Take Your Bathroom from Ordinary to Spa-like with these 6 Tips


Off white walls, tiled floors, and shower curtains do not scream spa-like. Instead, they turn your bathroom into a cold, sterile space that you never want to spend time in because it’s so boring. You can achieve a spa-like appeal in your bathroom with just a few modifications to the colors, style, and furnishings.

Here are 6 tips that will take your bathroom from ordinary to spa-like in no time at all:

Use Natural Materials: Natural materials will add texture and visual appeal to your bathroom. Your tiled floor should be replaced with a pebbled tile floor. A pebbled floor feels amazing under your feet at any hour of the day or night and reduces the need to cover the flooring with rugs.

Add a Glass Door to Your Shower: Shower curtains are bulky and can get in the way, but a glass shower door will make your bathroom and shower look bigger. Consider creating a curbless natural stone tile shower so that the transition from flooring to shower is very slight.

Float the Vanity: There are several ways to give the illusion of a larger room and a floating vanity is one of them. The flooring can be seen from wall to wall when your vanity does not rest on the floor, which makes the room appear larger.

Install an Open Vanity or Linen Closet: Spas are always filled with rolled towels and baskets filled with beautiful items. You can achieve this same look when you install an open vanity or open shelving. Since the vanity is open on the bottom, it will automatically make your bathroom space look larger.

Add a Fireplace: There is nothing more relaxing that soaking in a tub while watching a fire slowly burn in a nearby fireplace. To increase the value of the fireplace, we recommend installing one that can be enjoyed from both the bathroom and the bedroom.

Add a Window: Many bathrooms do not have windows and if this is the case with your bathroom, we recommend installing one to introduce natural light to this space. A small window can be installed in the shower, so you can look out and not worry about people looking in or you can install a larger window near the tub. Special glass can be used to prevent anyone from looking in, but you will still be able to see the views of the outdoors.

Boring Bathroom to Spa Bathroom Makeover

Turning your bathroom into a spa can be very easy, although it may mean a major renovation. Give us a call at 480-895-3442 to discuss what you may be able to do with the space that you have available. You may find that you can create such a wonderful spa-like bathroom, that you may never need to go to a real spa ever again. Okay that may be over exaggerating it a bit, but you get the idea.

5 Appliances Every High-End Kitchen Needs


Kitchen appliances are changing and they are being designed to make your life easier. Fairly soon, you should be able to cook an entire meal without leaving your office chair. Well, maybe not an entire meal, but close enough.

Here are 5 appliances every high-end kitchen needs:

A Refrigerator with Cameras and Adjustable Temperatures

There are numerous refrigerators becoming available that will allow you to see what you have inside it when you are at the grocery store. You will never wonder if you are out of milk or eggs ever again! These refrigerators also feature a touch screen where you can write notes, order groceries, play music, and more. Certain refrigerators even have sections that you can change from a freezer into extra refrigerator space.

Smart Slow Cooker

Crock Pot has introduced a slow cooker that you can adjust the settings on from your office or any other place that you might be. You can use an app to turn the slow cooker on or change the temperature from high to low or even to the warm setting.

Synched Appliances

GE has created ChefConnect, which allows their Profile Series range to communicate with the microwave. ChefConnect is in its early stages, but the goal is to get the range, oven, and microwave to synchronize the cooking times for your entire meal and have everything read at the same time. No more wondering when you should start the microwave to heat up the veggies!

Brew Your Own Beer

The PicoBrew Zymatic will let you brew your own beer whenever you want. You can use an app to keep track of what you have brewed and how you liked each one.

Touch and Swipe Controls

Stoves and ovens are being designed with touch and swipe controls to make it easier for everyone to choose the exact temperature with a quick touch of a button. You will be in complete control of your stove and these controls are easier to keep clean than the traditional knobs.

Wants vs. Needs

We always recommend that people evaluate their needs vs. their wants when we’re designing the perfect custom kitchen. If you have a high-end kitchen, then you need several of these appliances. They are designed to make it easier for you to cook dinner and keep your kitchen organized and full of the foods that you love. After all, the ability to spend more time with your family and less time slaving over a hot range is what kitchen remodeling is all about.

Give us a call at 480-895-3442 to discuss your kitchen remodeling ideas with us. We’ll help you create a kitchen that you can be proud of for many years to come.

NARI National 2017 Spring Business Meeting

NARI 2017 Spring Business Meeting

NARI National 2017 Spring Business Meeting

The NARI National 2017 Spring Meeting is being held in Scottsdale this week.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is the organization we at, Tri-Lite Builders look to corporately for business support, employee certifications, industry partner connections and Government advocacy.    Where this is not all that NARI offers, these are our main motivations behind our long term membership.   The  industry specific business support offered is an invaluable asset for any professional  remodel company.  Online tools and training, along with continuing education opportunities and exclusive industry partner discounts provide  tailored professional support for the general contractor and team. 

This week Remodel Contractors and Industry Partners from around the country will be participating in the NARI Spring Business Meeting, here in Scottsdale.  The annual event provides informative session on building a remodeling  business, workforce development and Government Advocacy.  The conference also integrates personalized presentation from Industry Partners EnerBank USA and Pella with events hosted by Monark Premium Appliances, Cambria, Home Depot and Cosentino.  Buildertrend, Kohler, Sherwin Williams and Caesarstone are also providing support as partners within the industry.

Jeff Devlin, host of Stone House Revival on the DIY Network will be the host of the annual Evening of Excellence where NARI honors professional remodelers from around the country CotY, Contractor, of the Year, Awards for projects submitted in 37 categories.  The competition is steep and the anticipation of the night is who will walk away with NARI Nationals highest award.  This ceremony will be posted live on the NARI National Facebook page.

As members of the Greater Phoenix NARI Chapter, we look forward to meeting peers and making connections with friends from around the country.

If you or someone you know is a remodel contractor and would like to learn more about NARI and the benefits for your business, select this link.


Come back and see the pictures we will post in the coming weeks of this remarkable event.

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