Spring Spruce Ups–Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling

Spring Spruce Ups–Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling

Even if a bathroom or kitchen is already recently remodeled, or a property owner wants a clean refresh, this is certainly something to consider. Kitchens and bathrooms are, after all, the most used spaces in any home or property. A few touches can add glamour and enhance the lighting and space in a bathroom or kitchen.

Usually, homeowners want to try something different in door handles, cabinetry, or simple aesthetics in paint. It all goes to taste and preference but the décor additions should match the overall themes in any kitchen or bathroom, whether ultra-modern or super-contemporary.

B & B Contracting can make suggestions that match any bathroom or kitchen, even after a full remodel is done as sometimes a little “extra spark” is what homeowners are seeking. Spring is the season when many individuals feel a sense of renewal in themselves and their surroundings.

Breathe New Life Into Your Kitchen or Bathroom This Spring!

Some suggestions for a quick uplift to a kitchen or bathroom that only needs a little remodeling are the following and most designers agree with these subtle yet inspiring changes:

  • Mirrors

Old, pitted, chipped, or streaked mirrors in a bathroom do take away from the beauty of this space. Besides, mirror styles can vary and a larger mirror, if a bathroom remodel has the space for it can add depth and dimension and reflect light better. Mirrors now are more dimensional and come in a wider variety of sizes and styles than even ten years ago.

Mirrors can be full-length length or small ones can be installed depending on space and layout.

  • Cabinet hardware

There is such a variety of choices in cabinet hardware in remodeled kitchens and bathrooms it can be hard to pick what style to use. It is always good to try and match the aesthetic of the overall space, but some individuals prefer to be more renegade and creative, picking a style of cabinet hardware that is different from the total aesthetic.

From copper-burnished finishes to stainless steel to plain pulleys and knobs, the sky is the limit. The beauty of picking a type of cabinet hardware is that it is easily changed and can be done as many times as a homeowner wishes.

It is a great way to liven up a kitchen and bathroom remodel very affordably and keep the space exciting for a homeowner with results that can drastically change the look of a kitchen or bath.

  • Open face cabinets

These are not new but are seeing a resurgence of popularity. They open up a kitchen or bathroom by eliminating the cabinet doors. Especially in smaller spaces these are becoming increasingly requested and of course, can be suggested by B & B Contracting when doing a free evaluation.

The pros at B & B are on trend with the latest in design requirements and will ensure that all aesthetic and space-saving requirements are suggested when doing an evaluation.

  • New light fixtures

Recessed lighting opens up the visual as more space and produces a soft light that enhances any kitchen or bathroom. Wall light fixtures can be added for a more traditional look and to act as a functional showpiece.

Out of date are the round, globe-type fixtures in ceilings as these take up space and of course, make a kitchen or bathroom look outdated.

  • New paint

Even if tile exists in a bathroom or kitchen, it is now possible to paint over it as new types of paint have emerged in the past two decades. Designed to encourage the painting of a ceiling or bathroom in a light neutral tone or even white. This opens up the look of a space and reflects the light.

Some homeowners want glass cutouts in a ceiling if light exposure is possible by doing this. Light and bright is the name of the game no matter what the aesthetic chosen in a kitchen or bathroom remodel.

  • Replacement windows

If small, dingy windows exist and it is possible to replace these with larger, more modern styles, then the “inviting look” of a kitchen or bathroom really explodes positively.

Not only is light let in but cold and heat are kept out as newer windows now are better insulated. Especially in a bathroom remodel replacing the windows assists in avoiding the shivers while bathing.

Summary–Spring Spruce Ups–Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling in Wilmington, DE

Spring is a time for rebirth in Wilmington, DE. Most homeowners start thinking about their homes and improvements on these. With the kitchen and bathrooms being focal points of daily living these areas can compel homeowners into a full remodel or just a basic “spruce up.”

B & B Contracting, with its knowledge of this area and the needs of the residents, does provide a free evaluation and is thorough in its knowledge of trends. Whether small improvements are needed or large, this is the premiere company to contact in this area.

Simply fill out the form on the website, email bb4contracting@gmail.com, or pick up the phone and call for immediate assistance: 302-998-7907.



What is Necessary for Bathroom Remodels that Last Lifetime

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Bathroom Remodeling That Will Last Throughout a Lifetime 

Wilmington is a very diverse location. The age of residents can vary from 18 years of age to over 80 years of age. Many are property owners who spend their entire lives in this area, as it is rife with beauty and services. It is considered one of the best locations in the USA to work, raise children, and retire. This leads to lifelong residents.

The reality of aging in place, though, must be considered when considering a bathroom remodel. Some homeowners now simply request a “shower only” experience, but this leaves out the luxury of a bathtub. There is a way to have both a shower/tub combination by doing a great bathroom remodeling.

Even if space is short, the right company, such as B and B Contracting, can make a unique shower/tub remodeling that will be timeless, cost-affordable, and last throughout the years. Adjustments for age can be installed immediately or upgraded at a later date, as the initial bathroom remodel will lend itself to future installations of age-related requirements.

What is Necessary for Bathroom Remodels that Last a Lifetime? 

As stated at the beginning of this blog, not all additional features to a tub/shower installation need to be done immediately. The professionals at B and B Contracting can come in and evaluate the space requirements and set up the initial installation in such a way that “life span” requirements can be done immediately or in the future.

Some features to consider either immediately or in the future in a bathroom remodeling that includes a tub/shower combination are:

  • Grab bars

Even if not installing a tub, or if younger, grab bars are always a good idea in any bathroom remodeling of a tub or shower. Let’s be realistic: many slips and falls occur at any age in a tub or a shower.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), approximately 3 million falls occur per year in showers and/or tubs. The CDC notes that most falls occur sideways and a grab bar once footing is lost in a tub/shower can reduce the risk of falling completely.

  • Non-slip flooring in a shower/tub

While there are many choices of shower/tub flooring, from ceramic to glass, there are some that are definitely less slippery and this should be considered. Mobility issues can complicate the use of a bath/shower, and even if healthy, these can arise at any time in the future. Better prepared than be surprised by a fall.

  • Use of removable bathmats and strips 

Strips that provide traction can be installed during a bathroom remodel in any tub or shower. Unfortunately, they are not removable.

Bath mats, on the other hand, can be removed and placed into a tub or shower each time. It is best to invest in non-bacterial and anti-fungus mats, and B and B Contracting has knowledge of the best types to purchase.

  • Built-in soap dispensers and other tub/shower shelving

This is a great addition to any bathroom remodeling and any tub or shower. Many older homes do not necessarily come with spaces in the walls of the tub or shower for soap, shampoo, and other bathing necessities such as sponges and scrubbers.

There are ways to implement these built-ins where bathers are not reaching behind themselves or reaching outside a tub or shower to grab what is needed for cleanliness.

  • Shower heads and types 

There are dozens of choices of shower heads and types, from standard to rainfall shower heads. Safety for the most part is generally achieved with flexible shower installations that are attached to long flexible tubing whereas a user can spray when necessary without reaching and bending.

An unyielding and somewhat difficult-to-reach shower head can be distracting and the cause of a fall while a bather tangles with it. While these might not be as aesthetically pleasing as some other types, the less movement when showering or bathing, the less risk of falls. It is only common sense that most wet surfaces are slippery in nature.

  • Easy access in and out of a tub or shower or a combination

While some homeowners prefer to this day the old “claw foot” type tubs of yesteryear, and these are of course attractive, the reality is that crawling over a tub ledge, on into a bathtub over a ledge is not realistic as the years go on for most individuals. Easy access to a shower or tub is now done by a floor-level installation in bathroom remodeling, and of course, it prevents possible falls.

Bathroom Remodeling That Will Last Throughout a Lifetime 

An eye to the future in bathroom remodeling will not only enhance the value of a property but create added safety. B and B Contracting, with the years of experience needed, will provide a free quote.

 Anyone is encouraged to email bb4contracting@gmail.com or even call 302-998-7907.