Do I really need a bath tub for resale?

Do I really need a bath tub for resale value? It depends which realtor you ask! Our experience at Value Remodelers and Handyman Services  suggests as long as you have one in a guest or childrens bathroom, the master bath no longer requires a bath tub!

The trend today with homeowner’s remodeling their master bathrooms is to have us remove the existing tubs and enlarge the shower area for more comfort and perhaps multiple shower heads, benches, niches, body sprays, steam, etc….

The master baths that currently have tubs take up a lot of space in the bathroom and unless there is an owner who regularly uses it, we have found that a large shower is much preferred over a bath tub for the master!

What are my tile options for my Charlotte master bathroom remodel?

When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, tile seems to be the place most people start. Whether it be for new bathroom flooring or shower walls or shower flooring, there are choices!

Value Remodelers and Handyman Services (an Archadeck of Charlotte company) specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling and spends literally hours researching new tiles and their appropriate applications each and every year. We go to the various trade shows and work with local retailers such as The Tile Collection here in Pineville, NC to identify the latest trends and styles. Customers today want larger tiles like 16×16 or 18×18 to be the feature on their bathroom floors while their shower floors are going to smaller mosaic type tiles that are less slippery. Travertine tile is another very popular option for flooring as well as backsplashes over the vanities. Travertine when sealed is not as porous and makes a beautiful real stone looking tile.

Master showere by Value Remodelers of Charlotte

Master showere by Value Remodelers of Charlotte

When it comes to the shower wall tiles, we see medium sized tiles and rectangular tiles for those who want a more contemporary look. When you see the wall tiles, often the designers are impregnating them with glass or mosaic small decorative insert tiles to provide some flare.

We often get asked about the price of the various tiles and it truly differs by substrate. Your travertine tiles are very reasonably priced as are the ceramic tiles. When you get into the glass and mosaic tiles, the price jumps considerably but these are typically used as accents and so therefore a relatively small amount is required to do the job.

Grout is an important variable when it comes to aesthetics of the overall tile job as well as the performance. If you are mixing the grout yourself, make SURE you are following the manufacturer’s instructions as the key to getting the right color and consistency varies by producer! Please visit our web site to get great tile ideas and over kitchen and bath ideas at or come to our show room at 2311 Village Lake Drive in Charlotte, NC.

Value Remodelers and Handyman Serices is an Archadeck of Charlotte company that totally remodeled this master bathroom shower with frameless glass

Value Remodelers and Handyman Serices is an Archadeck of Charlotte company that totally remodeled this master bathroom shower with frameless glass

Need to update you shower? What are the latest trends?

Updating your bathroom seems to center around the shower these days. The large Jacuzzi tubs are out and large showers with multiple features are in!

By removing the space eating large tubs, homeowners are able to create large comfortable showers for two. Popular trends include tile floor and walls, multiple shower heads, body sprays, benches, and niches for soap and shampoo.

Master showere by Value Remodelers of Charlotte

Master showere by Value Remodelers of Charlotte

The trend of frameless glass shower doors is still strong. Many times people want “pony walls”, which are 1/2 walls that are enclosed with glass over them. Larger tiles are being used for the shower walls coupled with smaller tiles for shower flooring over the mud pan.

Value Remodelers designed and built this luxury shower

Value Remodelers designed and built this luxury shower

To see a wonderful photo gallery of shower and bathroom remodeling projects, 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

Review on Archadeck of Charlotte Master Bath Remodeling

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

Charlotte bathroom remodeling Archadeck of Charlotte/ Value Remodelers

Here is new review on Archadeck of Charlotte that owns Value Remodelers and Handyman Services:

From: Beline M.
Date: December 19, 2013
Subject: Value Remodelers Division

After living in our house for 19 years, my husband and I finally agreed it was time to remodel our master bath.  We have lived in Charlotte for 35 years and were familiar with the work that Archadeck had done in this area but just the past several years through seeing them at the home shows and advertising in the local home magazines realized that they also specialized in projects such as ours.

We interviewed another local contractor but chose Value Remodelers because of the longstanding reputation of the company and our design consultant, Greg Handzlik.  Once we met with him, we knew we could “work with him”.  He has a great sense of humor and made suggestions that changed the overall look of our master bath.

Our “team” of John and Mario were here almost every day.  We always knew when to expect them and if they weren’t coming we got a call either from Sue, Greg or John himself if they were going to be late or had to pick up some supplies on the way.  They became so much a part of our daily routines that we missed them when they weren’t here.  The quality of the workmanship is excellent.

We only had one small “hiccup” in our project that was resolved and we couldn’t be happier with the end results.  Even now after several months of using our newly enlarged and remodeled shower I feel that I am in a hotel!

It should obviously come as no surprise that we will and have already referred your company and especially our “team ” to our friends should they have any remodeling needs.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year.


Tom & Beline M.

Need a Handyman Service for Ft. Mill or Rock Hill, SC?

Value Remodelers and Handyman Services installed this tile in a bathroom

Value Remodelers and Handyman Services installed this tile in a bathroom

Are you looking for a reasonably priced and well insured handyman service for the Ft. Mill or Rock Hill, SC area? Value Remodelers and Handyman Services is an Archadeck company that will provide professional handyman services for a mere $50/ hour! This is a company that has a physical location in Charlotte, NC with a show room and a reputation that is second to none. All of the workers are trained and work under the owner’s general contracting license. For more information, either call 704-944-1350 or go to


Best value on using a handyman service?

The absolute best value you can get using a handyman service takes a bit of planning. First, make sure you are dealing with a service thwart has multiple recommendations, has been in business at least 3 years, has proof of current insurance, is well versed in the areas of work you need done, and finally, has a broad proof of work!

The key to the planning is 2-fold. First, think of a complete list you want done and write out your expectations clearly. Secondly, some handyman services (like Value Remodelers and Handyman Services, an Archadeck of Charlotte company), will allow you and encourage you to purchase the materials you need and then only charge you a competitive labor rate. These steps will insure the best value when planning to use a handyman! For more information, go to