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VANITY: DFW-area places to see model baths?

Posted on 05/31/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde

Remodeling baths on a grand scale -- ripping out tubs and sinks, just Bath Crashers. Last time I was involved in something on this scale, I could go to Home Depot Expo to see baths and kitchens galore. The design experts helped us come up with a plan and assisted us in our choices.

Apparently, they have since closed all of their Expo Centers. We visited a place called Home Decor, I think, and they had a few model bathrooms that gave us some basic ideas. We also visited some model homes in new neighborhhods, and the baths looked great but still fairly generic.

So is there any place in the DFW area that has models baths with varying styles?

Thanks in advance!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: bathrooms; baths; remodeling; remodelingnightmares; showers

1 posted on 05/31/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde
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To: Badabing Badablonde

houzz has a lot of photos of stuff to give you ideas


2 posted on 05/31/2014 8:31:11 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Yeah, thanks, that’s a great ap, and has been really helpful.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 8:33:03 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

I read the title too quickly as “places to see models bathe” and though, “cool!”


4 posted on 05/31/2014 8:35:37 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Why? With all of the options available these days, you don’t have to be stuck with only a few choices.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 8:35:46 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Models taking baths? I’m in! Where?


6 posted on 05/31/2014 8:36:00 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Well, I am thinking of the same thing, just don’t want it to look like all the others, I have a 60 year old ranch, don’t want to try to remake it to a McMansion style.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 8:36:46 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kirkwood

Um, which is why I am asking........where do I see the options?

*eye roll*


8 posted on 05/31/2014 8:37:20 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

The Tile Shop helped us with both a bath and a kitchen remodel. Great selection with affordable prices.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 8:38:08 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: yldstrk

I know what you mean. I want it to have some character, but most of the design experts I’ve worked with in the past try to discourage me from doing anything interesting, saying that it makes the house harder to seel.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 8:39:15 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

http://dnbh.com/NorthDallasShowroom.asp


11 posted on 05/31/2014 8:39:30 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Models taking baths? Where?


12 posted on 05/31/2014 8:40:49 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Try the Midtowne Spa in Dallas.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 8:41:18 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Come to Wisconsin on a little vacay. Kohler (about 80 miles north of Milwaukee) has a design center with more than 100 vignette room displays of baths, kitchens, spas, as well as all of their products on display. The design center is open 364 days a year, free to the public. They sell NOTHING, but will provide catalogs for all of their products and will give you the names of dealers who can order them for you.

Even places like Lowes and home Depot can special order products that they normally do not carry, if you have the item number.

The Design Center has a “museum” in the basement where the history of the Kohler company is displayed. If I remember correctly, they started as a gravemaker company, making elaborate, cast iron crosses in Victorian days. They then branched out into plumbing fixtures and were the first American company to use color in their fixtures.

There is also a section where Kohler designers and artists display their own work created in their spare time using company tools.

The Kohler Design center is the best free attraction in SE Wisconsin. I go there just for fun.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 8:43:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Drew68

15 posted on 05/31/2014 8:46:23 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

oh yes I think that is right.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 8:48:03 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

I’d like to see some models bathing, too!


17 posted on 05/31/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Never mind. I thought you said “See models bathe.” :>}


18 posted on 05/31/2014 8:50:17 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman
Never mind. I thought you said “See models bathe.” :>}

I think we all did.

19 posted on 05/31/2014 8:51:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Did you even read what you wrote? You asked where to see models. Stores see no point in building models these days because there are far too many options. You now look at the individual parts and design your own bathroom.

*eye roll*


20 posted on 05/31/2014 8:52:20 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

There’s a place you can go to watch models bathe. America,
What a country!!!


21 posted on 05/31/2014 8:52:49 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Check out my friends web site at http://www.cdchomerenovations.com ... he’s done some amazing bath makeovers. He’s based in Allen.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 8:56:11 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: yldstrk
The bath is to fit your body ... if it ain't comfortable, fuhgedaboudit.

I'm 5'8 and my wife is 5'2 so almost all tubs "fit" ... unless I want to 'lounge', in which case I'd look for longer, wider and maybe armrests.

air bubbles optional.

Consider what a bath is for, how much time you spend in it, doing what .. and the search is easy.

White is a perfect color, especially if you have no light IN the bath area ... white reflects

Most people cover the tub with a cover curtain in front of the shower curtain ... so all anyone sees is a band the length of the tub by 6 or so inches

So ... $1000 for 360 square inches (2.77 p/sq in) or 400 bucks for the same exposure (1.11 per)


THAT'S the way I think and it drive my wife nuts !

23 posted on 05/31/2014 8:57:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Drew68

And there are plenty of places around DFW for that as well.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 8:58:21 AM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: Badabing Badablonde

http://Joemitchelltile.com/

Joe’s brother was my contractor and I couldn’t have found a better one.

Get some references from the contractors you are checking out. I went to a few homes and looked at new remodeled baths. Houzz was also helpful.

Don’t let the designer/contractor choose what YOU have to live with. Unless you are planning to sell or move in the near future, get what you want. ENJOY YOUR HOME. Why should you put good money into it for some future non-existant person?


25 posted on 05/31/2014 9:03:05 AM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: Badabing Badablonde

You’re looking for a bath house?


26 posted on 05/31/2014 9:08:37 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: mountn man

Laz must be out sick this morning!


27 posted on 05/31/2014 9:13:06 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Badabing Badablonde

At my one time at a Home Depo Expo Center I asked them how thick their floor tiles were, as I was worried about floor transitions. They were in a cute, framed, display, and the guy basically told me to get lost - implying that it was an unfair question.

Glad to see them shut down - clowns like that can go back to interior design.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 9:26:40 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Badabing Badablonde

This is kind of nice and a real value!

29 posted on 05/31/2014 9:29:40 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Drew68

LOL!

I’m happy to find I’m not the only one.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 9:32:16 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Recently designed own remodel. Primary goals were
1. Eliminate mold
2. Elimate cleaning
3. Maximize floor space

Based in this I started with fan. The choice was a panasonici fan that was many times stronger than recommended yet quiet and turn on by motion and humidity.

Second choices was to increase insulation on external walls, mold resistant walls and bath wall material that is all one piece from bath to ceiling.

Third choice was wall hung toilet for added floor space, elimination of cleaning under toilet .


31 posted on 05/31/2014 9:39:05 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Floor and Décor in Arlington. They have some nice model bathrooms that show off their tile selections. We were looking at the glass enclosed showers there.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 9:55:51 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Envisioning

Try Morrisons in Fort Worth. They have a wide variety of bath and kitchen stuff almost all high end though


33 posted on 05/31/2014 10:06:00 AM PDT by Fellow Traveler
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Houzz.com click on photos, the bathrooms, or in the search engine type in what you want.
Create a my houzz account then save the ones you like.
I’ve been remodeling almost nothing but kitchens and baths the last ten years and it has been a big help.


34 posted on 05/31/2014 10:11:10 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Fightin Whitey

Ah, the days of the kerchief.


35 posted on 05/31/2014 10:14:55 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Vanity:

Bath:


36 posted on 05/31/2014 10:56:25 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Badabing Badablonde

If you are looking for well designed yet easy to clean and maintain, I’d suggest looking online at some high end hotels. They always have photo’s of the bathrooms. Elegant, yet very low maintenance. It’s a good place to get ideas, if nothing else.


37 posted on 05/31/2014 12:15:19 PM PDT by EC1
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To: Wiser now

Great suggestion. Just spent a long time checking out the gallery and got some additional ideas. Thanks!


38 posted on 05/31/2014 12:23:11 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m jealous. Maybe next time I visit family in Wisc. I’ll check it out. Sounds like an interesting place, thanks!


39 posted on 05/31/2014 12:27:16 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: al_c

Cool, since I’m in McKinney. Wanting to add a skylight to the master bath since there is no natural light, and I know that’s no easy task.


40 posted on 05/31/2014 12:28:43 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi

Thanks. We’re in a nightmare position with a contractor, long story, and its going pretty slow. So we have had plenty of time to change our minds about a few things.


41 posted on 05/31/2014 12:30:13 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Actually, there are some easy to install skylight options out there.


42 posted on 05/31/2014 12:44:18 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

McKinney, eh? Well howdy, neighbor! I’m here too.


43 posted on 05/31/2014 12:44:57 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: al_c

Like the scripture on your page.


44 posted on 05/31/2014 1:03:49 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: csmusaret

That’s just wrong man!


45 posted on 05/31/2014 1:39:13 PM PDT by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: Gadsden1st

out on the campaign trail


46 posted on 05/31/2014 1:39:31 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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