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Bathroom Ideas: Shower Curtain or Shower Doors?

Leave a Comment April 14, 2015

Saratoga Remodeling Project Update: Phase 2 Complete!

Saratoga Remodeling Project Phase 2 - Family Room RemodelOur blog has recently featured a lot of details from our remodel in Saratoga. We have more good news: phase 2 is complete! What does this mean? As our Saratoga remodeling project page explains, the home remodel includes 3-4 phases, including eliminating an unneeded 4th bedroom to allow for a larger master bedroom, bath and closet as well as expanded laundry room. The photos above and below show two of the completed rooms.

About the Saratoga Project

As you can see from these photos, a lot of small elements came together in this project to create the spacious, comfortable feel. Curious how we created these two rooms? (more…)

Leave a Comment February 21, 2013

NKBA Awards CAGE Design Build For Recent Remodeling Projects

NBKA (National Bath and Kitchen Association) Award CertificateWe are thrilled to announce the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) awarded CAGE Design Build first place in the Master Bathroom Suite category and second place in the Small Bath category! The NKBA announced the results on the 17th, and winners ranged in various kitchen and bath categories including small, medium, large, judges choice and more. CAGE Design Build submitted rooms from our Saratoga remodeling project and San Jose remodeling project, both designed by our own Kelly Funk. With more than 50 entries in various categories, David and Kelly were thrilled to win the first time they submitted their projects.

What did the NKBA use to evaluate each project?

Although CAGE Design Build needed to submit a lot of paperwork with their entries, they found the accomplishment to be very rewarding. The NKBA asked for a design statement listing the client’s wishlist, the challenges and the solution along with a floor plan and elevations illustrating the project in NKBA graphic standards and/or project photos. (more…)

Leave a Comment January 22, 2013

Bathroom Space Savers – 5 Easy Ways to Make More Space

A Small Bathroom

A Small Bathroom

The smallest spaces in our homes can often get shortchanged. If you have a small bathroom, banish this theory and give it the style it deserves. Here are 5 clever ways to save space in a small bathroom:

Bathroom Space Savers Tip #1 – Compartmentalize

Cabinet spaces are highly desirable property in a small bathroom. Martha Stewart recommends installing cabinets that offer separate spaces – preferably one space per person who uses the bathroom. Lazy Susans are also a great way to make accessing toiletries simple. We’ve used recently these techniques in both bathrooms and kitchens. (more…)

Leave a Comment December 24, 2012

A Beginner’s Guide to Cabinet Hinges [infographic]

When remodeling a kitchen or bathroom it is important to understand one of the most fundamental elements of new cabinets — The Cabinet Hinge. Selecting a cabinet hinge can be confusing to someone unfamiliar with woodworking. This graphic tries to clear up the confusion relating to the various different cabinet constructions. (more…)

Leave a Comment December 5, 2012

Oceanside Glasstile: Sustainable, Durable Tile for the Kitchen & Bath

Ocean Side Glass Tile Border in stone showerAs you select tile for your kitchen or bath remodel, one company to consider is Oceanside Glasstile. How practical is glass tile in the home? It’s extremely durable and impervious to water, making it an ideal fit for the kitchen or bathroom.

What do we love about Oceanside Glasstile? In addition to their beautiful, one-of-a-kind handcrafted creations, we admire their dedication to sustainability and community outreach. In fact, their tile was recently selected by our most recent San Jose and Saratoga remodeling projects (pictures above and below).

Oceanside Glasstile creates their luxury glass tile using recycled bottle glass. Their materials are designed to work together in a broad range of translucent and iridescent colors that can be easily combined to provide the homeowner with limitless possibilities for their kitchen or bath remodel. (more…)

Leave a Comment September 3, 2012

Bathroom Remodeling Trends: Heavy Glass Shower Doors

There are a lot of great bathroom remodeling trends out there. Here’s another one to consider during your home remodeling project: Heavy glass shower doors. These sleek doors are frameless; they’re mounted directly on the wall without a bulky frame closing them in.

A lot of homeowners upgrade to a modern feel during their bath remodel, and these doors certainly accomplish that. Because they don’t have traditional frames, they can help the bathroom feel open and can even showcase the tile design you chose within the shower.

Heavy glass shower doors are also easy to clean, another consideration many homeowners make during their bath remodel. Because there isn’t a frame, there aren’t any tracks for soap residue to collect in or for mildew/mold to grow in. You also won’t need to worry about corrosion or rust thanks to the frameless design. (more…)

Leave a Comment June 26, 2012

6 Reasons to Add Tile Baseboards During a Bath Remodel

Bathrooms and laundry rooms experience immense amounts of moisture. Unfortunately, moisture is not your friend when it comes to many materials. The good news is there are options that can add character and remain easy to maintain! One product to consider in particular is a tile baseboard. These gorgeous baseboards are made completely from tile and add character that protects your home from damage.

Installing tile baseboards was one upgrade we included in our recent Saratoga remodeling project (pictured above). Ultimately, the homeowners liked the look they were able to create with the tile and the ease of maintenance in the long run. (more…)

Leave a Comment June 5, 2012

Bath Trend: Built in Soap Niches

Built-in Soap NicheBuilt in soap niches with glass shelves have become a popular bath trend, and it’s not hard to see why. A practical space-saver that’s easy on the eyes, these custom spaces like the one recently installed in a Saratoga remodeling project (pictured right) are perfect for the master bath and guest bath.

One nice feature of built in soap niches is their customizability. They can be large or small and include a glass shelf or not. Remodelista features several different designs that can be a great source of inspiration for homeowners looking to incorporate this trend into their shower. Houzz has a lot of great ideas, too.

Want a few suggestions for incorporating one of these into your home? Contact us and we’ll share our ideas for your shower!

Leave a Comment May 11, 2012

Toilet Selection Tips for Your Bathroom Remodel

Toto ToiletAs you consider your bathroom remodel, have you factored in your toilet? There are a lot of elements to keep in mind: design, water efficiency, flush rate, etc. What do we recommend when it comes to toilets? It’s no secret that we love high-quality, eco-friendly products, which is why TOTO Toilets are definitely worth looking at!

A bathroom remodeling project is the perfect time to evaluate your toilet. How well does it work? Does it use a lot of water? With a wide range of models and styles, TOTO Toilets are practically clog-proof and qualify for many rebates offered by water districts for replacing water-hogging toilets with the low-flow variety.

In fact, TOTO has been in the low-flow toilet business for decades, and the EPA has even integrated some of the company’s methods into its testing protocols. TOTO’s rigorous flushing tests are more extensive than current industry standards so as a homeowner you can rest assured your new toilet’s outstanding one-flush performance and true water savings compliment your new overall bathroom remodel. (more…)

Leave a Comment April 27, 2012

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