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Trusted Regina Bathroom Experts share 5 Tips to Surviving a Renovation

 

 
Here they share 5 Tips to Surviving a Renovation:
 

 

Living through a renovation can be stressful, but there are five tips you can consider that will help the process go smoothly.

1. Set a realistic budget. The most common mistake homeowners make is operating at their maximum budget allowance and not saving extra for those unexpected costs or splurge items. A realistic budget should be 80% of what you can actually afford, leaving 10% for surprises (even the best contractors can’t know what hides behind walls), and 10% for decorating once the project is completed.

 

 

2. Determine your desired timeline for completion. Keep in mind that delays often happen, regardless of how well you have planned. Materials get backordered, bad weather can delay exterior work and trades people may get sick or require extra time to make sure the job is done properly.  

 

 

3. Hire construction experts for anything you are unsure of. It is always best to hire licensed professionals because they are bonded and insured. You want to hire someone who works with a formal contract and can provide references. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Select someone who you can communicate clearly about all aspects of the project. Write down a list of questions as you think of them, such as, ‘What payments do I have to make and when? Am I coordinating the trades or will they be your responsibility? Contact local associations for referrals if you do not know where to start.  

 

 

4. Be realistic about living through a renovation. Can you segregate yourself to another area and be comfortable? Do you need to move out for a little while? Keep in mind that most contractors and trades keep construction hours of 7 am to 3 or 4 pm. Will this be disruptive to you or your family members?

Also consider the levels of dust and how they affect those children, pets and those afflicted with respiratory difficulties. Moving out during a renovation is often a good idea. It also means the job site can operate more efficiently if you and your family are not in the way. 

 

 

5. The design aspects of your project. Are you creating something that will look dated in five years or can it be easily adapted to current trends as they change? This is where hiring professional interior designers , decorators and architects are a good investment. Not only can they help you define your style, they can mediate between you and the contractor and trades which will alleviate a lot of the renovation stress. These professionals typically cost approximately 5% of your renovation budget and they make sure that your visions for your renovation become a reality.

 

 

Bathfitter a Trusted Regina bathroom expert passes a Trusted Mystery shop and gains a new fan!

To ensure the Regina directory maintains the standards and high level of integrity that it does and to make sure the Trusted partners are upholding these guarantees on a daily basis we have a MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM, where we mystery shop a minimum of 10% of our Trusted Partners on an annual basis... we get our mystery shoppers to fillout a report to tell us about the experience....

Our latest business to be mystery shopped is Bathfitter TRUSTED REGINA BATHROOM EXPERTS

The TrustedRegina.com team are sure you have heard about Bathfitter - winners of many, many awards and accolades across Saskatchewan.  

They are know for their amazing Bathroom Re-modeling Solution That Lasts a Lifetime...Done in Just One Day.. Bath Fitter Regina offers all this, and absolutely outstanding service...and yet again they prove why they are Trusted !

Here is the Mystery shop:

 

TRUSTED PARTNER: Bathfitter

 

MYSTERY SHOP CHECKLIST

1. How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered?

 Great, the staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable

 

2. If retail: Appearance of the store / staff and showroom?

 

Very organized

3. Product/industry knowledge of staff?

 

Excellent, I was talked through the process of moulding installation and the types of products that were available, time of installation and costs.

4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear?

 

The quote was received on the spot

 

5. Did they ask where you found them?

No but we told them we try to use companies through Trusted Regina.

 

6. Overall experience 1-10.

10

 

7. Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends?

 

Yes, would definitely use them again and recommend their services.

 

8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why?

Both sales reps were friendly and knowledgeable

 

9. If you made a purchase/booked a job how was the process?

We visited the show room and the sales rep we dealt with took us through the installation process and advised us what products where available for our job. We are very impressed with the product and the honesty of this company.

If so refer to the Trusted Guarantees and give an overall mark on each if applicable.

TRUSTED GUARANTEES

Provide the service and quality promised.

10

 

Complete the job on time.

 N/A

Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.

 10

Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.

 10

Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind

 N/A

Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.

Great honest company, would definitely use them again and will recommend them to others.

Great Mystery shop Bathfitter yt again you deserve the Thumbs up from Trusted!!

Trusted Regina Bathroom Expert shares a tip on Bathtub Liners


 3 Ways New Bathtub Liners Improve Bathrooms

 

Is your bathtub better suited for a museum than your bathroom? Are the words “ancient”, “decrepit” or “belongs at Grandma’s house” commonly used in reference to your tub? Making the move toward improving your bathtub can be tough, and the thought of major bathroom remodelling can be especially daunting.

There is a way, however, to install a new bathtub liner without ever having to demolish and remove your existing one. Simply put, a bathtub liner is custom fit to the dimensions of your tub, and installed seamlessly over your tub. The pre-existing tub cannot be seen but provides structural support to the new tub. It functions and looks like a brand new tub – as it essentially is one!



Here are ways in which your bathroom experience can benefit from having a new bathtub liner installed.


1. Style & Look

a. Bathtub liners are brand new and fit over your existing tub. The new liner will look entirely new and no sight of the pre-existing tub will remain. You have a clean slate and can achieve an entirely new & contemporary look.

b. The tub liners are high gloss, have great light reflection, and will retain their “shine” for a long time.

c. New tub liners are available to your tastes in a variety of styles and colors.

d. A liner can be custom colour-matched to fit your bathroom walls and décor perfectly.

2. Function

a. Acrylic is a scratch-resistant material.

b. Gives you new options to accessorize based on your needs in your new look bathtub.

c. New bathtub liners are easy to clean and maintain.

d. You don’t have to worry about what size to buy or if the liner will fit, because they are custom-fit to your tub.

e. Less than an inch of space is needed around your tub for the new liner, so your tub won’t feel any smaller.

Tub Liner 3.

Durability

a. Most tub liners on the market are acrylic, an incredibly durable material.

b. No cracks, and therefore no leaks, because it’s all one piece of durable material.

c. New acrylic bathtub liners won’t peel or chip.

d. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with durability over time and knowing it was a sound investment

e. Adds resale value if you have any thoughts of selling your home.




Whether you’re itching to update your bathtub, or just now starting to think that a change is in your future, a new bathtub liner is worth considering, as it can improve your bathroom in a number of different ways at a fraction of the cost of major bathroom renovations. Check out our Trusted Regina bathroom experts today! 


 

Bathfitter a Trusted REGINA BATHROOM Expert shares a Trusted Bathroom Tip on the Regina DIRECTORY

A Bathroom Re-modeling Solution That Lasts a Lifetime...Done in Just One Day...Why spend tons of money - not to mention gruelling hours - on bathroom remodelling? Bath Fitter Regina offers all this, and absolutely outstanding service...you will not be disappointed at any stage of the process ..from the friendly and welcoming receptionist, the knowledgeable and helpful sales staff, the efficient and talented installers...to the boss himself...they are all proud to do what they do, and strive to give you the best possible experience when choosing BATH FITTER.

Here they provide their second Trusted Tip on the Regina Directory, they are  REGINA BATHROOM EXPERTS

Small Bathroom Renovation Made Easy

 

Fear not, owners of small bathrooms! Bathroom renovation for the cozy and compact doesn’t have to be a burden. In fact, it can even be fun and exciting, especially if you utilize this guide to making small bathroom renovation easy. You’ll find suggestions geared specifically toward small spaces, as well as tips that can create the impression of more space and open up your bathroom.

Wainscoting Is for All Size Bathrooms

Wainscoting is an easy process that knows no limits, big or small, when it comes to the size of your bathroom. It is an aesthetic transformation that adds texture to any part of the wall that you choose. There are plenty of options, and it can be a DIY procedure if that’s easiest for you.

A Conversion Is the Pathway to Freedom

An easy way to add space to your small bathroom is to perform a tub-to-shower conversion. This allows you the freedom to dictate how big or small your shower will be, since you are not hampered by the tub and the need for space to bathe. In addition, a shower allows for other options that will open up space in your bathroom, covered in detail below.

Shower Doors Should Open Up…The Room

If you’re upgrading to a shower door or getting rid of your old one, think about how you want it to open. Sliding doors don’t need any clearance. If you’re opting for a hinged door, think about making it as small as possible and make sure it opens up in a way that won’t be interfering with anything else in your bathroom.

Clear Glass = More Space

Frameless & clear glass shower doors can give the appearance of more space because they will eliminate visual barriers from the room. You may also want to make sure your shower walls are up to snuff with a new shower surround renovation, since they will now be exposed to the entire room.

 

 

Let There Be Light

Opt for lighter colors and more solid patterns. Lighter colors and subtle tones will open up the room, and solid patterns will help create the illusion of more space. Keep this in mind when making design decisions for any aspect of your bathroom: shower surround, wainscoting, wall paint, furniture, etc..

Accessorize the Shower

Accessorizing your shower can allow you to add a design element to your existing space while simultaneously creating more storage within your shower. Maybe it’s time to move certain things from the linen closet to a towel bar or a corner shelf. Even replacing your faucets and fixtures for more simple ones can give the impression of more space. If you have a clear glass shower door, these shower accessories become part of the overall look of your bathroom.

Go Vertical

Go Vertical, whatever that might mean for your bathroom. Utilize the space from the floor to the ceiling. Put a shelf somewhere new. Condense your tub area to a more vertically-oriented shower. Put a storage bin on top of something, even if it’s tough to reach. Before you know it, you’ll have more space and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t think of going vertical on your own. These are just a few ways in which renovating a small bathroom can stop being a nuisance and start becoming fun. Good luck in your project, and as always, your friends at BATH FITTER REGINA are a phone call away to assist you with anything you might need.

 

 

 

Find BATHFITTER REGINA at 1743D Mc Ara Street , online Here or in the REGINA BATHROOMS Category on the REGINA DIRECTORY..they are REGINA BATHROOM EXPERTS

 

REGINA BATHROOM Expert share a Trusted Tip on Bidets on the REGINA DIRECTORY

 

To Bidet or not Bidet?

What is a bidet?A question many North Americans struggle to answer. A bidet is a plumbing fixture that cleanses the user after he/she has used the toilet. This idea was first introduced by the French in the late 1700′s and has become wildly popular throughout Europe and Japan. Today a bidet and or washlet is found in more than 70% of homes in Japan and Europe, and only 20% of homes in North America. The newest form of bidet is the bidet seat (Washlet from Toto www.totousa.com ); this unit takes the place of your standard toilet seat and requires a 120VAC, 15A, 60Hz Class A GFCI outlet. With this more convenient application this unit saves room in the bathroom as opposed to the standard bidet sytle which was a separate fixture beside the toilet.

Some of the features associated with this S400 Washlet from Toto are:

•Auto Flush Activated by Sensors or the Simple Touch of a Button

•Automatic Open / Close Lid Activated by Sensors, or the Simple Touch of a Button on the Remote Control

•Gentle Aerated Warm Water

•Front and Rear Washing

•Massage Feature

•Warm Air Drying with Variable Three-Temperature Setting

•Automatic Air Purifier

•Heated Seat with Temperature Control

•Convenient Wireless Remote Control with Large LCD Panel With the increased cleanliness and therapeutic effect of water (e.g. great for rashes, hemorrhoids, constipation, pregnancy, menstrual and just everyday cleaning) the bidet almost eliminates the use of toilet paper for greener living.

Stop by the Kitchen & Bath Classics showroom today and see how one works!

 

 


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