Monthly Archives: April 2016

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April
2016

Why You Should Hire A Contractor

posted in Renovation Tips

Why you should hire a general contractorIf you recall our previous blog post which gave a good overview of the contracting process, you will also remember that there is a big difference between general contractors and subcontractors.

As we outlined, general contractors are in charge of the entire renovation, including hiring the subcontractors necessary to complete the job to your agreed on specifications. But we find many people wondering if it’s worth acting as their own general contractor and hiring out the subcontractors themselves. We always recommend hiring a general contractor for any renovation, whether large or small, and this blog post will share why it’s advantageous to do so. Continue reading

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April
2016

Bathroom Trends for 2016

posted in Bathroom

Trough bathroom sink reno St. JacobsBathroom renovations can be a large investment when it comes to time and money, so it’s only natural for you to decide on a project that not only is in line with today’s current design trends, but that also stands the test of time for years to come. If you’re getting ready to jump into a bathroom renovation this year, it’s worth taking a moment to familiarize yourself with some of the latest design trends. This post will take a look at some of the top bathroom design trends for 2016 so you can see what the trends are and whether they fit into your personal aesthetic.

Bathroom Design Trends for 2016

  • Trough sinks: This on-trend type of sink is essentially an extra long sink that can serve more than one person. Think of it like a vanity featuring his and hers sinks, except there’s no counter space in between the sink bowls. This trend is becoming increasingly popular and you’re going to see a lot more of these types of sinks in 2016.
  • Shower seats: Shower seats aren’t yet the norm when it comes to new showers, but they’re certainly gaining popularity in 2016. They’re just like they sound – a place in the shower where you can bathe sitting down rather than standing up. This is an ideal feature to add to your bathroom if you’re planning on aging in place in your current home.

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