December 29, 2011

Looking for a Bathroom Update: Try Euro Style Shower Enclosures

If you are looking for a Denver home remodeler to help you redesign your bathroom, consider asking about Euro style shower enclosures. A Euro style shower is an enclosure with frameless doors and wall panels made of tempered glass, custom-made for the space and design needs of the individual home. These enclosures use little hardware in order to emphasize the clean appearance of their design, and the hardware pieces come in a variety of finishes to compliment your existing fixtures. Mounted on granite, marble, tile, slate, or a similar hard surface, a Euro style shower enclosure uses glass available in a wide range of colors and patterns. The door of the enclosure uses self-centering hinges which enable the door to swing inward or out with equal ease.

The unique benefit of Euro style shower enclosures lies in the fact that they are custom-made. If your bathroom has an unusual shape, odd angles, or uneven walls, a Euro style enclosure is the perfect solution to your design conundrum, as it can be built to fit your space. Even better, your shower enclosure will be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Because a Euro style shower incorporates a minimal use of hardware, it helps to create the illusion that your space is larger and more luxurious. That, in combination with the transparent enclosure walls, allows you to showcase your decorative tile work and contributes to an overall feeling of spa indulgence in your own home.

Because the shower door pivots rather than sliding on a track, cleaning your Euro style shower enclosure is much easier than in a traditional shower, particularly since the lack of a sliding track eliminates the need for a door groove where standing water can collect and breed mold. Euro style enclosures can be installed in bathtub-and-shower combinations as well, replacing your old shower curtain which can easily let water out onto your floor and attracts mildew. Your shower door can also be coated with a sealer before installation, which removes the need to wipe or squeegee and helps your shower maintain a spotless appearance for years.
When looking for a Denver home remodeler to make your bathroom renovation a reality, two traits are paramount: expertise and reliability. You want a company with the experience and skills necessary to complete your job the way you want it, and someone you can trust to stand by their work and keep their promises. On both counts, Aspen Builders is the best choice for a Denver home remodeler.

Aspen Builders will work with you to develop your ideal design, taking into consideration your style choices, financial considerations, and the logistical needs of your space. Our detailed plans include 3D computer models, a complete materials list, and a comprehensive work schedule, so the process will hold no surprises for you. Aspen Builders takes care of any necessary permits for your project, and manages every aspect of the construction process. Your space is swept clean and safe at the end of every working day; you won't be left tripping over dangerous debris.

It is always wise to check into the reputation of any Denver home remodeler before inviting them into your home, and look for reviews from previous clients. Aspen Builders is fully licensed and insured for construction and remodeling work in Denver and several surrounding areas, and maintains an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. We use post-construction surveys to acquire feedback from customers and improve service, and all work comes with a lifetime limited warranty. Numerous testimonials from satisfied customers point to Aspen Builders as your ideal choice for a Denver home remodeler. View Aspen Builders Bathroom and Spa Remodeling Photo Gallery for ideas!

Combine Your House Remodeling Project with De-Brassification

If you’re in the midst of home remodel in Denver of if looking ahead it seems like Denver house remodelingcould be in your future, coupling your home remodel with other improvements is the best way to do things. One thing which you may wish to consider is de-brassification. 

The term “de-brassification” may be unfamiliar to you but if you’re a homeowner in Denver chances are you’ve got some brass in your home that needs to be gotten rid of. While updating the home is something which homeowners are usually thinking about, it’s often more out of necessity (roof leak, insulation in the walls) or cosmetic (crumbling walkway, new paint) instead of doing the things to your home which need to be done. It often takes a great deal of drilling down deep for homeowners to consider their whole home all the way down to the fixtures.

Have a look around your home. You may find brass fixtures at various stages of decay. You should probably start with the most in-need fixtures first and work backwards from there. Another smart way to do a project like this is go room by room so that you can get the maximum quality upgrade in every room as you go.

Brass fixtures could be anywhere in your home; on a screen door, in an older bedroom, in a less tended to office; but generally you’re going to find brass fixtures in the most prevalence in three spots; in your kitchen, in your bath and in your basement.

When you’re looking at many of the fixtures in your bathroom you could be talking about brass in a variety of places. Whether it’s in sink faucets, older shower heads, or any of the other bathroom fixture where brass is utilized, older brass in the bathroom has got to go. If you’re putting in a new tub or ripping out that old countertop for a fresh look, getting the brass can be a great way to combine your bathroom remodeling project with de-brassification.

Much the same as the bath; when you’re dealing with kitchen remodeling you want everything to be new. Replacing the brass fixtures in your kitchen when you’re putting in new counter-tops or floors can lead to a complete transformation on your remodel.

One more spot where getting the brass out could be helpful is when you’re remodeling your basement. Oftentimes when you are remodeling your basement you are going for a totally fresh look. Maybe you’re taking an unused, dank, damp storage space and turning it into a multipurpose rec room. Or maybe your once vacant basement space will now be a fitness center, craft area, artist’s studio, music station, or man cave. Whatever your remodel ideas are, taking the brass from the space can help make your basement more functional and less of an imposition.

At the end of the day whatever you decide to do with your remodeling space is your call. But taking the brass from the equation and adding in softer replacements which make the space more functional, more user friendly, and more livable is one of the best things which any homeowner can do. Home is for living, after all; making your space more livable with a remodel and de-brassification is one sure way to raise everyone’s enjoyment of the house.