Affordable Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Complete shower, bath tub, flooring, and cabinet remodel by Value Remodelers

Value Remodelers, an Archadeck of Charlotte company completely remodeled this bathroom

Here are some great affordable bathroom remodeling ideas whether you want to gut your bathroom and start over or simply upgrade and enhance small parts of it on a budget!

Let’s start with your large existing Jacuzzi bath tub. These have grown less popular with the aging population as they are difficult to get in and out of and take up a lot of space in the bathroom itself. People are more often than not opting to have the Jacuzzi tub removed and either purchase a soaking tub that is free standing or simply enlarge the shower and not have a tub in the master bathroom at all!

Bathroom flooring is an often debated area. Traditionally, you will find people upgrading their floors to larger tiles with thin grout lines for less maintenance. You can find some wonderful design ideas that people have submitted to an on-line home remodeling gallery called Houzz and then go to a local bathroom remodeling web site for more design ideas like ours, Value Remodelers and Handyman Services. While many people are on a budget, there are very attractive linoleum products and even synthetic hardwoods that are available.

Showers have undergone the most dramatic changes these days. People want more space, more shower heads, more body sprays, benches, lighting, sound, and niches for storage. The old days of the plastic shower floors and gone and people have gone to decorative smaller tiles for the flooring. They are integrating small glass tiles in rows between the larger shower wall tiles. It is now common to find “pony walls” to break up the amount of glass being uses on the enclosures. Finally, we are seeing frameless glass the most popular shower enclosure being selected. To get great visual ideas, go to

Top 10 home repairs/remodeling projects that are done to improve the home value in Charlotte market area

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Totally remodeled kitchen by Value Remodelers and Handyman Services in Charlotte, NC

Value Remodelers and Handyman Services is a fully licensed and insured remodeling organization that is an Archadeck of Charlotte company. In reviewing the Top 10 home repair/ remodeling projects that their customers find add the most value to the home, we have decided to publish these:

1. Update Master Bathroom

2. Update front entry door

3. Replace rotten wood around windows and doors

4. Update Kitchen counter tops and cabinets

5. Add stone features to interior fireplace, back splashes, and islands

6. Replace outdated lighting fixtures and upgrade to LED bulbs

7. Tear out carpeting and replace with hardwoods

8. Add heated living space for in-laws suite

9. Make bathrooms upgraded for “aging in place” and handicap accessible

10. Replace windows with energy efficient vinyl replacement windows

Remodeling Magazine publishes similar lists and it is interesting to see the overlap between Charlotte, NC and the national scene!

To see a great photo gallery of home remodeling projects, go to

What is the difference between a 3-Season Room and a 4-Season Room?

What is the difference between a 3-season room and 4-season room? While there are many differences in features and cost, the function can be similar depending on the climate you live in.

When you live in the Carolina’s (Charlotte, NC), the climate is rarely extremely cold and when it is extremely hot, a roof takes a lot of the bite out of the heat. A 4-season room would typically be additional heated living area (HLA) and have air conditioning as well. By most building codes, this also requires that a remodeling contractor insulate the ceiling, walls, and floors. It also makes it necessary to do a termite treatment, install a vapor barrier, temper any glass that is too close to the floor or doors, etc… All of these requirements drive up the cost to perhaps $150 – $200 per square foot depending on how large the space is and how many features you want included in the construction. ImageWhen we talk about 3-season rooms, we are typically talking about a screen porch or a porch with retractable windows like EZE Breeze. This is the consummate outdoor living room concept that still gives you the feeling of being outside and inside and the same time. These rooms can run from Imageanywhere from $50 – $75 per square foot again depending on the materials and size specifications.

So to recap the differences between the 3-season and 4-season room, there is a large price difference, feature difference, but if you live in a temperate climate, the functionality can be very similar!  To gain more ideas, visit to see hundreds of photos!

Remodeling trends that aren’t leaving…

US News and World Report wrote a great article recently about major remodeling trends that are here to stay. The gist of the article highlights the fact that in-law suites, kitchens, and outdoor living makeovers are the 3 remodeling projects that are not only hot now but data shows there is no slowing down in the foreseeable future.

Outdoor Fireplace Charlotte with travertine and stone seating walls

Outdoor Fireplace Charlotte with travertine and stone seating walls

  With an aging population and health care facilities beyond the average persons financial resources, in-law suites are becoming more and more common as a place for us to house our parents as they age and need care. They also add value to the home. Kitchen tasted are changing as people are forgoing large work space areas for larger eating areas. Finally, outdoor living has become a sort of refuge as people love the outdoors and moving their indoor conveniences outside.These 3 treads have great staying power and are great investments in your home! For design ideas, go to or .

Handyman Service in Charlotte experts with bathroom remodeling!

Value Remodelers and Handyman Services is a subsidiary of Archadeck of Charlotte. They have evolved into bathroom remodeling experts as the demand in Charlotte seems insatiable. There are always needs where the grout our caulk needs resealed or cleaned. Faucets and fixtures go bad or out of style. People’s needs change as they age for handicap accessable showers and baths. Value Remodelers have kept up with the latest building codes, designs, trends, and functional space planning and it has translated into a bathroom remodeling business that is experiencing double-digit growth! To get more information or see the photo gallery, go to or

Charlotte bathroom remodeling by Value Remodelers and Handyman Services with frameless glass

Charlotte bathroom remodeling Archadeck of Charlotte

“Where is the best place to put a billiards room in your house if you don’t quite have the space”

Billiards tables are large, heavy, cumbersome, and really great for recreation and entertaining! Where is the best place to put a billiards table in your home? If you purchase a regulation size billiards table, you not only need room to support the table but additional room to manuver your pool stick. There just aren’t that many rooms in the average home to accomodate this. Archadeck of Charlotte designed and build this outdoor living room that is designed to be a screen porch, sun room, and billiards room! The room features EZE Breeze windows that are retractable and convert a screen porch into a sun room and right back again.  A typical billiards table is 7′ x 3’6″ and then there should be at least another 3′ all the way around to manuever. So if you don’t have the ideal spot in your house for a billiards table, why not design and build a combination screen porch and sunroom that can also house the pool table? To see more rooms, take a look at Archadeck’s photo gallery at

Archadeck of Charlotte EZE Breeze billiards sunroom

EZE Breeze sunroom billiards room

Charlotte Handyman Business growing like crazy…why?

Value Remodelers and Handyman Services ( is an Archadeck of Charlotte company. They are seeing record growth and the question is why in an economy that is shaky at best? The reasons they can find are several. Number one, people are staying in their homes longer and the homes are aging and in need of care. Number two, the “guy next door” handyman is no longer a trusted source of getting quality work done or safely in your home. Finally, the company that does this kind of volume creates a competitive advantage to get more referral business provided it does quality work and service. Value Remodelers often services client on just 2 days notice and has full service tradesman that can do everything from drywall repair and rotten wood replacement, to electrical and plumbing fixes. This makes is easier for the homeowner to get the job done quickly and conveniently! Value Remodelers anticipates growing over 30% for the 3rd year in a row in 2012! You can check out the parent company at or go see the Value Remodelers and Archadeck show rooms at 2311 Village Lake Drive in Charlotte, NC 28212 off of Independence Boulevard.