The Tub Doctors Bathroom Remodeling & Tub Refinishing Contractors | West Allis, WI Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:48:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Tub Doctors 32 32 Bathroom Trends Of 2021 Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:41:31 +0000
Picking up where we left off in 2020 is going to be a difficult thing. The trends we thought would continue became less relevant and ultimately changed form due to necessity. The new trends are leaning towards sensible for the homebody and poised for positive morale.

Soaking tubs: For years the hustle and bustle Americans had to deal with meant we didn’t have time to try out those fancy bath bombs or light a candle and relax. Showers are shorter and more practical, but with the stress of quarantine, not only do we have the time but also the reason to pamper ourselves from time to time. Have a splendid soaking tub installed where you once may have had a stand-up shower or just a less functional bathing experience.

Smart toilets: Smart products have made their way into just about every aspect of our lives. The bathroom now has an array of smart and exciting products to make you save on power and get the most out of your water bill.

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Intelligent storage: With the extra hours spent at home, we notice we need a different organization method to utilize our belongings and space most effectively. From cabinets to drawers, the more intelligent the storage plan is, the more you will love your home.

Majestic Metallics: Metal has always had its place, but to elevate the aesthetic a bit this year, coppers, brass, and bronze are all making their way back into the mainstream. These flashy colors give a unique and timeless feel to any home.

It doesn’t matter what you choose, just that you go out with the old and in with the new. Appealing to other people’s design strategies is no longer a necessity, and it is important you choose what you like. We love to offer you suggestions, and we also love helping you achieve your dream. If you think it looks good, then that is what’s right for you! Thank you for reading this blog, we hope it inspired you to make a distinct choice as to how you want your bathroom redesigned. Check back soon for more industry information.

How to Plan for a Bathroom Remodel Fri, 19 Feb 2021 18:06:11 +0000 While remodeling can be stressful, it’s not nearly as bad as some people make it out to be. When you have a wonderful company like The Tub Doctors working with you, and a great design, the entire process can feel like a breeze. However, before we start, it’s important to understand your design and how to stay within your desired budget. Having these things in place is crucial for the success of the remodel. That’s why, in this blog, we’re going to discuss what makes your bathroom remodel a complete success from pre-design to completion.

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Have a plan from the start: After setting the budget, the next step is figuring out what your family needs from the design. Have everything planned out before the build starts. Once we both have a clear understanding of your needs, we can guarantee a smooth build process; hopefully with minimal interruptions.

Design a functional space: When you’re thinking of the design, think about the size of the current bathroom. If it’s smaller, think about a style that helps make the room feel more open. Also, think about your family members using it. Is there someone who needs more accessibility, do you want to add in a tub, do you want strictly a shower, and much more.

Think about the future: Are you planning on being in this home for a while or selling it? These decisions can help determine how the bathroom will be designed.

Choose the right surfaces: Do research on the surfaces you want to be added such as the countertops, sinks, etc. You want to make sure they can hold up from the daily activities of the family for years to come.

Cheers to the New Year! Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:00:24 +0000

With the new year here, we have so many reasons to feel grateful. Even with all the challenges of last year. 

At the very top of the list is you! Whether you have been a client or a friend of our business, we thank you!

We would like to showcase some very special clients that have taken the time to share with us their experiences with our company. We are so thankful to have worked with such amazing individuals and it means so much that you took the time to share your thoughts!

“Great workmanship. This is the second time we contracted with Tub Doctors. Both times we were very pleased with the finished project. Bonus! They finished a day earlier than expected”
— Chris Schanz
“Not only did Ruben “like the sandwich” provide wonderful service... our results were great, and they surprised me with flowers to thank me for my business! I’d definitely recommend Tub Doctors. They were flexible with scheduling, accommodating, and thorough!”
— Jodi Muhar Korol

Thank you ALL for making 2020 a special year for our company and we look forward to continued relationships and meeting wonderful new clients in 2021!

The Team at The Tub Doctors, Inc.

10 Common Bathroom Repairs You’ve Probably Already Seen Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:00:22 +0000

Let’s be real for a moment. Nothing lasts forever. This includes your perfect remodel or brand new bathroom. Overtime things breakdown and will need to be repaired or replaced. Most of the issues that happen in the bathroom need to be addressed as soon as possible, such as a clogged drain or removing mold. If they are left for too long, not only does it affect the daily activities of your family, but it could be an expensive repair bill that could be avoided. Here are some of the most common bathroom repairs that happen.

  • Mold: The bathroom handles a lot of moisture especially with multiple people in the house and how warm each person likes their showers. If there’s not enough ventilation, mold and mildew can grow even with regular cleaning. The spores are extremely stubborn to remove, especially the more they establish themselves. They can also trigger severe allergic reactions and upper respiratory tract issues. 
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  • Poor Ventilation: That ventilation fan that’s in the ceiling actually plays a huge role in your bathroom. It helps reduce moisture and humidity in the bathroom to prevent mold, mildew, and other damage over time. Unfortunately, a lot of people stop using it because it’s too loud or it just stops working altogether.
  • Leaky Shower Head or Faucet: There will always be a couple of drips that happen right after you turn off the shower or faucets. It turns into an issue when you come back later on and it’s still dripping. Slow drips still indicate a leak and will increase your water bill throughout the month. It can also lead to a much bigger issue or an expensive repair bill. The sooner you get a leaky faucet fixed the better.
  • Slow or Clogged Drains: Slow drains usually indicate a clog of some kind. It might just be a build-up of soap scum and hair or there might be a bigger issue. If you’re first noticing it, the best thing is to use a drain snake tool to try and get out whatever is stuck down there. If you’re not able to fix the issue, a plumber will need to be called. You shouldn’t wait to see if the issue will fix itself because chances are it’ll only get worse.
Can Refinishing Your Bathtub Really Make A Difference? Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:00:31 +0000

We all love our bathtubs, and for a variety of reasons from deep, revitalizing soaks to bathtime with the kids. However, despite how strong the enamel is, your tub will age. Over time, the enamel can become chipped, cracked, edges can wear, and more. Instead of searching for a replacement, did you know that your bathtub can be refinished? Not only does refinishing save you time and money, it is just a good, if not better, than a full replacement! With the help of The Tub Doctors, your tub can be refinished back to (almost) new! Here’s the process of refinishing a bathtub.

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  • Determining the Damage: The main thing to know about refinishing is that it’s mostly cosmetic, but it can repair minor damage like small cracks along the edge. Similar to when you repaint the room, refinishing refreshes and brightens up the tub. It cannot fix structural damage the tub might have. You’ll have to get that addressed before refinishing can happen.
  • What Type of Tub It Is: You have to determine if the tub is worth refinishing. Chances are the tub will need to be refinished over needing to be replaced altogether. The biggest deciding factor will be whether or not the tub is structurally sound. Some structural damage can be fixed during the refinishing process, however.
  • Determine Your Budget: Having a budget is a huge factor whether it’s a huge remodel or basic home improvement. With that being said, when you have your bathtub refinished, chances are you’ll be spending a lot less money than you thought giving you a little wiggle room. Some refinishing projects can even be completed in as little as one day.
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If you’re considering getting your bathtub refinished, contact us today!

How to Create An Accessible Bathroom Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:00:40 +0000

Having an accessible bathroom not only gives the user peace of mind for their safety, but it is also a sense of freedom to move comfortably around the room without needing to rely on someone else. Planning it out is an essential part. There needs to be adequate space for a wheelchair, someone using crutches, or any other support can maneuver around the room. With proper planning beforehand, picking out the right equipment and the accessories, the bathroom will function correctly no matter what. Here’s how to get started:

Step 1: Planning It Out

Every bathroom can be modified in some shape or form to help make the space easier to navigate. The best way to determine the functions that need to get changed would be to answer these questions:

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  • What do you or your loved one need assistance with the most?
  • What are you or they able to do on their own?
  • It is anticipated that any mobility issues will change?
  • Are there specific medical supplies that will be needed?
  • Would you or your loved one feel more comfortable in a shower or tub?

Step 2: Determining the Room Size

The bathroom size should accommodate the size of the wheelchair, whether it’s manual or electric. It needs to be able to turn freely in the room without worry about bumping into anything. A roll-in shower needs to be 3 feet deep by 5 feet wide with no curb. If a wheelchair is not required, the shower should be a minimum of 36 x 36 inches with a curb higher than ½ an inch. Having no curb at all might be appealing too. Seats are often installed in the showers for this reason as well.

Step 3: The Entryway

Like the room’s size, the entryway needs to be wide enough to fit whatever model of wheelchair being used. It should have a straight stretch into the bathroom, avoiding any obstacles such as the bathroom door. Pocket doors are a great alternative to traditional doors for this very reason.

Step 4: Choosing the Sink, Toilets, & More

Like the shower, the rest of the bathroom features need to be comfortable to use.

  • The sink should have 27 inches of clearance underneath, and 30 to 48 inches of space surround it.
  • The toilet should be 17 to 19 inches high with grab bars securely on either side. They need to be sturdy enough to handle the weight of whenever is using them
  • The grab bars around the bathroom are extra security for you or your loved one to navigate around the room.
  • The floor needs to be clear to prevent the wheelchair from getting caught on anything.
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This is a general guide to help determine what you’re looking for in your accessible bathroom. Contact The Tub Doctors today to discuss your new unique bathroom design to suit you and your family!

Bringing Your Vision To Life! Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:00:34 +0000 ]]> Bring Life Back To Your Bathroom! Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:00:48 +0000 ]]> 5 Benefits of an Acrylic Bathroom System Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:00:31 +0000

Are you looking for a unique, but functional bathroom system that will last for years? Tiles are a popular go-to for your shower or tub, however, they often need to be replaced from wear-and-tear over the years. While Acrylic is easily malleable and durable, it also adds a touch of perfection to your shower or bathtub with its sleek, seamless finish. The benefits are endless, however here are five reasons why you need to install one of our Acrylic Bathroom Systems today! 

A Lot Less Hassle: With an acrylic system, your remodeling can be much more budget-friendly, and take a lot less time. This is because the acrylic system is custom molded to fit your shower base, tub, walls, etc. It’s seamless, floor to ceiling fit guarantees a leak-proof installation. Another great benefit? It can even be installed over the existing floors and plumbing!

Less Time Consuming Remodel: With traditional remodels, it could take weeks to see the finished product. Acrylic systems are custom-fit, seamless pieces that fit snugly to the existing bathroom walls. Almost instantly you see the results of switching to a better, acrylic system,. and you’ll be able to use the room within a fraction of the time of a standard bathroom remodel.

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Durable & Easy To Clean: Acrylic is resistant to chips, scratches, fading, or stains. It’s a nonporous material making it easy for dirt and soap scum to be cleaned off. It’s also resistant to mold and mildew because acrylic pieces don’t have the same grooves and sections that tile does for bacteria to build up. Cleaning your bathroom, even deep cleaning, will be a breeze!

Modern & Flexible: Are you looking to have a marble or tile look without the hassle? No problem! Acrylic can mimic marble or tile and comes in a variety of colors. You can still have a gorgeous style without the hassle tile or other textures might bring.

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Less Expensive: Depending on which tile you want to have installed, the price can add up quickly. Unfortunately, over time you’ll have to replace the tiles from normal wear and tear. Acrylic is not only less expensive to have customized and installed, but it will last a lot longer with the same normal wear and tear from daily use.

Are you ready to get your bathroom remodel started? Contact us today!

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bathroom sink design before & after