Green Clean Machine: Using Simple Ingredients for Cleaning

Choosing the right cleaning supplies for your home is a challenging feat. Amongst the sea of products, you’re searching to find something that is safe, effective, and environmentally friendly. Some of the best options are found in your local grocer’s produce and baking aisles including lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and baking soda. At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing, we are committed to using eco-friendly products. After your bathroom refinishing project is complete, continue the green methodology with your cleaning routine.

Beware of DIY: Leave the Bathroom Refinishing Projects to the Experts

As the premier bathtub and bathroom refinishing experts serving St. Charles and surrounding areas, Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing gets a lot of questions about DIY projects. Do your homework, and consult with the experts when a job is out of your wheelhouse. When it comes to bathtub refinishing, we strongly discourage using DIY kits. Let us tackle this job for minimal downtime and optimal results.

Update Commercial Bathrooms for a Boom in Business in 2018

Staying relevant and contemporary in building construction and design is a challenge for any commercial business. Just as in personal home ownership, kitchens and baths add the most curb appeal and is where most renovations are performed for the highest return on investment. Commercial business bathroom renovations are optimized by refinishing rather than fully renovating. At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing, our process guarantees a beautiful finish with less expense and downtime.

Saving Dollars and Sense: Repairing and Refinishing Bathtubs

You’ve likely heard that refinishing a bathtub costs a fraction of what it takes to completely gut and replace it, but what are the hard facts? The value of a dollar has never been more important than it is now, especially with the holidays just around the corner. Save some hard-earned cash, and skip the stress by refinishing your bathtub this winter. At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing, we’re here to give you the bathroom of your dreams for less money and without the headache.

Conquer Soap Scum and Grime with Natural Cleaners

Every homeowner knows that the first step to maintaining a home is keeping it clean. Clean bathroom surfaces offer safety and longevity. With so many cleaning products on the market, it’s hard to know which one is best for your bathroom. At Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing, our specialty is repairing, refinishing, and maintaining bathroom surfaces. We’re pros at keeping bathroom surfaces in peak condition. From marble, acrylic, and cast iron, each surface must be carefully treated. The good news is that some of the easiest bathroom cleaning tricks are inexpensive and natural!

Reinvent and Reuse with a Tub-to-Shower Conversion

As your family grows, your shower needs may change.  Do you have a bathtub but need an easily accessible shower? Rather than doing an expensive remodel to convert your existing bathtub into a shower, consider a tub-to-shower conversion. Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing can create this conversion to suit your needs.

4 Fox Valley Home Selling Tips

Getting ready to sell your home? Spring is prime time to get your home on the market because it probably looks great. Your landscaping looks fresh and bright. Summer drought hasn’t turned your lawn brown yet. Who wouldn’t want to make a full-price bid, right? A professional realtor or home stager will have plenty of spruce-up ideas once you’re ready to list. But you can get a jump on them by trying these four quick tactics before they show up! Focus on the basics first. • Repair anything that’s obviously broken. • Touch up the paint on nicked-up walls. • Clean your carpets. • Move anything you don’t need to storage. Better yet, if you haven’t used it in a year, sell or donate it. Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. • Refinish worn, chipped countertops and sinks in your kitchen. It’s less expensive than replacing them and it’ll make your … Continued

Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s March and spring is in the air – time for spring cleaning! March is a great time to get going on your annual spring cleaning chores. Most people think of spring cleaning as an opportunity to air out the house, clean rugs and upholstery and wash windows. We’ve added a few tips to help you get through the chores quickly so you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. General Spring Cleaning Tips Don’t forget your washing machine. Grease and grime build up in the drum over time. Just wipe it down with a vinegar and water solution and rinse. Now’s a good time to check your refrigerator coils (usually underneath the fridge) for caked on dust and dirt. You can usually remove it with a vacuum cleaner. Is your stainless-steel sink dull and rusty? Remove the deposits easily by following the tips in this video. If … Continued

Beating the Acrylic Bathtub Blues

Acrylic bathtub got you down? Is your acrylic bathtub dull and dingy? Squeaky tub turning your peaceful soak into an annoying nightmare? Try these tips for the best-looking bathtub in town! Acrylic is a great material to use for bathroom fixtures. It makes lightweight, affordable and beautiful acrylic bathtubs and showers. The downside? Even if they’re properly maintained, they wear over time and cause issues. Try these tips for beating the bathtub blues. Dull Finishes Your dull acrylic tub may simply be a victim of soap scum or hard water deposits. You may be able to restore the shine with one of these solutions. Mix 2 cups of white vinegar and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray the tub and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Scrub with a microfiber cloth or VERY soft brush. Rinse well. Mix 1 cup of borax or baking soda with 2 … Continued

Brighten Your Home

Beat winter blahs with these home improvement projects. The holidays are over and, unless you get MLK day off, you don’t have another holiday until Spring. The days are getting longer, but there are still more hours of darkness than light every day. Try a quick home improvement project to brighten your home and make the weeks ahead a little lighter! Brighten your bath It’s probably the first thing you see every morning. A bright, shiny bathroom can go a long way to helping you start your day on an up note. If you have a dated or worn bathtub or shower, refinishing them will make a HUGE difference. A bright, white bathtub or shower makes the whole bathroom feel lighter and more uplifting. (Who wouldn’t love a nice warm bath this time of year?) Give us a call for an estimate – you’ll be surprised how affordable bathtub refinishing … Continued