to a special place where all the worries of the world
quietly drift away. In this private hideaway, you enjoy
comfort and peacefulness. This pampered place of complete
relaxation is your newly remodeled bathroom.
Whatever your personal place of paradise becomes, consider
including these many fine features when you plan your
bathroom remodeling project:
Use only a contractor who is licensed and bonded,
and has both general liability and workers compensation
only a contractor who is a member of the Master Builders
Association (MBA), the National Association of the
Remodeling Industry (NARI), the National Kitchen and
Bath Association (NKBA), and the Building Trades Association
(BTA). It’s important that your contractor belong
to these organizations, as they have certified the
competency and professionalism of your contractor.
sure your contractor acquires all the necessary permits
from the building department. This is the only way
you can be sure your bathroom was built or remodeled
correctly so you and your family are safe and will
enjoy your new bathroom for many years to come. Don’t
overlook this important step!
Architectural drawings using AutoCAD where you will
see your new bathroom before any work begins. The
excitement will build as you see your personal retreat
rise before your eyes.
a visit with a personal bath consultant to coordinate
your bathroom suite of fixtures and accessories, you
can almost feel your body relax as your new bathroom
tiles and stones that capture the timeless elegance
of classic craftsmanship.
Insist on proven brand names:
sinks, lavatories, toilets, bidets, and seats
to enhance the style and décor of your
whirlpools and baths that gently cradle your body
in soothing chromatherapy lighting while using
attentive shiatsu massage jets and thousands of
effervescent bubbles to work away tension.
efficient Halo® Air-Tight™ recessed
lighting to create that luxurious ambient illumination.
jewel like beveled edge mirrors and glass that
reflect timeless beauty.
Craftmaster® sculptured doors using Baldwin®
finishes that bring to life your personal style.
Andersen®, and Marvin® windows fill your
retreat with beautiful, spacious, uplifting natural
light and fresh air.
architectural finishes using Dunn Edwards®
paints and lacquers to entice the senses and relax
cabinets made from select grades of hardwoods
that embrace both tradition and excellence.
granite, Zodiaq®, or Corian® countertops
and splashes bring natural beauty and elegance
to your retreat.
remodeling is a specialty; ask to see pictures of bathroom
remodeling projects prior to finalizing your contractor
choice to get a better idea of the dramatic transformations
that are possible in creating your own new luxury bathroom
About the Author
Dan A. Derkum