’s not poured properly? One, you'll have standing water okay You don’t want standing water, it wears on any sort of material that it’s sitting on

Two, mold and mildew okay You are going to see areas where you are going to get a little mold, a little bit mildew which smells, it’s not good for your health So you definitely want to make sure that when it’s poured, or when it’s poured say by your contractor make sure it’s tested and make sure that it's sloped down properly, because if not you’re going to be very unhappy because the solution is not something you really want to hear, because it can cost you some time and some money and depending upon how bad it is So it’s kind of a semi-permanent thing once you put it in place So very important

I cannot stress that enough We want to make sure that when you go and have it done make sure you are fully informed on what you need to do to get the proper material, and make sure that you take your time in making that decision on wanting to do it because not everybody necessarily wants say a poured pan It’s just what we are seeing in the market place The trends that are kind of moving forward Also we are seeing a little more of some of the technology side of bathrooms kind of coming into place

One thing we just recently put in is a exhaust fan that has a, how would I describe it? A shut off for humidity So if the, literally the fan will click on when you get all that heat and moisture up in then and then will eventually shut itself off It’s really kind of a nice feature So hopefully this is just a start of our program Hopefully it can help you out, answer some questions

If you have questions please shoot them on back to me I would love to hear from you Hey it looks like Mitch is out there reaching out to us Hey Mitch thank you for your comments You are the best

Love you my man Hey if we can help you just give us a shout Thanks again I'm Mark and this is Discover Your Home

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