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15 Point checklist for your new Cape Cod bathroom

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Feb 07, 2013

Creating special spaces for our customers is one of the real joys here at REEF Builders. Lots of time and attention is paid to bathrooms. A Master or Guest Suite, or Cape Cod Cottage is not complete without comfortable, pleasant bathrooms. A bathroom renovation is an exciting task. But before jumping to choosing the latest tile or bathtub design, there are some less exciting things to consider so your project turns out just the way you dream it. Because renovating a bathroom can be overwhelming, time-consuming and costly, here is a simple 15-point checklist to make sure that your project stays on track and the renovation runs smoothly.

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15 Point Checklist for your new Cape Cod Bathroom

Tags: energy efficiency, Cape Cod Builder, Bathroom Remodeling, cape cod custom builders

Bathroom Technology for your New Home Or Renovation

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Oct 23, 2012

    When people think about designing a new bathroom, or remodeling an existing one, the last thing they consider is how to bring technology into the space.  Well, today, high-tech is becoming a smart choice for bathroom fixtures an accessories, from LCD TV's in your bathroom mirror to showers that can be pre-set for temperature and flow for various individual users. There are even toilets available with automatic, pre-heated seats!

Here are just a few of the tech items available today for your bathroom, so if you are considering a New Home, Renovation or Remodeling Project, you might want to investigate some of these products: Bathroom Technology

Cape Cod Bathroom

Tags: Bathroom Remodeling, Home Technology

Bathrooms of the Future

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Sep 07, 2012


  Bathrooms have seen a lot of changes over the years, and now electronics are becoming more prevalent in controling everything from your shower to your sink!.  Here are some cutting edge ideas for  your futuristic bathroom from MSN.com.  Building or Remodeling your Cape Cod Home can be a fun and exciting process, especially when it comes to picking out the fixtures for your Bathroom or Kitchen.  If you thought touch controlled faucets were interesting, these products will blow you away!

Click Here to see the full article: Bathrooms of the Future

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Tags: Bathroom Remodeling, Interior Design

Ultimate Bathrooms

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Aug 07, 2012

   The Master Bathroom is one of the most important spaces in a New Home or Remodeling Project.  The emotional and aesthetic appeal of the space must balance with the functionality and utility of the various fixtures. A well designed Master Bath can be a showpiece and still meet all of the needs of the homeowner. There is a strong trend towards larger spaces with accessibility features such as curbless tubs and roll in showers that can meet the needs of a homeowner for years to come. 

Here are some great designs we found from builderonline.com: Ultimate Bathrooms

Cape Cod Bathroom

Tags: Custom Homes, Bathroom Remodeling, aging in place

Bathroom Remodeling - Trends for 2013

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

   Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in any home. REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder has done several bathroom remodeling and renovation projects over its 25+ year history.  We came across the following article that shows IKEA's 2013 bathroom collection.  There are some really interesting and contemporary products featured here.  If you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom, kitchen or home on Cape Cod, please contact us today.


Here is the full Article: http://www.digsdigs.com/ikea-bathroom-design-ideas-2013/

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Tags: renovation, remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling

Cheap Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Jun 11, 2012

    If you are thinking of selling your existing home, there are several ways you can increase the value.  However, starting a major remodel or renovation is probably not the best way.  Simple things like new carpet, paint, re-finished wood floors, and new or re-finished cabinets may be all you need.  Here is a great article from MSNBC.com and Forbes talking about smart home improvements you can make to improve the chances of selling your home at the price you want. 



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Tags: cape cod homes, Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling

Doorless Showers?

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, May 22, 2012

    Smartly-designed bathrooms are a nice feature in a home.  With home design moving towards multi-generation living, showers are a big issue.  We have done several homes recenlty with open showers, and flush floors that can accommodate wheelchair access. Also, if the showers are well-designed, no shower door is needed to capture the water.  These types of showers are expensive and time consuming to do in an existing home, but are fairly easy and straight forward in a new home or addition.  By lowering the floor appropriately in the bathroom, the tile floors can be pitched towards open drains, eliminating the traditional shower curb, door or curtain.   It also makes the bathroom really easy to clean!

Here is an article from houzz.com with some great ideas: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/2504909/list/Doorless-Showers-Open-a-World-of-Possibilities

Tags: cape cod custom homes, Bathroom Remodeling, custom builder, bathroom

Kitchen and Bath Products for your New Home or Renovation

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, May 01, 2012

   Spring is an exciting time of year for custom builders and renovation contractors.   Manufacturers present their new products at industry and trade shows across the country. Recently the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show was held and here are some of the featured products.  Check out this article and slideshow from Builderonline.com :http://www.builderonline.com/products/new-kitchen-and-bath-products-to-make-life-easier.aspx


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Tags: Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, bathroom

Universal Design - Kitchens and Baths

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Apr 05, 2012

    The consept of universal design is a relatively new term in the custom home business.  It bridges the gap between standard design and fully handicapped accessable design.  The focus of this design concept is to provide homes that provide functional, and safe spaces across a wide range of needs. The idea that a home could have universal appeal for a young family or a retiring couple is unique in custom home building. Manufacturers have responded with many innovative products that make it easier to achieve this broad design appeal. Here is an article from Housingzone.com describing a few of the key products that builders are using in new home and renovation projects.

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If you would like to examine these concepts further for your next new home or remodeling project click below to ask one of our experts.

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Tags: Custom Homes, Bathroom Remodeling, aging in place, Kitchen Remodeling

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