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June, 2015 - Issue #128
The best bathroom remodels and "revisions" focus on the little details - because that's where, cumulatively, homeowners get the most enjoyment.






Turn Favorite Furniture into Bathroom Storage
Can't seem to find the perfect vanity for your bathroom? Suburban Chateau turned a buffet into the perfect vanity for this space. Your contractor will be able to perform the work; all you have to do is get shopping.
Suburban Chateau 775-2980




Bathroom Beautification can be an All-in-one Stop
Surfaces USA isn't just where you want to go to choose from the wholesaler's supply of designer tiles and natural-stone slabs. It's also where you want to go to take full advantage of their free professional design services and their experienced and friendly contractors. From faucets to flooring, Surfaces can finish your bathroom in record time. What to get? We're fans of their natural stone and tile options shown here, like the
hand-honed granite bath surround.
Surfaces USA 775-9404


Make it Look like it's a Brand New Mirror
Your old, dated, contractor-installed frameless mirror isn't doing your bathroom any favors. Frame it out, though, and everything changes. The eyesore becomes the stunning focus with framing options to fit every decor. The process is so simple, too. Your mirror will be custom measured to ensure accuracy, then your local MirrorMate pros at FASTFRAME will install the beautiful mirror "frame" in less than an hour. Your mirror is never moved and no damage is done to your walls. Your MirrorMate installs directly on top of your old mirror.
FASTFRAME 291-1325

You'll Want to Count the Ways you Love your New Bath
Need one more reason to hate our current drought? How about because you can't spend 30 minutes in this shower surrounded by travertine stacked stone, basking in the spa-like ambience created for this bathroom designed by Rebecca Rollins Interiors (RRI)? Or not being able to draw a full tub of warm water three times a day so you can relax and count the number of highly-upgraded oil-rubbed bronzed fixtures and elegant glass cabinet knobs that complement this most intriguing granite? Drought or not, you'll never believe this could be your home - until it is! Let Rebecca Rollins Interiors make it your reality.
Rebecca Rollins Interiors 367-4394

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A Great Shower Door is a Window to Even Better Things
With all the money homeowners spend on shower tile, why not show it off? Replace your stained, framed shower door with a new one with crystal-clear glass and minimal metal to obstruct your view! Free in-home consultations, service and installation are available seven days a week from Valencia Custom Shower Doors.
Valencia Custom Shower Doors 298-0261







Design with Detail in Mind
"London Grey" Caesarstone balances Hangrohe Metris faucets in polished chrome and Dunn Edwards "Sandcastle" paint perfectly. Together, your bathroom space will feel like your favorite day-spa escape.
Dannick Design 775-7430

Beauty & Durability Unite for the Best in New Bathroom Flooring Options
Alterna premium tile flooring is the innovative alternative to natural stone and ceramic tile. Like stone and ceramic, it is incredibly beautiful and durable. But a comfortable surface makes Alterna tiles warmer to the touch, kinder to your feet and easier to care for in any room of your home. You can keep it clean using Armstrong's Once and Done! Alterna represents a beautiful variety of natural stone designs and color palettes. Light or dark, warm or cool, subtle or striking, the choice is yours. Beyond color and style, patterns add a whole new dimension of personalization. Install square tiles in a diamond pattern. Use rectangular tiles in a herringbone design. Mix sizes and shapes to create windmills and borders. Durable engineered stone construction makes Alterna tough enough to stand up to a lifetime of activity in your home and is manufactured in Kankakee, Illinois.
Wicall's Carpets 259-6040

Little Grout Lines make a Big Impact
If your grout is grungy, buffing your tile to a high-gloss shine isn't going to make your bathroom look better. You could try to scrub 50 linear yards of grout lines with a Magic Eraser, but we prefer magic of a whole different variety when it comes to our private space. Magic Maintenance offers steam cleaning of your grout, which removes deeply-embedded bacteria along with the soap scum, mildew and mold that are probably taking up residence in your shower. Your grout will sparkle with hygiene and cleanliness when they're done. Magic Maintenance 259-3373

Timeless Touches that Last Forever
The products used in this bathroom are porcelain - but they look just like real stone. Real stone is timeless but requires some maintenance. Porcelain is one of the strongest materials you can use in a bathroom and it is easy to maintain and will last forever. It is simple to wipe down, easy to clean and does not require sealers or special treatments, though a sealer on the grout is used to make life a whole lot easier. The countertop is quartz; it too will be around forever and is impervious to water penetration and stains. The cabinets are stained and then sealed for a longer-lasting finish.
Randal G. Winter Construction, Inc. 799-8089

Powder Rooms are Prettier with Paint
High-traffic spaces like powder rooms get a lot of use, especially if you have kids in the house. As is so often the case, the littlest people often make the biggest messes, leaving dirty finger prints near light switches, splashing soap bubbles on walls and leaving their mark around the commode. You need a paint that can stand up to frequent scrubbings in a room like this, so don't skimp on the best. Custom finishes by Magic Maintenance Inc. Painting can ensure that your walls look satiny and are more than ready to stand up to whatever life (Or your kid.) throws at it.
Magic Maintenance Inc. Painting 259-3373

Distinctive Accessories make the Space
Start your morning with a song when you hang up your towel on this precious hook from the GG Collection. Keep the smiles coming by filling these stylized GG frames with your favorite photos. The sturdy ironwork pieces will stand up to the steamiest showers.
Bella Venezia Home & Decor
254-2246


Roll Up in Style
Vignette Modern Roman Shades roll, stack and traverse with no exposed rear cords for a clean exterior appearance and enhanced child safety. Customize them even further to your space by choosing between 15 fabrics, 102 fabric/color combinations, three opacity options and color-coordinated hardware and cords. Pictured here is the Tiered Four-inch Classic fold that stacks up or down with a low-profile headrail; PowerRise 2.1 with Platinum Technology for a combination of infrared and radio frequency technologies in a motorized system; and the Two-on-One Headrail, where two shades share the same headrail but operate independently.
The Vertical Factory 298-1230

Silk Plants are the No-stress Design Alternative to the Real Thing
Most people want their home bathroom to be a luxurious retreat where they can escape from the
stresses of everyday life. While this lush feeling can be gained through adding natural elements, the mess and frailty of real plants or flowers usually makes it more trouble than it's worth.

Which brings us to the incredibly realistic silk plants and stunning silk floral arrangements at Aldik Home. Enjoy the best of both worlds with natural beauty that is maintenance free and looks gorgeous all year long.

Whether it's a simple fern giving off a tropical vibe or a sculptural succulent adding some Southwestern intrigue, silk plants break up the clean lines and sterile look of most bathrooms. If you're really looking to add drama, an orchid arrangement makes a luxurious statement in any room. Aldik Home's talented design team regularly crafts dazzling works of art and is happy and ready to work directly with you.

Welcome luxury into your bathroom with quality silk flowers and plants. Since they look and feel so real, no one will have to know how easy it was.
Aldik Home 818-988-5970

Bring your Bath Up to Date
This dated bathroom needed a lighter and brighter look. Sound familiar? The homeowners desired more storage along with better lighting and a new shower to replace the existing small tub. A new window and can lights with wall sconces helped to light up the room. Marble-look porcelain tile with a glass and stone border grace the shower walls, back-splash and floor. Frosty Carrina Quartz by Caesarstone was used for the counter tops, shower seat and dam. Polished chrome plumbing fixtures by Kohler include a Moxi rain head which includes a Bluetooth speaker so you can enjoy your favorite tunes while you shower. And a frameless shower door with clear glass helps the room look more spacious. Custom cabinetry in a bright white with a mirror framed to match complete this new brighter bath. Design, fabrication and installation was completed by Woodward Kitchen and Bath.
Woodward Kitchen and Bath 251-3865
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