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.

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

5 Bathroom Updates That Won’t Break the Bank

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Who wouldn’t love a new, updated bathroom? Shiny, clean fixtures, bright porcelain – all of these are part of your dream bathroom, right? But, with the average cost of bathroom updates in the Chicagoland area topping $8,000, most of us can’t afford that dream. Don’t despair! Here are some affordable strategies you can use to improve the look of your bathroom without breaking the bank. Paint the bathroom walls Painting is one of the fastest, least expensive ways to give your bathroom a completely new look. You can probably paint your whole bathroom with a gallon of paint or less. Throw in a couple of brushes, roller covers and a tarp, and you’ll get a beautiful bathroom for under $100! Looking for some inspiration? Check out this gallery on the Sherwin-Williams website for some great ideas for turning your bathroom into the retreat of your dreams. Refinish the tub and … Continued

Do You Love the Vintage Bathroom Fixtures in Your Home But Hate the Way They Look?

Our area is full of amazing homes with beautifully designed original vintage bathroom fixtures and materials. Unfortunately, many are also showing their age. No matter which harsh chemicals you use or how hard you scrub, you can’t get the tub, sink and tiles as shiny as you’d like. Is there any way to restore vintage bathrooms to their original beauty? One option is to completely replace the vintage fixtures with new replicas. But is that the best option for for your home? First, it’ll be expensive. According to Houzz.com, basic bathroom remodeling projects cost upwards of $12,000. A single cast iron claw foot tub can cost $3,000 or more. Even if you don’t mind the cost, you have to be prepared to live without that bathroom for a week or more while the remodelers tear out those completely functional vintage fixtures and rebuild the whole thing with new fixtures. Alternatives … Continued